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The Etchings

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
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"Local Rock Band The Etchings Will Open Thursday at the Square"

Hometown musicians will have the honor of kicking off the 25th year of the Thursday at the Square concert series in downtown Buffalo.

Local indie rock band, The Etchings, will open for the Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ concert at Lafayette Square today, Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m. - The Hamburg Sun

"Song of the Day - The Etchings, "Sleeping Safe and Sound""

"As for The Etchings, they recently released a music video that shows enough irreverence to appeal to Infringers – check out what they’ve served as a teaser for a full album to be released this month, and see both bands live tonight on the Pearl patio" - The Good Neighborhood

"Review: Bedouin Soundclash"

"Opening the show was Buffalo based indy-pop quartet, The Etchings. The band has been playing together for quite some time now, touring regionally, with some of its members touring nationally, and has gotten slotted on many of this summer’s free concert series, opening for big name artists. The band’s website is proof of how hard they have been working, and the set was proof that you get out of music what you put into it. The set was incredibly tight, each layer producing perfect tone, and was on par with a national act.

After the Etchings won over the local crowd, the Bedouin Soundclash stepped up and played an amazing, crowd pleasing set." - BUFFABLOG

"Reunited Tea Party Dazzling in Return"

"[The] Etchings offered an inspired blending of indie-rock, progressive fluctuations in time signature and the spaciousness of early '90s alternative music into a stew that sounded thrillingly exotic. This a great young band, a four-piece populated by serious musicians who approach their material with an admirable fearlessness." - The Buffalo News - Jeff Miers

"The Etchings - See You There!"

Often when the term “local indie band” comes to mind, people think about wannabe rock stars jamming in their parents’ garage for a few years before throwing on their yuppie suits and ties and heading out into the real world. This assumption could be made about a lot of bands, but that is exactly what makes people appreciate the rare gems like the Etchings. This Buffalo native foursome is the real thing. No gimmicks, no clichés, no nonsense. A few minutes into one of their sets and it’s apparent: This band really did their homework. Look out for songs like “Something in the Air” and “Hibernate” for beautiful songwriting, catchy riffs, technical drum work, and melodic vocals. The band has also been picking up steam recently. They have performed on stages all over the Northeast including Boston, Cambridge, and NYC. Again, the Etchings aren’t just another indie band: the words “This is not a Hobby” are clearly stated on their webpage. They will be headlining at Nietzsche’s for their first show ever in Buffalo this Sunday (Feb. 28). MoFaux, Sleeping Future, and the Tins open the show, starting at 10pm.

—jeremy lee - Artvoice

"2011 B.O.O.M Winners: The Etchings"

Watch the winner of Artvoice's Battle of Original Music play at the The Tralf on May 13. The final competition was between four local bands with the winner, The Etchings, walking away with a $5,000 grand prize. Check them out [in] a live performance of "Hibernate."

- Artvoice

"The Etchings - Volcanic, Visceral"

There are few things that can come together as well as this indie rock outfit. Comprised of four members from different backgrounds, they meld each others unique styles to produce one of the most powerful albums to come out of this city.

Rocco DellaNeve (vocals, guitar) grew up beating up on a bass guitar and traveling the country with acts like BeArthur and Jimmy Van Zant. Though he thoroughly enjoys tearing up jazz standards on the piano or laying down the funk on the bass, he was asked to step out of his comfort zone in order to be the guitarist for the Etchings. He jumped at the chance.

Nick Randall (vocals, guitar) first picked up a guitar as a baby. After years of struggling to sing Billy Joel tunes, he decided to pursue music professionally. It was at Berklee College of Music where Nick studied the masters and honed his skills. A fearless improviser, Randall enjoys the comfort of playing preconceived compositions along with letting his soul pour through the notes on this album.

Ben Randall (bass) is the perfect anchor to The Etchings. His concise lines are the perfect counterweight to the lofty style of the groups dual songwriter format. Ben has studied theory and composition with Geoff Perry of the gypsy jazz group Babik.

Jesse Rejewski (drums) is one of Buffalo's best-kept secrets. A wizard of audio, he is seen regularly out in the Buffalo music scene and beyond. His duties in the band reach far beyond just keeping time behind a drum kit. He recorded and engineered the bulk of the bands debut EP.

The Etchings can be seen February 27th at Neitzsche's at 9PM.

You can listen to some of their music right here.

For booking contact: - Buffalo Rising

"Listen To This"

Who?: Nick Randall, guitar/keys/vocals; Rocco DellaNeve, guitar/keys/vocals; Ben Randall, bass; Jesse Rejewski, drums.

What?: Local alt-rock band with full-length debut collection, "Kindling Theory." The fast-rising quartet won the 2011 edition of the Artvoice B.O.O.M. Battle of the Bands. The group has opened for the likes of the Tea Party, Bedouin Soundclash, River City Extension and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

Why?: This group of schooled, able and adventurous musicians bring their vast and varied capabilities and influences - from jazz to funk, R&B to pop - to bear on a collective sound equal parts indie-rock and smartly composed pop. These guys can all play, big time, but they subsume individual musical egos to the collective good. "Kindling Theory" has legs, and the Etchings seem poised to run.

What's next?: "Kindling Theory" is available now through the band's website,

- Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News - Jeff Miers


Nick Randall- Twenty Miles Out (2009)
The Etchings- Sketchings (2010)
The Etchings- Kindling Theory (2012)



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