The second annual Kerfuffle was held at Canalside on Saturday by 107.7 Alternative Buffalo. The way in advance sold out event featured ten bands in all headlined by alternative band Cake. It was a sunny day as temperatures climbed in the mid 80s. Between sets the fans flocked to find shade and ice cold beverages to try to beat the heat.
Kicking off the whole show was Uncle Ben’s Remedy a Buffalo based outfit that won the 2015 Artvoice Boom Competition and therefore was awarded the opening slot at Kerfuffle.
The show went on with nary a hitch as the bands played their sets and stage crew members took down the stage and set up the next act all day long. It wasn’t until headliners Cake were to go on that the first significant delay of the day occurred.
Notable performers of the event included The Mowgli’s, a band from southern California that seemed to catch the crowd’s attention right from the start. The Gaslight Anthem played a spirited set just before the sun went down and were the final act before the headliner.
The band I really want to talk about is the three piece that hails from Denmark, The New Politics. Drummer Louis Vecchio got a great ovation at the start as he recently celebrated a birthday the day before. Energetic front man David Boyd did his traditional “Boyding” (see pic below) as well as walking the crowd while in the air. The set was lively and spontaneous and without a doubt the best performance of the day as the New Politics stole the show. You will get another chance to catch the band as they will hit the Town Ballroom in late fall. I highly advise you not to miss it.
Overall Kerfuffle 2015 went over smooth and we cannot wait for next year.
Special thanks to Nik Rivers from 107.7 Alternative Buffalo for the credentials