>> The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky, and a nice cool breeze came off the water. Canalside was the place to be yesterday afternoon for Alternative Buffalo's annual Kerfuffle. If you don't know what a Kerfuffle is you sure are missing out! This all-day music festival was packed with people, food trucks, and an awe-worthy lineup. Mainland, Mansionair, Family of the Year, Marian Hill, Robert Delong, Manchester Orchestra, Taking Back Sunday, Matt and Kim, and Awolnation. An alternative rock fan's dream. But it was REAL and Alternative Buffalo made this dream come true.
Mainland, an up-and-coming rock band out of New York City, took to the stage at around 1:45 pm as the crowd strolled into Canalside. Major street cred was earned as Jordan Topf wore a vintage-inspired Buffalo Bills t-shirt. Jordan Topf's beautiful voice echoed through as the audience swayed about. Mainland's performance was short and sweet.
Mansionair was up next. Their indie electronic sounds mesmerized the audience, making them feel the need to dance along. It was truly beautiful to hear such angelic sounds come from Jack Froggatt. The beats, vocals, and harmonizing were breathtaking. Goosebumps.