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BOOM Round 1, Week 1: Queen City Riot vs. The Nigh

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:07 -- webmaster

The polls have been closed for this pair of bands. Congratulations to The Nigh for collecting the most votes in this battle!

BOOM isn't just about picking favorites - it's also about promoting and supporting local music. Even though it's too late to vote, get to know the bands below, give them a listen, and if you hear something you like the best way to show support is to check them out in person when possible!

You can find more weekly battles in the BOOM Archives!

Queen City Riot

The Nigh

Band bio: Queen City Riot brings together years of experience in both the recording studio and on the road. Studio owner and engineer of Lightning Boy Audio—Mike Congilosi II—leads the way with tightly complex guitar riffs and a refined high fidelity tone. Drummer Nick Gelyon, formally of Victory Records international recording act The Autumn Offering, propels the band with rock solid rhythms and a fluid feel. Lead vocalist Russ Gullo Jr, previously of Love Puddle, highlights the band with genuinely powerful and soaring, soulful vocals. On the bass is Tony Agueci, a classically trained musician, who interweaves the band with catchy and complex melodies.

Band members: Russ Gullo Jr. - lead vocals / Mike Congilosi II - guitar, backing vocals / Tony Agueci - bass, backing vocals / Nick Gelyon - drums, percussion

You might like us if: like Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Boston, Metallica. From rock, to soul, alternative, and prog indie funk, if it’s real and it’s good, it influences us.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Listen to our music, and know the passion, dedication and experience that it is performed, recorded, and played live with. Thanks for caring about music!


Band bio: The Nigh first started as a solo project in 2012, with Mitchell Henn writing, recording, and producing in his spare time. Unfortunate events of that year played heavily into the resulting sound, a sound that is dark, atmospheric, and melodic, in an attempt to capture, in audio, the emotion associated with death and love.

Band members: Mitchell Henn - vocals, guitar / Paul Henn - drums / Matt Biehl - keys, electronics / Dustin Russ - bass / Dave Berube - guitar

You might like us if: enjoy something different in your alternative music. R.I.Y.L., Explosions in the Sky, Brand New, Modest Mouse, Warpaint.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We have a unique and modern sound, wrought with emotion and creativity that you won’t hear from any other Buffalo band. We’re working hard at independently recording our debut full length album, and even the smallest help to get our music in people’s ears means more than we can describe.


What did you think about this week's contestants? Feel free to discuss below. Please keep comments friendly, and please remember a comment is not the same as a vote - if you'd like to vote, cast your ballot above!