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Patrons of Sweet
||Alt. Rock, Indie Rock
Vic Lazar-Guitars and Vocals; Matt Lavin-Bass; Dave Borden-Drums and Backing Vocals
Artist / Band Member: matthew lavin firstname.lastname@example.org 716-308-0053
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||Buffalo: 31-50; Rochester: 31-50; Syracuse: 31-50; Brooklyn: 31-50; Erie: 0-30; Columbus: 31-50; Cleveland: 0-30
||COCO66 - BROOKLYN, NY; Tommy's Tavern - Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY; Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY; Tudor Lounge - Buffalo, NY; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits - Fort Wayne, IN; The Treehouse - Columbus, OH; Crooked I - Erie, PA; bug jar - rochester, NY; Nietzsche's - Buffalo, NY; Valentine's - Albany, NY; beermug tavern - erie , pa; Mojo's - Jamestown, NY; Funk N Waffles - Syracuse, NY; Boulder Coffee Co. - Rochester, NY; Happy Dog - Cleveland, OH
||jawbox; chavez; nirvana; archers of loaf; superchunk
||Nothing Drastic LP—2009; Go Whatevers! LP—2008
About the ArtistPatrons of Sweet - A brief history….
Wanting to evoke the sounds of indie rock from a time more guitar-laden akin to that of the early and mid 90’s ala Drive like Jehu and Chavez, Buffalo music-scene veteran Vic Lazar (Union, Maceo Ruez, Vox Humana, Knife Crazy, etc.) started Patrons of Sweet towards the tail end of 2007. The initial line up featured Jason Weixelbaum on drums and Dianne Gilleece on bass. Bands such as Superchunk and Archers of loaf were reference points for sure, immediately proving Lazar’s aim was on target.Following a rhythm section swap in April of 2009 with Dave Borden (Nurse Brown, Vox Humana) on drums and backing vocals and Matt Lavin (Sugar Pill) on bass, Patrons of Sweet immediately re-galvanized the band in a more technical and math-rock oriented direction.
Power outlets and a PA!
Top 10 in Alternative, August 2010
September 2010 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Indie Rock , November 2011
Top 40 in Alternative, January 2011