"Coffee for Two 
and Pistols for Four"

What?: To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, local musical collective Robot Holiday has assembled the disc "Coffee for Two and Pistols for Four," a 14-song collective featuring the contributions of a broad-ranging cast of Buffalo music characters. Since a paucity of songs from that particular period in history has managed to stick around in documented form, the Robot Holiday gang under the direction of Jonathan Hughes grabbed what was available to them and set about composing songs commemorating the war to fill the balance of the disc.

Why?: "Coffee" is wildly inventive and, though not period-specific in terms of production (modern) and compositional style (evergreen), it is more than satisfying as a tribute to a past era.

Check out: "Coffee" was a labor of love and is available gratis via

Jeff Miers