Who?: Phil Shore, piano/organ; Pat Butler, guitar/vocals; Steve Tripi, drums; Mo Halliday, bass.
What?: Psychedelic indie-garage-rock.
Check Out: Listen to the band’s collection, “I Am Not A Happy Person,” via Sleepyhahas.Bandcamp.com.
Why?: Buffalo has a long tradition of killer blues-based indie-rock bands, and the Sleepy Hahas carry that tradition forward for a new generation. Tight, heavy, incredibly infectious, equal parts gritty and immensely catchy, the Hahas’ sound should appeal to fans of the Shazam, the Black Keys, the Blue Van and the “Nuggets” box sets.
What’s next: The Sleepy Hahas will headline a show at Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) on Dec. 29.
– Jeff Miers