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14 HIP HOP NEEDS MORE WELCOME MATS IN BUFFALO 20 THE UNFINISHED SEXUAL REVOLUTION 31 SCIENCE MAN 38 THE FALL OF THE MALL 60 THE JOY OF [DAY OFF] COOKING

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Welcome to spring This is the new generation of print publication in Western New York. No Boundaries magazine is a production of Rise Collaborative, a news and entertainment company established in 2014. You’ve got your hands on one of 7,500 free copies to be distributed across Buffalo, Rochester and Niagara Falls, and mailed all over the country to our many subscribers. INSIDE Go underground and get weird. We’re profiling the artists and spaces that live in obscurity in our cities, on a mission to be different and create or revive inclusive, collaborative spaces along the way. Above ground, women are seeking sex that is finally empowering for them, people with addiction are seeking alternatives to opiates, and chefs are seeking ingredients from local stores and neighborhoods with character, and more. what we do In Buffalo and Rochester, Rise uses this magazine, videos, photos, our blog, and the “Lifted by Rise Collaborative” podcast series to tell stories of the people, artists, neighborhoods and communities that are evolving every day. We also produce and run custom promotional content including photos, videos and ad design for large and small businesses throughout Western New York. Join the thousands of people who have already partied with us when 90s Halloween returns this fall, and stay tuned for a big announcement on where and how we’ll celebrate our 5th anniversary this summer. Want to promote your business on Rise’s platforms? Learn about our unique capabilities, young audience, and pricing options by visiting: risecollaborative.com/advertise Thank you for supporting Rise at every turn. And thank you for reading,

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GROWING UP, my parents took me to scores of free, outdoor summer concerts. I was exposed to a wealth of great bands, DJ’s and as a teen, independently explored Buffalo’s music landscape. When there were so many music genres to enjoy in every corner of the city, I was captivated by the city’s emerging, underground hip hop scene. This urban, tenacious society of courageous artists thrived under the radar for many years supported by a loyal, wide-ranging following. Negative stereotypes associated with rap and hip hop culture - violence, drugs, money and misogyny - are pervasive and have powerful consequences. As a result, only a handful of performance venues hosted shows when I was coming up in the 2000s. Soundlab, Club Sensationz and Icon downtown, and Broadway Joe’s in University were popular hot spots where local rappers and DJs celebrated our influential art form. Broadway Joe’s would host so many hip hip concerts with people of all backgrounds, and despite the stereotypes, their crowds were safe and shows went out without conflict. The Vault Art Gallery in Downtown Buffalo, managed by Kevin Cain was another one of those venues that went out of its way to provide many emerging rappers with a stage to shine.

Sadly, most of Buffalo ignored this growing movement, and that was a costly mistake. Hip hop now generates more than $10 billion per year worldwide and has moved beyond its musical roots, transforming into a dominant and increasingly lucrative lifestyle. Now that Griselda Records has had nationwide success coming out of Buffalo, how is it that we still lack home support? Milkie’s, Town Ballroom and Mohawk Place are the only venues left willing to host hip hop, which has made it hard for our artists to put their talent on display and reach their potential. Can Buffalo recover its losses? Can it transform into a major music hub like Atlanta or St. Louis? Can we compete with the talent coming out of fellow rustbelt cities like Detroit and Cleveland? If they can produce nationally acclaimed artists, why can’t we? Western New York earned a lot of recognition over the last few years thanks to artists like Westside Gunn, Pounds, Quadir Lateef and more, but what are we doing to sustain that recognition and cultivate more new artists? I spoke with a few seasoned rappers and DJs that made their mark on this city and its scene:

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DJ RUKKUS OF REBEL RADIO 716 With 18 years of work in Buffalo’s music scene as a DJ and Producer, Rukkus is an authority on our region’s scene. Tune into RebelRadio716.com where DJ Rukkus runs a 24/7 radio station that features mostly Buffalo and Rochester hip hop. “Losing larger spaces like Icon and Club Sensationz hindered bringing in more national acts. One of my best memories was spinning during a Ghostface Killah show at the Icon, and getting complimented by Ghostface.” “Club Sensationz is now a high end, downtown loft; the Icon has been gated for as long as I can remember. Who knows what the scene would have been if they were still around. Why did these places close?”

“It would be nice if there was a good, dedicated venue that supported hip hop shows. Buffalo and Rochester lost numerous venues over the past few years, impacting many. We are relatively small compared to larger markets. We have a lot of talent, but need a few more signings before we can compete with those hubs.” “It’s more exciting than ever with the national spotlight finally being turned on Buffalo and Rochester. We all thought that would never happen. Newer artists are coming up. Hopefully those that have had some degree of success will pay it forward and help other artists, and as Rebel Radio 716 grows, we hope to continue to track all the excitement.”

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SHORT MOSCATO Emcee and producer Short Moscato has been seeded in the Buffalo hip hop landscape since 2011 starting as a solo act in what we local rappers proclaim the ‘Soundlab Era’. Short is one-third of the hip hop powerhouse 14 Trapdoors, alongside Bendyface and WZA. Thanks in part to the success of Short’s solo projects – The Colour of Air & My First Pair of Slippers – some of the most notable hip hop blogs worldwide like The Source and Mass Appeal are documenting our local energy. “Early on, the shows at Soundlab (RIP) while I was a member of Koolie High definitely stand out as some of my greatest memories. More recently, dropping two well-received solo projects has been a whole lot of fun and hard work.”

“There’s a bunch of talent and good folks around. I fuck with the multitude of ‘sounds’ in Buffalo. You can’t put your finger on one thing, one type of hip hop that defines us. The only thing holding back hip hop around here is the common apprehension towards our culture by performance venues and most of the press. But… we throw our own festivals, market ourselves… they can’t hold back what we create, so fuck ‘em!” “People come and go, trends come and go and venues that support us come and go. Artists that endure have resilience and staying power. We have just as much diversity, creativity, and style as any city in the world. Our music is just as good.”

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SKATE COBAIN One-fourth of rap camp Ooze Gang, Skate is also a part of Buffalo’s legendary rap group Koolie High. He’s been around since 2010 rapping with his brothers Gaine$ and me, taking the city by storm by adding elite emcees to the collective, putting on amazing shows. You can find Ooze Gang’s new project - Lord of the Slimes - on all streaming platforms. “When we first started, there wasn’t a scene. There was us (Koolie High), First Class and bunch of hip hop OG’s, but there was still divisiveness. This gap has made it difficult for some performers to bridge. The founding artists didn’t want to pass the torch, the younger ones didn’t want to follow. It’s hard if the powers that be don’t allow us to perform, and space is limited. A lot of people have come here from other cities to steal shit creatively. We need consistency and

comradery among artists. Fast forward nearly a decade later, it’s a renaissance of love and vibes. People are waking up.” “We had some great memories at Soundlab. They let us grow into artists. Now, when we perform at the Town Ballroom, we get recognized. I enjoy when younger rappers invite me to their shows. They’ve grown taking notes on our mistakes. Their music is totally different, but these kids get the bigger picture of supporting each other. Right now the scene is in a good place, more artists are trying to get a piece of the pie, but it’s definitely in a good place.” “We just need to make our mark, have the opportunity to show our work.”

A growing, national spotlight on Buffalo’s hip hop industry has inspired many new artists while reinvigorating the veterans. When asked about the sustainability of hip hop over the next decade, “WE WILL MAKE IT!,” proclaims Skate. “Pay attention, stay tuned. Consistency and comradery, the finish line is right there. We’re all up next.” As a hip hopper, performance venues and overall support are two of our greatest needs. So accept what we do, give us a chance to show it off. It’s time to start the real Renaissance. Bryant “ToneyBoi” Toney is a local hip hop artist, promoter and sound engineer. His latest album, Ugly Luxury, is available now on Bandcamp.com.

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Unfinished Sexual Revolution

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Do you remember the moment you

or otherwise ridiculed you behind

emblematic of an unhealthy culture in

realized that the sexual revolution

your back. Or maybe you were there

which far more egregious sex acts are

and the liberation it long purported to

for him, and he seemed there for you,

given environment to thrive. And yet,

offer women is (and always has been)

but only insofar as the terms of that

despite the harm, we keep going back

a fallacy?

arrangement served his needs and

for more, thanks, I suppose, to some

didn’t ask him to extend himself to

misguided, Carrie Bradshaw-shaped

tend to yours.

belief that casual sex is glamorous and

Granted, you probably didn’t think

empowering. Certainly, it can be—but

about it in those terms. But if you are a cis, heterosexual woman, I suspect

For Margot, the protagonist in

you have, at some point pre-, mid-,

Kristen Roupenian’s viral New Yorker

or post-hookup, thought, “What in the

short story “Cat Person,” about the

literal fuck am I doing?” Not because

power struggles of a first date gone

you felt guilty about your sexuality,

wrong, the realization likely came

but because it dawned on you that

when she succumbed to the sex that

too many of the men you’ve slept

had begun to repulse her:

with couldn’t see far enough past their

BAD SEX CAN BE PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL AND MANIPULATIVE OR UNINTENTIONAL, AND IT IS COMMON TO CASUAL SEX. BUT TO ADMIT IT’S COMMON IS NOT TO SAY IT’S HARMLESS.

own pleasure to give your personhood

She felt a wave of revulsion that she

a moment’s regard.

thought might actually break through

Bad sex harms women in big and small

her sense of pinned stasis. But then he

ways that accumulate and reverberate.

If that rings true for you, then you

shoved his finger in her again, not at all

If you add up all of the bad sex of

have felt the effects of a sexual

gently this time, and she imagined herself

all the women, the emotional injury

revolution decidedly shaped by

from above, naked and spread-eagled…

is epidemic, to say nothing of the

the forces of normative manly culture

and her revulsion turned to self-disgust

retrauma it might inflict on survivors

to the detriment of women. Sure,

and a humiliation that was a kind of

of emotional and physical abuse and

it granted women the “right” to have

perverse cousin to arousal.

sexual assault (which is many of us).

lots of sex and not feel guilty about it,

In turn, it wastes women’s precious

but in denying us the space and voice

In the immediate aftermath of their

time and emotional and mental

to not want sex, to not have sex, or

copulation, Margot thought, “This

energies—resources that could

to disallow bad sex from our lives,

is the worst life decision I have ever

be better expended on ourselves and

the sexual revolution ultimately failed

made! And she marveled at herself

other things that matter. And suddenly,

us as a gender.

for a while, at the mystery of this

female rage has an additional layer

person who’d just done this bizarre,

of complexity.

I’m not sure when the realization

inexplicable thing.”

first hit me. Maybe it was the encounter

For generations, much of that rage

I begrudgingly consented to, in part

has been directed inward, feeding

because it seemed like the thing to do and in part because I didn’t know how to back out, only to have it unfurl with me unceremoniously bent over by a man who responded to my winces

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not the way many of us practice it.

SEX GONE BAD

women’s insecurities and anxieties. It’s only when the #metoo movement evolved to encompass bad sex rage and redirect it at men that people took notice — and issue. One reason

and cry of pain with laughter, extra

These scenarios are the stuff of bad

media interventions like “Cat Person”

vigorous thrusting, and a cutting insult

sex—the byproduct of one or more

and Babe.net’s accusations against

for good measure.

parties’ oblivion to, dismissal of,

actor Aziz Ansari sparked intense

or contempt for the other’s wants

interest and debate is because

For you, it may have been a sexual

and needs. Bad sex can be physical

they portray circumstances that

partner who presented as a friend

or emotional and manipulative or

are uncomfortably familiar to huge

but ultimately demonstrated to the

unintentional, and it is common to

swaths of the population. No one

contrary—someone who engaged

casual sex. But to admit it’s common

wants to look their own behavior

you physically and emotionally in your

is not to say it’s harmless. It is

in the eye or admit they might be

presence but called you crazy

degrading and demoralizing and

part of the problem.

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Rather than sit with the discomfort,

monogamous relationships, the sexual

Three years after the book’s

up-in-arms critics have dismissed

revolution deprived many women of

publication, Gurley Brown was named

bad sex rage, accusing it of

what has previously been their sole

editor of Cosmopolitan, and until

transforming “a movement for

bargaining chip. In her epic chronicle

her retirement in 1997, she filled the

women’s empowerment into an

of the women’s movement, historian

magazine with her husband-landing

emblem for female helplessness”

Ruth Rosen writes, “Suddenly, peer

philosophies, putting emphasis on

and trivializing the work being done

pressure to say yes replaced the old

dieting one’s way to desirability and

to combat rape and harassment.

obligation to say no, threatening to

committing to memory an untold

eliminate a young woman’s veto.”

number of “Ways to Pleasure Your

Bad sex is not the same as criminal sex, and measures should be taken to separate the two and protect its parties from public incrimination. That much critics have right. But to be surprised by it and to call it antifeminist is shortsighted. Since the

THEN, AS EVER, MEN WERE IN A PRIVILEGED POSITION TO MAKE THE RULES, AND THEY MADE OUT LIKE BANDITS AS POOLS OF WOMEN ENTERED THE HOOKUP MARKET.

Man.” Shortly after Gurley Brown’s appointment, feminist Betty Friedan lamented the magazine’s failures to encourage women to live a broader life: “It is the idea that woman is nothing but a sex object, that she is nothing without a man, that there is nothing

60s and 70s, feminists have wielded the wounds of bad sex to express

Women were also not as easily

legitimate anger at a sexual revolution

unshackled as men from social

that delivered “liberation” for women

pressure to marry, or—at the very

squarely on men’s terms.

least— find a boyfriend. Popular

in life but bed, bed, bed.”

culture continued to pummel women

A REVOLUTION UNFINISHED

with the message that having a man was paramount and that single women should bend to men’s needs and proclivities to stay competitive in a marketplace where physical intimacy was casually traded. Helen Gurley

By 1965, the sexual revolution was

Brown’s 1962 pseudo-liberating best-

underway. Spearheaded by youth and

seller Sex and the Single Girl advised

made possible by the Pill, it normalized

women to “spruce up their minds,”

sex outside of marriage, so that by

become financially independent,

the 1980s, casual sex was all but a

and to have sex before marriage,

given. But in dismantling a sexual

but its operating thesis was to

economy predicated on monogamy

do it all in the name of landing

and procreation, we failed as a society

a relationship. Winning over

to replace it with an alternative set

a man was still the end-game.

of universally-serving rules. In that void, old bondages were replaced by new opportunities for exploitation. Then, as ever, men were in a privileged position to make the rules, and they made out like bandits as pools of women entered the hookup market. Women’s liberation was less complete. In softening the stigma around preand extra-marital sex and dissolving the social relevance of committed,

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THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL

Women were expected to put out,

their image as passive objects.

and their position in the organization

For male students like myself, the

was a function of who they had slept

new climate simply meant that

with — their talents a far second to

more women were openly ‘available.’

their desirability. As the power went

But it told us nothing about the

Still other women embraced the

to men’s heads, their mistreatment

souls and needs of those women.”

nonchalant sexual attitudes of men

of women did, too.

because it was fun! At least at first. “In such a sexually charged atmosphere, In 1973, writer and leftist activist Karen

some women began to feel like

Lindsey wondered where “the great

Kleenex rather than cherished lovers,”

dream of beautiful, healthy, unfettered

Rosen writes. “This, above all, explains

sex [had] gone wrong,” writing in the

the splenetic rage that women directed

Boston Phoenix, “I’m not sure when

against their movement ‘brothers.’”

the sexual revolution began to hurt.”

IN 1973, WRITER AND LEFTIST ACTIVIST KAREN LINDSEY WONDERED WHERE “THE GREAT DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY, UNFETTERED SEX [HAD] GONE WRONG,” WRITING IN THE BOSTON PHOENIX, “I’M NOT SURE WHEN THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION BEGAN TO HURT.”

THEN AS NOW Millennials like myself grew up constrained by the terms and tensions

In time, Lindsey’s disillusionment

the sexual revolution set in place five

caused her to take stock of her

decades ago. The result is a generation

willingness to participate in a culture

rife with sex-positive women who not

that caused her so much distress:

only equate sex with fulfillment but

“I had been pushing myself into being

also disassociate the totality of our

‘free’— into sleeping with men I didn’t

needs from casual intercourse just

give a damn about and sometimes

to stay in the game. We’ve had to

wasn’t even attracted to because

fuck like men to be fucked by men.

I had gotten dependent on the notion of sex as fulfillment…”

WE’VE HAD TO FUCK LIKE MEN TO BE FUCKED BY MEN.

Lindsey had spent the previous

After a year of self-imposed celibacy,

decade running with Students for

Lindsey drew the conclusion that

Now, some of us are starting to realize

a Democratic Society (SDS), a major

the sexual revolution “was based

that we don’t have to accept bad

New Left organization in the Civil

on a myth,” doubting that healthy

sex as part and parcel to that game.

Rights movement and a microcosm

sex could ever be “a simple animal

Like the second-wave feminists who

of the sexual revolution’s tensions:

act” unencumbered by consideration

extolled the injuries of the sexual

of each other’s complexities:

revolution in its salad days, we are

Men were my friends, and sex was part of our friendship they assured me… But once or twice, I found myself in situations where I wasn’t up for a good time—where I…needed the kind of

IN SUCH A SEXUALLY CHARGED ATMOSPHERE, SOME WOMEN BEGAN TO FEEL LIKE KLEENEX RATHER THAN CHERISHED LOVERS.

warmth and reassurance that didn’t

speaking out about our wounds. Only this time, we have the amplification powers of social media on our side. Maybe it’s no wonder, then, that millennials are having markedly

end up in fucking. And my good friends,

“Human beings have other than

less sex, in terms of frequency and

the lovers, weren’t there or were there

physical needs, and I wonder if the

number of partners, than generation X

with such undisguised disdain for my

most desolating trip that male culture

and baby boomers. It’s a phenomenon

needs that…I began to realize that,

has laid on all of us isn’t its attempt

The Atlantic dubbed “The Sex Recession,”

far from being an integrated part of

to rigidly divide the areas...”

and at least one researcher, Debby

a relationship, my sexuality existed

Herbenick of Indiana University,

for these men solely as a function

In his memoir, SDS leader Tom Hayden

attributes it to a “healthy reaction

of their pleasure or fantasy.

reflected on the same cultural moment:

to bad sex.” She suggests people might finally be feeling empowered

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Despite its liberal politics, SDS was

“Women could freely take multiple

to say, “No, thanks” to sex that

a boy’s club rampant with misogyny.

boyfriends, but not as freely escape

doesn’t serve them.

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YES! COMING FULL CIRCLE If millennials are amplifying the wounds of bad sex and saying no

ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES, A CHARGED GEN Z MOVEMENT IS ADVOCATING FOR MORE EQUITABLE DYNAMICS IN THE BEDROOM, STARTING WITH A REDEFINITION OF CONSENT FROM “NO MEANS NO” TO “YES—VERBALLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY AND CONTINUOUSLY REAFFIRMED— MEANS YES.”

A shift in our cultural mindset is in order. By demanding new clarities around sex and normalizing open and frank conversations between sex partners, gen Z is doing more to give women a say in the terms of casual sex than any previous generation. In doing so, might just be the first to carry out the work of the original sexual revolution, which for five decades

to it in their lives, there is evidence

has gone injuriously unfinished.

that the next generation is taking

That may sound unromantic or impractical

measures to rectify it. On college

to older folks accustomed to a certain

campuses, a charged gen Z movement

coyness and reticence around casual sex.

is advocating for more equitable

But our uncommunicative tendencies

dynamics in the bedroom, starting

aren’t doing us any favors. If there is

Written & Edited by

with a redefinition of consent from

one thing to be learned by circulating

Caitlin Hartney

“no means no” to “yes—verbally

accounts of bad sex, it’s that we have

and enthusiastically and continuously

no idea how to talk to each other about

Design & Illustration by

reaffirmed—means yes.”

what it is we want and are willing to give.

Casey Kelly BUFFALO DESIGN STUDIO | PROF, DAEMEN COLLEGE

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I walked into Electric Avenue, the dive bar on Ellicott Street, a little after 3pm on a Friday. Though the work week was still technically in effect, all the bar seats were occupied. I was waiting to photograph John Toohill - aka “Science Man,” who would be performing at the bar later that night. I started chatting with bar folks and found myself forgetting why I was even there. After finally meeting John, it made sense why he chose Electric Avenue as the venue for the LP release show. It was a space for anyone to be who they are - no frills and no pretension. So sure... why not let Science Man blow up a watermelon inside the bar? After spending a few minutes with John, his energy and passion for performing was clear. Aside from being in several Buffalo-based bands including the Hotlights, JOHNS, Alpaha Hopper and Night Slaves, plus an infamous performer at Torn Space Theatre, Science Man is his new solo project that delivers a mix of hardcore and punk. As he got ready for his show, we chatted about music, beer and science. Who is Science Man? I’m not entirely sure. It’s like a dog chasing his tail. Stupid but wonderfully entertaining to watch. I think if I truly knew what he is then I probably wouldn’t want to do it anymore and what kind of fun would that be for everyone else? Maybe Science Man is just me experimenting with myself? I dare not ask too much more. Might see behind the curtain. Ruin the ride. How did you come up with the idea? It just started falling into place naturally. I didn’t exactly dream up the whole thing then start executing the ideas. I was on tour, and started toying around in the back of the van during long drives with a drum machine. I just started building song ideas up on my laptop’s recording software. The music for the Science Man demo and part of the LP was recorded in an actual moving vehicle. I’d track vocals in people’s basements, attics, or living rooms before or after shows. I’d mix it whenever we had down time. At first, I assumed it would be a project I’d eventually enlist real, live, breathing musicians to play on with me. But I didn’t do that - I liked how it sounded as is. I liked it being a band that I could do completely by myself. It represents someone being totally unreasonable. It can’t possibly end well. It was perfect. It snowballed then next thing I knew I found myself buying black rubber gloves and trying not to blow myself up on stage. #NOBOUNDARIES5

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What’s special about Electric Avenue? I love Electric and I’m so happy with how they keep that place. It’s good to see new bars/restaurants pop up and succeed in that neighborhood but even better to see certain things stay the same. I think not having live music in there all the time is important to keeping its vibe, but I am always super happy when they occasionally let me throw events there. I’m not sure exactly how it came about. I’ve played at Mohawk Place countless times over the past 15 years or so, and had beers at Electric almost as many. I think I just ask and if there isn’t too much happening around that date they sometimes say yes. You recently toured as Science Man, and it’s just you. How do you play musician, roadie, tour manager, and promoter all at once? It’s horrible. Don’t do it. Be the lead singer of a regular band and spend the whole time smoking cigs and looking at your phone. Way, way easier! Of course I’m mostly joking. It is a lot to do solo but I enjoy it… so, I think it’s what you call a labor of love? And luckily I always seem to have help. Most of the shows on tour are booked by friends who have years of experience doing this stuff. As for a roadie, you’d be surprised how often people see me lugging gear outta the van alone and jump at the chance to help. I recently had my friends Tommy and Gary from Salem, MA (the Science Boys!) hop in the van mid tour for around a week and help me out. I would be dead without ‘em - they just came for the hell of it. It was amazing. Stuff like this just happens if you leave yourself open to it. New and old friends want to get in the mix. Yeah, it’s work but it’s also the only thing worth working on because it’s actually incredibly fun if you do it right. And as for tour manager - you just mean deciding which Taco Bell to stop at, right?

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How important is it to you that the audience experiences something more than just good music at your shows? Honestly, I just wanted to distract you from the fact it’s only me up there. I’m already giving it my all as the “front man” or whatever. With all the flashing lights and shit, I was hoping for that 15-20 mins you’d forget there isn’t a full band up there with me. I go to great lengths to make it sound like a full band with the gear I set up - the last thing I want is to be the person just plugging their iPhone into the PA system and hitting play. Then there is the “experiment” portion, if I choose to do it in a show, that’s kind of the cherry on top. It’s not necessary at all but why not? Friendly’s is going outta’ business and people need a treat sometimes. Is WNY a good place to be a musician? Hell yeah. Buffalo is the best place to live if you remember to leave a lot. It’s got a lot of problems, sure, but if you are trying to tour and travel all the time it’s the best home base ever. You can hit so many great cities so quickly. You could do countless little weekend trips and keep your day job. You can come back. Regroup. Make money. Head out again. Repeat. I doubt I’ll ever stop at this point. Shout out to The Black Sheep for still letting me bartend there in-between tours. Love you guys.” What’s Science Man’s spirit animal? Maybe a hippo? They are usually portrayed as this big, cute, fun creature but they are really nasty, unpredictable bastards. /// Check out Science Man on Bandcamp, Spotify or swimmingfaithrecords.com.


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It’s estimated that roughly 5 million Americans have used kratom as of 2016, but for many, this natural plant remains a foreign concept. The tree, which comes from Southeast Asia, produces leaves which can be eaten in raw form or turned into a green powder, usually consumed as a tea or in capsule form. The substance derives from the same family as the coffee tree, but it has become heavily scrutinized in the past several years. When taken in small doses, kratom can serve as a stimulant, giving you energy, but when it is taken in larger portions, it can instill the feeling of a sedative, relieving pain and anxiety. Because of these differing effects, it has become a more common tool to treat some forms of addiction, but not without raising many questions. In 2017, more than 70,000 Americans died from a drug overdose and over 15,000 of those deaths were blamed on heroin use, according to the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA). With these alarming and rising numbers, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis called for further research and development of alternatives to opioids for pain management, which often times is the leading cause of addiction. This has put a microscope on kratom. Because it has become a mechanism to wean some individuals off of dangerous opiates, more studies on kratom continue to take place. Each study shows that upon consumption, the opioid receptors in the brain become triggered - setting off red flags to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Although the science that is readily available on kratom clearly shows the effects on opioid receptors in the brain, it is also differentiated from classical opioids in its chemistry, overall effects on the body, and origin. When kratom is consumed in its intended use, in raw plant form, it does not appear to produce the highly addictive euphoria or respiratory depression as compared to that of classical opioids according to a study conducted in 2016 from the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Skeptics most often point out that kratom is not a perfect solution. As of 2017, a total of 44 deaths have been associated with its use, but that research has been highly debated because according to the government’s own NIDA “most kratom associated deaths appear to have resulted from adulterated products (other drugs mixed in with the kratom).”

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AVAILABLE LOCALLY AND [STILL] LEGALLY Questions remain as to whether kratom will remain legal in the United States. Several states and counties (including TN, IN, WI, VT, AR, AL, San Diego, CA and Sarasota county, FL) have outlawed the substance. Medical advocates of kratom from all over the country, however, continue to push for lawful access to kratom. High ranking politicians (umm HI Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and even conservatives like Orren Hatch) have come forward advocating for kratom to stay on the open market, especially amidst the current opioid crisis. This public pressure and advocacy has prevented kratom from staying on the DEA’s Schedule 1 list, which would cause the plant to be treated the same way as LSD or heroin. Kratom is the first substance to ever be placed on Schedule 1 and then be removed. That said, there is an overwhelming sense of fear from kratom users, that this natural alternative may still be banned. Kratom has allowed many who have struggled with overcoming addictions to find a new path in life. Without another alternative to kratom on the market, the future of the opioid epidemic in America remains in jeopardy. Rob Brockler, 37, of Rochester, NY has seen the lifechanging effects of kratom in his own personal life as well as many others. In 2017, Brockler opened up Western New York’s first botanical boutique. I walked into The Kratom Shop on Monroe Ave to meet with Rob and he was in the middle of helping a new customer. She was struggling with addiction and had heard about kratom from a friend, so she wanted to give it a shot. I watched Rob hand her several different bags of kratom on the house. Each strand of kratom has a different impact on the body. He told her to try each one and see what works best for her, then to come back. When I asked Rob why he gave the woman nearly $200 worth of kratom, he responded with, “I can tell when someone is coming in here to bullshit me and when someone really needs help.”

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People of every walk of life come into the store every day. They tell Rob their story and he listens. He hugs them, he hears them, and may even cry with them. Brockler, opiate free for 8 years, states, “I may be a business owner, but I’m an advocate and activist first. I want to help people find their breakthrough moment.” Brockler opened The Kratom Shop to make access to high quality kratom easier for Rochester residents. Using the slogan, “Plants Not Pills,” Brockler and his team are working to win the fight for kratom access. “I ran with the wrong crowd for many years. I got myself involved with some bad people and bad situations. I was struggling with all kinds of addiction and I was in desperation to get clean. Seven or eight years ago, I overheard a conversation between two older gentlemen about this leaf and I started doing some research, went through a process of trial and error. I was ordering stuff online, checking out smoke shops that had it available and trying it out. Then about six years ago I found a really good reliable vendor and I’ve been with them ever since because they are super ethical and their product is really pure. There are a lot of people out there selling bad kratom, but I found these guys and stuck with them.” “We are in the middle of the worst opioid crisis this country has ever faced. I’ve been a part of this crisis and somehow managed to find a way out. I have friends and loved ones who haven’t found a way out. After using kratom for several years I knew I had to do what I could to help other people have a breakthrough moment like I have.” “Bottom line – kratom is a tool that can be used effectively to get people off prescription drugs or addictive substances such as heroine, but there is a lot of fear out there due to misinformation campaigns or lack of information in general. When used responsibly, I have seen how it can help so many people overcome addictions.”

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leah stacy's simultaneous success in journalism, theater, academia and event production are fueled by a love of rochester and an inability to put any of her passions to rest. written by kevin heffernan photo by mike martinez 2008 was an excellent year to graduate college, that is if you prefer to start your career amidst global economic downturn and uncertainty. For many who stepped out into the world around that time, improvisation was the name of the game. Leah Stacy is no exception. Equipped with a background in theater, a cosmetology license, a BA in English, and a completed internship at the Democrat & Chronicle, Stacy was ready to be a journalist, but no one was hiring. After two years of working odd jobs, she was finally hired at the D&C as a web editor. Four months later, the department was cut and she was laid off. It was time to go back to school - The Newhouse School at SU. “Journalism school was a hard, rewarding year. I learned AP style, video basics, startup strategy, and most importantly – I found my people at Newhouse. It was amazing to know there were others like me, who wanted to do a little bit of everything and be challenged and work really long, non-traditional hours because they loved their work.” After graduating, Stacy produced a three-week journalism project on the road with her best friends, returned to Syracuse to manage PR for Syracuse Stage, until going back home to Rochester to become the Editor in Chief of (585) Magazine, and start organizing and promoting events. “That’s when all of my current work really kicked off. Journalism taught me how to network, research, meet deadlines, write good copy, take photos, shoot video, run social media, manage personalities, stay organized, and plan ahead. Planning a magazine issue is actually very similar to planning and curating an event – but bonus, events allow this extrovert to hang out with people!”

“While I was at the magazine, I grew my network – fast – in Rochester and the Finger Lakes. I met two important people during that time: Danielle Raymo, who founded and runs Rochester Brainery, and Chuck Cerankosky, who founded and directs Rochester Cocktail Revival. Danielle and I will host our fifth (and biggest) social media conference (Upstate Social Sessions) in October! Chuck and I started Boomtown Table as a way to cover the food and drink scene, and it quickly became a content creation resource for the scene as well. In 2017, I joined RCR as associate producer and we’re now in year six (also the biggest yet). I have one important thing in common with both Danielle and Chuck: a crazy strong vision for Rochester.” “It really goes back to the unending drive I have for boosting Rochester and doing things that I actually believe in and enjoy. Also, working with people I like! Those are important factors for me in any project or job. But truly, I want to see Rochester in the national spotlight. I want people to be happy and proud to live here. The events and content we produce... It’s a ton of work. I can’t just watch Netflix most nights, and I sometimes sacrifice time with family and friends for these projects. But I didn’t sign up for a 9-to-5 job. I’m not counting down ‘til retirement.” Stacy left (585) in 2015, and has since added teaching undergrad classes at Nazareth and graduate classes at Syracuse to regularly producing written content for entities like USA Today, POST Magazine, and CITY Newspaper, videos, events, and theater shows. Taking on so many projects that require so many moving parts can burn some people out. She persists, and her work has contributed to a revived, collaborative scene in Rochester. “There’s this great Ted Talk from 2015 titled ‘Why some of us don’t have one true calling,’ and the speaker, Emilie

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Wapnick, coins the term ‘multipotentialite.’ It’s someone who wants to try a lot of things, and is maybe even good at a lot of things. That’s how I refer to myself now. I’ve had so many different roles because I wanted to try a lot of things. Rochester’s creative scene is chock full of folks like that. When there’s so much going on, chances are you don’t have time to compete because you’re working with people on one or more things in some capacity. And boomers are part of it, too - though not as much as the millennials. We were, as you know, born into this cultural mindset. Bottom line? We value community over competition.” Stacy closes her thoughts out where it all began, long

before college - on the stage. All of her other success aside, her strongest aspirations remain inside theater. “Oh yes. Theatre gave me so much confidence and a sense of adventure. It was an invaluable force in my childhood. Passing it on to college students and student audiences now, as a director, is so rewarding. A lot of times my co-director, Shawnda Urie, and I will be sitting in the back of an auditorium crying during a show because we’re so happy to bring theatre to the next generation. My biggest goal is to write more shows. I’ve written a few and read or workshopped them publicly, but I want to have something published or performed as a full run. I’d also like to get back on stage!”

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onion s FPO You might think a cooking project is the last thing a professional chef wants to tackle on his day off. But when chef Ed Forster isn’t working in restaurants, cooking, and all the legwork that goes with it, is exactly how he likes to spend his time. “After a 70-hour work week, it’s nice to come home and really focus on one dish or one meal for a small group of people,” Forster explains. “It’s a direct connection to whomever I’m cooking for—usually, friends and family.” Forster, a Buffalo native who left home to gain perspective and experience in the kitchens of legendary chefs Georges Perrier of Philadelphia and Paul Kahn and Graham Elliot of Chicago, returned home in 2012 to serve as head chef at Mike A’s at Hotel Lafayette. These days, he’s gearing up for his next big project: a restaurant called Waxlight that he’s opening with four other hospitality veterans in Rocco Termini’s new Chandler Street development in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood. In the meantime, Forster let us tag along on his day-off excursion around Buffalo’s westside to source ingredients for one of his favorite day-off dishes: French onion soup. Here’s what we overheard.

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REMEDY HOUSE $: COFFEE (AKA, SHOPPING FUEL)

“All of the breakfast pastries are great. They carry Butter Block baked goods, and that stuff is so heads and toes and knees and elbows above anything anybody else does in the city for pastry. They also do natural wines really well. Grab a glass, sit at a sunny table, and let the day wash away while you listen to your favorite stoner metal band, like I do.”

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WESTSIDE TILTH FARM $: SPRING ONIONS & ASSORTED ALLIUMS “I like using them because I appreciate the idea of urban farming—providing fresh fruits and vegetables to areas that otherwise wouldn’t have easy access to them.”

Westside Tilth is a small-parcel, solar-powered urban farm that adheres to organic growing practice. To avoid contaminants found in the city ground, the farm imports its soil from Niagara County and places it atop a geotextile barrier.

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BREADHIVE BAKERY & CAFÉ $: PAIN RUSTIQUE & A CHOCOLATE RYE COOKIE (FOR THE ROAD) “I love Breadhive. They have a larger commitment, like using spent grains from breweries and other local products to make their dough, and an employee-owner ethos that I respect. They also have this under-the-radar build-yourown breakfast menu. You can get an everything bagel with pastrami here for a few bucks. It’s a steal.”

Breadhive’s pain rustique is a high-hydration bread made from a nine-year-old starter with organic, New York State-grown flour. It’s chewy and flavorful, with a well developed crust and open crumb, making it an ideal ingredient for this recipe.

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PHUTHAI $: PICKLED LEEKS

“This place is great for texture. You can grab some rice paper, throw it in the deep fryer, and it will puff up. They sell agar agar, which is an interesting texture modifier. There are things here that are integral to contemporary cuisine that you can find at really cost-effective prices. They have gai lan, finger chilis, actual hearts of palm. If you’re flexible with the kind of braising lettuce you’re going to get, there is usually one that’s super cool. You don’t generally find celtuce at Wegmans or Whole Foods, for example. That’s pretty rad.”

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“This is much more interesting than a supermarket. It’s an all-encompassing mix of convenience items and cool culinary ingredient. They have Hot Pockets if you really want diarrhea. But then they have blood sausage and little pasteles that look they were probably homemade in like the sweetest sense of the word and fresh marrow bone that you can canoe cut and roast and turn into a mousseline for toast for your onion soup.”

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“Oxtail is the backbone of good onion soup. It’s the base flavor. You could definitely make a stock out of it and just get rid of it, but I appreciate the idea of having actual pieces of it in the soup. Tom [the owner of Moriarty Meats] is smarter and better than most. He gets the small purveyors that we use in restaurants. It’s all sourced from people who treat their animals well. I suppose it’s nice that you can get organic beef at the supermarket, but if it’s being shipped from Argentina, what is the ethical thought process there? How much better is that for the environment and you? Tom’s using stuff we can connect to. It is nice to give your money directly to someone you appreciate and not just to the idea of organic.”

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GUERCIO’S $: CHEESE, CIPPOLINI “I like Guercio’s because you can come get like a half-pound of herbs if you’re making mojitos for a bunch of friends. You can’t do that at large places. They don’t have the availability to scale things at a reasonable price. If you want to get a 50-pound bag of potatoes, you’re not going to want to go to the supermarket and pay $3,000. You come here, and they’re going to sell it to you for a bargain.”

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AT THE END OF THE DAY After a day of coffee and shopping, Forster surprised us with French onion soup as we had never had it before: packaged in a tartine. Inspired by a version of ribollita da Delfina he had years back, which saw minestrone-style broth soaked into day-old bread and pan-fried to a crunchy golden brown, Forster transformed his take on a cold-weather favorite into something befitting the season and the way he likes to eat. “Traditional onion soup is amazing as is, but I wanted this version to be a little sexier and more seasonal. The charred onions, crispy shallot rings, and green garlic pesto are all flavors of spring that change the experience of the dish. It has all of the familiar flavors and slow-cooked love of onion soup, but it’s skewed to amp up the cheese and crispy textures, and turned on its axis to make it a little nicer to eat.” Of course, enjoying the fruits of his labor with friends and family is just one of the many small pleasures Forster managed to find in his day off. For him, there was just as much joy in the process - in the community, relationships and new ideas he forges by shopping slowly and thoughtfully - as is in the end product itself.


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that view!” they all said, while heading southbound on the Skyway, balancing attention between the road and Lake Erie. It is a good view. And for so many of us, it’s appreciated most from the Skyway, from the 190 South, or from someone else’s Instagram. 600 feet above sea level, we can view the inland ocean on our doorstep without fear that it’s a just a few years away from rising up and washing us away. Whether the rest of the country realizes that or thinks we’re in a permanent igloo is their problem. Right now, our waterways are all ours to take advantage of, and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is removing the obstacles to do so. Your Car Shouldn’t be the Best Way to Enjoy the Water We have an obsession with roads, do we not? When considering what area of our waterways we want to visit, we’ll ask “What highway is it off of? How close to the highway is it? Is there a parking lot nearby?” It’s as if we’d prefer all our access points to our waterways to double as truck stops. If you’ve got young kids, or if it’s not easy for your to be mobile without your vehicle, then yes the water should be yours to enjoy too - and it certainly already is. But if you want to leave your car in the driveway or if you don’t have a car, it should be just as easy to get out there and enjoy what’s yours. Waterkeeper’s Blueway plan will increase waterfront access to a wide range of users including paddlers, boaters, bikers, anglers, tourists, and, our favorite, local residents.

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From Waterkeeper’s Niagara River Greenway Commission Project Consultation & Review Submission: “An important component of the Buffalo Blueway is the identification of access points to fill existing gaps andBLUEWAY connect communities that Contextual have been disproportionately cut off from the waterfront. All the BUFFALO SITES: Map Buffalo Blueway sites will be designed to provide universal access where possible. The expanding network safe and visible public access opportunities along the will be a direct physical 1. LaSalle of Park 8. Union Shipwaterways Canal connection to the Greenway and Shoreline Trails providing the community with opportunities to 2. Erie Basin Marina 9. Mutual Riverfront Park recreate both on and off the water.” 3. Canalside 10. Red Jacket Park 4. 5. 6. 7.

Wilkeson Pointe 11. Buffalo Color “Blueway assets will be within and lead to the Niagara River Greenway. In the future, broader RiverWorks 12. Mungovan Park integration will be coming to The Great Lakes Seaway Trail, the Erie Canal Heritage Corridor, Riverfest Park 13. Seneca Bluffs the Industrial Heritage Trail, the Underground Railroad, and historical Native American heritage Ohio Street Boat Launch and 14. Harlem Road Boat Launch corridors.” Buffalo Rowing Scholastic Association

Still Cleaning Up, For You and Our Wildlife Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has been working for three decades on getting our river systems and their tributaries cleaned up. Volunteers fueled a movement and the work warranted a more permanent organization with employees to advance these collaborative efforts. Cleveland gets the pollution jokes, but our Buffalo River used to be just as polluted, just as dead. Since 1989, Waterkeeper’s efforts have restored it, protected it, and increased access to it. Kayaking around the silos wasn’t even a thing a short time ago. Now, you have their volunteers and their full-time staff to thank when you pack a couple beers and float around our incredible juxtaposition of industry and nature. “Each site targeted for inclusion in the Buffalo Blueway network will incorporate the protection and restoration of natural resources and wildlife habitats to the greatest extent possible. This includes aquatic, riparian, and upland habitat opportunities. Clean and healthy waterways provide critically important habitat connectors for fish and wildlife allowing them access to key forage, breeding, and refuge areas.” “Water defined our region’s history, and it will define its future.”

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