Niagara Gazette

Night & Day

August 15, 2013

The wait is almost over, Iration coming to Buffalo


Night & Day — Iration’s lead vocalist/guitarist Micah Pueschel spoke to me by phone as the band was finishing up the tail end of their tour supporting Sublime with Rome. Pueschel says the reception for the band’s latest album has been excellent.

“It hit number one on the Billboard reggae charts and number one on the iTunes charts. Not bad for some kids from Hawaii who are doing it on our own and put it out on our own record label.”

Iration started out as a band in California where the band members went to college. They had all known each other from when they attended high school together in Hawaii, and came together to form a band that played reggae covers.

Pueschel is quick to point out that they are more than just a reggae band.

“We play rock, and we play a lot of different styles. Our music is diverse and eclectic. On the new record you can hear a lot of styles and different things coming in to play.”

The group’s style reminds me of early Police when the band picked up a heavier reggae influence before moving toward the pop sound on “Synchronicity.”

It’s a solid album and Iration has already garnered a reputation as a great live act.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night & Day.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night & Day.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Night & Day
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page