Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Within the mid-90s, a man named Craig began a web site in San Francisco to offer labeled advertisements to the Bay Space. Over 20 years later, stated web site turned a crux within the formation of a Buffalo, N.Y. pop-punk/emo band referred to as We Had been Clean.

Frontman Brendan Dougherty and drummer Matt Oehm met by Craigslist. Oehm recalled the primary time they met — at a celebration at Dougherty’s home.

“We met on Craigslist and I came visiting to his home they usually had me taking part in the bongos or one thing — the cajon — on this circle on the occasion,” Oehm stated. “And he was like, ‘Nicely I assume that is your tryout.’”

Dougherty received his youthful brother, Bobby, onboard asking how he felt about taking part in bass or guitar in a band. Bobby Dougherty dedicated to bass, saying it’s fewer strings and fewer necessities, making it simpler on him.

“That’s one thing I might do,” he stated.

In September 2021, guitarist Blaise Przybyla additionally joined the band by way of Craigslist, saying he was scrolling the positioning out of real boredom in the future and got here throughout the band’s itemizing in search of a brand new guitarist.

“I used to be like, ‘What are the probabilities that I do know who that is?’,” Przybyla stated. “I finally hit them up and was like, ‘I play guitar,’ and it was Matt.”

The band put out its second EP, “What Obtained Us Right here,” on Sept. 28. Oehm shouted out Paul Besch of QC Audio, who produced the EP and really helpful different Western New York artists document with him.

“We’re simply getting again into the studio someday quickly after taking part in by our fall reveals,” Brendan Dougherty stated. “Up by November-December, I’d say maintain your eyes open.”

We Had been Clean stated their favourite artists within the space to work with embrace Stop Your self, Beginner Hockey Membership, The Climate May Say In any other case (TWMSO), and Mom Nature’s Son. Concerning venues, the band stated they’ve fond recollections at Nietzsche’s, Stamps the Bar, Buffalo’s Mohawk Place, and Buffalo Iron Works.

How the band received its identify: The band was initially going to be referred to as “Clean” with an empty underscore as their emblem, however they didn’t assume that was a good suggestion — and to them, what was worse — folks began referring to them as “Clean-182.”

As they deliberated on a reputation, Bobby Dougherty stated “Nicely, we had been ‘Clean,’ now what are we going to do?’” Oehm pulled the identify from Dougherty’s query, nonetheless Dougherty stated he believes that had Przybyla been within the band on the time, they’d have give you a special identify.

Their dream live performance lineup:

Sizzling MulliganPrince Daddy & The HyenaMicrowaveFree ThrowWe Had been Clean

Their favourite songs to play:

Brendan Dougherty: Clean
Matt Oehm: Clean
Bobby Dougherty: Cussed and Pocket Sand
Blaise Przybyla: Finger Weapons and Commute

For extra details about We Had been Clean and their music, go to the next hyperlinks:

Music Monday #11 was filmed at Nietzsche’s, a 40-year-old venue in Allentown, which hosts a number of dwell reveals from native and nationwide artists every week. To be taught extra about Nietzsche’s, click on right here to go to the venue’s web site.

Music Monday is a weekly sequence designed to showcase artists from Western New York and their work. To be thought-about for a function, e-mail Adam Duke at [email protected]

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been a part of the Information 4 workforce since 2021. See extra of his work right here.

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