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Buffalo Killers

Buffalo Killers

Rock / Psychedelic / Soul Cincinnati, OH  US


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  • 2015

    Jul 31

    Cincinnati, OH, US | 7:00pm
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    Jun 17

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    Apr 18

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    Buffalo Killers Record Release with The Cincinnati Suds http://www.buffalokillers.com/Buffalo Killers are an American rock band comprising brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard with Joseph Sebaali. Quickly signed to Alive Records after sending a burnt CD with just their telephone number and name on it, their self-titled debut album was released in October of 2006.Buffalo Killers drew the attention of Chris Robinson, who invited the band to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes. That road trip spawned the songs for the bands second long player, Let It Ride, produced by The Black Keys Dan Auerbach.Most recently, the Buffalo Killers completed their fourth full length, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. out on Alive Records summer 2012. The summer will also see a 45 RPM release of a couple Eddie Hinton tunes recorded and produced by Dan Auerbach, out on Shake It Records as part of their Dangerous Highway: A Tribute to the Music of Eddie Hinton series.HERES WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BUFFALO KILLERS RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM 3:A seductive listen and a real contender for album of the year. Alan Brown / SHINDIG!Buffalo Killers take aim at garage, swamp blues, 60s psych, Canyon harmonies and Southern roots and land their prey every time. 3 is the third and best album from this beardy Cincinnati trio. Nigel Williamson / UNCUTGolden nostalgic blissCincinnatis incredible Buffalo Killers will show you exactly where Kings of Leon went wrong. Chris Deville / THE COLUMBUS DISPATCHBuffalo Killers 3 suggests a meeting of the minds between Crazy Horse and the James Gang during a few mellow days in Laurel Canyon. Joining the Killers on their journey through the past are Kelley Deal, Brian Olive and James Leg, but even if this is a very Ohio-centric cast of characters, this music has a rich West Coast feel, and in this case, thats a good thing. Buffalo Killers 3 finds this band easing into an comfortable but deep groove, and not many bands have mined a late hippie-era approach with more satisfying results. Mark Deming / ALL MUSICTwelve tracks of melancholic psych rock with twists of folk, 3 is perfect summer music. VIVE LE ROCKOn the trios third album, 3, Buffalo Killers pick up on the swampy pop promise of their eponymous 2006 debut and take it to the next level. Influences are still all over 3, but a confident, engaged pop sensibility is fully in charge. Abundant with short gems, 3 unabashedly embraces added colors of steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, trippy keyboards and Kelley Deals voice (on the plaintive track Could Never Be, which sounds like an outtake from Neil Youngs After the Gold Rush). Tom Keogh / SEATTLE TIMESBig riffs rule, and at no time more than the 70s did they dominate the airwaves. Cincinnatis Buffalo Killers evoke the blurry Polaroid sounds of those years, grooving like Foghat one minute, recalling the melodic gold of Badfinger another, and utterly, unironically rocking like ZZ Top. Theres nothing quite as simple and effective as a power trio. The three were members of the dearly departed garage rock outfit Thee Shams, but Buffalo Killers isnt three chord frat rock at all. The songs are thick and greasy, and listening to the trio live, you can see why theyve made fans of The Black Keys and The Black Crows. Jason Woodbury / PHOENIX NEW TIMESBuffalo Killers successfully bridge the rock eras here with 3 and place a modern indie spin on a style of music that has been with us for a very long time. Christopher Anthony / THE FIRE NOTE3 is at times graceful and serene, beautiful and calm, but the obvious power behind this beast is never for a moment forgotten. Truly some of the Buffalo Killers finest work. Brian F. Johnson / MARQUEE MAGAZINEBuffalo Killers definitely have a cool Joe Walsh/James Gang influence in their sound. I dig em. Alice Cooper / NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPERFor those expecting another discs worth of psychedelic smoke and thunder from the Killers, 3 offers more than a few surprises (including cameo appearances by Brian Olive and the Breeders Kelley Deal). This time out, the trio exudes a sweeter Pop vibe, as though theyre channeling their inner Joe Walsh. A world-class album that exudes summer warmth and a sunshine bright charm, while still maintaining the bands signature sonic presence if at a slightly less dense level. 3 could easily push Buffalo Killers to the next tier of Rock stardom. Brian Baker / CINCINNATI CITY BEATsteeped in swampy psychedelic blues-rock. Dave Gil de Rubio / EAST BAY EXPRESSIf youre looking for a new outlet to connect with your inner hippie, then you have to check out Cincinnatis Buffalo Killers. And when we say hippie, were not talking about the current trustafarian, patchouli stank, jam-band variety. These guys are the real thing, steeped in 60s garage rock psychedelia and swampy southern rock; authentic enough for The Black Crowes to drag them out on tour in 2007 and Dan Auerbach to not only produce the Buffalo Killers 2008 CD, Let It Ride, but also drag the band back out on the road opening for Black Keys. TULSA MUSIC NEWSBuffalo Killers have created a distinctive brand of guitar-based rock that harkens back to the late 1960s and early 70s. With their new full-length, 3, out Aug. 2 on Alive Records, Zach Gabbard (vocals, bass), brother Andy (vocals, guitar) and Joey Sebaali (drums) have crafted a batch of retro tunes that are more expansive and detailed than their first two albums. Don Thrasher / DAYTON DAILY NEWSI feel duty-bound to throw something new at you because it needs sayin, its these bearded, denim-clad souls that call themselves the Buffalo Killers. They kill all right. Theyre a rock trio from Cincinnati, Ohio but they lay down some hazy, fuzzed out bits of psychedelic sunshine that spill straight from the hills of Southern California circa 1972. I just slapped their third long player, a purple polyvinyl disc aptly titled 3, onto my turntable and it instantly takes me for a ride a ride with Crazy Horse and The James Gang, Buffalo Springfield and Canned Heat back to a time when I lay perched on my elbows on the living room floor of my childhood home, LP collection scattered about the room and dreaming, devouring every word, every note. This album takes you back to that place (if youre old enough to have experienced your teenage years during vinyls heyday). There are no riffs to speak of here just catchy hooks and sublime melodies. These hairy retro-rockers cling to their denim roots like they depend on it. Thats a good thing. And as much as I use comparisons to bands like Big Star, James Gang, Buffalo Springfield, and others, they have their own distinctive sound that imparts fresh interpretations of some time-honored styles. Jim Nieves / VINYL HOUNDSDan Auerbach loves it. Chris Robinson loves it. Daniele Cusentino loves it. I cant believe I just had the audacity to put my opinion on par with those dudes, but so be it. Their new track Circle Day rules, as does the new album Daniele Cusentino / CINCINNATI METROMIXForget a throwback sound, these guys rock a grow-back sound. This trio out of Ohio isnt bringing back an old genre, theyre embellishing a genre that should have never been left behind. Mixing together brotherly vocal harmonies, psychedelic guitar riffs, jam-band drums and Zeppelin-esque bass lines. In addition to the more clear and crisp production on 3, Buffalo Killers have also clearly moved from stoner-rock toward a more laid-back psych-rock sound, even utilizing a tiny bit of steel guitar, saxophone and quite a lot more acoustic vibes. While the riff-centric aspect of the band has slightly faded, the band has developed more of a chord-progression approach on this record. Vocally, the harmonies of Zachary and Andrew Gabbard resonate well over their instruments bringing to mind the singing talents of both Neil Young and Layne Stanley. Myles Cochrane / TRI-CITY WEEKLYCincinnati trio Buffalo Killers find that drawing from 60s and 70s rock icons continues to provide fresh ideas filled with a tunefulness and musical vocabulary that is indebted to rocks golden era with a refreshing vibrancy. Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPERCincy rawk behemoths and long-time MOKB faves Buffalo Killers will be back in the bins on August 2nd with their new self-produced full-length, 3. Always good to hear new material from these cats, and lead single Circle Day is no exception. A Creamy, heady brew, its just the thing for a sweltering Midwestern afternoon. Richard Luftmensch Morgan / MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOGCircle Day is an excellent taste of the straight ahead, no nonsense, classic rock n roll these heavily bearded boys deliver, a propulsive rhythm, proper guitars and a killer riff soaked in a tight-fitting seventies sheen MAD MACKEREL UKI read somewhere that Buffalo Killers sound as if they fell asleep 35 years ago, woke up, and missed all the changes in the musical landscape that happened while they slumbered. Thats a pretty good description. I love this band. Ben Opipari / WRITERS ON PROCESSI have been into those guys for a long time. Back when they were in Thee Shams I brought them on the road with The Black Keys. I didnt hear anything from them for a while after Thee Shams disbanded until the next thing I know the Buffalo Killers first record is coming out. I bought a copy of it and was stunned, like Holy shit. They transformed from a good garage rock band to light years ahead of what they were doing in terms of songwriting, arrangement and harmonies. DAN AUERBACH IN JAMBASETheres another band like that I really love, from Cincinnati, the Buffalo Killers. Theyre a three-piece Midwestern rockn'roll band really f**king good songs. CHRIS ROBINSON IN MOJO





“Cincinnati has done it again. The Buffalo Killers have come out with the recent explosion of band like the Black Keys and the Afghan Whigs from the Ohio capital. Let it Ride, the follow-up to their debut album Buffalo Killers, is a continuation of the Buffalo Killers’ developing style from their former band Thee Shams. With gritty guitar work and snappy drum fills, Let it Ride escapes the curse of producing the same album twice by expanding the horizons of the Buffalo Killers’ music”

— Heave Media

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