I fucking love this band. And they’re from my hometown of Cincinnati. It’s nice to see what amazing music can be created on a Skyline Chili and UDF milkshake diet, assuming they dig that shit like I did!
One of my favorite things about them is their obvious influence from another Ohio band, the James Gang. Buffalo Killers’ harmonies are beautiful, the melodies take you on a ride and the songwriting is unique and assured.
Today, they’ve decided to share a free tune that they just recorded last week. Hot off the press, if you will.
Buffalo Killers are on tour now with North Mississippi All-Stars. Dig the dates here. And grab their insanely-good new album 3 on vinyl, right here. And watch out for the Buffalo Killers on the January Bang Bang Boogaloo/Beyond Beyond is Beyond compilation! More on that later. For now, dig Buffalo Killers brand-new “Oh My Word”…
Right-click on it to download.
From their upcoming Thrill Jockey debut release, West, out in September…
(download it here… http://www.thrilljockey.com/assets/freedownload/Wooden_Shjips-Lazy_Bones.mp3)
It’s gonna be hard to beat the heat in NYC this weekend (over 90 and humid), but what you can’t beat is New York’s bevy of free live summer shows every summer! And this weekend is especially off the charts. Here’s what happening:
Friday, July 18th: Mary Weiss with Nouvellas and the Lost Crusaders at South Street Seaport
Seaport Music: Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las with Nouvellas and The Lost Crusaders
Date: July 18, 2008
Location: South Street Seaport
Mary was fifteen years old when she and her sister Elizabeth (Betty) began singing with identical twins Margie and Mary Ann Ganser in their neighborhood of Queens, NY. They soon shot into the charts with massive hits including Remember (Walking In The Sand), Leader Of The Pack, and Give Him A Great Big Kiss. Mary put out a new album recently and has been tearing it up ever since. It’ll be a massive garage rock party when others are announced on this bill.
This event is part of 2008′s R2R Legacy program. R2R Legacy highlights a selection of the Festival’s programs that strongly reflect, revive, newly interpret, or celebrate important cultural works, influential artists and our diverse cultural heritage. These programs are made possible, in part, with support from American Express through their commitment to cultural preservation.This show starts at 6:30!
and also on Friday, July 18th: Deerhoof and the Metropolis Ensemble: The Rite – Remixed (at Prospect Park Bandshell)
Celebrate Brooklyn & Wordless Music present DEERHOOF / METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE: THE RITE: REMIXED The mercurial experimentalists DEERHOOF, “the most creative band in indie rock today,” (LA Weekly) forge a distinctive sound out of sophisticated improvisation, fierce dissonance, and weirdly catchy melodies. They’re paired here, via the forward thinking Wordless Music Series, with a world premiere by METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE, led by Artistic Director/Conductor Andrew Cyr. The Rite: Remixed is a collaboration with composers and live electronics producer/performers Ryan Francis, Leo Leite, and Ricardo Romaneiro, who re-conceptualize Stravinsky’s monumental The Rite of Spring through the lens of the latest sounds and technology from electronica. The work combines keyboards and laptops with huge percussion and brass ensembles to create a futuristic, rhythm-inspired sonic tableau.
So far, that’s just Friday! Click through below to see Saturday and Sunday’s lineups…