Friday, March 12, 2010

SXSW 2010 Preview: Avi Buffalo

The moment I heard Avi Buffalo's song What's In It For? I knew I had to see them at SXSW. Whenever a casual music-listener asks me what kind of music I listen to, I tell them I'm looking for anything that sounds instantly classic. Avi Buffalo sounds classic the moment the needle hits the record. They hail from Los Angeles, but they sound like they enjoy Nuggets-era, psychedelia mixed with their L.A. canyon-folk. There full-length LP, due out in April, is already garnering lots of critical buzz as well as endorsements from fellow musicians. Did I mention they were all born in the 90's? *Blech* I'm getting so old! Maybe they'll give me an exclusive if I buy them some beer?

I used to enjoy "deep-linking" free Mp3's from Sub Pop but that's poor blogging-etiquette so now I'll just point you to where you can get this free Mp3, courtesy of Sub-Pop, thanks.

Avi Buffalo - What's In It For (Solo Performance) video via YouTube

Find out when and where you might see Avi Buffalo whilst at SXSW (Mere days away y'all) after the jump.

You'll have several chances to catch Avi Buffalo while they're here in Austin but they're also touring with Rogue Wave right now, so catch 'em wherever you are, if you wish.

This show info is courtesy of those tireless readers of promotional materials over at Do512. Thanks for reading all those e-mails from press agents and combing through all of those party listings so I don't have to. <3 Bloggy.

Thu 03/18 @ the Mohawk *Free Day Show*
Thu 03/18 @ the Galaxy Room *Official Showcase*
Fri 03/19 @ the Galaxy Room *Free Day Show*
Fri 03/19 @ Mess With Texas 4 *Free*
Sat 03/20 @ Red Eyed Fly *Free Day Show*
Sat 03/20 @ Klub Krucial *Free Day Show

Avi Buffalo - Remember Last Time video via YouTube

Also, if you'd like to hear more from Avi Buffalo they recorded a session with Daytrotter and look for a WOXY session after SXSW.