Ep.352 – Avi Buffalo @ The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA – 05/02/10

Poppinoff May 4th, 2010 | By
Category: Avi Buffalo, Los Angeles, Troubadour, The, Video Concert Reviews

Photo by Michael Camacho/LAist

Seeing Avi Buffalo is just like driving through a forest on a winding road; there are surprises around every corner.

This was the second time I have seen Avi. The first time, I was more then impressed and captivated.  The second time – same thing. I’m not sure how to describe it.  I would have to say, it sounds a lot like a young, and not-so-wasted Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse).

Avi Buffalo – Whats In It For?

Modest Mouse -  Polar Opposites

This band is rapidly improving their live performance, but they are still young and have a few things they need to work on before they will be able to rock some of the country’s larger venues.
1. Everyone in the band seemed almost afraid to face the crowd, and often ended up turning in towards the stage and away from the audience. ( I think in a few years these guys will be taking the audience head on, and will be putting on a much more intense performance.)
2. A few of the band members were watching their fingers pretty intently as they played, almost as if they weren’t sure they were going to play the right note. (I’m just nitpicking, but I notice these things and bet that in a few years they won’t be doing it at all.)

Photo by: Jesse Bloch

All in all, Avi Buffalo is a fantastic band I hope to see again really soon. If you dig the music, I highly recommend checking them out live.  -Lorn

On a side note: I thought it was cool that the Troubadour along with the Key Club are now selling tickets to their shows on Ticketfly.com

Avi Buffalo is about to embark on a brief tour of Europe,  but will be back in North America on May 30th to play the Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Washington. They will also tour the US and Canada this summer.

May 30 2010 12:00P
Sasquatch Festival The Gorge, Washington, US
Jun 18 2010 10:00P
NXNE Acoustic Show At The Great Hall Toronto, Canada, CA
Jun 19 2010 8:00P
NXNE @ LEE’S PALACE W/ Cold Cave, The Soft Pack Toronto, Ontario , CA
Jul 2 2010 8:00P
Royal Oak Theater w/ Modest Mouse Royal Oak, Michigan , US
Jul 3 2010 12:00P
Summerfest w/ Modest Mouse Milwaukee, Wisconsin , US
Jul 4 2010 12:00P
80/35 Music Festival Des Moines, Iowa , US
Jul 6 2010 8:00P
Grinders w/ Modest Mouse Kansas City, Missouri , US
Jul 8 2010 6:00P
Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Jul 23 2010 8:00P
Crystal Ballroom w/ Blitzen Trapper Portland, Oregon , US
Jul 26 2010 9:00P
The Aquarium Fargo, North Dako, US
Jul 27 2010 8:00P
First Ave w/ Blitzen Trapper Minneapolis, Minnesota , US
Jul 28 2010 8:00P
Turner Hall w/ Blitzen Trapper Milwaukee, Wisconsin , US
Jul 30 2010 7:00P
Pier 17 / South Street Seaport New York, New York, US
Jul 31 2010 12:00P
Osheaga Music Festival w/ Arcade Fire, Beach House Montreal, Quebec , CA
Aug 3 2010 8:00P
Opera House w/ Blitzen Trapper Toronto, Ontario , CA
Aug 4 2010 8:00P
Majestic Theater w/ Blitzen Trapper Detroit, Michigan , US
Aug 5 2010 8:00P
The Vogue w/ Blitzen Trapper Indianapolis, Indiana , US
Aug 9 2010 7:00P
Hi Dive Denver, Colorado, US
Sep 4 2010 12:00P
ATP New York w/ Sonic Youth, Iggy & The Stooges Monticello, New York , US

Tour dates as seen at http://www.myspace.com/avibuffalo

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