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[Checking In On . . .] Post-debut success, Long Beach's band of teenagers have had some time to reflect—and write more music
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyThe lineup for the eighth annual FYF festival in downtown Los Angeles was announced today and if bloggers mean anything, it sounds like lots of people are excited. Bands such as Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, the Dead Milkmen, Guided By Voices, Broken Social ... More >>
A few days ago, Kiev--made up of Robert Brinkerhoff (vocals, guitar), Brandon Corn (drums), Derek Poulsen (bass), Alex Wright (keys), and Andy Stavas (keys, saxophone)--caught up with us to talk about how much things have progressed since OC Weekly last interviewed them, and how the OC Music Aw ... More >>
Kiev is opening for Menomena at Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series next week, and apparently they have a few gimmicks they didn't roll out at the OC Music Awards when they won Best Indie Band this year.
[Locals Only] A. Wesley Chung's chamber-pop combo plugs their new, 23-song album.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAvi Buffalo at the Greek Theater, August 2010Maybe you've been missing Long Beach's teen dream of a band, Avi Buffalo. God knows they've been toured most of everywhere in 2010--a year whose summer was soundtracked by their self-titled debut. These days, their members are ... More >>
The GrowlersAnd in this week's edition of news stories from other sources, we have: Souncheck speculates that Coachella may continue with their pattern of naming classic rock legends as headliners for 2011. Rumor has it that The Rolling Stones have been offered $5 million for a top spot at the up ... More >>
www.myspace.com/jaillJaill's Sub Pop debut That's How We Burn caught a decent buzz this summer, a quick-hitting record chock full of catchy, rough-around-the-edges guitar pop. The Milwaukee quartet pretty much came out of nowhere; it's been busy tightening up its sound for mass consumption in the ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMaybe Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and co. will take a tip from opening for a whole slew of bands (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Japandroids) this summer; Sub Pop just announced that Avi Buffalo is going on a 17-date headlining tour in early October. Check out the compl ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMy Morning Jacket and Avi BuffaloAug. 12, 2010The Greek Theatre The difference between a young buzz band and a primed-and-polished touring act shone apparent last night at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, which hosted My Morning Jacket with Long Beach's Avi Buffalo ope ... More >>
Runner Runner: Good promo pic, or the best?This week, no one wrote about Orange County music. Well, some people did. But less than usual. Step it up, blogosphere...
Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing at an in-store at Fingerprints on 4/27. Between signing to Sub Pop, and, more recently, being picked by Wilco to play their first festival ever, Long Beach's Avi Buffalo has had a really, really, really great year. And it just got better.One of our favorite ba ... More >>
Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing an in-store at Fingerprints on April 27, 2010.Solid Sound Festival, Wilco's first music festival, is set to take place at MASS MoCA on August 13-15 in North Adams, Massachusetts. And it's just been announced that Long Beach's Avi Buffalo will be joining the Ch ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Re-liking the Like, running with Letterman, and much love for Avi Buffalo
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyAvi Buffalo played Fingerprints in Long Beach last month. More pics here.Awwww. Yesterday, Pitchfork called Long Beach's Avi Buffalo " super-cute Cali indie freshmen." They're so right!
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: Avi Buffalo was Long Beach's best kept secret for a short time until record labels came knocking. Signed to indie stalwart Sub Pop records, Avi Buffalo celebrated the release of their debut self-titled album with a packed performance at their neighborhood record store, Fin ... More >>
The Hype: Today's unveiling of Long Beach indie pop darlings Avi Buffalo's full-length, Sub Pop debut couldn't have come at a better time. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and young, twitterpated hipsters are already jonesing for a soundtrack to their summer.
One day I was poking around MySpace looking for good music (so 2005) and I found Fort Wife on Avi Buffalo's friend's list. I fell in love instantly: Fort Wife's songs were sweet and gentle (like pillows!), but not simperingly sweet, and they're especially good for daydreaming.
The Long Beach band have gone from zero to Sub Pop before Avi Zahner-Isenberg has reached drinking age
Avi Buffalo's Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and Rebecca Coleman "Yeah, thank you! I'll be honest, that's the song I feel most self-conscious about! That was a very weird sex night right there." --Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, the genius, just-outta-high-school songwriter for Long Beach's Avi Buffalo ... More >>
We know how much you wanted to go to SXSW last week. But for those not willing to take a week off work and spend a butt-load of cash to get there, here's an entertaining set of live videos from Austin showcasing some of our hometown talent on stage, spreading the gospel of rock & roll in a varie ... More >>
Jeff AntebiSub Pop band Avi Buffalo to hold hometown record release bash at Fingerprints in Long BeachFresh off successful SXSW showcases, Avi Buffalo, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, has booked a free in-store homecoming/record release performance at Fingerprints on Apri ... More >>
icecreamman.comThe Ice Cream Man: Matt Allen.Since 2004, Long Beach's Ice Cream Man Matt Allen has made a career of giving away ice cream for free at music events nationwide. But news of a possible Ice Cream Man benefit this April at Alex's Bar suggested an emergency meaning it's time to give som ... More >>
Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin
Andrew YoussefLast Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach (11/02/09)Better Than: the last time I saw them at the Glass House in September of 2008.After a secret show in Chinatown and a last minute show in Boyle Heights, Vampire Weekend "officially" kicked off their mini tour of C ... More >>