Buffalo Killers @ The Compound Grill

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

It's tough to be bandmates with a sibling (see The Kinks, Oasis, and The Louvin Brothers), but luckily the Cincinnati-based Buffalo Killers have some practice. Brothers Zach and Andy Gabbard played together for years in the dearly departed boogie/garage outfit Thee Shams, learning the hard way to share tunes and a van. Additionally, members of bands-with-siblings stars The Black Crowes and The Breeders have been vocal supporters of the band (the Buffalos toured with the Crowes and backed Kelley Deal on her cover of Guided by Voices' "Scalding Creeks"). "This is our family business," says bassist/vocalist Zach Gabbard. Business sounds good. The band's new record, 3, follows Let It Ride, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. 3 is less Southern-fried than previous records, given over to more gentle psychedelic-folk wanderings and power-pop balladry. The band produced it in-house, and the Gabbard brothers and drummer Joey Sebaali crafted 3 with a desire to change things up, unlike previous records, which usually took "a couple weekends." Gabbard says, "It took a while to get over not being worried what anyone would think . . . [but] I'm so excited to get on the road and play the songs."

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.