"I guess it's about me having things to say and then saying things with friends," Kristina Moore, vocalist and songwriter of Where Are All the Buffalo? says in regard to her band.
While this sounds like the mission statement of most bands, the collective and collaborative nature of Moore's project makes this statement seem pretty genuine. The band's performance at the Phoenix FMLY fest in December, for instance, featured an ensemble of musicians rotating in and out of the performing lineup every few songs, with Moore being the only constant. A basket filled with maracas and other thrift store idiophones were also present for any audience member willing to be part of the rhythm section. It even could be argued that the trance DJ across the street, who seemed to be drowning out the mostly acoustic performance with a completely unrelated set, also was part of the act.