The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio Playlist: Episode 30

Posted in Radio on March 20th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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There’s some stuff here that was recently premiered — Moura, King Buffalo, the Thunderbird Divine track that went up today — but I’m also bringing in a few things from the Quarterly Review that I’ve got slated for next week. That’s stuff I haven’t had the chance to write about yet like Mindcrawler and Lemurian Folk Songs, Ritual King and Dystopian Future Movies. I know I’m biased here and I always say this — if you dig back through the old podcasts, I used to say it about those too, but I think it’s a pretty good show.

It was a little weird cutting voice tracks for it yesterday though, I’ll say that. Yeah, it’s awesome new music and that’s always great to be excited about, but it feels a little lightweight to be stoked on cool songs when there’s a pandemic on and obviously bigger issues at play. The way I look at it is music is ultimately that escape that people need and if I can maybe give someone something they haven’t heard before and might dig, then I guess that’s not nothing. It ain’t driving a truck for Meals on Wheels when it comes to lending a hand — I should be doing that shit, as should we all, all the time — but it’s what I’ve got, anyhow.

Thanks for listening if you do, and if you see this and don’t listen, then thanks just for reading.

The Obelisk Show airs 5PM Eastern today at http://gimmeradio.com

Full playlist:

The Obelisk Show – 03.20.20

Moura Ronda das Mafarricas Moura*
Dozer Rising Call it Conspiracy (2020 Reissue)*
Lord Fowl Fire Discipline Glorious Babylon*
Ritual King Dead Roads Ritual King*
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Thunderbird Divine The Hand of Man The Hand of Man*
Mindcrawler Dead Space Lost Orbiter*
Elder Omens Omens*
Arbouretum Let it All In Let it All In*
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Dystopian Future Movies Countenance Inviolate*
Lord Buffalo Raziel Tohu Wa Bohu*
Lemurian Folk Songs Logos Logos*
Sorcia Stars Collide Sorcia*
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King Buffalo Red Star Pt. 1 & 2 Dead Star EP*

The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio airs every Friday 5PM Eastern, with replays Sunday at 7PM Eastern. Next new episode is April 3 (subject to change). Thanks for listening if you do.

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Review & Full Stream: King Buffalo, Dead Star EP

Posted in audiObelisk, Reviews on March 17th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

King Buffalo Dead Star

[Click play above to stream King Buffalo’s Dead Star in full. It’s out this week and available to preorder from the band. Their Spring tour is in the process of being rescheduled due to pandemic. Read their statement here.]

Dead Star is anything but. What’s billed as the fourth King Buffalo EP is actually a sneaky third full-length from the Rochester, New York, three-piece of guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson, clocking in at 35-plus minutes long and marked out by an expansive, creative and spacious flow that willfully builds on the accomplishments of the band’s past while bringing them to new places in terms of sound and arrangements.

From the outset, the sprawl in their sound that came to such satisfying fruition on 2018’s sophomore LP, Longing to Be the Mountain (review here) — which was the best record put out that year not by a band called Sleep — is pushed further, as the 16:21 opener and longest track (immediate points) “Red Star Pt. 1 & 2” embarks on an extended, from-silence-up linear build through its first part only to find itself nearly 12 minutes in as Donaldson‘s drums begin to gallop through its second part and McVay‘s vocals take on more of an urgent delivery suited to the space rocking thrust surrounding.

Underscored with reliable, underrated, secret-weapon-type low-end from Reynolds and fleshed out with undulations of synth and/or effects, it is King Buffalo on a cosmic grandstand in a way they simply never have been. Even their Jan. 2018 EP Repeater (review here), which opened with its 13-minute title-track, didn’t dare explore the regions of far-out that “Red Star Pt. 1 & 2” claims as the trio’s own, and certainly the heavy-psych-blues of 2016’s debut LP, Orion (review here), or the 2015 split with Sweden’s Lé Betre (review here) and the 2013 demo (review here) that preceded it only hinted at the barriers of sound the band would soon enough be breaking.

The latter piece of “Red Star Pt. 1 & 2” is immediate in classic space rock tradition, but still consistent with the slower psychedelic unfolding over the 11-plus minutes that it grew from, and when it crashes, it does so in righteous fashion, a slowdown-into-nod landing heavy and letting go into about a minute of cast-aloft noise and effects drift on a long fade.

If that was it, then sure, Dead Star would be an EP, but the progressive guitar piece “Echo of a Waning Star” — much shorter and just over three minutes long — picks up with a quieter melody of its own that comes to life at about halfway through. Beginning with plucked start-stop notes that stay consistent even as the full tonality and drums kick in circa 1:30 and then come back to the fore after that wave recedes, fleshed out with soft-hit toms and keys, the track is perhaps most reminiscent indeed of an echo — an atmospheric impression rather than a fully structured statement of its own, something intended to set a mood and feel not only hypnotic with that guitar line repeating.

But the complement that follows with the arrival of “Ecliptic” is cinematic in a way King Buffalo have never attempted to be, with McVay taking on the task of setting a four-minute John Carpenter or Goblin-style bed of ’70s prog synthesizer, complete with an underlying pulse of a beat. Entirely instrumental, it is a clear experiment for the band — a way for them to grasp for something new in their sound as they’ve done on EPs in the past — but with the addition of what seems to be a fluidly-mixed wave of distorted guitar (it’s hard to tell after a certain point), there’s a way forward for them in terms of future integration of these elements with their already established modus.

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That is, they’re not just throwing “Ecliptic” in without giving it some context; they’re hinting at what might be things to come as their evolution continues on their next full-length, whether you want to call it their third or fourth, after this. Sampled television or radio static — which used to actually be a thing, you know — underscores the point of interaction with soundtrack media and serves as a transition into the tense guitar line that opens “Eta Carinae.” Also proggier and more exacting in its central riff than some of King Buffalo‘s past work, it is in the Reynolds‘ bass that one most finds the groove holding sway even as Donaldson‘s snare provides steady pops along the way.

A subtle line of synth signals a change to a winding transition and the band are soon enough underway on a still-precise, plotted jam, with a lead and instrumental stretch bringing about a section of chug and the return of McVay‘s vocals, soon enough opening to a stretch of tension-release guitar soloing, but ending ultimately on that chugging riff, accompanied by a touch of synth before a sudden stop.

The title-track, which presses the words together to present as “DeadStar,” is a sweetly melodic four-minute piece based around acoustic guitar that still manages to bring all the pieces of the EP into one shared space, whether it’s the cosmic psych, the spaciousness, the weight of tone — which, yes, shows up — the synth and the vocal melody. McVay‘s presence as a frontman here is undeniable and perhaps a corresponding narrative along with the stylistic development of King Buffalo as a whole, but it’s important to note that the group remains balanced, and “DeadStar” shows this as well as it moves fluidly into its second and third minute, Reynolds smoothing out what might otherwise be stark shifts and Donaldson on the bell of his ride cymbal.

That King Buffalo should not only be toying with their aesthetic in these ways, but also finding solid footing as they do so probably shouldn’t be a surprise to listeners who’ve been exposed in the past to their songwriting, but it remains impressive all the same and it speaks to the quality of their work that seven years on from their demo, with multiple domestic and international tours behind and likely ahead of them — not to mention the specter of an always-pivotal third LP (if this isn’t it) looming on the horizon — that their potential should still resonate so vividly.

I’m a fan of their work, so if you need your grain of salt, take it, but I’ll bottom line this for you as best I can: King Buffalo are a special band. They’ve yet to put out a release that did not significantly bolster their reach, and their progression is met likewise by melodic growth and a consistency of songcraft that make their output all the more a joy to hear. They make it easy to open your mind and embrace new ideas, and if Dead Star is an EP, then it seems damn unlikely 2020 will see a better one.

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King Buffalo Post 2019 Live Bootlegs; Tour Starts March 19

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 10th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Ahead of kicking off a round of touring with The Sword, King Buffalo have posted an 18-show bootleg collection for free public consumption. As I recall watching their performance as it happened at Freak Valley 2019 — I was at Maryland Doom Fest at the time, but with the time difference it worked — and being stunned by it on multiple levels, I immediately went there first. Needless to say, it holds up.

All the links are posted on their website direct to a Google Drive file, so you can stream or download from there as you will. King Buffalo will release their new EP, Dead Star, on March 20, and I hear tell that it might be streaming here a couple days before. Because the truth is King Buffalo are probably too cool for this site at this point, but they either don’t know it yet or are too nice to tell me to screw off when I asked. I’ll take it in any case, keeping my expectations reasonable as regards whatever they do next. One doesn’t want to take advantage.

Some calendar jumbling to do, but I’m hoping to catch them on this run at some point:

King Buffalo

We’ve just added 18 shows from 2019 to our Bootleg Series! Download them all for FREE at kingbuffalo.com/bootlegs.

Come be a part of our Bootlegs for 2020…
?3/19 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground?
?3/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott?
?3/21 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge?
?3/26 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar?
?3/27 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo?
?3/28 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry?
?3/29 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre?
?3/31 Calgary, AB @ Palomino?
?4/2 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret?
?4/3 Seattle, WA @ Barboza?
?4/4 Seattle, WA @ Barboza?
?4/5 Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room?
?4/7 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill?
?4/8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo?
?4/10 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge?
?4/11 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge?
?4/13 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room?
?4/14 St Louis, MO @ Duck Room?
?4/15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar?
?4/16 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern?
?4/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café?
?4/18 Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles?
?5/9 Springfield, MO @ Mother’s Brewing?
?5/14 Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room?
?5/15 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom?
?6/5 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground?
?6/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation +?
?6/12 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre +?
?6/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue +?
?6/25 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place +?
?6/26 Ashbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar?
?6/27 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery?
?7/1 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle +?
?+ w/ The Sword

King Buffalo is:
Sean McVay – Guitar, Vocals, & Synth
Dan Reynolds – Bass & Synth
Scott Donaldson – Drums & Percussion

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King Buffalo Announce Dead Star EP and Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 21st, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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When King Buffalo put out their early-2018 EP Repeater (review here) ahead of their second full-length, Longing to Be the Mountain (review here), it was an opportunity for the Rochester trio to explore new ideas and adventure into what at the time was new sonic terrain for the band. To try new things and introduce their audience to the same. It smoothed the transition between 2016’s Orion (review here) and the follow-up LP, and complemented both works.

Their new “short release,” Dead Star, is more substantial. As in, it’s 36 minutes long. From where I sit, that’s an album one way or the other, and certainly the flow of its six tracks bears that out as well. But the function is similar to Repeater in that King Buffalo once again embrace their creative drive in an open and exciting way. The six songs of Dead Star are thrillingly progressive, taking on aspects of synth and new textures and atmospheres that enrich the band’s core melodies and grooves so as to broaden their scope and make them all the more engrossing. Beginning with the 16-minute pair “Dead Star Pt. 1 & 2,” and running through the finale closing track, Dead Star works to push the boundaries of expectation of what King Buffalo can accomplish as a band, and thereby accomplishes them as well.

Preorders go up later this week, and they’ve got tour dates and a track streaming as of next week. Official release of Dead Star is March 20 and I’m hoping to have more to come as we get closer to then.

In the meantime, here’s a press release I kind of wrote:

King Buffalo Announce their 4th EP “Dead Star” and 2020 Tour Dates

King Buffalo will release their fourth EP, Dead Star, on March 20. The widely-hailed progressive heavy rock trio from Western New York will stream the single “Eta Carinae” Jan. 28 from the six-song, 36-minute release now via Bandcamp with preorders available at kingbuffalo.bigcartel.com on Jan. 24. Extensive tour dates will follow.

Their most brazenly experimental offering to-date, Dead Star will self-release throughout North America and see European issue via Stickman Records.

Self-recorded in late 2019 and early 2020 by guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson, Dead Star continues to push King Buffalo’s psychedelic aspects deep into the cosmic ether, and basks in elements of ambient drone, space rock, prog, mantra-style heavy and synthesizer soundtracking, as well as the bluesy, classic riffing and creative urgency that has underscored their particular style since their 2013 demo and 2016 debut album, Orion. A depth of mix comes courtesy of Grant Husselman, while Bernie Matthews mastered.

“In the early stages of Dead Star, we made the decision to make a strong commitment to experimentation,” explains guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay. “From exploring different time signatures, tunings and textures, to tweaking the song writing processes themselves. We’re extremely proud of these recordings, and feel it’s some of our most ambitious work yet.”

King Buffalo’s discography includes two full-length albums, Orion (2016) and Longing to Be the Mountain (2018), as well as three prior EPs – 2013’s Demo, a 12” split with Le Bétre in 2015, and 2018’s Repeater.

Dead Star continues the risk-taking that fueled Repeater, honoring the core dynamic of King Buffalo as a band while boldly introducing new ideas and sides of their sound to their audience.

Recent years have found King Buffalo touring throughout North America and Europe, with highlight festival performances, support slots and headlining shows, and they bring that experience to the songwriting of Dead Star’s six tracks, be it the sprawling two-part leadoff “Red Star Pt. 1 & 2” or the John Carpenter-esque instrumental “Ecliptic” ahead of the chug-and-crash-prone “Eta Carinae.” All the while King Buffalo maintain a flow and atmosphere that has served as a hallmark of their approach.

“These six songs deviate and expand on horizons that we as King Buffalo haven’t yet reached,” says drummer Scott Donaldson, who also handled the graphic layout of Dead Star with Ryan T. Hancock’s striking cover art. “It’s extremely exciting to make something familiar, but unlike anything we’ve previously done. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Vinyl Details:

Test Press – Limited to 20, hand numbered, and ship mid-February. Includes a download code of the Deluxe version, poly bag, a signed “thank you” from the band with wax seal, an exclusive poster and hand numbered insert.

Deluxe Edition – Limited to 250 units and pressed to 12″ Black and White Vinyl. The Deluxe Edition includes a polybag, a hand numbered insert, and audio commentary by the band. A One-Time Only pressing. They’ll be shipped as soon as mid-March.

Standard Edition – Limited to 750 units and pressed to 12″ Bone White Vinyl. They include a polybag and download code.

Written and recorded by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in December of 2019 & January 2020.

All arrangements by King Buffalo (c) 2019
Produced & Engineered by Sean McVay
Mixed by Grant Husselman
Mastered by Bernie Matthews
Artwork by Ryan T Hancock
Fonts by Mike Turzanski
Layout by Scott Donaldson

Dead Star Track list:
Red Star Pt. 1
Red Star Pt. 2
Echo of a Waning Star
Ecliptic
Eta Carinae
Dead Star

Tour Dates:
1/31 Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere
2/1 Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
3/19 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
3/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
3/21 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
3/26 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
3/27 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo
3/28 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
3/29 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
3/31 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
4/2 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
4/3 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
4/5 Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room
4/7 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
4/8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
4/10 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/11 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/13 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/14 St Louis, MO @ Duck Room
4/15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
4/16 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
4/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
4/18 Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles

King Buffalo is:
Sean McVay – Guitar, Vocals, & Synth
Dan Reynolds – Bass & Synth
Scott Donaldson – Drums & Percussion

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King Buffalo Announce Final 2019 Tour Dates; European Vinyl Pressings Available

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 21st, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Actually, by now, the vinyl’s probably gone. So it goes.

If you want to make your day better, go ahead and watch the stream of King Buffalo playing Freak Valley Festival in Germany back in June. The video is below, as recorded by Rockpalast, and it’s heartwarming on any number of levels as a fan of the band. I remain enamored of 2018’s Longing to Be the Mountain (review here), and to see them nailing that material on such a stage in front of such a crowd is like an unexpected birthday card.

These are their last shows of 2019, which makes me think it won’t be long until they announce their first shows of 2020. But where? And when? And… when… again? I don’t know. Whatever. Just go watch that video. Then listen to the record. Then buy a tshirt or something. These guys have earned it.

Dates:

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KING BUFFALO – LAST TOUR DATES OF 2019 // EURO VINYL PRESSINGS!

We’ve announced our remaining 2019 Tour Dates.

THESE WILL BE OUR LAST SHOWS OF 2019, SO DON’T MISS THEM!

9/25 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
9/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mint
9/27 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/28 Cleveland, OH @ Ingenuity Festival – JUST ANNOUNCED!
11/8 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
11/9 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
11/12 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
11/15 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
11/16 Houston, TX @ White Oak Upstairs
11/19 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/20 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/21 Washington, DC @ DC9
11/23 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
11/27 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place – JUST ANNOUNCED!

BUY TICKETS HERE

EUROPEAN VINYL

LTBTM Euro Edition – The European Version of LTBTM from Stickman Records, normally a European exclusive. We brought back a limited number from our European 2019 Tour. This Edition includes a 180 gram Silver Vinyl! Only 8 copies remain.

Orion Euro Edition – The European Version of Orion from Stickman Records, normally a European exclusive. This Edition includes a 180 gram Orange Transparent Vinyl and comes with a CD! Only 7 copies remain.

Repeater Euro Edition – The European Version of Repeater from Stickman Records, normally a European exclusive. This Edition includes a Beer Yellow Transparent Vinyl with Black silkscreen! Only 12 copies remain.

Lineup:
Sean McVay – vocals, guitar, synth
Dan Reynolds – bass, synth
Scott Donaldson – drums

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Freak Valley Festival Announces 2020 Dates; Live Videos Posted

Posted in Bootleg Theater on June 27th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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The next installment of Freak Valley Festival will be held June 11-13, 2020, and I’m telling you right now, I want to be there. It’s held in Siegen, Germany, and as I’ve been writing lineup announcements for the fest over the last two years or so, I’ve been embarrassed to be invited and unable to make it. This year, Freak Valley was held not only the same weekend as Maryland Doom Fest in the US — where I was — but also as Hellfest in France, and probably six or seven other festivals throughout Europe I can’t think of off the top of my head. Was Copenhell this past weekend too? Yup.

Jesus.

This year, Freak Valley announced — I didn’t write it — they were teaming up with the iconic German concert-video institution Rockpalast to live stream the event as it happened, and the results were staggering. I sat in the early part of the day with my jaw hanging open and watched Monolord absolutely devastate the huge crowd assembled before them, the level of production and the job capturing it — audio and video — absolutely gorgeous. King Buffalo put on an incredible show. Electric Moon! So much awesome, so little time.

The only bummer was Slomatics having to cancel, but they’ve reportedly already been invited for 2020, so at least that’s something to look forward to, but the videos of the sets that came together and were streamed are awesome and still available for your perusal. Some aren’t up on YouTube yet, so I’m including the streams direct as they appeared on Thee Facebooks when they were live. I started out with five of them and then saw the Spaceslug one and had to add them as the sixth. Of course there’s also YOB, New Zealand’s Arc of Ascent and the aforementioned Monolord, Electric Moon and King Buffalo. I figure six-plus hours of live material should probably be enough to keep you occupied for a while. It’s certainly been doing right by me.

Enjoy:

YOB

Monolord

Arc of Ascent

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Spaceslug

Electric Moon

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King Buffalo Announce European Tour Dates with Child

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 9th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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I can’t help but notice that in the list of just-announced European tour dates that King Buffalo will undertake in the company of Australian blues rockers Child, there’s a four-day stretch between their stop at Black Deer Festival in the UK and a date in Caligari, Italy. Does that mean what I think it means? Perhaps a trip to Sardinia on the sly to take part in a certain ultimate-daydream unofficial festival? Yes, I’m talking about Duna Jam. Are King Buffalo playing it? With Child? Fucking take a second and imagine how incredible that will be. Take another second.

Speculation on my part. I know nothing about Duna Jam, or if it’s even happening. It might just be the bands needed a little time to travel after the UK stop. I don’t know. But man, even the thought of King Buffalo playing on the beach in Sardinia, well, it sounds like a really good idea to me, and just maybe I’m not the only one.

Whether you see them there or don’t, see them. I’ve been scratching my head for the last little bit trying to think of some of the most crucial up and coming acts in the varying stripes of American heavy, and King Buffalo are a name to which I continually return. See them.

Dates follow:

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We’re European bound this summer with our good friends CHILD!! All dates below:

21.06 GER – Siegen, Freak Valley Festival**
22.06 UK – Royal Tunbridge Wells, Black Deer Festival
27.06 I – Cagliari, Corto Maltese
28.06 I – Bologna, Freak Out
29.06 I – Allesandria, Cascina, Bellaria
30.06 A – Innsbruck, PMK
01.07. GER – Munich, Feierwerk
02.07. A – Vienna, Viper Room
03.07. GER – Cottbus, Fauler August
04.07. GER – Berlin, Badehaus
05.07. GER – Münster – Rare Guitar
06.07. A – Salzburg, Rockhouse
07.07. GER – Cologne, MTC
08.07. GER – Darmstadt, Oetinger Villa
09.07. GER – Hamburg, Hafenklang
10.07. SWE – Motala, Bomber Bar
11.07. NOR – Oslo, Bla
13.07. LIT – Anyksciai, Devilstone
**only KB

Previously announced East Coast shows:
4/20 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
4/26 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
4/27 Newport, RI @ Rusty’s
5/3 Baltimore, MD @ Windup
5/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
5/26 Joshua Tree, CA @ Stoned & Dusted
6/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
6/8 Montreal, QC @ Tattoo Nouvelle Ere

Info & ticket links: http://kingbuffalo.com/

Lineup:
Sean McVay – vocals, guitar, synth
Dan Reynolds – bass, synth
Scott Donaldson – drums

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Stoned and Dusted Announces Full Lineup; Party in the Desert

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 19th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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There wasn’t really any doubt, but it’s nice to have confirmation that the lineup for Stoned and Dusted is awesome. So there you have Melvins, Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork, King Buffalo, Yawning Man, Acid King, Black Mountain, Lo-Pan, REZN, BigPig, Del-Toros, Sgt. Papers and, oh yeah, Radio Moscow for a bit of the ultra-boogie. I was having a conversation not so long ago with an artist who played last year and was talking about how the sound guy was indeed spaced way the hell out, so when you look at the poster and see “Sound Guy on Acid” listed above the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, you should know they may be speaking literally. No doubt that will only add to the one-of-a-kind experience of the desert’s own heavy party.

The lineup speaks for itself, so I’ll spare you the get-there-if-you-can-get-there rant and just drop the ticket link here for your purchasing and travel planning. There’s also a Spotify playlist below that, while I imagine you’re well familiar with the bulk of these acts, is no less welcome for that, as far as I’m concerned.

Dig:

Stoned and Dusted 2019

The California Desert Wizards Association will hold its second annual members’ gathering on May 25 & 26th, 2019 in the Southern California Mojave Desert, USA.

Total radness on Memorial Day weekend!

On Saturday May 25th we are doing it up at Pappy & Harriet’s, our favorite desert roadhouse and one of the world’s coolest music venues. Get ready for an outside show under the desert skies with Melvins, Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork, REZN, (Big) Pig, and lights by the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show.

Our desert party is back and it’s going down on May 26th at a secret location near Joshua Tree, CA with Black Mountain, Acid King, Radio Moscow, Yawning Man (Official), King Buffalo, Lo-Pan, Sgt. Papers, Del-Toros, and the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show.
Limited tickets available, get yours now!

https://cdwa.ticketleap.com/2019-stoned-and-dusted

Poster by Branca Studio
photo by Sam Grant.

Big thanks to Pizza Del Perro Negro and TIMEWARP MUSIC!!

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