Great White Buffalo
628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Mystery Jets are Blaine Harrison, Will Rees, Kai Fish, Kapil Trevedi. On the making of the album Radlands, Blaine explains:
We've always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film Badlands and Redlands, Keith Richard's Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river.
All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called jack who ran a little studio up in the hills-which is why the songs sound the way they do. In the daytime we wrote lyrics on the porch and in the evenings a family of Deer would gather in the back yard to hear us play. Some nights we drove into town to drink and bring people back to play on the songs.
When we arrived home, it was hard to believe any of it even happened. It somehow all felt like a strange dream. But when Dan Carey heard it and invited us down to his studio we listened back to everything and it was all there, it was real. All we were missing were some gospel singers, which he found in the Streatham community ladies choir...
Twelve months on, and we are gearing up to take Radlands on the road. Its been a long time and we cannot wait to see you all again.
Great White Buffalo
It has often felt as if sincerity and personal conviction were run out of rock n’ roll in exchange for a tepid and demure approach to song writing, analogous to the music industry’s apprehension of change.
Great White Buffalo, however, appear and sound determined to reintroduce and inject that emotional intelligence back into the veins of rock music, starting with an indie sensibility. The band has been garnering attention and for good reason. Their recent self-titled debut release, which they recorded with Grammy award-winning producer Philip Allen (Adele, Aerosmith) this past year, kicks up reminders of big sounds, challenging metaphors, and hooks that will make you & yours randy.
With comparisons abounding, this L.A. quartet is set to make a splash onto the airwaves. Check out this track “Thanks for Nothing” and do yourself a solid by grabbing their record. It’s surely a wondrous way to welcome spring back into your life.
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