Andrew Gabbard: Cedar City Sweetheart [Album Review]

Andrew GabbardCedar City SweetheartColemine/Karma Chief Records [2023] He’s finally gone and done it: Andrew Gabbard made a country album. For those who jumped on board with 2021’s Homemade, this might be a slight surprise. That album was full of hazy folk-rock and psych-pop gems that may have had some twang here or there, but were mostly … Read more

Fire Track: Andrew Gabbard – “Glum & Empty”

Andrew Gabbard has become a household name in the Ohio rock-n-roll scene. As a guitarist and vocalist for Cincinnati-based Thee Shams and the critically acclaimed Buffalo Killers, his songwriting chops have been proven time and time again. He currently serves as one half of the Gabbard Brothers, performs as a touring guitarist for The Black … Read more

The Gabbard Brothers: The Gabbard Brothers [Album Review]

The Gabbard BrothersThe Gabbard BrothersColemine/Karma Chief Records [2022] If you have been around The Fire Note for any type of time, you are probably familiar with brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard. Not only did Andrew release an excellent solo record at the end of last year but the duo made up two thirds of the … Read more

Andrew Gabbard: Homemade [Album Review]

Andrew GabbardHomemadeKarma Chief/Colemine Records [2021] If you’ve paid any attention to the Dayton/Cincinnati music scene over the last two decades, you’ve probably encountered the music of Andrew Gabbard at some point. He’s played garage rock in Thee Shams, explored cosmic American psych with Buffalo Killers, and released several solo projects under various guises throughout the … Read more

Fire Track: Andrew Gabbard – “Getting High”

Andrew Gabbard’s (Gabbard Brothers, Buffalo Killers) new studio album Homemade drops December 3rd via Colemine Records imprint Karma Chief Records. A musician whose influences span hard rock, psych, garage rock, and energetic pop, Andrew Gabbard has long been a force on the Southwestern Ohio music scene. Working with Thee Shams, Buffalo Killers, and currently as … Read more

Fire Track: Andrew Gabbard – “Wake Up, Brother”

Andrew Gabbard (Buffalo Killers, Gabbard Brothers) keeps 2021 rolling with his new infectious single “Wake, Up, Brother.” The track is off his forthcoming LP Homemade Album from Karma Chief/Colemine Records. “I wrote the first verse of this song on a plane about a year ago (can’t believe it’s been that long) when I was on … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

AOW’s goal is to always help our readers find at least one new artist for their playlist and hopefully their physical collection. Today, all the way from Dublin, TFN is featuring the debut from Pillow Queens, out of Ohio and from the ashes of Buffalo Killers we get The Gabbard Brothers and finally coming to … Read more

Buffalo Killers: Alive And Well In Ohio [Album Review]

Buffalo Killers Alive And Well In Ohio Alive Naturalsound Records [2017] Who: Alive And Well In Ohio marks the eighth album from Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers. This album was recorded at their Howler Hills Farm analog studio and mixed and mastered by Mike Montgomery (R. Ring, Ampline). Sound: Buffalo Killers offer up a laid back muscular … Read more

Andy Gabbard – “Juice” [Video]

Andy Gabbard is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Dayton, Ohio, who plays with Buffalo Killers, a band that he founded with his brother Zachary. He is also a former member of Thee Shams, a garage rock band that he joined when he was seventeen.

Andy’s solo work so far has been compared to Brian Wilson, Matthew Sweet, Superdrag and even Dinosaur Jr. His new sophomore album, Plenum Castle, is a departure from the his debut Fluff as he as it said to feature new sounds and styles, while showcasing his engaging songwriting.

The video for “Juice” is the first single from his forthcoming sophomore solo album which is out July 14th via Alive Naturalsound Records.

Andy Gabbard: Fluff [Album Review]

Andy Gabbard Fluff Alive Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Andy Gabbard comes at you with a 90’s rock guitar in his hand. Album Review: Have you ever sat in your room and just thought of making a record? I don’t even care if you can play an instrument, remember one lyric or even been close … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Andy Gabbard – “More”

You may not know the name but hopefully you are familiar with Andy Gabbard’s daytime band the Buffalo Killers. They didn’t just have one but two releases last year on Sun Pedal Recordings and have an entire catalog linked to Alive Natural Sound Records. That is the quick background music history on Andy as his … Read more

Buffalo Killers: Fireball Of Sulk [Album Review]

Buffalo Killers Fireball Of Sulk Sun Pedal Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: Fireball of Sulk is the Buffalo Killers heaviest guitar release to date. Album Review: Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers like to keep busy as Fireball of Sulk represents their second release this year. The six song record follows their Sun Pedal debut, Heavy Reverie, which … Read more

Buffalo Killers: Heavy Reverie [Album Review]

Buffalo Killers Heavy Reverie Sun Pedal Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: The Buffalo Killers return with a sonically polished 5th studio effort entitled Heavy Reverie. Album Review: The Buffalo Killers are no strangers to success. In fact, their previous four albums have gained them critical claim from Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes who knows … Read more

Buffalo Killers – Numbered Unique Vinyl Artwork – 50 Copies

Here is your chance for a very limited vinyl release from Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers. Their new album, Heavy Reverie, will be available on 5/13 via Sun Pedal Recordings. The bundle may seem a bit pricey but you not only get the 1 of a kind numbered test pressing but a copy of the retail vinyl, … Read more

Top 20 Guitar Riffs of 2013

The Fire Note never claims to know all about the mighty guitar riff but we’ve given a listen to plenty of albums this year. I’m even sure there are some riffs that happened to slip through the cracks but we did our best to efficiently scour the 2013 releases. Hours went into listening from Deafheaven … Read more

Buffalo Killers sign with Sun Pedal Recordings / New Album 2014

Good news from the camp of Buffalo Killers. They have just recently signed with Sun Pedal Recordings (Warner Music Group). The Cincinnati group is coming off of three years of released albums (the critically acclaimed 3 (2011), Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. (2012) and Ohio Grass (2013) (TFN Review))), and the band just completed their fifth … Read more

Buffalo Killers: Ohio Grass [Album Review]

Buffalo Killers Ohio Grass Alive Natural Sounds Records [2013] Fire Note Says: This 6 song Record Store Day release captures the essence of Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers. Album Review: The Buffalo Killers have been perfecting their warm classic rock sound over their last several albums which hit a high point on last summer’s fourth full length … Read more

Buffalo Killers go green! RSD release Ltd ‘Ohio Grass’ 12″ EP

The Buffalo Killers are joining Record Store Day with the release of Ohio Grass. This limited edition 12″ EP will pressed on herb green vinyl from Alive Natural Sound Records. You can check out the track listing below and several upcoming tour dates to check out the Buffalo Killers live! OHIO GRASS TRACK LISTING: Side … Read more

Buffalo Killers: A Tribute To The Songs Of Eddie Hinton Vol. 4 7-Inch

Buffalo Killers Dangerous Highway: A Tribute To The Songs Of Eddie Hinton Vol. 4 Shake It Records [2012] Eddie Hinton was a songwriter/singer/guitarist and a key player in the Muscle Shoals Sound from 1967-1971. This series is just a small attempt to spotlight his great work and influence over the years. So far Greg Dulli … Read more

Various Artists: Alive At The Deep Blues Fest [Album Review]

Various Artists Alive at The Deep Blues Fest Alive Natural Sound Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Alive at The Deep Blues Fest is put together with perfection as every band here scratches that blues itch in its’ own special way. Album Review: I thought reviewing my first compilation might be a challenge but, thank goodness … Read more