Thursday, August 10 / 8pm doors, 9pm music / $5
Nina & The Buffalo Riders (Psychedelic/Blues/Hard rock)
Flying Buffaloes (Southern rock/Country)
Chris Canas (Blues/Funk/Soul)
Nina & the Buffalo Riders: “Catch them now before they go supernova. The band’s sound is bluesy and psychedelic while Nina Sofia’s powerhouse vocals are soon to be classified one of the seven wonders of the Midwestern world” (Metro Times).
“The passionate vocals of Nina Sofia which when accompanied…gave the crowd a musical stew that hinted at influences by The Grateful Dead, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and Janis Joplin” (Chuck Marshall -National Rock Review).
Since their formation in early 2013, “Nina and the Buffalo Riders have been steadily building a following in Detroit with music that aches with soul and burns with the heart of rock” (Chuck Marshall – National Rock Review), playing prime time slots at Detroit Winter Blast 2016 & 2017; Showcase D’Holidays 2015; Arts Beats and Eats Royal Oak 2015 & 2016; opening for Detroit’s own Sponge at the Allen Park City Art and Music Festival in 2013, 2014, and 2015; the Metro Times Blowout 2015, Hamtramck Music Festival 2016 & 2017; and the Ferndale City Pride Festival in 2014; headlining venues such as the Magic Stick Detroit; Short’s Brewing Company Bellaire; PJ’s Lager House Corktown; Blind Pig Ann Arbor; Hopcat Detroit; as well as direct support for national acts such as The Steepwater Band Chicago, Mike Leslie of Candelbox, and Detroit Classic Rock royalty Frijid Pink.
“In the sixties, they would have been referenced as a ‘tribal’ band because of their ‘hippie’ tendency. Nowadays, they just play good music and don’t have to worry about labels” (PhilMaq- Radio Personality at 89.3 WHFR).
Nina and The Buffalo Riders debut EP is out now and can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CD Baby and streamed on both Spotify and Pandora.
After a magical recording experience at Studio Litho with producer Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho in Seatlle, NBR will be releasing their second CD on August 25, 2017!!
Flying Buffaloes, as a band, represents the essence and energy of the current musical climate in Nashville; the converging sounds of the traditional country honky-tonk mentality with the new wave of gritty East Nashville rock & roll. Their sound is reminiscent of The Eagles, vocally, with Beatles-esque harmony and a swampy, Rolling Stones-meets-CCR rhythm section. Country influences like Waylon Jennings. Willie Nelson, and Chris Stapleton radiate through in Flying Buffaloes songwriting, instrumentation, and lyrics.
This menagerie of influencers is evident in the group’s upcoming debut release, Taking Off, which features songs written by co-frontmen Barry Stone, Johan Stone, and Jordan Harazin. While running the emotional gamut with songs about friendship, lovers’ scorn, and growing up, The 5-track EP has a prevailing feeling of unity, borne out of the frustration experienced by each of the five band members in dealing with Berlin, Germany native, Johan Stone’s immigration troubles.
“We’d have these sporadic, highly creative periods together, and then [Johan] would have to return to Germany to work out his visa,” says drummer, Danny Pratt. “It’s been a struggle, but the whole experience has brought us closer together.”
It’s the emotions induced by this struggle, coupled with the guys’ strong friendship and a sense of levity, that make Flying Buffaloes’ live performance so engaging.
Smiles are often exchanged, mid-song, between band members as they ebb and flow through a range of dynamics and grooves. Lead guitarist Tommy Leland adds, “When it comes down to it, our show is all about having fun and connecting both as a band and with the audience. We just really like being out on the town together and hanging.” It’s this shared social and music connection that has allowed a guy like Johan from an ocean and a continent away to instantly fit in with a bunch of midwesterners and furthermore, resonate with listeners across the globe. You can hear Taking Off and find Flying Buffaloes on tour, Summer 2017.
The Chris Canas Band is one of Michigan’s leading bands for live music. With their diverse mix of Blues, Funk, and Soul they are always well equipped to bring the party wherever they go. With heart-wrenching vocals, pulse pounding rhythms, and an electric energy that can be felt in the air. Don’t miss an opportunity to see the CCB “LIVE” and in the flesh. Do your Soul a favor and feed it some hot Bluesberry Pie with a side order of fresh cut Funk and a tall glass of Soul!