Avi Buffalo play intimate London show despite having not slept for two days

Fast-rising California band sign off UK gig run

Avi Buffalo played an intimate sold-out show last night (May 24) at the Old Blue Last in London – despite frontman Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg admitting he hadn’t slept in two days prior to the show.

The fast-rising California Americana four-piece were signing off from a brief UK gig run at the show, having played at the Great Escape festival in Brighton earlier in the month.

“I haven’t slept in two days,” Zahner-Isenberg told NME. “Obviously, I need sleep, cos I don’t want to be crying all the time.”


The band played songs mainly from their debut self-titled album. Zahner-Isenberg looked nervous and stuttered, repeatedly thanking the crowd and saying it was “weird” but “great” that they had managed to sell out the show.

They ended their set with a two-song encore of ‘Distaste & Interest’ and ‘Can’t I Know’, with many fans who had thought the show was over piling back up the venue’s staircase to catch the end of the set.

The band now return ot the USA before flying back to the UK for a show at Manchester‘s Deaf Institute on June 24, and to play Glastonbury on June 27.

Avi Buffalo played:

‘Summer Cum’
‘I’m Getting Too Old For This!’
‘Where’s Your Dirty Mind’
‘Truth Sets In’
‘What’s In It For’
‘We Can’t Try This Again’
‘Remember Last Time’
‘Distaste & Interest’
‘Can’t I Know’