Buffalo Moon performs live for The Local Show

by Jon Schober

  1. Listen Buffalo Moon In-Studio

    Jan 13, 2014

Three years since their last performance in our studios, Buffalo Moon has gone through big changes in that time. Most notably: lead singer Karen Freire made the move to New York to clear her head after some personal trials. That transition follows the path of many local acts in recent years — members splitting time between Minnesota and other places out-of-state.

In any other scenario, this could make recording and collaborating pretty difficult. But for Buffalo Moon, it's a welcome challenge. The distance facilitated the creation of their best album yet, Machista. They've incorporated more South American influences into the mix and solidified their image. After a sold-out release show at Icehouse, the people of the Twin Cities agree: it's good to have Buffalo Moon back in action.

Songs performed: "Liar," "Hollywood" and "Machista"

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    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios
    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios
    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios
    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios
    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios
    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios
    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Buffalo Moon performs in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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