Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern

Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern
Ghost Buffalo, one last time as seen through the lens of Jon Solomon

Ghost Buffalo, Eyes and Ears, Brian Hartley, Sonic Vomit
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
3 Kings Tavern
Better than:
The death of a person -- that just sucks. Out of the death of a band, at least there came a great show

The night was bittersweet. And how could it not be? After six years of shows and tours and records, Ghost Buffalo has, for good reason, become an integral part of the Denver scene. The truth is now upon us, though. Ghost Buffalo is no more.

Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern
Jon Solomon (click to enlarge)

Ironically, though, Ghost Buffalo did prove something tonight: that it's a great band, and that the scene in this fair city will be a little less awesome without it. As T.S. Eliot said, "You are the music while the music lasts." The band is gone, now, but the music goes on.

Ghost Buffalo, you will be missed.

Critic's Notebook

Personal Bias: Ghost Buffalo was the first band I ever reviewed for publication, and I've been a fan for years
Random Detail: Bryan Hartley sounds kind of like Merle Haggard and looks a little like Thom Yorke -- an odd combo
By the way: Ghost Buffalo is not ruling out the possibility of reforming the band or starting a new band with its four members: Stay tuned

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