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Phantom Buffalo And Friends Had A Party

If you’re at all familiar with the music scene here in Portland, then you know Phantom Buffalo. You’ve probably known them since they were the Ponys, and chances are you’ve spent quite a bit of time with their previous record, Shishimumu. On Saturday evening, the band assembled with friends Honey Clouds and Metal Feathers (both of whom played spectacular energetic sets) at SPACE to celebrate the long-awaited release of their followup, Take To The Trees. The band went all out, decorating the stage with life-size versions of the characters from the album’s artwork, bringing the whole room into their world as they played through the entire album. They closed the set with new songs (since the album was mostly record back in 2005, they’ve certainly got more new material since then – when’s the next one, guys?) that the audience loved. The album is available from local label Time-Lag Records.

Phantom Buffalo

Honey Clouds

Metal Feathers

Check out the full photo gallery right over here.

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🕯️ This weekend only! The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️