With Record Store Day falling on Saturday this year — 4/20, y’all! — it should be no surprise that critically acclaimed Cincy-area rockers Buffalo Killers would get in on the action; pot references are sprinkled throughout the band’s discography and their deft blend of vintage Psych Pop and swampy Blues Rock is certainly THC-friendly.
The trio — which tours frequently and has made fans out of The Black Keys, The Black Crowes and many others across the U.S.
— is coming through big with a new six-track, 12-inch vinyl EP titled Ohio Grass. The follow-up to the band’s fourth and finest full-length, 2012’s Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., has more than just a title reference to the smoky stuff — the EP’s cover features a giant, burning joint and the vinyl itself is colored “Herb Green” (as noted on the pot-leaf sticker also gracing the cover).
The EP is a Record Store Day exclusive through the band’s label, Alive Naturalsound Records. The band will be spending 4/20 in Dayton, performing an in-store at Omega Records to celebrate the release and Record Store Day, but on Friday Buffalo Killers perform a free show for Cincinnati fans at MOTR Pub with special guests The Cincinnati Suds.
10 p.m. 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-MOTR, buffalokillers.com.