Eight Gigs: Avi Buffalo

Sun., Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $10

Avi Buffalo is the moniker for Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, a southern Californian man barely old enough to buy beer, but who’s spent his childhood plundering his dad’s old psychedelic-rock collection. Last year Zahner-Isenberg declared Avi Buffalo broken up. How exactly do you break up yourself? Who knows. The important thing is that Avi Buffalo isn’t broken up any longer, and will hit Sacramento on this current U.S. tour. His last record, At Best Cuckold, is filled with beauty and poppy melodies, but expresses a lot of internal struggle in the lyrics. All this turmoil makes for some intriguing songwriting. 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/avibuffalomusic.