Thurs., May 30, Avi Buffalo
Blue Lamp, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12
It's been three yeas since Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (a.k.a. Avi Buffalo) beguiled fans and critics alike with his self-titled debut's hazy, summery blend of Laurel Canyon folk and prog-jazzy guitar whorls. His tender tenor dances with twee ebullience lost in “Summer Cum” and echoes the Shins' existential melancholia on tracks like “What's in it For?” The album's quirky dose of innocence and soft abandon is a tough act to follow, and Zahner-Isenberg has taken his time, which has been complicated by a steady diet of touring. But he's been in the studio recently, finishing a second album, which is expected out later this year. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.facebook.com/avibuffalomusic.