Buffalo Killers is a rock trio from Cincinnati, Ohio, consisting of Zach Gabbard, Andy Gabbard, and Joey Sebaali. The group was formed by three ex-members of Thee Shams, who broke up in 2006. While Thee Shams may have been classified as Garage Rock with a Southern Rock influence, Buffalo Killers place more emphasis on structured songwriting and lyrics that deviate from the typical Blues Rock topics.
Buffalo Killers also sees different instrumentation than Thee Shams, with Zach Gabbard switching from guitar to bass, and Joe Seballi on drums instead of keyboards. The reduction in personnel may also earn Buffalo Killers the label "power trio", which accurately reflects the similarity of their music with such bands as Blue Cheer.