The Good Music Club is a new web series hosted by KUT’s Laurie Gallardo in which the club documents live performances by Austin musicians. Sunday’s showcase at The ND will be the second in the series.
Headlining is The Calm Blue Sea. A year ago, the instrumental post-rock quartet rose from an 18-month hiatus just in time for South by Southwest (SXSW), signed with record label Modern Outsider, reissued their three-year-old debut album on CD and vinyl, and were featured on NPR Music’s song of the day during the week of SXSW. Currently, the band is working on a new album in hopes to have it released by this summer. The instrumental band exudes passion, clarity and flawless techniques while maintaining the post-rock style of crescendos and chaos; The Calm Blue Sea is a master of its own orchestrations.
Alternative country/Americana/folk band, Guns of Navarone is the impeccable balance of the three genres. The quartet recently released their first full-length album, Prize & Battlefield, after working closely for perfection with Michael Landon and Chris James at Premium Studios. Their tracks are coated with the rich, Southern voice of vocalist Cory Reinisch, which is beautifully supported by guitars, bass and drums. With their style and lyrics, Guns of Navarone induces an unbearable craving for the summertime, the scent of grass on humid mornings and that kind of love you really want despite knowing it will hurt. In a nutshell, Guns of Navarone is what’s good about The South.
Also performing Sunday night is grunge/punk-rock band The Blind Pets. One thing that you cannot deny is that a punk-rock set will always obtain your attention. The intensity and brilliance in their 2011 album, Sweet Tooth, shows a carefully tailored style improved upon since 2009’s Smashed. The tracks ooze defiance and aggression.
Opening The Good Music Club’s taping showcase will be stomp-folk-revival quartet Hello Wheels. They will be kicking off the show with their upbeat rhythms catered by the guitar, banjo, upright bass, a horn section, and percussion. Hello Wheels’ sound compliments Guns of Navarone’s summery style.
The ND is located at 501 Brushy St. off of I-35. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show is free . Click on the link to visit the show post on Facebook. Please note that this event is being recorded, so attendees need to be prepared to stay for the duration.