Archive War Plays Thursday Night at Skinny’s Ballroom
Local quartet Archive War is led by songwriter, vocalist and native Austinite Mason Kinard. He had been away from his hometown for awhile, moving to Portland, OR in 1999 and making his way through Colorado, Maryland and New Jersey. He knew, from an early age, that music was his path. It was a way of life with his family, and music is a part of what fueled his own desire to travel.
Kinard returned to Austin in the early 2000′s and released his first solo EP, Gone, in 2003, with producer Eric Shiveley, followed by a self-titled EP that he recorded independently. Now, with Archive War, his influences continue to shine through. The band takes a journey where Americana and psychedelia cross paths. Along the way, others are invited on the trip – classic country, stemming from a deep admiration for icons like Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash – the stuff Kinard’s dad listened to, and smatterings of punk and new wave by way of The Clash and Talking Heads, respectively.
Be sure to check out Archive War when they play Thursday night at Skinny’s Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto. This is a cool triple bill that features local artists Colin Gilmore and Noelle Hampton. The music begins at 9 p.m. Don’t miss out.