Crooks, Whitman and Guns of Navarone Play Friday Night at Threadgill’s
Once again, I, your Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo, found another one of those triple bills that I’m constantly seeking out. And I’m delighted to note that this particular bill is a good mix of different styles.
Here’s what’s coming up Friday night at Threadgill’s World Headquarters:
Headlining is one of my all-time local favorites, Austin quartet Crooks. This is what I refer to as country with an edge – nice and rough and staring you straight in the eye, very much a tip of the hat to the early years of country-western music that you did your drinkin’ to. The guys have been hard at work on a new album with producer Danny Reisch (word is that Flaco Jiménez will be making a guest appearance on one of the tracks), and they’re scheduled to perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest next month.
Indie rock quartet Whitman is also on the bill. Tight on the rhythm, loads of guitar and plentiful catchy melodies – and they like to keep it loud. Whitman is also busily working on a new album, due for release in the spring, and recently added new bassist Micajah Nye.
Local quartet Guns of Navarone delivers Americana with a rock ‘n’ roll flourish, lead by songwriter Cory Reinisch. The guys just completed production on their upcoming album, Prize and Battlefield, set for release November.
See all three bands at their show Friday night, 9 p.m., at Threadgill’s, 301 W. Riverside Dr. Triple the goodness. This one comes recommended.