THE GOOD MUSIC CLUB: Guns of Navarone
Time for some more incredible musical discoveries, courtesy of your pals at The Good Music Club! The GMC a locally-produced live music event and an online video series highlighting some of Austin’s best bands and solo artists making an impact on the local music scene. This week’s installment features Guns of Navarone.
The band’s been described as alt.-country, with a style similar to that of Uncle Tupelo or Old 97s. However, this local quartet, featuring songwriter and vocalist Cory Reinisch, guitarist Seth Grueneberg, bassist Dustin Meyer and drummer Richard Knox, brings a lot more to the table than that. On their album Prize and Battlefield (2011), you hear the traditional folk and country – the guitar, banjo-picking, and essential slide guitar – but it’s not simply roots music. The sound is a little more raw, almost like a mix of Southern rock, pop and punk. The band also prefers to keep their songs short, driven by melody, and engaging without oversimplifying, as you’ll see in these great clips of their performances.
We’re already preparing for the next taping of The Good Music Club, scheduled for April 30 at The ND, located at 5th and Brushy, very close to Progress Coffee. We’re confirming the list of bands performing – details coming soon. Stay tuned!