Sat, Nov 04 • 8:00PM
The Music Room
QUAILDOGS & PARKER SMITH & THE BANDWITH
$10 IN ADVANCE / $14 DAY OF / $75 VIP TABLES
Quaildogs breathe life into a distinctive brand of alt-country that recalls the genre’s heyday as a potent '90s niche, while at the same time reveling in classic, freewheeling rock & roll. Having managed to keep together a steady and unfaltering six-piece lineup since their 2011 inception, the band has developed a unique camaraderie and sound that has earned them opening slots for a diverse set of acts including Dawes, Perpetual Groove, Futurebirds, Moon Taxi, American Aquarium and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band—and all this before having released a proper debut full-length.
PARKER SMITH & THE BANDWITH
Atlanta native, Parker Smith landed his first gig in September 2010 and fans immediately took a liking to his unique sound. Musical influences range from Taj Mahal to Talking Heads, self-described “acoustic roots with electric sprouts.” However, the band members attempt to steer clear of staying in one genre. They stress their passion about playing ‘real music with real instruments’ (no computers allowed on stage), and fans appreciate the originality and roots-oriented sound. According to one writer, “Parker Smith and the Bandwith are a great young band out of Atlanta. They’re a southern rock band in an essential way, though their songs run the gamut from sprawling,fast-paced jams to tight, quiet ballads. Smith’s lyrics, backed by tight guitar playing, are poignant and full of yearning: for a cleaner life, a distant woman, fresh ground. It’s honest, heartfelt music that—without taking itself too seriously—contemplates the space between who we are and what we want to be.”
Parker embarked on his “Solo Flight” tour in 2012 and the full band “Piedmont Summer Tour” in 2013 throughout the east coast. He continues to play solo acoustic and full band shows, mixing in carefully chosen covers with his growing list of originals. A compilation of recordings from his “Solo Flight” tour was released in April 2013.
In 2014 Parker moved to the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas and has been playing with some of the area’s finest musicians. They are currently working on the followup to their debut album “Garden Hills” and look forward to expanding their fan base in Texas.
Other Brother is a band of 4 dudes from Atlanta, Georgia. Three of them are actual brothers and one of them is an actual friend. They also have a golden retriever named Mac. None of that is really important. But if you are searching for some good old fashioned rock and roll mixed with original artful songwriting and energetic beats, you’ve come to the right brothers. Their 2016 single "Girl at the Bar" has been featured several times on 99x's "Must Not Suck." And it certifiably does not suck. The band has been on hiatus, with brothers touring far-off kangaroo-infested continents, but they’ve recently reunited to write new material, record an EP and kick off more regular live shows.