Good Old War, a coming together of melody, enchanting folk tunes and Indie rock
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 15:10
If you love Omaha's warm, loving musical scene, prepare yourself for a truly out-of-this-world Indie rock concert experience by Philadelphia-based indie band Good Old War. Made up of the trio Keith Goodwin, Daniel Schwartz, and Tim Arnold, the band is scheduled to play Omaha’s Sokol Auditorium along with NeedtoBreathe and Matthew Mayfield on Oct. 24. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
The band, already graced with an impressive repertoire of music, will be there to please your senses with their masterful combination of engaging melodies, vocals, guitar and percussion. Fans will be graced with the presence of a progressive Indie folk band, comprised of extremely talented folk musicians, former members of progressive rock band Days Away (Keith Arnold and Tim Schwartz), formed in Langhorne, Pa. in 1998.
The name of the band comes from the last names of the band members—Goodwin for Good, Arnold for Old and Schwartz for War. They've created a sensation among lovers of rock music since their debut in 2008 with the release of their first album “Only way To Be Alone.” The band hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart this year upon the release of their third full length album, “Come Back as Rain.” The album was recorded last spring in Mike Mogis’ (Bright Eyes, Cursive) Omaha, Neb. studio and was produced by Jason Cupp, according to the band’s official Tumblr page.
The success of “Come back as Rain” has been phenomenal, as the band has since played on the late-night talk show "Conan" and have sold out various shows across the country, all of which have made headlines. Simple, soulful lyrics, melodious renditions have been their forte in all their tracks, and “Come Back as Rain” is no exception.
Following the grand success of the album, the band has made as many as five national tours this year, both as headliners and as main support for Counting Crows, NeedtoBreathe, Dispatch and Xavier Rudd. On Aug. 14, the band gave a stellar performance in a late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel live. A few weeks later they appeared on the VH1 show Big Morning Buzz’.
For lovers of intense, dreamy Indie rock, Good Old War's concert in Omaha is sure to be a feast for the ears as the band promises to unfold a rock-driven drama focusing on haunting folk tunes, country numbers and harmony resembling that of a lullaby.