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Good Old War: On Tour Now with Xavier Rudd In Canada!
Then we’re coming home for Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with Good Old War live on December 20 at the TLA with Vacationer.
XAVIER RUDD & GOOD OLD WAR 2012
November 16 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 17 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 19 - Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, AB
November 20 - Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, AB
November 21 - MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
November 23 - Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK
November 24 - Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
November 27 - London Music Hall, London, ON
November 28 - The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
November 30 - Elements Night Club, Kitchener, ON
December 01 - The Wentworth Room at Hamilton Convention, Hamilton, ON
December 04 - Bronson Centre, Ottawa, ON
December 05 - Imperial Theatre, Quebec City, QC
December 06 - Granada Theatre, Sherbrooke, QC
December 07 - Metropolis, Montreal, QC
SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE
Salt Lake City Weekly’s Concert Review: Good Old War at The Depot
Tim Arnold, drummer and vocalist in indie-rock trio Good Old War, has described the band’s live shows as “a campfire with friends where you play songs together and sing along like friends.” And at Good Old War’s intimate, communal show at the Depot last night, no description could have been more accurate.
The set list consisted of tunes both new and old, from Good Old War’s 2008 debut Only Way to Be Alone, their self-titled sophomore album (2010) to the lovely Come Back as Rain, released earlier this year. With tremendous joie de vivre, Arnold, Keith Goodwin (vocals/guitar) and Dan Schwartz (vocals/guitar) played a set that not only displayed incredible musicianship— including a few awesome guitar solos from Schwartz—but also pulled at the audience members’ heartstrings with emotionally charged songs like “That’s Some Dream.” With the song’s poignant lyrics, including “I’m gonna live, I’m all right / I’m gonna die, it’s all right / I’m OK,” it wasn’t surprising to hear a guy behind me say to his friend, “Damn, that one made me tear up …”
Luckily, the set also included a lot of hilarious crowd banter and a couple of fun covers, to the relief of this writer, especially, who has been known to get teary during Hallmark commercials. At one point, Good Old War blasted into a rendition of “Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” with Arnold showcasing powerful pipes. And Goodwin revealed the true reason the band chose the name Good Old War — created from bits of the trio’s last names — “Goodwin, Arnold & Schwartz sounded like a law firm.”
“Amazing Eyes” was a particularly beautiful moment in the show, with the spare accompaniment of only an acoustic guitar allowing the trio’s gorgeous three-part harmonies as well as Goodwin’s spectacular voice to really shine. “Loud Love” was an opportunity to enjoy fantastic vocal solos from all three band members. And “Better Weather” — as played in living rooms across America when Good Old War made their first national TV appearance on TBS late-night Conan in April— encapsulated the band’s infectious optimism and hope and got the entire audience singing along with huge smiles on their faces.
It’s not uncommon to see musicians and bands just get through their set without being emotionally invested in the audience, but Good Old War couldn’t have projected more love for their listeners and utter joy in their craft. I left the Depot feeling like I’d just been sitting around a campfire with some close friends, toasting marshmallows, singing songs and gazing at the stars through the trees.
Good Old War Cover Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas” Live In Philly
Good Old War covering Weezer’s My Name is Jonas live at the Union Transfer in Philly on 8/6/12 as an encore.
Good Old War Perform “Loud Love” on Jimmy Kimmel
Good Old War Perform “Better Weather” on Jimmy Kimmel
Good Old War Playing Jimmy Kimmel Live & The Banana Boat Song Live from Philly
Good Old War live cover of the Banana Boat Song at the Union Transfer Show in Philadelphia, PA August 6, 2012. What a great night!
GOOD OLD WAR ON TOUR MORE SHOWS ANNOUNCED CLICK TO SEE FULL SCHEDULE
And don’t forget to tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 14th - GOW will be playing live on the show on ABC TV with Joseph Gordon Levitt as the guest.
NOTE : If you are recording it on DVR and the show airs at Midnight on East and West Coast so you may need to record the WEDNESDAY show as it technically airs on Wednesday! 11pm CST time
Washingtonian Band Notes: Good Old War Tonight at Black Cat DC / Interview
We catch up with the Philly three-piece’s Keith Goodwin to talk Counting Crows, musical inspiration, and getting “Mad Men” stars to appear in your video.
By Julyssa Lopez
Good Old War plays Black Cat this Tuesday, August 7.
SEE ALL GOOD OLD WAR SHOW DATES HERE
We last chatted with Philadelphia-based band Good Old War back in April, when they were in town to play a show at Black Cat. They return to the venue tomorrow, but vocalist/guitarist Keith Goodwin, a recent father, is currently taking advantage of some down time to hang out with his son and rehearse for an upcoming tour this fall, which means he almost missed this interview because his nine-month-old son started to cry. Fatherhood aside, Goodwin, drummer Tim Arnold, and guitarist Dan Schwartz have spent several hours a day perfecting tunes off their latest album, Come Back as Rain. The emotionally charged record, already voted one of the best releases of 2012 by iTunes, will be the centerpiece of Tuesday night’s show at the Black Cat (the gig is one of three preempting a larger opening tour with Dispatch this September). Multilayered and richly acoustic, the record has helped shape a growing fan base around Good Old War’s raw, melodic sound. (It also doesn’t hurt that Mad Men actress Peyton List, a.k.a. Jane Sterling, stars in the music video for their latest single, “Amazing Eyes.”) We caught up with Goodwin to discuss writing the new album, touring with the Counting Crows, and his secret love for electronic beats.
You have a big tour coming up in September—what’s the band up to until that starts?
Well, we just got done touring with the Counting Crows for about a month, then we did some Canadian festivals on the way back—they were all really awesome. Now we’re just practicing for a couple shows we have in August, so we’re doing that and writing songs and hanging out with our families. We go back out on tour at the end of September for a solid three months, so right now’s our time to just practice for three or four hours a day and spend time with our families.
What was the tour with the Counting Crows like?
It was really good. It was a good opportunity to get in front of a lot people who haven’t heard us before. Hopefully everyone had a good time while we were playing. I think it was good for us; we sold a lot of CDs. Plus it was all amphitheaters, so it was fun to play outside in the sunshine.
What was the reaction from new Counting Crows fans who hadn’t heard you before?
Really good—we’ve been lucky to be on good opening tours with good bands. I like to open for bands because it seems to be a way to get people to come out to our shows and sell a bunch of CDs, and then hopefully the next time there’re a couple hundred more people at our shows. Adam [Duritz] is really hands on with everything, so we got to know him pretty well. We had a good time.
Where did the album title for Come Back As Rain come from?
I had written a song for my aunt when she passed away, and it was a line from that. We didn’t end up using that song, but we ended up going back to that line for the album.
Good Old War Will Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live - August 14th
What’s Your Favorite Remix of Amazing Eyes? Help Us Decide
Loud Love & Better Weather Live From The Outlaw Roadshow
Good Old War perform “Loud Love” and “Better Weather” live at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA on The Outlaw Roadshow tour.
ITUNES Picks their Best of 2012 “Come Back As Rain” Included
Good Old War Video Premiere “Amazing Eyes”
Good Old War’s Tim Arnold Recounts For Matador ” What It Feels Like To Play Conan”
I’M IN LA and I am laying in bed, at the crack of dawn. Yesterday I was in Boise. How does this happen to me?
Really feeling strange on a Z-pack as a result of bronchitis. I take a shower and attempt to squeak out some notes. It goes OK but mostly what I’m thinking about is why we have to go to the Warner Brothers lot so early. I just want more sleep. It’s not gonna happen. Shut up Tim, just shut up.
This is our first TV appearance and I’ll be damned if I fuck it up. We arrive, say hello to the crew, run around in circles setting up our gear, change a drumhead, ask the LD for gaff tape, apply it to my snare drum to get that nice warm thud I like. The bass drum is a rental and the heads are not tuned so I ask our sound engineer / producer / friend Jason Cupp to tune it up and he does with a quickness and skill that I expected.
Everyone is setting up and there is excitement in the air but it is wafted away by a sense of urgency or business. Get it done. As a fan of the show I keep looking around to maybe catch a glimpse of the towering ginger man who cracks jokes. He is nowhere to be found.
American Songwriter: Chatting It Up With Good Old War
Dan Schwartz can sing higher than you. He’s been schooled by Jerry Douglas, he wears a size 8 shoe, and he spends most of his ‘alone’ time in a van on the road with Keith Goodwin (who can dance better than you) and Tim Arnold (who can hambone better than you). When he’s not spending his down time with two other dudes, he’s playing two guitars at once for Good Old War.
In order for us to have the best conversation ever, Schwartz has begged that we go somewhere with some of Nashville’s best treats — barbeque and bushwhackers. So, over an alcoholic milkshake, Schwartz and I chatted it up on the porch of Edley’s, where befuddled onlookers cast glances at our witty conversation and tried to figure out how the rock star in the Ray-Bans managed to get a date with such a beautiful blonde.
This Philadelphia native knows a good restaurant, and a good town, when he visits one—as he should, considering Good Old War has spent the last months (and years) all over the country with Anthony Green, Dr. Dog, Xavier Rudd, Guster, and pretty much anyone else you can think of. By the time you forget to read this, they’ll be somewhere deep in America with Counting Crows. For now though, he’s sitting with me, claiming to be allergic to the Tennessee air.
Schwartz is the quintessential American songwriter. He’s been writing songs since he was about ten, going through a brief Bon Jovi phase and somehow ending up with quite a knack for writing folk-pop gems. After some of his first songs at a young age, he continued writing songs year after year, joining up with former Days Away members, Tim Arnold and Keith Goodwin, to form a group named after pieces of their last names. Schwartz and I obligatorily talk songwriting first, sweating and laughing through most of the discussion of the group’s writing process.
WXPN Live Audio Stream of Good Old War at NonComm
Check out the live audio stream of the full Good Old War performance from the NonComm music event in Philadelphia courtesy of WXPN Radio - Yes, there is even a cover of “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” Timmy loves that song! You can also check out more photos of the performances here.
And we hope you will join us on the road all Summer and Fall with both Counting Crows then with Dispatch. ALL DATES HERE