2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Surly Gates

Thursday, March 19
12:00AM - 12:40AM

720 Club Patio
720 Red River St (8th St Entrance)


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Austin-based quintet Surly Gates has crafted a sound that defies easy genre classification, but their DNA is undeniably rock and roll. The songs exude a classic, decidedly American sound, pulling from psychedelic, garage, desert, west coast and southeast sounds as inspiration and blending them into a shimmering, harmony-cloaked, reel-to-reel mosaic. Founding members James Webber and Jonathan Lennartz wandered into an abandoned compound in East Austin with a handful of dusty, ramshackle, just-north-of-Mexico songs, and set up some microphones. They were soon joined by Rusty Boyer adding some weirder guitar work and vocal harmonies that could only come from the rust belt. Marshall Owen contributes bass arrangements, more harmonies and a mind-bent Mason-Dixon influence. David Leland Horton is the engine, the drummer and harmonizer, fulfilling the prophecy of the band's nomadic legacy and completing the lineup. Surly Gates crea...

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