Austin favorites to play final Music Under the Star this Friday
Quiet Company with Riders Against the Storm wrap up free concert series
July 19, 2016 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum's final Music Under the Star free concert is slated for Friday, July 22 featuring local indie-rock favorite Quiet Company with the dynamic hip/hop duo Riders Against the Storm opening the show. This family friendly concert will be held on the Lone Star Plaza of the museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave., with music beginning at 6 p.m. and free parking on-site after 5 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring camp chairs or blankets, and food and beverages will be for sale at the concert.
Through the release of three LPs and endless touring, Quiet Company has been making a name for itself nationally with energetic live shows and their dynamic indie-rock sound – called by critics a mix of the Beatles, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire and Weezer. They’ve gained a large fanbase and garnered praise from The New York Times, TIME, NPR, The Austin Chronicle and more.
Quiet Company's fourth full length-record, Transgressor, is the much anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed We Are All Where We Belong (2011). Recorded in 14 intense days of live tracking at the state of the art Orb Recording Studios in Austin, the band captured a guitar-driven larger-than-life sound, recruiting producer Matt Noveskey (Blue October, IAMDYNAMITE) and mix engineer Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, Bowie).
Opening at 6 p.m. is Riders Against the Storm, recipients of Band of the Year honors at the 2014 and 2015 Austin Music Awards. Husband-and-wife team, Chaka and Qi Dada, represent a significant first in the Live Music Capitol of the World, winning the title twice in a row is an accomplishment shared by only a handful of bands, including Spoon and Los Lonely Boys
For details and concert updates, visit TheStoryofTexas.com, or follow @BullockMuseum on Facebook and Twitter.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin includes three floors of exhibitions, an IMAX® theater, a special-effects theater, café, and Museum Store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. Named for the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock, the iconic building is at 1800 N. Congress Avenue. For more, visit TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.
Music Under The Star is Supported by Frost Bank. Media sponsorship provided by KUTX. Presented in partnership with Atomic Picnic, MP&E+Gear, KLRU, and Austin City Limits.
This press release is part of the The Bullock Texas State History Museum Media Kit
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is the state's official history museum and features three floors of Texas History Galleries with artifacts that span more than 13,000 years, as well as an IMAX® Theatre, a special-effects theater, convenient on-site parking, a café and Museum Store. Located in Austin, the Museum welcomes 450,000 visitors each year. Since 2001, more than 7 million visitors have been immersed in the stories of Texas, connecting historical relevance to a contemporary world. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and host exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. View Media Kit