Quiet Company

Margin Walker Presents

Quiet Company

Criminal Birds, Caterpillars

Friday, May 12, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 tickets at the door

This event is all ages

Quiet Company
Quiet Company
Through the release of three LPs and endless touring, the Austin, Texas band Quiet Company has been making a name for themselves nationally with their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic, indie rock which critics have called a mix of The Beatles, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire and Weezer. They’ve gained a huge fanbase while gathering praise from The New York Times, TIME, NPR, Last Call with Carson Daly, Paste Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Austin Chronicle and more.

Quiet Company won Rock Band of the Year during SXSW 2014, adding to their
previous 10 Austin Music Awards including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Band of the Year, Indie Band of the Year and Song of the Year, all won on the strength of their 2011 release We Are All Where We Belong.

After the success of their 2013 album re-release, A Dead Man on My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited, Quiet Company was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and chosen to be a Red Bull Sound Select Artist, all of which rekindled interest in We Are All Where We Belong and shot the album to #7 on the iTunes Rock charts nearly 2 years after its release.

After an amazing year on the road which included festival sets at NXNE, CMJ, ACL Fest and more, Quiet Company kicked off 2014 in the studio to write and record their highly anticipated 4th full length Transgressor, their most explosive and exposed collection of songs to date. Recorded in 14 intense days of live tracking at Orb Recording Studios in Austin, the band captured a guitar-driven larger-than-life sound with Matt Noveskey (Blue October) producing and the legendary Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, The Cure) mixing. Frontman Taylor Muse's characteristically introspective writing style is in full force as he tells tales of love, despair, pain, and redemption, reflecting on his marriage, from burgeoning young love to a relationship tested through time.

With its soaring guitars and throbbing bass lines drawing comparisons to Foo Fighters, Pavement and Manchester Orchestra, Quiet Company’s Transgressor will be leading the way as rock makes a return to form.
Criminal Birds
Criminal Birds
Criminal Birds is an ambient rock band from Denton, Texas formed in 2011 by Taylor Dondlinger, Grahm Robinson, Reggie Hastings, and Gunnar Ebeling. The band’s unique sound draws from an eclectic blend of lush guitar textures, cutting vocal melodies, and a groovin', in-your-face rhythm section.

Three of the Criminal Birds (Dondlinger, Robinson, and Hastings) began playing and writing music together in 2009 under the moniker Copasetic during their high school years. After a year of gigging and struggling to find a permanent bass player the band split in March of 2010. The band reformed in the summer of 2010 with the addition of bassist Gunnar Ebeling and without Dondlinger. After a year of playing with Dallas band, North of Autumn, Dondlinger rejoined the band in September of 2011.

The group now known as Criminal Birds resides together in Denton, TX where they have been cultivating their sound and churning out songs such as “Speak Louder” and “Let Me Grow” both of which have received airplay on college radio. The band’s live show is one that is “on par with any big ticket national act”, as said by Stephen Ellis of Auditory Asylum regarding their debut performance. The band is currently working on their first EP which is expected to release in early 2013. Keep your eyes peeled for Criminal Birds, as they are a band not to be overlooked.

Reggie Hastings - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Taylor Dondlinger - Guitar
Gunnar Ebeling - Bass
Grahm Robinson - Drums
Taking a love of early indie music and a passion for technology, the Dallas band Caterpillars blend the digital and analog worlds to create refreshing melodies with energetic rhythm. Whether it's the arpeggiated guitars, driving bass and drums, or the passionate lead vocals (Christopher Robinson), Caterpillars believes in enhancing the soundscape with a digital feel.

Born from this desire, Robinson, along with Drew Black, Carson Brooks, and Ben Love, went to work writing and recording their first full length album, The Other Side. Once again working with legendary producer/engineer Ed Rose (The Appleseed Cast, The Get Up Kids, Coalesce) Caterpillars used their multi instrumental tendencies to create a fantastic follow up to the well received self titled EP. Combining acoustic and digital drums with melodic guitars and sweeping synths, Caterpillars created a range of dynamic tracks that blend perfectly as a whole.

Caterpillars thrive on recreating the full and complex sound of their album in their live shows. Utilizing multiple computers, pedals, and instruments, the venue is filled with each and every intricacy the album presents. Poised to make a mark on the bourgeoning Dallas music scene, Caterpillars have proven they are here to stay.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226