Quiet Company

Margin Walker Presents

Quiet Company

The Wheel Workers, Criminal Birds

Sat, April 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

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.
The Wheel Workers
Steven Higginbotham - Vocals, Guitar, Ukelele
Jason Williams - Bass Guitar
Craig Wilkins – Guitar, Keyboard
Allison Wilkins McPhail – Keyboard, Vocals, Theremin

Since late 2010, The Wheel Workers' crisp sound and intelligent lyrics have earned them growing recognition in Houston's active indie rock scene. Signing to ZenHill Records in late 2011 just before the national release of their debut album Unite, The Wheel Workers enjoyed substantial success, earning airplay on more than 200 radio stations across the US and charting on over 20 CMJ reporting stations.

The Wheel Workers have played regularly around Texas, performing at SXSW in Austin, enjoying the honor of playing on the same stage as The Flaming Lips at Free Press Summerfest in Houston, and opening for national touring acts such as Miniature Tigers, Elf Power and The Coathangers.

The band is currently promoting its second full-length album, Past to Present, recorded at SugarHill Studios with producer Dan Workman and released by ZenHill Records. Looking towards a busy 2013, The Wheel Workers will be touring throughout the summer to support the release of Past to Present.
- See more at: http://www.thewheelworkers.com/band_bio/#sthash.1M9CMYxu.dpuf
Criminal Birds
Criminal Birds is a four-piece band from Denton, Texas formed in 2011 by Taylor Dondlinger, Grahm Robinson, Reggie Hastings, and Gunnar Ebeling. The band's dynamic sound dwells in a purgatory between their sturdy rock foundation and the ethereal space above it. The eclectic blend of lush guitar textures, edgy vocals, and euphonious lyrics lie confidently atop a deep-rooted rhythm section.

The band co-produced their debut self-titled EP with Justin "J.C." Collins at The Echo Lab in Denton, TX. Since it's release in March 2013 the Criminal Birds EP has achieved airplay on various online and local radio stations. The Music Enthusiast said "[Criminal Birds'] EP is a wonderfully woven tapestry of sounds that shows off various sides to the group, and it's hard to fit them into just one category of music. The music is much more mature than you might think younger musicians would be capable of." 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.

Since their formation Criminal Birds has been hard at work polishing their unique sound and touring in order to share it. The band is currently working on their second album, which will be released in February 2014. Keep your eyes peeled for Criminal Birds, as they are a band not to be overlooked.
Venue Information:
The Secret Group
2101 Polk Street
Houston, TX, 77003