SCAD has not officially released the news (as far as I know), but The Dirty Guv’nahs will be opening for Cold War Kids for the college’s annual New Alumni Concert in Forsyth Park on the evening of Friday, June 3rd.
The rock band from Knoxville has a great, energetic, sometimes-soulful, sometimes-bluesy rock sound. I’ve written before that it takes a big sound to fill up the big space of Forsyth Park, especially for an opener that will start well before dark. It sure seems from these various clips that The Dirty Guv’nahs have what it takes to get the crowd primed for Cold War Kids.
The band’s latest album, “Youth Is In Our Blood”, was produced at Levon Helm’s studio on Woodstock. According the band’s website, the bandmembers “hold five master’s degrees and one BS in nuclear engineering between them—have built a strong following throughout the southeast and have appeared at a number of high-profile music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ, Wakarusa, Bele Chere in Asheville, NC and their hometown’s Sundown In The City.”
Enjoy a few clips.
“We’ll Be The Light”:
The lovely ballad “Song for My Beloved”:
A comical video for “Baby We Were Young”:
For more on Cold War Kids, go here.