Property of Zack Album Review: Good Old War “Live From the City Of Brotherly Love”

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It’s hard to not think about The Band when examining the career path of Philadelphia’s Good Old War. Formed from the ashes of another group? Check. First rose to prominence backing a popular solo artist? Another check. Emerged from that artist’s shadow to become a new force all their own? Check is an understatement for that one. The once under-appreciated sidemen to Anthony Green have spent the last few years quietly putting out good records and doing interesting tours, but with Live From The City Of Brotherly Love they have distilled it all down to a bona- fide statement: this is who we are, and you’re going to pay attention.

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Good Old War “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” out now everywhere

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Happy release day to Good Old War , this our fourth release with them and it’s a fantastic live album out everywhere today, December 10th where fine music is sold. It has a great track-list with the best songs from all three of their full length albums performed flawlessly the way they always do live from their hometown of Philadelphia. You can get great Bundles or CD at their merch store HERE

or grab it on ITUNES with a bonus track or AMAZON or Bandcamp - whichever your preference it’s also streaming on Spotify too. So enjoy it and spread the word there is a great Holiday gift idea from the harmonious lads of Good Old War.

Good Old War is also touring as Anthony Green’s band and they will have the new CD available at the merch table on these shows so pick one up at any of these dates on the Young Legs Tour.

Good Old War “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” Tracklisting:
1. WINDOW
2. LOOKING FOR SHELTER
3. WEAK MAN
4. CAN’T GO HOME
5. NOT QUITE HAPPINESS
6. WOODY’S HOOD BOOGIE WOOGIE
7. OVER AND OVER
8. CONEY ISLAND
9. BETTER WEATHER
10. JUST ANOTHER DAY
11. THAT’S SOME DREAM
12. CALLING ME NAMES
13. AMAZING EYES
14. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY
15. I SHOULD GO/ THINKING OF YOU (Bonus Track - Digital only)

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What a great night of music and family we all had at The El Rey this past Friday. Dave Davison is currently out with Anthony Green on his Young Legs album tour and the special treat for us is our very own Good Old War  boys are playing with Anthony as his band (they also play on his albums) and they even come out and play a few tunes with Dave too. I simply love seeing our friends and bands all help each other and play together. Thanks to Restless Cities for posting great pictures from the show. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL

Let’s end 2013 with a Great Live album release from Good Old War “Live From the City Of Brotherly Love” Pre-Order

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Sargent House is pleased to announce our last release of this great year of releases will be from Good Old War “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” recorded in their home town of Philadelphia at Union Transfer.  The album will be released everywhere both digitally and on cd on December 10, 2013 with a limited edition vinyl pressing to come later in the new year at some point. It’s an amazing collection of songs culled from all three of their albums and performed flawlessly, as they do so well -  live from the City of Brotherly Love.

You can Pre-Order just the cd or the special T-shirt/CD Bundles with your choice of either one of these two designs below - just  go to the Good Old War Store HERE - Orders will ship early on or around December 3rd just in time for the perfect Holiday gift.
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ORDER AT GOODOLDWAR.HELLOMERCH.COM

TRACKLISTING

1. WINDOW
2. LOOKING FOR SHELTER
3. WEAK MAN
4. CAN’T GO HOME
5. NOT QUITE HAPPINESS
6. WOODY’S HOOD BOOGIE WOOGIE
7. OVER AND OVER
8. CONEY ISLAND
9. BETTER WEATHER
10. JUST ANOTHER DAY
11. THAT’S SOME DREAM
12. CALLING ME NAMES
13. AMAZING EYES
14. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY

Dave Davison tour with Anthony Green starts tonight in Denver

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Dave Davison will be playing direct support on the Anthony Green - Young Legs tour starting tonight 11/12 in Denver. Another added bonus is that Anthony has our very own Good Old War backing him up as his band along with his Circa Survive band mate Brendan Eckstrom. Good times, and great music - so be sure and try and catch a show.

SEE ALL DAVE DAVISON SHOW DETAILS HERE

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Filter Magazine Video premiere for OXFAM’s “Better Weather” by Good Old War & Sargent House

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When music can be used to help an amazing cause and be used for good, everybody wins.  Today amazing humanitarian organization, Oxfam America, brings us an inspiring video about climate change featuring Good Old War's “Better Weather" as the soundtrack.

Press play on the video above to be taken across the globe where climate change has already begun to affect the world in ways you wouldn’t expect. T
to learn more and see how you can help out visit Oxfam’s website now.

Thanks to Spencer Rollins and David Romo over at Sargent House for editing the video.

On the Ipod as the crucial roadtrip piece by Tim Arnold of Good Old War

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imageTim Arnold, drummer and vocalist for Good Old War, gives a rare look inside the tour van.

I’m sitting with my legs outstretched on a bench in a very large gray van traveling at 70 miles per hour somewhere between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB. This is the beginning of a twelve-hour drive, one that was preceded by a four-day drive from Jacksonville, FL to Vancouver.

I’m listening to Ween on headphones, Jason is listening to the Bill Bryson audio book A History of Nearly Everything while he drives and Keith, Dan, and Annie are asleep on the futon that was placed on the ground of the van after two benches were pulled out. This particular twelve-hour drive is one that we’ve done a number of times but it holds a special place in all of our hearts as a result of it being fucking beautiful out here.

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Good Old War’s Canadian Tour starts Tonight November 16th

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Good Old War have crossed the border into Canada to join Xavier Rudd on tour starting Tonight!

Then they will be home for a special hometown show so celebrate the holidays with Good Old War live on  December 20 at the TLA with Vacationer.

XAVIER RUDD & GOOD OLD WAR 2012
November 16 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 17 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 19 - Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, AB
November 20 - Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, AB
November 21 - MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
November 23 - Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK
November 24 - Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
November 27 - London Music Hall, London, ON
November 28 - The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
November 30 - Elements Night Club, Kitchener, ON
December 01 - The Wentworth Room at Hamilton Convention, Hamilton, ON
December 04 - Bronson Centre, Ottawa, ON
December 05 - Imperial Theatre, Quebec City, QC
December 06 - Granada Theatre, Sherbrooke, QC
December 07 - Metropolis, Montreal, QC

GOOD OLD WAR
December 20 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA

SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE

Salt Lake City Weekly’s Concert Review: Good Old War at The Depot

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Tim Arnold, drummer and vocalist in indie-rock trio Good Old War, has described the band’s live shows as “a campfire with friends where you play songs together and sing along like friends.” And at Good Old War’s intimate, communal show at the Depot last night, no description could have been more accurate.

The set list consisted of tunes both new and old, from Good Old War’s 2008 debut Only Way to Be Alone, their self-titled sophomore album (2010) to the lovely Come Back as Rain, released earlier this year. With tremendous joie de vivre, Arnold, Keith Goodwin (vocals/guitar) and Dan Schwartz (vocals/guitar) played a set that not only displayed incredible musicianship— including a few awesome guitar solos from Schwartz—but also pulled at the audience members’ heartstrings with emotionally charged songs like “That’s Some Dream.” With the song’s poignant lyrics, including “I’m gonna live, I’m all right / I’m gonna die, it’s all right / I’m OK,” it wasn’t surprising to hear a guy behind me say to his friend, “Damn, that one made me tear up …”

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Good Old War Video of The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) Live from Philly & Playing Jimmy Kimmel Live on Aug 14th


Good Old War live cover of the Banana Boat Song at their sold out Union Transfer Show in  Philadelphia, PA August 6, 2012. Tim does a great job singing on this one!

GOOD OLD WAR ON TOUR MORE SHOWS ANNOUNCED CLICK TO SEE FULL SCHEDULE

And don’t forget to tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 14th - GOW will be playing live on the show on ABC TV with Joseph Gordon Levitt as the guest.
NOTE : If you are recording it on DVR and the show airs at Midnight on East and West Coast so you may need to record the WEDNESDAY show as it technically airs on Wednesday! 11pm CST time

Washingtonian Band Notes: Good Old War Tonight at Black Cat DC / Interview

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image We catch up with the Philly three-piece’s Keith Goodwin to talk Counting Crows, musical inspiration, and getting “Mad Men” stars to appear in your video.
By Julyssa Lopez

Good Old War plays Black Cat this Tuesday, August 7.

SEE ALL GOOD OLD WAR SHOW DATES HERE

We last chatted with Philadelphia-based band Good Old War back in April, when they were in town to play a show at Black Cat. They return to the venue tomorrow, but vocalist/guitarist Keith Goodwin, a recent father, is currently taking advantage of some down time to hang out with his son and rehearse for an upcoming tour this fall, which means he almost missed this interview because his nine-month-old son started to cry. Fatherhood aside, Goodwin, drummer Tim Arnold, and guitarist Dan Schwartz have spent several hours a day perfecting tunes off their latest album, Come Back as Rain. The emotionally charged record, already voted one of the best releases of 2012 by iTunes, will be the centerpiece of Tuesday night’s show at the Black Cat (the gig is one of three preempting a larger opening tour with Dispatch this September). Multilayered and richly acoustic, the record has helped shape a growing fan base around Good Old War’s raw, melodic sound. (It also doesn’t hurt that Mad Men actress Peyton List, a.k.a. Jane Sterling, stars in the music video for their latest single, “Amazing Eyes.”) We caught up with Goodwin to discuss writing the new album, touring with the Counting Crows, and his secret love for electronic beats.

You have a big tour coming up in September—what’s the band up to until that starts?
Well, we just got done touring with the Counting Crows for about a month, then we did some Canadian festivals on the way back—they were all really awesome. Now we’re just practicing for a couple shows we have in August, so we’re doing that and writing songs and hanging out with our families. We go back out on tour at the end of September for a solid three months, so right now’s our time to just practice for three or four hours a day and spend time with our families.

What was the tour with the Counting Crows like?
It was really good. It was a good opportunity to get in front of a lot people who haven’t heard us before. Hopefully everyone had a good time while we were playing. I think it was good for us; we sold a lot of CDs. Plus it was all amphitheaters, so it was fun to play outside in the sunshine.

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