Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>
Gathering of the Clouds Day 2 @ City Hall | 2/24/12One of the main reasons for the festival was the release of the new Overcasters album, Curses/Prayers and as usual, Overcasters delivered a solid set of music. Bathed in various shades and hues of shifting light over the course of the show, with hig ... More >>
Tom MurphyCrocodiles CROCODILES With Hearts In Space and Overcasters 01.22.11 | Larimer Lounge With the stage bathed in shifting hues provided by Shane Williams, Overcasters opened its set with a new song -- something a little more on the bluesy and noisy side of the band's repertoire. Whil ... More >>
Tom Murphy THE BLACK ANGELS With Overcasters 12.07.10 | Bluebird Theater For some shows, the vibe is everything -- a mix of the crowd's attention (or a lack there of) the lighting and other air-changing provisions, the quality of the sound and a band's presence, all factor into the success ... More >>
OVERCASTERSNOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK2:00-2:45 P.M., SUTRAPersonnel: Ed Marshall; Kurt Ottaway; Erin Tidwell; John NicholsDownload or stream "Way of the World" after the jump.
Luke PalmisanoTonight at the hi-dive Cowboy Curse is set to return to the stage with Bad Luck City and Overcasters, which should make for a truly extraordinary show. The outfit has finally recorded some new music (we say finally because we've seriously been jonezin' for some new stuff) that it share ... More >>
photo by Erin Tidwell and Kurt Ottaway (click to enlarge)Saturday, March 20: The sun burned off most of the cloud cover as the crowd continued to swell. In the Bat Bar, the Von Bondies tuned up all of their gear for a DirectTV taping, then launched into a near perfect set of fuzzy soul blues mixed i ... More >>
Overcasters, the promising new outfit led by Kurt Ottaway, just returned from a pair of shows on the East Coast with the Fluid. While the shows were awesome, from the sounds of it, the band was fortunate to have made it there in one piece. As the band was passing through Joliet, Illinois, in route t ... More >>
This year’s Showcase was quite the earful.
Saturday, June 16
Cowboy Curse saddles up for its first full-length.