Local band Golden Cities plays a free in-store show today (Saturday, 3.27.10) at Cactus Music at 3pm.
Ramon Medina wrote about the band on 29-95.com:
Golden Cities’ guitar duo of Marcus Gausepohl and Brian Smyth have grown into one of the best shoegaze duos in Houston. The two mesh together so well that at times it’s hard to tell where one guitarist ends and the other begins. My favorite thing is how the band has no bassist but you never ever miss it thanks to Gausepohl’s clever use of an octave divider to drop low notes when the songs call for a low-end oomph. It’s a band that, with the addition of percussionist Scott Ritter, has hit its stride and the result is a dual percussion/ dual guitar psych shoegaze trip that would stand side-by-side with many a Terrastock band.
More information on Golden Cities may be found at www.myspace.com/goldencities.