Explosions in the Sky

Performing Arts

Photo: Munaf Rayani

Explosions in the Sky

with Tiara

Thu, Oct 14, 2004 9 PM

"A band whose music is as dramatic as finding hope."— Pitchforkmedia.com on Explosions in the Sky

Austin-based ensemble Explosions in the Sky took off internationally as one of the buzz bands of the influential indie South by Southwest Festival held annually in their hometown. With a widescreen cinematic sound that inevitably prompts comparisons to Mogwai and godspeed you! black emperor, Explosions carve out their own sonic territory, which tempers brooding masses of sound with shimmering, sparkling melodic sections. Their latest release, The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, cemented the reputation their impassioned music has earned as a cathartic concert experience.

Columbus indie-pop band Tiara opens the show. The esteemed CMJ (College Media Journal) New Music Report hailed them as "a welcome addition to the more melody-minded rock pantheon currently lorded over by bands like Built To Spill and Guided By Voices."

support credits

Music season presented by National City.

Major support for the performing arts season provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.