Adding to the already packed lineup of shows this spring semester, the Student Programming Association announced yet another performance this morning.
Trailing the -- also SPA-sponsored -- Imagine Dragons concert by less than a month, indie-folk band Good Old War will perform at 10 p.m. on March 16 in Alumni Hall, courtesy of SPA LateNight.
Band members Keith Goodwin, Tim Arnold and Dan Schwartz are no strangers to the acoustic-folk sound that they will inevitably perform in March: Goodwin and Arnold were both part of the Langhorne-based band Days Away before forming Good Old War just a few years ago.
The Philadelphia trio gets its name from the compilation of the group member’s last names, thus the "good" in Goodwin, the "old" in Arnold and the "war" in Schwartz makes Good Old War.
The band first debuted in 2008 with its album “Only Way To Be Alone,” which was followed by the group’s sophomore album, “Good Old War” (2010), that contained such hits like “That’s Some Dream.”
Recorded in spring 2011, the band’s most recent album is titled “Come Back As Rain,” (2012) and features simple, soulful tracks like “Amazing Eyes” and “Calling Me Names.”
According to the group’s official website, “Come Back As Rain” was recorded with Another Recording Company, the Omaha studio owned by Mike Mogis, member of the indie group Bright Eyes.
Notably, the group performed as part of the 2012 South by Southwest annual festival lineup and also performed on “Conan” in April 2012.
According to the group's official website, Schwartz, of the trio, said that when Good Old War plays live, “it’s really natural and energetic and in your face."
The event is free and ticketless for students with a valid Penn State ID+ card. And similar to other SPA events, students will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a SPA press release.