Who: All one needs is to look toward the skies. Local instrumental/experimental quartet Ocean of Stars, founded by guitarist and songwriter Danny G, uses a unique formula for their immersive space rock sound. Bassist Melanie Martinez, drummer Ric Furley and saxophonist Derek Rodrigues are all essential players, each bringing a different element that builds the swirling galactic-psych experience. Ocean of Stars was originally a solo project of Danny G’s, inspired by a couple of his albums (one aptly named Ocean of Stars) and an extensive collection of unreleased tracks.
What: As well you know, and you’ve heard the Austin Music Minute go on about this before, this is one to hear live. In person. Go.
When: Ocean of Stars plays tonight 10 p.m.
Why: Rock all over the place, and then some. Don’t leave the earplugs at home. Very recommended.
– Photography by Kat Gardner Furley.