BrianKelly_Oceanography_800x600

Brian Kelly — performing under the name Oceanography — makes his way from Oakland, California, to perform April 23 at The Forge Bar & Grill in Ben Wheeler.

With yelping vocals over layers of angular guitar lines and solid drum beats, his songs recall some of the most acclaimed bands, like The Shins, British Sea Power, Tom Petty, and War-era U2. As a claustrophobic melancholy looms just beneath the orderly exterior of the songs and their narrators, one could view them as a collection of Raymond Carver stories, but with a beat you can dance to. Learn more about Kelly on www.oceanographymusic.com and for show information visit www.theforgebenwheeler.com or call (903) 833.5970.

Listen to his official video featuring “Monterey,” a song Kelly wrote for his late sister Cori.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.