Gospel and The Wolf
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Gospel and The Wolf

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Alternative Folk

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"As Close to the Edge as I Can"

"A couple of weeks ago I began to work with two artists on their respective upcoming releases. Gospel and the Wolf came into the tomb with the intention of recording three songs for an EP and calling it a day but somewhere near the middle of the session decided that maybe a few more songs wouldn’t hurt. What started off as a folky side project of Rey Renteria has blossomed into an emotionally overdriven rock outfit similar to Cloud Nothings, I can’t wait for everyone to hear the sounds that came out of our little room." - Jacob Shelton


"Writers of the Valley"

Gospel and The Wolf is the acoustic/ singer-songwriter project primarily made up of ex- Solace Before Sundown drummer and South Texas native Rey Renteria III, currently based out of Austin.

Formed in 2008 while still playing drums in Solace Before Sundown, Gospel & The Wolf was intended to be a band of a completely different genre, with bands like mewithoutYou, The Fall of Troy, and La Quiete as influences. The group met for one practice before eventually abandoning the idea. Members went on to play in The Child Forgives and Creates.

He relocated to Austin to pursue his college career in the summer of 2008 where he spent the next year writing and recording songs in his bedroom. Shortly after, he began working on establishing a name for himself within the Austin music community, making his first public appearance opening for local hardcore outfit, One Against Many.
Hungover with the passion of live performance, G&TW began self-booking shows around the city landing gigs with respected groups of diverse genres from Touche Amore to Laura Stevenson and The Cans.
- Writers of The Valley


"Red 7 Austin ACL Weekend Free Shows with Black Tabs, The Gospel and The Wolf, Mount Carmel, The Sour Notes, Sweat Lodge and The New Trust"

Hello People Who Deny They’re Hipsters or Happened to Be Curious,

For Austinites not going to Austin City Limits Festival (ACL), the weekend of October 12th through the 14th meant lots of free music throughout Austin’s numerous local venues or a good reason to flee the crowds. As always I was down to see live music and learn about more local and visting bands. I didn’t get to see Thievery Corporation, Tegan and Sara and well the line up list goes on and on, but I did get to be up close and personal with plenty of up and coming bands. I certainly didn’t miss being around hundreds of thousands of people at ACL or paying several hundred dollars for tickets. I ended up going to Frontier Bar and Red 7, by Transmission Events.

While I love seeing local bands because they are much easier to see over and over again, it’s great catching a band while they’re stopping through Austin on tour. The New Trust was one of those bands. They are currently on a month long fall tour in which they are scheduled to play 29 shows. According to their facebook, Josh Staples, Sara Sanger, Julia Lancer describe themselves as indie, alternative, melodic punk-ish music. Here is a music video for their song, All Things Are Moving Toward Their End. The song belongs to an album released in 2004 called “We are fast-moving motherfuckers. We are women and men of action.” I thought the album name was pretty entertaining. Needless to say so was The New Trust. Mount Carmel was also visiting Austin. Kevin Skubak, Matthew Reed, Patrick Reed were representing Columbus, Ohio and Rock music.

Expand your mind with some music. Like and listen it.

Bands:

Black Tabs of Austin, Texas

The Gospel and The Wolf of Austin, Texas

Mount Carmel of Columbus, Ohio

The Sour Notes of Austin, Texas
Their website is one click away.

Sweat Lodge
Bandcamp music at this location.

The New Trust of Santa Rosa, California - Progressive Hipster


"Feels Like Home w/ Fingers Crossed @ Beale Street Tavern"

Beale Street Tavern in Austin, Texas, has become a regular spot for some good local shows. Check out the photos for shots of Texas bands Fingers Crossed, Feels Like Home, Gospel and the Wolf, and Hope Through Reason, who played October 19. - Volted Magazine


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Gospel and The Wolf is the solo project primarily made up of ex- Solace Before Sundown drummer and South Texas native Rey Renteria III.

Since its inception in 2009, Gospel and The Wolf has seen many accomplishments such as:
- Summer 2011 tour (east coast/ Midwest) with South Texas post- rock unit The Child Forgives and Creates
- Performed on select dates on Deer Vibes' Summer 2012 Tour (Texas dates only)
- Summer 2012 (Texas/ Oklahoma) tour w/ Statuette & The Measure Of
- Winter 2013 Tour (East Coast) w/ Fera
- Winter 2013 Tour (Texas dates) w/ Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe
- Spring 2013 Solo Tour (East Coast/ Midwest)

Performed at:
- Rock the Republic 2011 (Bryan, TX)
- Moderately Priced Music Festival (Pharr, TX)
- Unofficial SXSW 2011 & 2012 (Austin, TX)
- Oh Snap! Festival 2012 (Austin, TX)
- The Big Spill Festival 2012 (San Antonio, TX)
- Free Week 2012 & 2013 (Austin, TX)

He has shared the stage/ floor with Touche Amore, The Ataris, The New Trust, The Jealous Sound, Citizen, Pity Sex, The world Is A Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Dads, Aficionado, All Pigs Must Die, Daytrader, The Ataris, Red City Radio, Xerxes, Former Thieves, Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate), Dowsing, Fake Problems, Death by Stereo, You Blew It!, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, Trap Them, Dignan, One Against Many, The Child Forgives and Creates, and many many more.