Los Coast is coming to Carson City to perform on Saturday at the Levitt AMP Concert Series hosted by the Brewery Arts Center. “We’re very excited; I don’t know what to expect,” said guitarist Trey Privott. The four-piece band out of Austin, Texas, is influenced by soul and funk with a little modern swing on R&B, creating their own sound they call punchy psychedelic-pop-soul. The up-and-coming band had gotten some traction before the pandemic started, and they hope to keep that going now that they’re playing music in front of a live audience again. Privott sings and plays guitar. Jimmy Blazer plays bass. Brannen Temple plays drums and John Courtney plays guitar, keyboard and vocals. ‘GOOD VIBE’ Carson City residents can expect a good vibe coming from the band. “We just try to get in the groove and provide a good time for the audience,” Privott said. “It’s mostly about providing that good vibe for everyone.” Beyond the beats and sounds, Privott is proud of the deep lyrics he writes for the music. “I have an introspective lyrical layer on top of some funk elements and soul and R&B elements that we were all raised on and prioritize,” he said. Privott said the lyrics are important and he spends a lot of time writing. He’s been writing since he was a child, and he says sometimes he writes to help with his mental health. “To me, lyrics are part of the music. Some people see them as two independent things,” he said. “To me they are just as important as the guitar or bass or anything else. It kind of tells its own story.” GARY CLARK JR. They’ve never played in Carson City before, and the closest they’ve played was at the Grand Sierra Resort in 2019 when they opened for Gary Clark Jr. They went on tour with Gary Clark Jr. opening 10 shows for him, including a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. That was an accomplishment for the band and a venue that was a big goal for the band. They also worked with Gary Clark Jr. on a cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” and released the single. The single has brought the band more attention with more than 20,000 views on YouTube. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMvMDV5eFvY. ALBUMS Los Coast has one album under their belt and they’re working on their next. “Samsara” was the first album with 14 tracks released in 2019. Privott said the band was happy with it and they’ve had it on the radio and some songs were used on TV shows. “It did really well for us,” he said. “It did what we wanted it to do. It’s gotten us our ability to tour and get the word out.” The second album is in the works and they’re about three-fifths of the way through, he said. They’ve been recording in Austin and have about 10 songs. They’re trying to decide on the concept of the album and if they need more songs. They hope to release it early next year, but they don’t have a hard deadline because they don’t want to ruin the creative process.
IF YOU GO WHAT: Los Coast with opening band Bad Mother Nature at Brewery Art Center’s Levitt AMP Concert Series WHERE: The Change Companies Stage, 449 W. King St. at the Brewery Arts Center WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 MORE INFO: www.loscoast.com; breweryarts.org