Tonight! Dead Confederate's Raw Emotion Unfolds at Respectable Street

Don't be fooled by Dead Confederate's Civil War moniker and Georgia roots -- this atmospheric rawk quintet is the furthest thing from a Lynyrd Skynyrd

rehash. Although the five-piece explores stoner rock in the psychedelic

"Wrecking Ball," this dynamic quintet prefers to dish out thunderous

guitar riffs and gut-wrenching growls. Lead vocalist Hardy Morris' gravelly delivery is startlingly similar to Kurt Cobain's.

In "The Rat," perhaps the group's signature tune, Morris asks his lover

to shoot him in the back of the head during the quivering chorus. This

band's penchant for mixing explosive punk fervor over twangy soul also

parallels the Meat Puppets. Two local groups, John Ralston's orchestral rockers Invisible Music and the unpredictable folk quirk of the Dewars, join the bill Wednesday night.

Watch "The Rat" video below.

Dead Confederate, with Ralston's Invisible Music and the Dewars. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm

Beach. Tickets cost $10. Call 561-832-9999, or click here.

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Alex Rendon