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.