Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
Southern rock is alive and well in Atlanta. It’s a blend of rock and roll, country music, and the blues, focusing heavily on vocals and guitars. It’s heyday was back in the 1970s, but if you’ve listened to Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon, or even bands like Nickelback, Shinedown, or 3 Doors Down, then you’ve heard southern rock’s influence on alternative rock and post-grunge.
There is nothing better than an awesome guitar solo. Hey, I can’t help it, must be something in the water here.
Actually, I shouldn’t act like I’m ashamed of the South. It’s pretty damn awesome here, even if my high school was across the road from a corn field and there were cows grazing behind the gymnasium parking lot. There’s a lot of fun to be had on those long country roads. (And I’ll stop there before I get myself into trouble. I’d hate for someone to get word back to my parents.)
1978 Champs is a band just making its start in the ATL. While I spend my time discovering bands who are popular overseas, I would be terribly remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to the new local team. They’ll be playing at the Masquerade later this month, so anyone locally is interested, you should check them out.
1978 Champs – Alamo
Danny Moll has been fighting to share his vision, and that kind of hard work has my admiration. Check out the electronic press kit (EPK) the band put together. It’s a bit long, but I think there are a lot of lessons in there about not taking no for an answer and just getting it done any way possible. If you want your dream bad enough, you’ll fight for it just as hard as Danny has done. It’s worth a listen for anyone wanting to share his or her creative vision.
I know this is a bit different from the other music I’ve shared. Sorry if you felt like I pulled a switcheroo. I’m sure I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled tunes tomorrow.
This is my fav song though.
1978 Champs – Under Ground Kings Drake Cover
Thanks for checking out the local team, er, band. Quick, someone play me a guitar solo!