Dead Confederate & Sunny 100
Dead Confederate (main stage)
Oct 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Winter storms are times of punishing cold and discomfort, but provide an important source of water for eventual spring growth. Likewise for Dead Confederate, the series of New Jersey blizzards that besieged the recording of sophomore album Sugar (a reference to the record snowfall) also heralded growth from the darker, somber realm of their critically acclaimed Wrecking Ball. With an evolving approach and focused, streamlined sound, Sugar explores new styles beyond the aching, bleak psychadelia of the debut.
For the uninitiated, Dead Confederate is a five-piece rock band from Athens, GA whose music runs the gamut of infectious psychedelia to a uniquely southern and ferocious dirge. Although, placing labels on a band like this is rather pointless as their sound seems a constant and fluid evolution; they never seem content with abiding by the guides of one sub-genre, so maybe it's best we just leave it at "rock" for simplicity's sake. Dead Confederate, in name and sound, formed in 2006 in Atlanta, GA before moving to Athens shortly thereafter. In these six years, the band has become one of the most revered live acts in the nation by fans and peers alike. Touring relentlessly in the US and overseas, they've been handpicked to join a number of their musical heroes on the road (REM, Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets... to name a few) and play some rather high profile gigs (Bonnaroo to Bumbershoot, SXSW and CMJ, Late Night with Conan O'Brien... also to name a few). DeadConfederate has released two full-length records to-date, 2008's "Wrecking Ball" and 2010's "Sugar", as well as two EP's, a live album, and an eighteen-song compilation of home recordings. Their third full-length, "In The Marrow", will be making it's long-anticipated appearance on April 16, 2013 via Spiderbomb Records/ Redeye. more >>>
Ticket sales ended Oct 22, 2011 8:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.