Field trip: Dead Confederate
I went a bit out of my pop/countryish music comfort zone last night when I caught Dead Confederate's show at The BellyUp. DC is a rock band, dense and full of angst. They hale from Athens, Georgia and their music often gets characterized as southern rock. Which is bizarre. Clearly DC's primary source of inspiration is Nirvana, and that presents a problem. DC is not Nirvana and Hardy Morris is not Kurt Cobain. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the show. I did. And, DC's record is one of my favorites from 2008. It's just that when you clearly model your band after a rock legend it's hard not to make the comparison and not come off lacking.