Home / Today in Milwaukee / Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate

Tonight @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, Summerfest, 6 p.m.

Jul. 1, 2009
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
Though Dead Confederate’s ghostly, implied twang and unhurried storytelling nods to the Southern songwriting tradition, the Athens, Ga., band’s dominate influences aren’t remotely Southern. Instead, the band looks toward the North, mining ’90s rainy-day alt rock, with a particular emphasis on Seattle grunge and Nirvana—singer Hardy Morris can at times sound like a dead ringer for Kurt Cobain. While post-grunge bottom-feeders like Puddle of Mudd and Nickleback have misunderstood what made Nirvana such a powerful band, Dead Confederate gets it right, capturing the same wild, emotional spark that made Cobain connect with so many people, not just head-banging meatheads.

The Sports section of the Shepherd Express is brought to you by Miller Time Pub.

Poll

Given his political beliefs and past comments about women, is Judge Neil Gorsuch too out of touch with the mainstream to serve on the Supreme Court?

Getting poll results. Please wait...