|Atlas Road Crew fresh on the stage!|
This past Friday, September 30th, Charleston locals and Music Farm veterans, Atlas Road Crew, put on an absolutely sick performance. Atlanta group Dank kicked off the show with their irresistibly funky jams, followed by Columbia native group VillaNova, getting the crowd movin’ and ready for a night of timeless music.
|Bryce James on keys, Taylor Nicholson on rhythm guitar and vocals|
Atlas Road Crew took the stage with vigor, jumping right in to the rocking and the rolling, giving the audience an undeniable expression of the passion these musicians have for their craft. ARC played a mix of their hit songs from their self-titled EP and their most recent full-length album, Halfway to Hopkins, giving old and new fans a chance to experience the songs they love. Towards the beginning of their set, Alex Veazy of Damn Skippy joined the five-man group on stage to spit some of his always-impressive rhymes. I saw him do the same with BYOG at the Pour House a few weeks back, and it’s a sweet addition to any set with the way it combines the two normally-kept-separate genres together. What put the icing on the cake was the ARC/Damn Skippy rendition of the classic Run DMC’s and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.” Seeing them perform this live felt like once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity, and it was awesome.
|Nicholson and Dave Beddingfield doing what they do best|
My favorite song of the evening had to have been “Abilene” from ARC’s most recent album, Halfway to Hopkins. It’s a damn fine slow-paced tune with a melody that hooks you in immediately, matched with Taylor Nicholson’s absolutely formidable voice and haunting lyrics, it really was dope to finally get to see the song performed live, especially after watching and re-watching the recently debuted “Abilene” live music video which was filmed at the Music Farm in Columbia. Check it out below and hear the beaut for yourself!
Abilene – Atlas Road Crew (@ Music Farm, Columbia SC)
Atlas Road Crew has become one of my favorite bands to see live due to their enchanting stage presence that leaves you yearning for more of their old-school southern rock ‘n’ roll style. Unfortunately the remainder of their tour is out of state, traveling up the East Coast for their up-coming dates, but hopefully we’ll have ARC back in Chuck and ready to rock soon, so be sure to stay up-to-date with their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!