G-Nome Project, Atlas Road Crew, Litz

G-Nome Project

Atlas Road Crew

Litz

Thu, February 23, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$8 ADV / $10 DOS

Tickets at the Door

G-Nome Project
G-Nome Project
G-Nome Project is Israel's premier Livetronica band. Formed in September 2012, G-Nome Project is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases in the country, packing venues to capacity in their home city, Jerusalem, and expanding rapidly to the heart of the artistic scene in Israel's center in greater Tel Aviv. The band is comprised from a super group of four nationally renowned musicians – Eyal Salomon, Zechariah Reich, Chemy Soibelman, and Shlomo Langer – who each bring a distinctive flavor to the dynamic electro-funk palate of this Jerusalem-based quartet. G-Nome Project is the product of their longstanding musical vision to form an ensemble focused heavily on improvisation while blending elements of electronica, dance, and funk into progressive original compositions – a style that has been coined "Grilled Cheese Funk at its finest." Fans of many backgrounds flock to the band's shows for the music, good vibes, and hardcore dancing that exemplify the character of the G-Nome community. Building on their national success in the Middle East, the band is currently in the middle of their fourth U.S. tour, dubbed Another One Bites the Crust.
Atlas Road Crew
Atlas Road Crew
Named for the road in front of their original practice space in Columbia, South Carolina, Atlas Road Crew now calls Charleston, South Carolina home; it's an appropriate base of operations for a group that has perfected a classic rock 'n' roll sound shot through with southern soul accents. On a foundation of Allman Brothers Band riffs and Black Crowes attitude mixed with Memphis blues, soul and the Rolling Stones, Atlas Road Crew has been building a fan base through constant touring—over 200 shows a year.

Atlas Road Crew, often abbreviated to "ARC", started while students at the University of South Carolina; they like to say that they were friends first, then a band. Singer and guitarist Taylor Nicholson admits he was a vocal rookie when they began.

"The first time I sang in public was at a spring break open mike night in the Florida Keys," Nicholson recalls. "We had driven down there on a whim and I ended up at this beach bar singing Citizen Cope songs, it was just a crazy night."

Nicholson has developed into a swaggering powerhouse of a vocalist with plenty of natural soul; the band has grown up as well, into a road-tested example of the resurgence of classic southern rock and soul.

Atlas Road Crew can jam and they like to stretch things out in their live shows when the groove is right, but they are focused on perfecting the four-minute radio-ready pop and rock hit whether that means a slow burning, soulful ballad or a get-up-and-dance groove.

"We've improved our songwriting over the different recording sessions the band has done and developed the ability to boil the songs down into their essence," Says bassist Max Becker. "We're more interested in writing a great song first, then we'll take it on the road and mess with it live."

The band likes to refer to themselves not as southern rock but "Southeastern Rock," an appropriate designation since their popularity in college towns across the country began in the Carolinas and Georgia and spread to the deep south and up the East Coast before going nationwide; they have a sound that transcends region by traversing diverse styles. The result is something that's familiar yet new, the kind of twangy, swampy southern rock 'n' soul that one might expect to come out of a Muscle Shoals session in the 1970's but it's as immediate and fresh as anything on the contemporary scene.

Atlas Road Crew:
Taylor Nicholson: Vocals, guitar
Max Becker: Bass
Dave Beddingfield: guitar
Bryce James: Piano
Patrick Drohan: Drums
Litz
Litz
LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, reggae, soul, to electronica to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound strides to sonically transport its listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org