NVRGIV UP: Southern Bread Part 2
Updated: Apr 2
.....I was in a pleasant mood myself so I decided that I would entertain it. He proceeded to say “You know, there’s something to be said about being Southern Bread.. you know, its like at the end of the day we’re all in this together man… its part of being bread in the south”. Like I said I was in a pretty good mood and I figured I’d have some fun with it. So I asked him “Does the southern bread come in sliced loafs, or rolls?” He didn’t skip a beat and replied immediately “Nooo, it’s corn bread, silly!”… Welcome to East Atlanta Village!
We wanted to take in as much of the festival as we could without getting trampled. So we selected EAV as our primary hub for events. It’s a tiny (four blocks, one major intersection), eclectic collection of bars, clubs, restaurants, and specialty shops just east of Atlanta’s downtown core. The weekend was electric. I took in a show two nights before my event, it was a line up of local up and comers. The show was at Union EAV, a micro club that could fit 300 to 350 people, so it was jam packed and hot. I wanted to check it out because Atlanta is one of those city’s where you might see a bummy, unassuming, no name artist rip a stage show, and within a few months they’re charting with one of the hottest tracks of the year with optional signing bids. It’s kinda cool to catch a major act before they’re a major act, especially in their own city. Kush & Budz is a definite group to watch for; they could use a bit of work on their stage presence, but they were moving the crowd. Along with a dude by the name of Skinny C; the style was that base heavy trap sound, with the lyrical content logic of an Outkast or Goodie Mob, that early south sound.