Dead Confederate and Friends Perform Neil Young’s Tonight’s The Night
Dec. 2010: We (Dead Confederate) were looking for a festive / fun way to celebrate New Years here in Athens. We bounced around a few ideas and all started getting intrigued by the idea of covering Neil's Tonight's The Night. It was a record that we all loved and had been a van staple since our beginnings, plus we knew we would need other musicians to do it which made it more fun and added to the experience.
We performed the record here in Athens and in Atlanta and figured that'd be it, but folks have continued to ask us to come do our version in their town. It is an amazing recording and in no way are we trying to emulate, much less better, something so sacred to so many... It’s just a fun way to pay homage to a recording that has influenced us... We are more than pleased to be playing it in NY and at Brooklyn Bowl no less!
Formed as a bedroom recording project by singer/guitarist John Robinson in 2008, Turf War became a full band in mid-2009 and began to grow a local following in their hometown of Augusta, GA before moving to Atlanta. Their style is gritty, Southern-tinged indie punk rock, with major influences from The Replacements, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, and 60 years of rock and roll. Following two years of touring, Turf War’s debut album "Years Of Living Dangerously" was released on Old Flame Records in October 2011 with production by Ian St Pé of The Black Lips. The album's single "Cheers To The Years" made its way to Sirius XMU rotation shortly after release and was featured in Season 3 of Showtime's Shameless. 2012 held for a major influx of live shows for Turf War, touring the southeast, midwest, and east coast, with festival stops at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Savannah Stopover, Governors Ball Music Festival, and Firefly Festival. They will release the first single "Born To Run Free" off their new EP, The Great Escape, on April 2nd via Converse and hit the road the week after. Catch Turf War on their headline tour this April across the southeast with more spring & summer tour announcements coming soon.