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Two bands that have been on our radar for a bit have made some great strides over the past few years, touring the country extensively to garner a loyal base of avid music fans, Atlas Road Crew and the Southern Belles. Atlas Road Crew has played at DC venues like Gypsy Sally’s and The Hamilton the past few years. Tomorrow night the band will headline the 9:30 Club, something that has been dream to drummer Patrick Drohan who grew up in the area.

The 9:30 club played such a huge part in my life in becoming the live music fan that I am. Being on the other side of the audience is going to be a completely surreal feeling. I remember being 15 years old staring at that stage from the audience imagining how cool it would be to get up there.  – Patrick Drohan, Atlas Road Crew

We are pleased to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. For a chance to win join our email list for updates on the live music circuit and tell us why you’d like to attend the show.

Yesterday Patrick told us, “Our sound is constantly evolving and growing as the years go on, but it’s raw rock and roll.” Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding quickly to major US cities in between.

The overwhelming positive response to the band’s latest recorded effort Halfway to Hopkins,produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Beato, has this young band quickly becoming the South East’s “must see” live act of 2015.

Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring led them to a six week European tour in early 2016 followed by an aggressive US club and festival run.

I’m looking forward to getting on the road again and seeing parts of the country ive ever seen before and meeting people I’ve never met before. That’s the best part. DC and New York are always a great time for us, but I’m definitely expecting Electric Forest to be pretty wild. We’re also renting a cabin somewhere in Pennsylvania btwn NY and Michigan shows to work on some songs for 3 days. It’s nice to get away from home & distractions to let the creativity really flow. – Patrick Drohan, Atlas Road Crew

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They will be joined by the Southern Belles from Richmond, VA. The Belles started playing monthly residencies in both their hometown of Richmond at Cary St. Cafe and The Camel, and in nearby Charlottesville, at Rapture. In recent history, the band secured a slot at the renowned LOCKN’ and Floyd Fest in 2015. Since then they’ve gone on to tour out in Colorado and extensively throughout the Northeast. This is a gritty southern rock band driven by the lead guitar and vocals of Adrian Ciucci.
There have been so many great shows at the 930 Club since we were kids and even before. Growing up, it didn’t seem like a venue we would ever be playing in but it certainly feels right now. We have had some really great shows in DC and now we get to bring it to one of the best stages in the area. – Adrian Ciucci, The Southern Belles
Adrian’s music greatly draws on the lyrical aspect of the band and the rest of the band provides a platform for that message to be disseminated. Aaron Zarrow recently joined the band on drums, he is best known for his work with Philly based act, The Royal Noise. The bottom end pocket is on point with Andrew Carper’s bass grooves. The sound is rounded out by Tommy Booker on keys and vocals.  In all, you get a really tight sounding rock n roll band, just how you like it.
 
We love The Southern Belles. We did a run with them about a year ago and had a fuckin blast. They’ve got such good energy on stage and their sound / harmonies are fantastic. Really looking forward to sharing the stage with these guys again. – Patrick Drohan,  Atlas Road Crew

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