By Mike Shomaker – DC Music Live
According to NewRockStar Philosophy, “If Ben Harper had a baby with Pearl Jam, and raised it on New Orleans soul, Mission South would be the result.” Rarely do those analogies make much sense, nor is thinking of bands conceiving a “child” a pretty thought. However in this case, we’re pretty much in full agreement.
Formed by long time friends Dan Miller (guitar/vocals), John Beck (bass/vocals) and Max Harwood (drums), Mission South smoothly blends elements of folk, southern rock and bits of soul, bringing to life their childhood dreams of being in a band and writing music.
Their debut EP, Migration Vol. 1 is the first in a trilogy of concept releases which attempts to recount the band’s journey into the music profession. As always, we love following local acts and you should too. Get to Iota (2832 Wilson Blvd. Arlington) and check out the band that’s making waves around our town. Check Mission South’s promo video for Migration Vol. 1 here.
Doors 9 p.m.; $12
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