The South’s Rock Renaissance – WSJ

Source: The South’s Rock Renaissance – WSJ

“From the garage-punk bands of Nashville to Atlanta’s metal-heads, Southern rock scenes are flourishing, sprouting new acts, clubs and publications. The new acts are much different than their predecessors: They are multi-ethnic and tackle thorny subjects with a centrist voice. Rather than hiding their accents, they take pride in their Southernness and flaunt it. Musically, they’ve splintered into a variety of styles, from retro-soul and revved-up Lynyrd Skynyrd-esque rock to punk.”