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--Michelle Bacon
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Artist of The Month: The Atlantic

The Atlantic is our September Artist of the Month! This young group of talented musicians has secured its place in the Kansas City music scene and is finding a large fan base. The 5-piece group recently opened up for Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü, played the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands at Vans Warped Tour, released a music video, and is currently working on an album. They will also be performing at Crossroads Music Fest this Saturday. Please take a moment to find out a little more about our Artist of the Month!

The Deli: Gun to your head, 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?

The Atlantic: We hope you have a permit for that.

The Deli: Tell us about your latest release or upcoming shows. What can we expect?

The Atlantic: We’ve got a new record coming out very soon in the next month or two, as well as a new band name we will be announcing shortly. We'll also be playing Crossroads Music Fest this Saturday.

The Deli: What does "supporting local music" mean to you?

The Atlantic: It’s been a very important subject to us actually. We believe the local music scene is in a very good place and we would love to continue to contribute to it and provide anything we can to keep our community strong.

The Deli: Who are your favorite "local" musicians right now?

The Atlantic: All of them! (that's not a copout)

The Deli: Who are your favorite not-so-local musicians right now?

The Atlantic: We’ve been really in to some new releases this year. MewithoutYou, Cursive and Minus the Bear have all got some solid records out right now.

The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy bill to play on?

The Atlantic: Easy, a private show for Bill Murray.

The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?

The Atlantic: On the road, as of now anyway. Its incredibly appealing to connect with anyone and everyone who is kind enough to come share an event with us.

The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?

The Atlantic: Johnny Cash, Connor Oberst, Elliott Smith, Michael Jackson.

The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?

The Atlantic: http://www.facebook.com/the.atlantic.kc

The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for The Deli audience?

The Atlantic: It's hard to attempt to impart any bit of wisdom without sounding insincere, but the one thing we do know is we are immensely grateful for the people who care enough to listen to us do what we do. And so we say thank you and we hope everyone will at some point go to a local show, or at least appreciate the creations of others through any medium. We thank everyone not for the attention but for caring about our community and sharing any bit of any experience the artists of any location provide.

The Atlantic is:
Patrick Robinson
Brandon Gardner
Eric Augustus Fain
Blaire Geenens
Jordan Thompson

Our artist of the month, The Atlantic, will be performing can at Czar at 11:30 pm on Saturday for Crossroads Music Fest. Check out their music video for "Aftermath" below, and go see this dynamic group perform.

--Michelle Bacon

Michelle is editor-in-chief of The Deli - Kansas City. She also has a weekly column with The Kansas City Star and reviews music for Ink. She plays with Deco AutoDrew Black and Dirty Electric, and Dolls on Fire. She is allergic to alcohol. Yes, all of it.

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New KC music videos from The Atlantic & The Sexy Accident

 Check out "Aftermath," the music video from The Atlantic

Gigs they have coming up: Angels Rock Bar 6/13, Jackpot (Lawrence) with My Brother the Vulture 6/15, The Granada (Lawrence) with The Rocket Summer 7/6, and Club 906 (Liberty) 8/18.



And "What We'd Do" by The Sexy Accident, directed by Zac Eubank. 

Upcoming gigs: recordBar with Dolls on Fire 6/2, The Brick with The B'Dinas 6/22.



Let us know if you have any music videos available you want to share.



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