Fri, Jun 23 • 9:00PM
The Atlanta Room
STEVE BASKIN / RANDOM ACCESS
$8 IN ADVANCE / $12 DAY OF
Absolute Power Pop says that Steve Baskin’s third full-length record, Dead Rock Star, is his best yet and dubbed it one of 2015’s early best. Pop Geek Heaven included Single Thing About You (Chinchilla) in their Best of 2015 compilation. International Pop Overthrow included the record on its Best of 2015 list.
Steve's sophomore effort, Naked, was nominated for Best College Rock Album 2017 by Just Plain Folks Music. Lie, from that album was nominated for Best Rock Ballad, and I Think I Love You was nominated for Best Cover Song.Steve, an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter, has been writing and recording a unique blend of smart, energetic power pop and Americana rock and roll since his debut record a decade ago.
He started with the rock and the roll at a young age. Steve has played/toured/shared the stage with greats, Grammy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), The Shirelles, Carla Thomas, Mary Wells, Percy Sledge, The Beach Boys, Cindy Wilson (b52s) and Rob Thomas among others.
Random Access, an Atlanta-based alternative band, is John Broomfield - lead vocals, guitar, sax and keys; Gary Hopkins - bass, backing vocals, keys; Victor Alvarez - drums and percussion; Mike King - guitar, backing vocals, keys. RA's sound is a genre-colliding, super conductive blend of the band's influences from punk to blues-based rock and new wave - to funk and jazz. Quirky-catchy lyrics and phrasing over raw, energetic guitar, a driving bass and solid rhythms, their sound is charged and relevant.