Atlas Genius shares favorite guitarists ahead of El Paso show

Atlas Genius (Photo: Courtesy of Anna Maria Lopez/Press Here Publicity)

Australian duo Atlas Genius recently released its first new song in two years, "63 Days."

That doesn’t mean the duo, now based in L.A., has been resting on its laurels. Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery have appeared on numerous late night TV shows, toured with acts such as Imagine Dragons, Incubus and Jimy Eat World.

Atlas Duo are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Lowbrow Palace. Tickets for the show are $20 at ticketfly.com.

Magic Giant and Half the Animal also will perform.

Ahead of the show, guitarist and vocalist Keith Jeffery listed his Top 5 favorite guitarists for The Beat:

Angus Young (AC/DC)

Jeffery: He’s Australian, he’s been rocking those school boy shorts for over 40 years and nobody plays a solo that can keep 50,000 people enthralled like that guy.

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

Jeffery: He was the mastermind because of so many legendary riffs, tones, and weird-ass psychedelic moments. His playing was sloppy, frantic, and delicate with more vibe than a NYC dive bar. Somehow morphed from the debaucherous into the classy, elder statesman of rock that he is today.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Jeffery: Fast, bluesy and THAT tone! Nobody has sold more Fender Stratocasters since Hendrix. If he was a one-trick-pony, what an incredible trick that was.

Kurt Cobain

Jeffery: Never the most technically proficient, yet the most captivating guitarist I’ve ever seen (on video at least). There was life before Nirvana, and then a devastated landscape after. Nobody touched me the way Nirvana did.

John Frusciant

Jeffery: Funk guitar that went beyond one-chord vamps. Songs that made me wanna dance, even though I couldn’t, and then songs that ripped my heart out. One of the best Strat tones ever! And he was soooo young when then came out with "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"!!

Dave Acosta may be reached at 546-6138; dacosta@elpasotimes.com; @Chuy_Vuitton on Twitter.

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