Due South Tattoo & Art Expo 2018


4 time Covey Award Winning, Deftal, and Bumsquad DJ, Diggz & Co., Hyphee is smashing up the scene on the Gulf Coast with Residencies at Hard Rock, Coast Night Club, Chill Ultra Lounge Biloxi, MS, and Eye Candy Lounge, Las Vegas, it’s not hard to find a city to hear him spin. With musical taste ranging from Top 40, Hip Hop, and EDM he is sure to keep the dance floor entertained. A known Producer/Remixer among his peers, he’s had his remixes grace the webpages of record pools and blogs such as Fist in the Air, Thissongslaps.com, TrapSounds.com, Crooklyn Clan, DJCity.com, Mixnight.com,ThisSongSlaps.com and EOSfm. The past few years has been a busy one being able to share the stage with the likes of Carnage, Herobust, Slander, ETC! ETC!, UZ, Hucci, Torro Torro, CRNKN, Kid Kamillion, Jesse Slayter, Styles & Complete, Kill Paris, Bro Safari, Crizzly, TheFaded and numerous others, as well as Live Support from Jack U, Skrillex, Diplo, & Flosstradamus!
Supported by: Jack U, Skrillex, Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Dan Farber, Etc! Etc!, Jayceeoh, Henry Fong, Caked Up, Meaux Green, Styles & Complete, Jesse Slayter, 12th Planet, Mija


MAY 10, 1957 Carver Commodore Pruitt is standing on the back porch of his farmhouse on the outskirts of Florence, AL when he notices an orb of light falling from the sky. Upon its impact, Carver examines the orb. While doing so, the mysterious light rolls toward him and stops, as if to look right into his soul. After a few seconds of searching for a sane explanation, the orb rolls back to its point of impact and ascends back to the Heavens. Carver tells his brother what he saw. Carver explains his belief that the orb was a premonition of sorts warning him that his end is near. He asks his brother to tend to his wife and farm so he can attend church and accept Jesus into his heart. Three days after doing so, Carver Commodore is struck by a car on his way home from work. He is pronounced dead on sight. Payton Pruitt and Phillip Blevins, founding members of the folk rock band The Bear & the Bride, felt the winds of change coming as they watched each of their other band mate’s artistic visions and changing geographical locations begin to naturally dissolve one of the Florence, Alabama’s most promising and energetic young acts; even after releasing their well-regarded debut full length album. These circumstances begged the question: should the two of them continue to carry the torch of the band they lovingly formed with their friends or forge a different path altogether? Deciding to lean into the tension of this question, Pruitt and Blevins carried on the name for a season. But during this process, a new creative instinct beckoned them to journey in a different direction, and in turn, their new indie rock incarnation was birthed. Enter Carver Commodore. Taking the name of Pruitt’s enigmatic and superstitious great uncle, Pruitt and Blevins have christened their new vision with a sense of fun and brash southern charm to honor their band’s namesake. Where The Bear & the Bride was forthright and direct about matters of life and faith, Carver Commodore kicks down the abstract back door and lets the ghosts inside dance in the backyard as the cicadas pop quarters in the Rock ‘N Roll jukebox.


Skoobie is a 7 piece Funk/Soul band based out of Ocean Springs, MS. The band draws its influences from popular Soul music in the 70’s and 80’s.
Sounds Like:
Lettuce, Blackwater Brass, Soulive, Rick James, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Sly and the Family Stone, RHCP, Herbie Hancock




Overflowing with high energy, guitar harmonies, and hooky choruses, H.A.R.D is a four piece rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. It’s only fitting that their acronym stands for “Have a Rad Day, because their music is energetic and about positive vibes and friends. Thomas Sweat and Daniel Sowards founded the band after the break up of their former band Light Beam Rider, in an attempt to make something more rowdy so they could deliver higher energy performances. It also features Brady Gomillion on bass and Zach Fierman on drums. Their debut EP entitled, “HaveARadDady” will be released this Spring.

The Red Clay Strays

From the far reaches of rural south Alabama, The Red Clay Strays claim their unique sound with a humble confidence that can only come from their upbringing. This band, on stage and off, reminds you of southern music’s heyday and gives you hope that it may not have lost its way after all. Growing up listening to gospel along with artists such as Waylon Jennings, The Eagles, and the Allman Brothers, their wide range of influences create a combined style of the country music and southern rock we’ve all been waiting for. Lead Singer, Brandon Coleman, with vocals that bring to mind young Elvis, is the heart of their high energy show along with Drew Nix on rhythm guitar, Zach Rischel on lead, Andrew Bishop on bass and John Hall on drums.