Willie Nelson and the Supersuckers on Leno

Supersuckers, Hard Money Saints, Bullit County at Club Motor, 8 p.m., $15, all ages

Tonight's shindig is the




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Willie Nelson and the Supersuckers on Leno

Supersuckers, Hard Money Saints, Bullit County at Club Motor, 8 p.m., $15, all ages

Tonight's shindig is the Supersuckers' 20th anniversary tour kick-off show; after this, the band departs for Europe. Brian Barr wrote the below in advance of a Supersuckers' show a couple months back:

2008 marked the 20th anniversary of Mudhoney and Sub Pop. It's also the

two-decade point for another '90s alt-rock concern, The Supersuckers.

Grunge is officially old, though the Supersuckers were never very

"grunge" to begin with. But that didn't stop the public from lumping

the Seattle via Tucson quartet in that category. Like many local bands

at the time, they were loud, skuzzy, signed to Sub Pop, and weaned on

Motorhead and CCR. But unlike most local bands at the time, they were

indebted to twang and boozy good times. No brooding melancholy for

these boys; their debut album The Smoke of Hell

was a high octane,  all-American-accelerator-to-the-floor-hot-rod

joyride. Through the '90s, they rode like flannel cowboys,

greasemonkeys with Thin Lizzy LPs tucked under their arms, and a

half-serious belief in the myths of rock 'n' roll. They've since upped

the country flavor in their sound, and their latest album, Get It Together,

sounds like finely crafted Midwestern bar rock (I mean that as a

compliment). It's blazing, raging, and whiskey-soaked.




 
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