Hard to believe country-punk rockers Supersuckers were once sheltered under the umbrella of Seattle’s legendary Sub Pop records when Pearl Jam and Nirvana were baby bands roaming the earth back in the salad days of grunge. Some critics say Supersuckers’ heyday hit when Didjits guitarist Rick Sims was with the band during the ’95-’96 recording and tour of their punk rock opus The Sacrilicious Sounds Of The Supersuckers.
Head ‘sucker Eddie Spaghetti’s evolution to country has served the band well for the past decade and a half, and despite a few mysterious band sabbaticals along the way, he and the crew have resumed their party tour for the first time in three years along with a threat to release new music on their new Chicago-based label Bloodshot Records. Expect to hear classics like “Born With A Tail,” “Sleepy Vampire,” and Willie Nelson’s “Bloody Mary Morning,” plus a few early hits from La Mano Cornuda. (Friday@Double Door; Sunday@Brauerhouse.)
— John Vernon