Supersuckers - The 30th Annv “ The Big Show” Tour

S&S Presents

Supersuckers - The 30th Annv “ The Big Show” Tour

The Hangmen, Thunderfist

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Supersuckers' trademark balance of take-no-prisoners swagger and hard-headed introspection is reflected throughout "Holdin' the Bag." The album's eleven songs find them in typically rocking form, while tapping deeply into the band's longstanding affinity for country music, which has grown increasingly prominent in their output since 1997's landmark Must've Been High.

"It's an extraordinarily unlikely story," acknowledges Eddie, who's also found time to release four solo albums. "From the start until now, everything about this band defies logic. This band has no business being as good as it is this far into our existence, and it just seems to be getting better."

Holdin' the Bag offers a compelling blend of brawny badassery and sensitive songcraft on such memorable originals as the high-lonesome title track, which kicks the album off on a deceptively spooky note, and the rousingly twangy anthems "High and Outside," "Man On A Mission" and "Jibber-Jabber." The album closes on a thoughtful note, with an update of the Hank Williams Jr. standard "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)," with updated lyrics that refer to such Supersuckers contemporaries as Steve Earle and Lemmy Kilminster of Motorhead. (The album sessions also yielded a second cover tune, a spirited reading of the Billy Joe Shaver classic "Georgia On A Fast Train," which will be included as a bonus track on Holdin the Bag's vinyl edition).

"If you don't like Holdin' the Bag, then you really don't like the Supersuckers," Eddie says. "I really feel like this and Get the Hell are the best records we've ever made. I feel like, after 25 years, we're finally getting the hang of this."

"The Supersuckers understand that great rock and great country are, at least on a spiritual level, exactly the same thing. Rock on, boys!"
-Steve Earle
The Hangmen
The Hangmen
Notorious UK based Punk/Psychobilly trio with a background of international live tours and various labels releasing their recordings since the nineties.

Press Release:
When The Hangmen exhumed the grit of the Devils’ own Blues, the uncontrollable abandon of true Rock n’ Roll and the confrontational dissatisfaction of Punk Rock invoking a musical Frankenstein Monster that is raunchy, filthy, outspoken, hostile, loaded with unsavoury lyrical cunning and above all genuine there was no strategy or expectation to ricochet around a global underworld of sweaty rock dives in the defiant chaos that has enveloped the band for over two decades.
Controversially entwined with the Psychobilly culture that spawned them, welcome guests in Punk Rock arenas and secretly endorsed by factions in the Rockabilly and Goth fraternities there exists also an eclectic and enduring worldwide following for this distinctively dark, cynical entity that goes beyond any genre ring-fencing.
Eight self-penned albums backed up by hundreds upon hundreds of raw, rowdy and powerful international live engagements haven’t exactly dampened a longstanding formidable reputation either.
Sticking to their guns through thick and thin, consistently delivering tense hi-octane tunes with songs of darkly deranged genius whilst never following any pack The Hangmen still stand as that rare and potent musical delicacy - an original rock and roll cult band with guts.
'Thunderfist' (self-titled) was recorded over the winter of 2011 in the studio of the illustrious Michael J Sasich. This album was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). This is the home of many bad reality shows about sister wives and backwards religious fanatics. Nobody in Thunderfist is a religious fanatic. We are all proud worshippers of Krom and Beer, and we bow to no man. We also have awesome beards. This album was made with vintage Marshall amplifiers and Les Paul guitars. Getting the sounds where they felt right took so long that we recorded the album twice, (no lie) and had to hustle our fat asses to get it done. What came of it is a proud collection of songs about everything from how we don't like Eskimo pussies being cold ('Eskimo Pussy is Mighty Cold') relationship songs ('None of Your Business') and the epic tale of ALL of our favorite dragon and sword quest movies wrapped into one ('The Wizard's Lament) On the Wizard's song there is a Horn of Gondor and a reference to Monty Python, in the SAME fucking song! Wild! Anyway, here is a little bit about us..
Most of Thunderfist hails from the West Desert of Utah. We grew up riding motorcycles, fixing cars, and being harassed by rednecks. We were later embraced by the rednecks as we were the only connection in town for LSD. Hicks on drugs became the center point for a lot of Thunderfist parties. We started a band to keep ourselves interesting to the ladies, and here we are, 14 years later, still getting it done. The song 'Cut and Run' is about this. Metal Mick Mayo has never seen the same vagina twice, and he refuses to stop until he has a deviated septum and has to have cocaine blown up his asshole like Stevie Nicks. He is pretty close to this right now. I give him two years..
So, you now have a bit of information about us. We put on one fucker of a show and we don't stop until the lights are turned off and the PA is unplugged. We love it loud, we're proud, and Deeth Starr is well endowed. When we play 'Hit the Bottle Again' it is no joke. 'All fucked up, we're all fucked up tonight.." pretty much hits it on the head. Thank you for listening to the album. And if you want some pictures of us doing fucked up shit check out our page!
Venue Information:
Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84102