As you might imagine from the self-proclaimed ‘Greatest Rock ’N’ Roll Band In The World’, there’s a certain swagger to Supersuckers. The north London venue isn’t exactly the O2 Arena, and surely the GRNRBITW should be playing there, right? But that’s exactly the point; it’s not what you do but how you go about doing it. And Tuscon’s finest go about things in exactly the right way… their own way.
Drummer Christopher Von Streicher tinkers with his own kit before the band are due on. It just isn't the done thing for a headline act, it breaks the mystique, the unwritten laws of show business. Surely they should be backstage in a huddle, hands held while praying for a great show, roadies with pen torches pointing the lengthy way to the stage?!
Not the Supersuckers. The cracking gunfire sound of the snare dies down and 10 mins later, he reappears with the rest of the band. The crackle and buzz of Les Pauls being reanimated followed by a swig of warmish beer is the only ‘Good evening London’ we get before the band rip through their most beloved album ‘The Evil Powers Of Rock’N’Roll’ from start to finish (foxing a few ‘song-hecklers’ along the way).
Guitarist Marty Chandler jitters around the stage, goading the crowd, only rarely snapping back to stage left for some backing vocals before once again the Les Paul is hanging over the upturned faces below. Eddie Spaghetti is like the sun to Chandler’s orbiting moon, and stands delivering wit and wisdom from behind dark glasses and a cowboy hat. All dressed in black he is reminiscent of Lemmy, who, let’s face it, dressed like some villainous cowboy from Tucson anyway…
The trio’s conversation is minimal, but importantly the maximum amount of rock’n’roll is delivered in the maximum time available. (Encores are even eschewed for extra song time - a rejection of live etiquette the band are famous for.) A stage bow later and they are gone, no doubt heading off to convert the next town to their proclamations. Are the Supersuckers the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world? Possibly... Possibly not. But on a cold, misty evening to a room full of fans in north London they are - and really that’s all that ever matters.
GC Live were thrilled to be at @mosdesertclubhouse to capture all the action as @hollowworldband kicked off their 5 year reunion tour, Beneath The Frozen Sky 🤘🏼
Go check out our review and full gallery of shots from the night on Facebook!
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@hollowworldband raised the roof at @mosdesertclubhouse on Friday night w/ supports @levelhmetal @fromcrisistocollapse @amenoireau & @redbeemusic
Still plenty of dates left to catch them on their 5 yr anniversary tour “Beneath The Frozen Sky”
• Sat Nov 10 at #illawarramusicfoundry • Sun Nov 11 at @frankiespizzabytheslice • Fri Nov 16 at @cherrybarmelb • Fri Dec 7 at #themanhatten ~
Captured for @gc.live - full gallery (& gig review by @shannonfairy!) coming soon!
We promised you a big month of shows and the first one is coming on Monday!🔥 We're ecstatic to announce that we'll be joined by @nicebiscuitband, @baskervillainband and @danadoingthingss to talk @junglelovefestival and a lot more! We'll also be reviewing @tiarnemusic's 'Lights' single launch at @theblackbearlodge with @danadoingthingss and @couchingtigerband as well as @portroyalofficial's huge homecoming show at @thetriffid with @thecherrydolls, @georgieneilsenandthegp and @selfishsons! Tune in from 7-9pm Monday night on @phoenixradiolive and 1197AM!
"Continuing his promotion of Meursault’s self-released album Crow Hill, which has recently been mastered by the esteemed Mandy Parnell, who has also mastered albums such as Björk’s acclaimed Biophilia, and is due to launch in the coming months, Neil Pennycook arrived at Glasgow’s Glad Café ‘suited n booted’, he meant business. Another sold out gig, the intimate setting was not for the faint hearted, as the temperature in the room rose, both band and fans subtly shed the autumn layers in which they arrived." To read more of @photo_buddie's review of @meursaultmusic copy and paste this link: https://thefountain.eu/reviews/2018/10/review-meursault-mi-mye/ #meursault#mimye#gladcafe#glasgow#gigreview#musicreview#thefountain
NEW POST + PLAYLIST: @prsfoundation released the list of artists selected for 2018’s Momentum Music Fund this week. I’ve put together a playlist to give you a solid intro to each artist and as always had a little bit to say about each of them too. Link in the usual 👆🏿