Supersuckers

Supersuckers

The Upper Crust, Chrome Daddy Disco

Thu, July 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$15

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Supersuckers
Supersuckers
You’ve heard our name, you’ve seen our records, our t-shirts and our stickers. We’re probably the favorite band of someone you know and yet maybe we’re still a mystery to you. Well my friend, that’s okay, you’re at the right place to get to know the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, The Supersuckers.

The brand new album, “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. You also get the rousingly twangy anthems “High and Outside,” “Man on a Mission” and “Jibber-Jabber.” Then 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.)

The Supersuckers — Eddie on vocals and bass, plus guitarist Marty Chandler and drummer Chris Von Streicher — recorded Holdin’ the Bag in Austin, TX, at Ray Benson’s esteemed Bismeaux Studios. They were joined by such kindred spirits as outlaw singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, who’s featured on the rollicking hard-luck tale “This Life Would Be a Whole Lot Better,” and acclaimed alt-country songstress Lydia Loveless, who adds her distinctive voice to the bittersweet “I Can’t Cry.” Also lending their talents are Asleep at the Wheel fiddler Jason Roberts, Butthole Surfers member Jeff Pinkus, noted neo-honky-tonker Jesse Dayton and Willie Nelson’s longtime harmonica sidekick Mickey Raphael.
The Upper Crust
The Upper Crust
Rocque band from Boston, Mass. that dress like French aristocrats from the 1700s complete with powdered wigs, pantaloons and whitened faces. They've got an AC/DC kind of sound with often funny lyrics the go along with the characters they play.
Chrome Daddy Disco
Chrome Daddy Disco
An original twist on Rock-a-billy in RVA since 1989. Never comfortable w/ being labled Rock-a-billy or Psycho-billy etc.. because those are easily worn uniforms with standardized off the rack approaches more often than not. CDD has always been a tight, powerful & entertaining Rock & Roll band. Having seen 19 plus musicians do time with CDD over the last 20 plus years, the one constant in CDD from day one has been the sincere commitment to this home grown genre of front man Sean McClain (me). Humorous, arrogant, and at times caustic, I've known folks to LOVE the show - and some to be REPULSED by it. Never heard of anyone being bored though.
From 1989 till the late 90's CDD was at it's most active, playing up and down the east coast and locally. Bands like the Useless Playboys, Frantic Frank & the Flattops, Glenmont Popes, Flat Duo Jets And Southern Culture on the Skids were bands we often played with in RVA and on the road. As time went on members here and there moved on for different reasons, some having spent several years with the band. Time away from the project was spent dabbling in another local band called Gorgeous for a few years and most recently We did a tribute to the Cramps with the passing of Lux Interior. For a year and a half, the core of CDD was channeling Lux's spirit as true to form as possible. The hand full of shows were memorable and well received.
Highlights over the years... Link Ray fest '93 Chapel Hill, Sleazefests '94 & '95 also in Chapel Hill, Raunch-o Rama in Gainesville Fla, The wrap party for "Homicide" in Baltimore, Got to play CB's, A ton of great shows both here in RVA and on the road with killer bands and a lot of great lasting friendships over the years.
So........... Now my freak ass is feeling twitchy again so I've assembled a tough ass combo to re-emerge as RVA's latest incarnation of Chrome Daddy Disco. Heads WILL roll!
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com