Supersuckers at Kung Fu Necktie
Just a few photos of Supersuckers because about a third of the way through I decided to just enjoy the damn show. Kung Fu Necktie is known for great booking (natch) and good sound but not so much for beautiful stage lighting.
What can I say about Supersuckers. This is a band I remember hearing about back in college in the 90s, not sure if I ever saw them (probably not). The fact that they are still at and still rocking hard which is impressive in general, but gets insane when you hear that lead singer "Eddie Spaghetti" Daly was diagnosed with throat cancer about a decade ago. Yeah, I'm pretty sure he recovered just fine 'cause he sounds great.
Supersuckers are one of those bands which is rock-n-roll first but also to cross over into alt-country. You know those bands which are rock bands first but clearly country-influenced like Credence Clearwater Revival or Buffalo Springfield? Well, think of that but formed post-Cramps. Supersuckers are the ass-kicking drunken uncle of CCR.
Potty Mouth at Kung Fu Necktie
Potty Mouth are probably my favorite pop-punk band, in part because they're more punk than pop. Anyone can do pop nowadays. Being edgy and still catchy at the same time is so much harder and Potty Mouth do it so well. I'm glad they finally released that second album and I hope the third is just is good and comes out maybe like tomorrow or something.
Warbly Jets at Kung Fu Necktie
My 90's sense is tingling. If I didn't know better I would have sworn Warbly Jets were, well, British for one thing. From song to song they flow from jangly rock-n-rollers to floaty, vaguely psychedelic hymns to their more recent cool electro-meditations on modern society. Through it all their sound is always a little bit suave, a little bit classy. Intensity is implied through style and attitude, not just volume. Seems British to me. Or more accurately it reminds me of alternative radio from the era of the Second British Invasion, my college days, back in the 90s. Like the rock bands tho, not the "Britpop" bands, the real rock-n-rollers.
The Fleshtones at Kung Fu Necktie
Not sure I have anything new to say about The Fleshtones. I definitely was not expecting all of that literal jumping around from a band which formed in the 70s. This was just a damn fine rock-n-roll show to a packed house, as it should be.