Anne Wentworth 2 p.m., Jan. 16
Supersuckers and Henchmen
Sole remaining Supersuckers founder Edward “Eddie Spaghetti” Daly is celebrating thirty years fronting the pioneering cowpunk rockers known to occasionally go full country, as on their anomalously successful (and accurately named) 1997 party album Must’ve Been High. A few years ago, it looked like the band might have imploded for good, with Spaghetti touring and recording solo. Somehow or other, when Thin Lizzy decided to go on one of their final tours before changing their name to Black Star Riders, they convinced Spaghetti to relaunch Supersuckers for the 2011 road trip with new members (only one of whom remains with the band, guitarist Marty Chandler).
Three years later, Supersuckers were back with their first album since 2008, Get the Hell, followed the next year by Holdin’ the Bag. Spaghetti was 47 in 2015 when he underwent surgery for stage three oropharynx cancer, which affects the middle part of the throat. Having now fully recovered, the 30th anniversary tour coming to the Casbah August 2 celebrates “three decades of liquor, women, drugs, and killing,” according to advance press, promising a “mini-country set,” songs from a new record called Suck It, plus the Smoke of Hell and La Mano Cornuda albums performed in their entirety. And, as has long been their tradition, “no encore,” other than the standard fakeout they’ve been pulling forever that never fails to fool at least a few bewildered newbies.
The show will be opened by L.A. psychobilly hard rockers Henchmen, whose recorded debut was their 2005 Dead or Alive EP.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 8 p.m.
- Cost: $15