Supersuckers and Speedealer
The Supersuckers' May 26 appearance at the Soda Bar marks the first time they’ve taken the City Heights stage since 2013. With over 30 years of history to their credit, a Supersuckers setlist is likely to include anything and everything, from their early Black Supersuckers material through their 1992 breakout album The Smoke of Hell, their country phase, or even split-singles they’ve done with tour mates such as the Reverend Horton Heat and Steve Earle. They’re one of those bands who’ve been on the tip of fame’s tongue for endless years, without ever quite catching that flying loogie into the bullseye. They’ve landed songs in numerous films and TV shows going all the way back to Beverly Hills 90210, and one of their tunes was even heard in an omnipresent Mountain Dew commercial.
They’ve been on stages as large as Farm Aid, and they appeared on the Tonight Show, backing up superstar grandpa Willie Nelson, who played guitar on their recorded cover of his song “Bloody Mary Morning.” Sub Pop has kept their 1999 compilation How the Supersuckers Became the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World constantly in print as one of their catalog’s all-time highest and most consistent sellers. For a band that’s been around so long, it should be noted that much of their best material is fairly recent, so rest assured that this won’t be one of those rest stops along highway has-been. They’ve been more prolific with recording over the past five years than any other period in their long history, releasing a trio of top notch albums on Acetate Records between 2014 and last year; Get the Hell, Holdin’ the Bag, and Suck It. The show will be opened by amped-up Dallas rock and rollers Speedealer.