Friday, July 24, 2009

Supersuckers at Granada Theater

The Supersuckers rolled into town Wednesday night to bring a heapin' helpin' of rock to the masses. And the masses showed up despite the fact that it was a Wednesday night. The band did not disappoint as they tore through a 90 minute set that featured a countrified mini-set in the middle of their show. The execution was far more successful than when they did the same thing in 1997 on the Must've Been High tour. The Supersuckers have been in the quarry for over 20 years now mining the rock [that's one bountiful quarry!] and show no signs of calling it quits anytime soon.

I've lost count of how many times I've seen them over the 15+ years that I've known them. I do know that they do not disappoint. I remember a show at Trees in the early 90s when they were touring for La Mano Cornuda [one of my all-time favorite albums]. Their trailer had been burgled the previous night and their spirits were low. They were ready to go home and the robbery only increased their desire to get back to Seattle. Playing instruments borrowed from their opening act [if memory serves correctly it was The Meices] they opened up the floor to cover requests. For five bucks apiece. I've never seen them do a show like that since [though they still play two or three covers each show].

Here's some photos from Wednesday night's festivities:

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