Southern Culture on the Skids

Partying just doesn't get much more raucous or demented than when it's fueled by Southern Culture on the Skids' blistering, take-no-prisoners assault. Raging psychobilly, mountain surf, and mutant gems culled from country, R&B, and even Brit-rock come blasting fast and furious from the veteran North Carolina trio of Rick Miller, Mary Huff, and Dave Hartman, each milking the inbred, trailer-park, paper-bag-decanter shtick for all it's worth. Huff's bouffant alone entitles her to honorary membership in the B-52s. Besides being vehicles for his searing guitar work, Miller's originals wallow in the glories of the white-trash lifestyle, from doublewides to cheap motels, dirt tracks, and, of course, getting liquored up and lacquered down. It's been a couple of years since SCOTS's last one, Countrypolitan Favorites, a collection of perversely inspired covers ranging from Lynn Anderson and Don Gibson to the Kinks and T. Rex. Don't forget the white lightnin' and something to hack through the kudzu. With Los Straitjackets. 18+.
Tue., May 26, 8 p.m., 2009
 
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