The week before I moved to South Carolina twenty odd years ago, I bought Superchunk‘s Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91) and began what some may call a musical obsession. I have traveled a great deal of the Southeast to catch Superchunk in various venues and festivals. From Austin to Jacksonville, Music Farm to Jam Room Festival, the band has never disappointed me. So when frontman Mac McCaughan announced tour dates supporting his excellent new album Non Believers, the short drive to Charleston’s Tin Roof was a given.
Carrboro, NC’s Flesh Wounds, a killer three piece punk unit, opened the night with their own energetic punk blasts, and then settled in behind Mac and became The Non Believers for the rest of the night. And what a night it was….songs from the Merge Records founder’s current album, brilliant cuts from his efforts as Portastatic, a couple of Superchunk numbers (including one requested by yours truly!), and a few fantastic covers to close the set. Perfect.
Pics were tough, as the stage was dimly lit, but I managed a few, click through for more.