Speedealer, The Royal Wigs

Sun, June 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

You’ve heard our name, you’ve seen our records, our t-shirts and our stickers. We’re probably the favorite band of someone you know and yet maybe we’re still a mystery to you. Well my friend, that’s okay, you’re at the right place to get to know the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, The Supersuckers.

The brand new album, “Holdin’ the Bag”, offers a compelling blend of brawny badassery and sensitive songcraft on such memorable originals as the high-lonesome title track, which kicks the album off on a deceptively spooky note. You also get the rousingly twangy anthems “High and Outside,” “Man on a Mission” and “Jibber-Jabber.” Then the album closes on a thoughtful note, with an update of the Hank Williams Jr. standard “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” with updated lyrics that refer to such Supersuckers contemporaries as Steve Earle and Lemmy Kilminster of Motorhead. (The album sessions also yielded a second cover tune, a spirited reading of the Billy Joe Shaver classic “Georgia on a Fast Train,” which will be included as a bonus track on Holdin the Bag’s vinyl edition.)

The Supersuckers — Eddie on vocals and bass, plus guitarist Marty Chandler and drummer Chris Von Streicher — recorded Holdin’ the Bag in Austin, TX, at Ray Benson’s esteemed Bismeaux Studios. They were joined by such kindred spirits as outlaw singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, who’s featured on the rollicking hard-luck tale “This Life Would Be a Whole Lot Better,” and acclaimed alt-country songstress Lydia Loveless, who adds her distinctive voice to the bittersweet “I Can’t Cry.” Also lending their talents are Asleep at the Wheel fiddler Jason Roberts, Butthole Surfers member Jeff Pinkus, noted neo-honky-tonker Jesse Dayton and Willie Nelson’s longtime harmonica sidekick Mickey Raphael.
High speed rock'n'roll band from Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Royal Wigs
An alt-country Americana supergroup of sorts, the Royal Wigs -- bassist J. Scott McClintock from the Great Lakes Myth Society; singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Black from Girls Like Cigarettes; drummer Frank Corl from Seldon Plan; and singer and guitarist Ralph Rodriguez from Agents of the Sun -- already had a long and illustrious indie pedigree when they joined forces.

Named after a wig store Black used to live near in New York City's East Village, the band recorded its debut five-song EP at Orion Studios in Baltimore, Maryland; entitled Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues, the EP was released in December of 2012. --Steve Leggett, ALLMUSIC GUIDE

NATIONAL SUPPORT: Previously, members of The Royal Wigs have opened up for or toured with such diverse acts as Dada, 311, Cage the Elephant, Longwave, Patti Smith, Of Montreal, British Sea Power, L.A. Guns, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, GWAR, Jawbreaker, The Cringe, Fuel, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Avail, Mary Lou Lord, The Spin Doctors, Angie Aparo, The Roots, Train Wreck (Kyle from Tenacious D), Local H, Tidewater Grain, Senses Fail, Love Automatic, Trapt, Staind, Papa Roach, The Sea, Gary Lucas' Gods and Monsters, The Homosexuals, Porcupine Tree, SR71, and many others. Band members have also played all the major music conferences to include SXSW and CMJ as well as toured nationally.

"4.5 / 5 STARS - White Line Fever is a song with all the elements to be a hit in the country charts...if you enjoy old-time country rock, i.e. nothing to do with Taylor Swift or many of these modern pop country artists, this album is for you..." VENTS MAGAZINE

"'5 / 5 STARS - Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues' is one hell of a first effort! The recording features five songs that all stand out in their own right, showcasing elements of country, indie roots, alternative and even pop, which definitely screams Americana. On the track "Oh, My Soul" so much damn feeling is hitting you all at once, so much power & emotion slapping you around from all directions that its like a Mack truck full of Royal Wigs heading straight toward you! The 5-track recording ends on a very touching note that will impact the listener for sure and will leave them wanting more. The audience will be applauding The Royal Wigs and a finish like this deserves a standing ovation & curtain call..." JIMMY RAE'S MUSIC BLOG
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201