SUPREME DICKS

SUPREME DICKS (USA – EXTRA DATE ADDED!) + FORMER BULLIES + GRISTED PETUNIA THURS 30TH MAY 2013 £5 on the door It’s an end-of-tour party for SUPREME DICKS who’ll be completing their first trip around Europe for 17 years. This is a super rare opportunity to see one of the weirdest, most influential, most wonderful avant-psych bands of the past 30 years, rescued from obscurity in 2011 by Jagjaguwar, who re-issued their stunning back catalogue in its entirety.Supreme Dicks is an experimental rock group formed in 1984 in Amherst, Massachussetts by Jon Shere, Steve Shavel and Danny Oxenberg. Their glori… ous music combines dissonant lo-fi noise, avant-garde, and psychedelic sounds to warped song structures. Rising out of the same scene that produced Dinosaur Jr, Supreme Dicks were vital contributors to the lo-fi and avant garde genres. The band’s constantly revolving line-up (Lou Barlow was a Dick now and again) centered around Daniel Oxenberg, Jon Shere, Steve Shavel, Mark Hanson, and Jim Spring, whose psychedelic-yet-twangy brand of rock’n’roll came out of the band’s roots at Hampshire College in the Reagan era.The Dicks released a clutch of incredible records – three albums, a single, a split single and a 12″ EP – over a four-year period before not-so-much disbanding as dispersing at the end of 1996. This slow, brooding, hugely affecting body of warped psychedelic work was released as a box set by Jagjaguwar in 2011 entitled Breathing And Not Breathing. In 2012, Supreme Dicks came back together to play a limited number of shows in the US, making this ever-so-rare European tour their first major jaunt in almost 17 years. In the live setting, the band upholds a tradition of inviting others to play with them onstage — musicians who have done so include Beck,...