Music Scene: The Supersuckers, Teepee, The Piedmont Boys

The Supersuckers

Calling itself the “Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band in the World,” Tucson, Ariz.-born band The Supersuckers may not be modest about its success, but there’s good reason.

The band’s humorously offbeat and eclectic brand of “cowpunk” coupled with a highly praised live show have become its staples.

Though The Supersuckers formed in 1988, the band didn’t begin making waves in the music scene until 1992 after it ventured to Seattle to promote its garage punk and country sound. It experienced mostly local success for its first three Sub-Pop releases before garnishing surprising success with “Must’ve Been High,” an album of only country-esque songs, in 1997.

To date, the band has toured with such notable acts as Pearl Jam, The Ramones, Social Distortion and Willie Nelson. The group released its most recent album, “Get It Together,” in 2008 and is touring with new drummer Chris Von Streicher.

The Supersuckers will perform Thursday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Skye Paige and The Original Recipe. Tickets are $11 in advance, $13 at the door or online at Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 571-4343 or go to

Relative newcomer Teepee has learned a lot from the not-so-distant past of lo-fi, garage and shoegaze.

The Miami-based quartet borrows something from each style while incorporating electronic elements from the modern world to create a clanging collision of harmonious apathy, ensuing chaos and eventual calm. The result of such an impact sounds like a remodeled My Bloody Valentine brought up to date by present musical happenings.

Songwriter Erix S. Laurent founded the band in 2008 and has since released nearly a half-dozen EPs on independent labels. The band’s newest recording, “Distant Love or: Time Never Meant Anything, and Never Will,” is set for November.

Laurent and his work with Teepee have earned such awards as Miami New Times’ Best Solo Musician of 2010 and one of CBS Local’s Best Musicians in 2011. Teepee also was nominated by CMJ for the Sonicbids Spotlight in June 2012.

Teepee will perform Sept. 19 at the Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road, with M-Tank. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Hailing from the Appalachian foothills outside Greenville comes the bluegrass and country sextet The Piedmont Boys.

The band released its self-titled debut in 2007 after its popularity in the Upstate bar scene began to grow and quickly set out to tour the Southeast.

The Piedmont Boys’ mix of outlaw country, Appalachian bluegrass and Southern rock made the band a representative of several popular genres with deep roots throughout the Southeast.

The band found success with its image of genuineness and close-to-home musical style, and released its second album, “Walking Pneumonia,” in 2008.

Since its inception, the band has performed alongside the likes of Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Tracy Lawrence, Blackberry Smoke and Gretchen Wilson.

The Piedmont Boys will perform Saturday at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., on Isle of Palms with Outshyne. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show and are available at the door or online at Doors open at 9 p.m.; the show starts at 10 p.m.

Call 886-8596.