I saw these guys a couple of years ago in a now defunct local dive (Revolution Hall – Troy, NY) and really enjoyed the show. Southern Culture On The Skids (or SCOTS for short) is basically rockabilly meets country meets B-52’s meets something entirely unique unto itself.
The band has announced some new tour dates and sadly they are not coming to Albany once again this year. I find it amazing that so many bands overlook Albany (the capital city of New York for God’s sake!), then again most people outside of the state think New York City is the capital. The band Midlake, who’s album I reviewed a few months back, just got back from a tour of Europe and played a few cities in the US. They only local appearance was 1.5 hours away in Syracuse …and they jumped right over Albany and went to Boston for the next gig, gee thanks! To be fair, Albany does get its share of good shows but many of the bands that I would like to see often jump right over my beloved city, bummer.
If you are curious about seeing SCOTS on the road now’s the time; check the following dates and git’ yer’ tickets!
10/8 Richmond, VA — Plaza Duckpin Bowl
10/9 Washington DC — 9:30 Club
10/10 Harrisburg, PA — The Abbey Bar
10/12 Marietta, OH — The Adelphia (At The Gallery)
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA — Diesel Club
10/14 Philadelphia, PA — World Cafe Live
10/15 Brooklyn, NY — The Bell House
10/16 Hoboken, NJ — Maxwell’s
10/29 Johnson City, TN — Casbah
10/30 Buford, GA — Hell On Wheels Beerfest
10/31 Birmingham, AL — Zydeco
11/3 New Orleans, LA — One Eyed Jacks
11/4 Mobile, AL — Soul Kitchen
11/6 Tampa, FL — Skipper’s Smokehouse
11/7 Jacksonville, FL — Jack Rabbits Live
11/26 Kill Devil Hills, NC — Port O’ Call
11/27 Kill Devil Hills, NC — Port O’ Call
12/3 Charlotte, NC — Visulite Theatre
12/4 Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
12/18 Raleigh, NC — The Berkeley Cafe