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Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 52,746
Category Americana, Countrypolitan, Garage Rock, Rock And Roll, Surf
Concerts
Apr
04
An Evening With Southern Culture On The Skids
Roanoke
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Apr
05
Visulite Theatre
Charlotte
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Apr
12
Continental Club
Houston
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Apr
13
Continental Club
Houston
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Apr
16
Continental Club
Austin
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Apr
17
Continental Club
Austin
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Apr
18
Continental Club
Austin
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Apr
19
Continental Club
Austin
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Apr
20
Continental Club
Austin
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May
10
The Southgate House Revival
Newport
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May
11
The Magic Bag
Ferndale
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May
12
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Kalamazoo
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May
14
Fitzgerald's
Berwyn
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May
15
Vivarium
Milwaukee
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May
16
Fine Line
Minneapolis
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May
17
xBk Live
Des Moines
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May
18
Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon
Iowa City
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May
19
Knuckleheads
Kansas City
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Jun
01
The Pour House Music Hall
Raleigh
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Jun
07
The Burl
Lexington
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Jun
08
Headliners Music Hall
Louisville
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About Southern Culture on the Skids
Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.” The band has been prolific and ubiquitous for over thirty years, touring everywhere from the North Carolina Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan and delivering what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party.” In 2014 the band was honored by the Southern Folk Life Collection at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an exhibition featuring their music and cultural contributions. The flame-adorned La-Z-Boy from the cover of their Plastic Seat Sweat LP now resides at UNC-CH! THE ELECTRIC PINECONES Southern Culture On The Skids' newest album, The Electric Pinecones, will be released on September 16, 2016. It's the band’s fifth album on their own label, Kudzu Records. The album features 12 original SCOTS tunes — 11 brand new songs and a whole-lotta NOLA remake of the SCOTS classic, “Swamp Fox - The Original.” All the tunes were produced and recorded at Rick’s studio in NC, The Kudzu Ranch. The Electric Pinecones is a bit of a departure for the band conceptually and sonically. The inspiration for the record was born in an alter-ego side project from the early years of the band. “The Pinecones was folk-a-hill-a-billy garage band we used to put together just for kicks,” Miller relates. “We loved the sound of '60s west coast folk rock and psych bands. The Pinecones was our outlet for material that was not in the SCOTS vein. We even opened for ourselves occasionally. The Pinecones set list was the jumping off point for this latest collection of songs.” The first single off the album, “Grey Skies,” is a minor key mood piece with that folk-a-billy, psychedelic sound. Listen to how the acoustic 12-string riff slides into the band’s hypnotic rhythms that propel Mary Huff’s reflective vocal into the mind’s eye of times past and love lost. “Check out the Mellotron on the chorus – that is a first for us,” Miller says. The lead off track, “Freak Flag,” is more upbeat, but no less tweaked, with modulating guitars riding on pounding drums after the first verse. The song’s message is a good one – it is okay to be different and always respect yourself. The band debuted the song to an auditorium full of rowdy students at Carrboro Elementary School. “I was nervous,” Miller says “if the kids don’t like something they let you know, but when they started singing along with the second chorus and waving their imaginary freak flags in the air, I knew it was a hit!” “Dirt Road” is Mary’s three-minute ode to séances, thunderstorms and good lovin’ long gone. The song is a backwoods southern gothic ghost story that opens with a big tom fill then twists and turns around a folky strum and a fuzz guitar. Mary’s spooky-good vocal takes it down that dirt road way back into the piney woods. The album also has some country rock songs that highlight the melodic side of SCOTS, with “Baby I Like You,” “I Ain’t Gonna Hang Around” and “Given To Me” featuring some of the best harmonies Rick and Mary have ever recorded. “Waiting On You” is the longest song on the album, coming in at 4:22; it’s a folk-garage-rocker with a sing-a-long chorus that segues into a surf raga breakdown before heading back to the big riff and out. The album has traditional Southern Culture flavor too. Check out the remake of “Swamp Fox – The Original”. This take goes back to the beginnings of the song and is much closer to capturing the essence of the many all-nighters the band pulled in NOLA with friends and colleagues. The country funk of “Rice and Beans,” is a good humored tale of a cash strapped southern courtship, and “Midnight Caller” is Mary’s slinky R’n’B flavored woman-to-woman warning about bad men looking for good times. Song for song, on The Electric Pinecones, Southern Culture On The Skids continues to blow minds and blur the lines between genres delivering a stellar album. From their 1985 debut Voodoo Beach Party, to their 1988 international smash, Dirt Track Date (featuring the hit single "Camel Walk"), and now to the SCOTS-ified tunes of The Electric Pinecones, 30+ years, 200+ songs and 1,000,000+ road miles in, Southern Culture On The Skids just continues to get better with time. Discography 1985 - Voodoo Beach Party (EP) - Lloyd Street Records 1985 - First Album (album) - Lloyd Street Records 1990 - "Clyde’s Lament”/"CW James, 00 Spy" (single) - Moist Music 1991 - Too Much Pork For Just One Fork (album) - Moist Music 1991 - "Come and Get It" (single) - Giant Claw 1992 - Santo! Sings (7” EP) - Zontar Records 1992 - For Lovers Only (album) - Safe House/Plan 9 1993 - Peckin’ Party (EP) - Safe House/ Feedbag Records 1993 - Girlfight (EP) - Sympathy For The Record Industry 1993 - "Tantrum" ‎( With Don Howland, 7", Single) - Sympathy For The Record Industry 1993 - "Gossip And Rumours" ‎(with The A-Bones, 7", Ltd) - Baylor Records 1993 - "Nakema" ‎(With Don Howland, 7", Single) - Sympathy For The Record Industry 1994 - "White Trash" ‎(7”) - Demolition Derby 1994 - "Cockroach Blues "‎(With Don Howland, 7", Single) - Sympathy For The Record Industry 1994 - "The Wedding Bell Twist" (7” single) - Telstar 1994 - "Moonshine Martinis" on The Estrus Cocktail Companion (6 7” box set, various artists) - Estrus Records 1994 - Ditch Diggin’ (album) - Safe House 1995 - "Hell Blues" ‎(With Don Howland 7", Single) - Sympathy For The Record Industry 1995 - “Venus” on Star Power (various artists compilation) - Pravda 1995 - Dirt Track Date (album) - DGC/Geffen 1995 - "Camel Walk" (CD single) - DGC/Geffen 1996 - "White Trash”/“BSA441”/"Two Pigs In A Blanket" (7” single) - One Louder 1996 - Santo Swings (EP) - Estrus 1997 - "Tidewater Jack" (7” single w/ The Untamed Youth) - Gearhead Records 1997 - "Soul City" (CD single) - Geffen 1997 - "House of Bamboo" (CD single) - DGC 1997 - Plastic Seat Sweat (album) - Geffen 1998 - Zombified (CD EP) - import 1998 - Halloween Hootenanny (various artists compilation) - Zombie-a-Go-Go Records 1999 - Exposed Roots - The Best of Alt. Country (various artists compilation) K-Tel 2000 - Liquored Up and Laquered Down (album) TVT 2002 - Live At El Sol - Kudzu Records 2004 - Kudzu Records Presents Southern Culture On The Skids (3 7” single box set) - Kudzu Records 2004 - Mojo Box (album) - Yep Roc 2006 - Doublewide and Live (album, and deluxe edition) - Yep Roc 2007 - Countrypolitan Favorites (album) - Yep Roc 2009 - "Come As You Are”/"Lucifer Sam" (7” single w/ Los Straitjackets) - Spinout Records 2010 - The Kudzu Ranch (album) - Kudzu Records 2011 - Zombified (album, re-release w/ additional tracks) - Kudzu Records 2013 - Dig This (album) - Kudzu Records 2013 - Mondo Zombie Boogaloo (various artists compilation) - Yep Roc 2014 - Party At My Trouse (w/ Fred Schneider) (limited edition single) - Yep Roc 2015 - Party At My Trouse (w/ Fred Schneider) (12” dance remix EP) - Yep Roc 2016 - The Electric Pinecones (album) - Kudzu Records
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Genres
Americana, Countrypolitan, Garage Rock, Rock And Roll, Surf
Band members
DAVE HARTMAN, RICK MILLER, MARY HUFF
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What fans are saying
Darell
5 / 5
Band kicked ass as they always do, this was my 9th show and go as often as I can. Disappointed that they blocked off the seating portion up front, some of us older folks need to rest our bones from time to time (last SKIDS show we were allowed to and I took advantage of that for half the show).
The Back Room @ Colectivo Milwaukee, WI
Oct 13, 2022
T-Bone
5 / 5
SCOTS are the best! Great musicians, great people. I always have a blast at their shows. Sure hope this Wuhan flu fizzles out soon. Can’t wait to see Dave, Mary, & Rick doing what they do best. The vibe was great at the Harvester. SCOTS and Halloween = supernatural good time.
Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount, VA
Jun 08, 2020
Rick
5 / 5
Wow, so good to see Rick, Mary and Dave again in the Valley for a sold out show! The joint was jumping and SCOTS was feeding off the energy. I have been a fan of SCOTS since 1997 and have seen them in concert a bunch of times. Every show is a blast and they never disappoint.
Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Jun 25, 2023
Scott
5 / 5
I have been waiting for years to see SCOTS live. It was absolutely thrilling for my wife and me. The band was scorching hot, witty, and played plenty of favorites, as well as many great songs from their newest album. They have been one of my favorite bands for decades, and they really delivered.
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
Jun 21, 2022
Sheryl
5 / 5
Venue had only one bartender, and was super hot inside. Thank goodness they finally turned the air conditioning on. Didn’t appreciate the rushing us out after the show and not being able to enjoy the meet and greet after the Mary, Rick and Dave. Show was great as usual, love my SCOTS.
Sonia Live Music Venue Cambridge, MA
Sep 20, 2022
Sallie
5 / 5
This band really delivered! Amazing how good a three piece band can be, and the warm up bad was really fun and set the mood also. We heard almost all our favorite SCOTS songs, only wish that they hadn’t covered the dance floor with tables, we came to dance!
Lafayette's Music Room Memphis, TN
Nov 08, 2023
Bub
5 / 5
Loved the show! My daughter went with me for Father’s Day and we both had a great time! Thank you for coming to Fresno! Believe me, I know Fresno isn’t much. The few of us here that appreciate good music, REALLY appreciate you making the stop!
Strummer's Fresno, CA
Jun 20, 2023
Paul
5 / 5
After a long four year wait, SCOTS did not disappoint! It was the usual excellent musicianship mixed with all the fun of banana puddin’, fried chicken, and an appearance by Santo!! They always leave me with a smile on my face.
Continental Club Houston, TX
Apr 18, 2023
Dale
5 / 5
Had a front row spot and loved it. Rick Miller and SCOTS are so unique and the sold out house was all in. Moe’s Alley has been spruced up and continues to be a great venue.
Moe's Alley Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 27, 2022
Joanne
5 / 5
SKOTS was fantastic as always! They are so fun and talented. The flying fried chicken was a nice touch. The Bottom of the Hill is a perfect venue with friendly staff. It was a great night.
Bottom Of the Hill San Francisco, CA
Jun 18, 2023
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Southern Culture on the Skids Tour Cities
Iowa City, IA Kansas City, MO Newport, KY Austin, TX Houston, TX Louisville, KY Berwyn, IL Milwaukee, WI Des Moines, IA Charlotte, NC Ferndale, MI Lexington, KY Roanoke, VA Minneapolis, MN Raleigh, NC Kalamazoo, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Southern Culture on the Skids

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Southern Culture on the Skids on tour?

Yes, Southern Culture on the Skids is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Southern Culture on the Skids concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Southern Culture on the Skids tour is scheduled for 21 dates across 16 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Southern Culture on the Skids scheduled to play?

Southern Culture on the Skids is scheduled to play 21 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Southern Culture on the Skids tour start?

Southern Culture on the Skids’s tour starts Apr 04, 2024 and ends on Jun 08, 2024. They will play 16 cities; their most recent concert was held in Roanoke at The Grandin Theatre and their next upcoming concert will be in Kansas City at Knuckleheads.

What venues is Southern Culture on the Skids performing at?

As part of the Southern Culture on the Skids tour, Southern Culture on the Skids is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 04 - Roanoke, VA @ The Grandin Theatre
Apr 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Apr 12 - Houston, TX @ Continental Club
Apr 13 - Houston, TX @ Continental Club
Apr 16 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club
Apr 17 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club
Apr 18 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club
Apr 19 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club
Apr 20 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club
May 10 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
May 11 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
May 12 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe
May 14 - Berwyn, IL @ Fitzgerald's
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vivarium
May 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
May 17 - Des Moines, IA @ xBk Live
May 18 - Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon
May 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
Jun 01 - Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
Jun 07 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl
Jun 08 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
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