Tagged: Brian Marsella

Kick Rocks and Suckerpunch: A Look at Supergroups

On Friday, June 14th, Kick Rocks played at the Blockley in Philadelphia. Just eight days later, on Saturday, June 22nd, Suckerpunch played at the same place. Normally it wouldn’t be a big deal or particularly noteworthy for two popular bands to play at the same venue, but the fact that Kick Rocks and Suckerpunch are both supergroups with members from the same bands makes this case a little more interesting. Why do supergroups exist?

Kick Rocks Kick Out the Jams on a Boat

While the dancers raged relentlessly on the lower deck, many availed themselves of the top deck’s various amenities, mainly pristine views of Lady Liberty and soothing breezes with just a hint of ocean air. As the sun set over a picture perfect eve, the band wrapped up a succinct high energy set and Mr. Bonkerz took over, sprinkling nu-disco numbers with genre favorites from the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Holy Ghost! Starting with Mike Greenfield on drums, the main act infiltrated the stage, blending nearly unnoticed with dusky disco.

KICK ROCKS Returns This Summer

After a highly touted VIP performance at Camp Bisco last summer followed by a few more gigs, the instrumental trance fusion super group is back at it this summer, with three dates announced, only one of which is currently attached to a locale. June 15 will find the collective – Jon “The Barber” Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits on guitar and banter, Clay Parnell of Brothers Past on bass, Mike Greenfield of Lotus on drums, and Eli Winderman of Dopapod on keys – at Disc Jam Music Festival, which fuses the crunchy pastimes of jam music and disc golf.