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?
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.