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 Jan 12 - 18, 2012 
Supersucker Dan “Thunder” Bolton appears at right.

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Supersuckers

Too dumb to quit

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Guitarist/vocalist Dan “Thunder” Bolton of Seattle punk (and sometimes country) band the Supersuckers talks about longevity, songwriting and owning a record label.
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Fun Bob Seger fact: According to a former road manager, Seger watched foreign cinema after his shows, rather than participate in the sex, drugs, and rock and roll cliché.
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Aural Fixation

Heavy Music

Bob Seger’s secret sonic past

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
In 1967, “Heavy Music” by Bob Seger and the Last Heard was a hit in the Detroit area. The protopunk song reveals a totally different, totally excellent side of the man most of us know as a Heartland balladeer.

Flyer on the Wall

Four Burque bands diddle on gee-tars this Friday the 13th.
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Looney for Rooney

Rooney • indie • Run River North • folk rock

By Adam Wood
There is a striking absence of good rock music on the airwaves today. We have passed the glory days when kids and adults alike bonded over a couple of guitars and a drumset, as new heads try their hand at the more accessible sounds of electronic music and rap. There are those of us, however, who have not forgotten the thrill of playing air guitar and belting along to your favorite song. In his efforts to re-access this primal energy, Robert Schwartzman—the mastermind behind the once-upon-a-time inescapable worm of a tune “Where Did Your Heart Go Missing”—has re-formed his band Rooney. Armed with the upbeat verve of power pop and teeming with inspiration from British Invasion rock, Rooney will be bringing their revival efforts to Launchpad this Tuesday, Aug. 1. The opening performance at this 13+ show will be provided by the somehow simultaneously buoyant and melancholy indie jams of Run River North. The cost to share in the spirit and enthusiasm of revitalized musicians will be a mere $17, so don’t miss out!
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