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Superchunk

Feb 24th 2018 @ Great American Music Hall

San Francisco, CA
I Was There
About Superchunk
Genres:
Alternative, Indie
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
8:00 PM
Great American Music Hall
859 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109
102 RSVPs
The urgency of current events after the demoralizing 2016 election gave Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon of Superchunk the momentum to make something new sooner than later. “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” Enter What a Time to Be Alive, Superchunk’s first album in over four years. It’s a record, says Mac, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to.”Indeed, like so much of Superchunk’s music in the band’s nearly three decades together, the songs on What a Time to Be Alive meet rage and anxiety head-on with the catharsis and exhilaration of loud punk fire and vulnerable pop energy. Like 2013’s I Hate Music, which focused on death, loss, and the role of music in an aging life, What a Time to Be Alive brings spirit to the frontlines of pain—it’s as defiant as it is despairing, as much a call to arms as a throwing up of hands.Written almost entirely between November 2016 and February 2017, What a Time to Be Alive was recorded and mixed by Beau Sorenson, who also worked on I Hate Music. The record also has more guest backing vocalists than any previous Superchunk album, including Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit), Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Skylar Gudasz, and David Bazan.
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About Superchunk
Genres:
Alternative, Indie
Live Photos of Superchunk
Fan Live Reviews
September 19th 2018
Great show! Fantastic energy from the band and a great set list. They enjoy playing clubs like Ace of Cups... Mac said so from the stage as he referenced their gig a day earlier at Riot Fest.
September 19th 2018
Brilliant set list. Amazing energy as always. The opener was really good too! I think I lost my mind.
September 19th 2018
Awesome!
Great band. Great venue. Really nice people, especially at door
Eric
United States@
3ten Austin City Limits Live
May 7th 2018
They never get old. Played a lot of the new record, and somehow it felt like great parts of the back catalog. Mac and Jason had a ton of energy. Great venue. Awesome band...fun night!
Los Angeles, CA@
Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock
May 28th 2014
Awesome!