Kick-ass rock

Get ready for a wild show when Seattle cowpunks The Supersuckers visit Lake Tahoe. The ensemble hasn’t reached the same heights as Seattle’s most famous music export, Nirvana, but that doesn’t stop them from calling themselves the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world. After releasing singles on various small record labels, the band caught the attention of grunge music icon Sub-Pop Records when reps attended one of their shows. A record deal followed, and the group released a handful of albums on the label, including their 1992 debut, The Smoke of Hell, and a “best of” double album. The band has toured with rockers like The Rev. Horton Heat, Social Distortion and the Butthole Surfers as well as renegade country stars like Steve Earle and Willie Nelson. The Supersuckers now release material on their Mid-Fi Recordings label including their latest album, Motherfuckers Be Trippin, which the band calls the follow-up to their 1999 album The Evil Powers of Rock ’n’ Roll. Lead singer Eddie Spaghetti also has a newly released solo album titled The Sauce. The band and opening act, The Hangmen, perform 10 p.m. Feb. 15 at Sierra Vista Lakefront, 700 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 on the day of the show. Call 337-8344.—Kelley Lang