Southern Culture on the Skids
2211 N Prospect Ave
True to their name, North Carolina’s Southern Culture on the Skids offers an affectionate parody of local trailer park culture, matching their skewed outlook with a wild, careening brand of rock & roll. Their music is a quintessentially Southern-fried amalgam of rockabilly, boogie, country, blues, swamp pop and chitlin circuit R&B, plus a liberal dose of California surf guitar, a hint of punk attitude and the occasional mariachi horns. Following an early incarnation as a relatively straightforward roots rock outfit, they morphed into a raucous, sleazy, tongue-in-cheek party band obsessed with sex and food; in fact, fried chicken became a crucial part of their live performances, whether it was used in eating contests or tossed into the audience.