Southern Culture on the Skids will perform at UNC’s Historic Playmakers Theatre on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids, a Wilson Library exhibit about the band’s history.
Beginning March 3, a limited number of tickets will be available for the free concert at the Memorial Hall box office. (Note: Memorial Hall box office spring break schedule begins March 8.) Any remaining tickets will also be available on March 14 at Historic Playmakers Theatre starting at 6 p.m.
Before the concert, visitors are invited to the exhibit opening and reception on the 4th floor of Wilson Library starting at 6 p.m. The free public exhibit will be on display until August 31, 2014.
The exhibit explores the history of the band, which formed in Chapel Hill in 1983. It features photographs by Kent Thompson and Michael Benson, as well as instruments, posters, recordings, and ephemera from the Southern Folklife Collection.
Southern Culture on the Skids embodies a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South by playing a unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop.
Southern Culture on the Skids – composed of Rick Miller, Dave Hartman, and Mary Huff – continue to spread the gospel of rock and roll and Southern culture. The band has released fifteen albums, including their 1985 debut album Voodoo Beach Party and the international smash, 1998’s Dirt Track Date, which featured the hit single “Camel Walk.”