Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids

SCOTS1The Southern Folklife Collection is pleased to announce our first exhibit and program of 2014, “Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids.” The exhibit opens Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6PM on the 4th floor of the Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. The exhibit opening will be followed by a concert at Historic Playmakers Theater featuring none other than Southern Culture on the Skids. Both events occur in conjunction with the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) taking place March 13-16 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“Lard Have Mercy” traces the history of Chapel Hill’s “Legendary Bards of Downward Mobility,” Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS). Formed in 1983. SCOTS embody a raucous, sleazy, good-natured, good-time take on Southern traditions and traditional music playing a unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop, driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy.

Featuring photography by Kent Thompson and Michael Benson as well as instruments, posters, recordings, and other ephemera from the SCOTS collection in the Southern Folklife Collection.

Events are free and open to the public but seating is limited. Concert Tickets will be available via Memorial Hall Box Office (919) 843-3333 the week of March 3rd. More information about the concert below.

Ticket booth opens: 6pm

Doors: 7pm

Concert: 7:30pm

“A HELL RAISING ROCK AND ROLL PARTY” – ROLLING STONE

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5 thoughts on “Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids

  1. Hey guys how are you, super big fan from Fresno Ca. Great tone, singing, and your look is right on. I wish you guys great success and I really appreciate the effort you put into touring and getting your music out there. Keep it up, Hope to see you live one day.

  2. I think I just peed ma pants! I’m shinin’ up ma go-go boots and hitchin’ a ride east in March, come hell or high water!! With love from Go-Go Em xoxo

  3. Looking forward to a great show from this band !!!! Will camera’s be welcomed at the exhibit and the show

  4. LEFT THE OUTER BANKS OVER 15 YEARS AGO….BROUGHT YOUR MUSIC UP HERE TO THE NORTH COAST AND MY FRIENDS BORROW MY CD.S TO DOWNLOAD AND I NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN……BUT ITS WELL WORTH TURNING MY FRIENDS ON TO YOUR SOUND,,,,,,I WALKED INTO A BAR ON HALLOWEEN EVE LAST YEAR,,,AND THE LEAD SINGER YELLED OUT IN [hey southern culture on the skids]]] the whole bar new me and your music…..NASH

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