Alternative rock pioneers the Meat Puppets return to Chicago for a show at Old Town School of Folk Music. Masters of blending genres and incredibel musicians, this gets our highest recommendation.
What We Say
“Right now the band is so powerful, it's just a blast,” says Cris Kirkwood of longtime American underground music royalty, Meat Puppets. From their early days in Arizona to their seminal recordings on SST to their dalliance with the mainstream (no small thanks to an appearance with Nirvana on MTV Unplugged), culminating in an alternative hit “Backwater” off the gold record “Too High To Die”, Meat Puppets are back and in full force.
For this tour, the Puppets – Curt and Cris Kirkwood with drummer Shandon Sahm (son of Doug Sahm) and Curt's son, Elmo Kirkwood on guitar – have been adding music from their “middle period”: Huevos, Monsters and Too High to Die, along with “new” old stuff.