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Southern Culture on the Skids 

When: Sat., Dec. 14 2013
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Americana, surf, rockabilly, swamp pop, and geek rock, 9 p.m.

Would you know a guitar legend if he was your neighbor? Because beneath Rick Miller’s vintage Hawaiian shirt, straw hat, and glasses lies one of the finest country-surf rockabilly guitarists in all the land. Only White’s little white Mephistophelean goatee is a giveaway to his six-string powers as the leader of Southern Culture on the Skids. He lives in the sticks almost 30 minutes outside Chapel Hill, N.C., and it’s with love that he sends up the perilous hairstyles (“Liquored Up and Lacquered Down”), outré cuisine (“Bannana Puddin’,” “Carve the Possum”), and peculiarities (“’69 El Camino,” “My Neighbor Burns Trash”) of white trash culture. The current trio — with stately beauty/bassist Mary Huff and sure-footed drummer Dave Hartman — has been around for 10 of the band’s 11 studio LPs. The latest Dig This is a complete re-recording of their fine ’94 disc Ditch Diggin’, their last release before a two-album mid-’90s run on Geffen. It features the amusing surfabilly ode “Chicken Shit Farmer,” the searing instrumental rave-up “Muddbuggy,” and a particularly groovy take on crowd favorite, “Too Much Pork for Just One Fork.” The albums are fun, but SCOTS’ live shows are a madcap family reunion with plenty of beer — and fried chicken. —Chris Parker SATURDAY

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