Known for their Florida roots, The Supervillains are notorious in Jacksonville for always putting on a show filled with genre-bending, hard-partying swamp reggae. After 20 years of meandering around the borders of the ska/punk genre that birthed them, the Supervillains return right back to their mercurial beginnings with their ninth studio album Nice Things.
This overwhelmingly fast-paced record proceeds to kick your ass from the appropriately named opener “I Will Destroy You,” all the way to the final track, a driving reggae rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ classic “Head Like a Hole.” Complete with blazing guitars, brassy horn lines and particularly salty lyrics from both vocalists (and band co-founders) Dom Maresco and Scott Suldo, Nice Things hearkens back to the late-’90s ska sound of sweaty mosh pits.
With songs about chicks, weed, angst, politics, etc., Nice Things never gets too off-topic and definitely gets straight to the point. Whatever that point is, just know that it’s fast and LOUD.
Authority Zero and the Supervillains hit the road together this summer, co-headlining the “Broadcasting to the Nations Tour.” The bands will perform in Jacksonville on August 20 at Jack Rabbits. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance for $20.
Both bands are armed with brand-new records, and with a long tour history between the two bands, we can expect a chaotic punk/ska match in Jacksonville.