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    Brace yourself, because The Suffers are coming and there will be nothing after that.  They are one of the most exciting live acts on the road, and with the pending release of the debut LP Make Some Room – there is no imaginable scenario where they won’t be the next big thing.  This year’s Alabama Shakes or Lorde.

    Granted, it’s kind of a stupid band name, it makes them sound like an underground punk band from the early 90’s, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  To get a better picture, imagine if Duke Ellington and Herb Alpert mixed the Orchestra’s horn section with the Tijuana Brass’ rhythm section…and then had Aretha Franklin sing for them. 

    Now you’re starting get an idea of what The Suffers do.

    The 10 piece band fronted by the golden voice of Kam Franklin, hails from Houston, Texas and redefining the sound of the southwest since 2011.  They are hitting the road hard this year in support of Make Some Room taking the gospel of Rock n’ Soul to the masses all over the country.  They recent appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and nearly blew the rafters loose between Franklin’s soulful growl, their frantic Latin-tinged rhythm section, and their explosive big band horn section.

    The band is a RedBullSoundSelect Artist and has been hailed by Spin, The New York Times, and Paste – as the industry waits with baited breath for the upcoming release of Make Some Room.

    The Suffers will be performing tonight, April 8th, at Zanzabar.  Tickets are on-sale and are only $8.00.  The doors open at 8:00 PM, the show will begin at 9:00 PM.

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    About Brent Owen

    Born and raised in Louisville, I have lived here most of my life (except during a short furlough, when I, lovelorn and naive, followed a girl to Baton Rouge). My roots are here, my family, my friends, and my life are all here. I work primarily as a free-lance writer for a few local and regional publications. I have also written two books (one a memoir, the other a novel) that barring some divine intervention, will probably never see the light of day. I find myself deeply ingrained in the local bar scene, or perhaps better said, I often indulge in the local drinking culture. I love music, movies, comedy, and really just about any other live performance art.

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