The wings aren’t the only things that will be flavorful at Suwanee’s August Concert & Wing Festival on August 8. Soul Asylum will serve up a tangy musical performance, especially if you came of age during the late ’80s/early ’90s alternative rock/grunge era.
After forming in Minneapolis in 1981, Soul Asylum, known for its first two years as Loud Fast Rules, was a frontrunner of American college rock and garnered a reputation as the country’s best live band. Mid-1980s audiences were struck, according to online sources, by “the band’s onstage swagger, scruffy Midwestern appearance, and extremely loud, frenetic sound – mixing tuneful but unrestrained punk, hardcore 1970s rock, country, and self-effacing kitsch.”
“Runaway Train,” from Soul Asylum’s sixth album, Grave Dancers Union, released in 1992, became the band’s biggest hit, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other hits include “Somebody to Shove,” “Black Gold,” and “Misery.”
Thirty-one years after releasing its first album, Soul Asylum is promoting a new studio album on its Facebook and PledgeMusic.com page.
Suwanee’s August Concert and Wing Festival on August 8th will begin at 5 p.m. at Town Center Park. Headline performer, Soul Asylum will take the stage around 8 p.m.