Punk rock supergroup Ultrabomb, featuring the legendary Finny from the Mahones, the legendary Jamie from UK Subs and the more legendary Greg from Husker Du are touring the US in May.
May 11th St. Paul, MN Turf Club May 12th Winona, MN No Name Bar May 13th Chicago, IL Reggies May 15th Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn May 17th Memphis, TN Hi Tone May 18th New Orleans, LA The Parish at House of Blues May 19th Houston TX, The Secret May 20th Austin, TX Kick Butt Coffee May 21st San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger May 22nd Dallas, TX Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX May 24th Tucson, AZ 191 Toole May 25th Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room May 26th San Diego, CA Corazon Del Barrio May 27th Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar May 28th Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards (SOLD OUT) May 29th Las Vegas, NV Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival May 31st Denver, CO HQ (without Barstool Preachers
Punk rock supergroup (is that a oxymoron?), UltraBomb, featuring our friend Finny McConnell from the The Mahones, drummer extraordinaire, Jamie Oliver of UK Subs and punk rock legend, Greg Norton of Hüsker Du, after many false starts are finally set to tour as well as play the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival.
May 11 St Paul Ticket Turf Club
May 12 Winona No Name Bar
May 13 Chicago Reggie’s
May 15 Indianapolis The Melody Inn
May 17 Memphis The Hi Tone
May 20 Austin Kick Butt Coffee
May 25 Tempe Yucca Tap Room
May 26 San Diego Corazon del Barrio
May 27 Long Beach Alex’s Bar
May 28 Las Vegas Backstage Bar (no Barstool Preachers)
As much as I hate the term supergroup – it gives me visions of Led Zeppelin or 80’s metal bands made up of exes and put together by some A&R guy (Flogging Molly fans check out Katmandü for a giggle). UltraBomb is a supergroup – in a good way. The punk power trio is made up of Finny McConnell of The Mahones, stickman extraordinaire, Jamie Oliver of the UK Subs, and the legendary Mr. Greg Norton of Hüsker Dü – Hüsker Dü being of course the Saint Paul, Minnesota hardcore punk band that almost singlehandedly established and defined alternative rock in America during the 1980s.
So, give the three members, what does UltraBomb sound like? To my ears, its fast, powerful punk rock with great melodies, kind of like, well,…………Hüsker Dü, but with Finny’s distinctive vocals and Replacements-influenced guitar style – scratch any Mahones track and you’ll hear. Time To Burn, is really great stuff and despite various setbacks (canceled tours due to covid and Greg’s health), Time To Burn, is gonna EXPLODE!