The Return of Sucker Punch (Brownstein, Magner, Shields, Greenfield)
An archival interview with Brownie
The livetronica supergroup Sucker Punch will return after almost a decade this summer. One of the first side-projects to feature members of the Disco Biscuits, The New Deal and STS9, Sucker Punch’s lineup consisted of Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein, Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner, New Deal keyboardist Jamie Shields, STS9 drummer Zach Velmer and and then-Ally drummer Mike Greenfield (who now performs with Lotus). The group played a few shows during the summer of 2003, including Union Dale, PA’s Endless Mountain Music Festival and New York’s Webster Hall.
After nine years, Brownstein, Magner, Shields and Greenfield will revive Sucker Punch for a few shows this August (Velmer will sit out the reunion gigs). The group’s confirmed dates include a headlining spot at Stephentown, NY’s Bella Terra Festival on August 18 as well as an appearance at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on August 19. These will be two of Shields’ first shows since The New Deal parted ways in January. Some of Biscuit-related songs actually evolved from Sucker Punch, including Conspirator’s “Macina Verde.”