Squirrel Nut Zippers 2018
February 9th, 2018
Turn up the heat
It’s not a reunion – it’s a revival! The quirky, nine-piece band Squirrel Nut Zippers reignited last year in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their album Hot which launched the hit songs “Hell” and ”Put a Lid on it.” A vintage mashup of Delta blues, pop/rock, and jazz, they’re often grouped with swing revival bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, but the Zippers are far more unpredictable. As NPR put it, “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” The Zippers’ core is rock instrumentation plus horns and piano, with violin, banjo, saw, and more. With band leader Jimbo Mathus and original SNZ-ers joining leading musicians from New Orleans, the Zippers are sure to bring The Big Easy to life in the Last Frontier.
Squirrel Nut Zippers is presented by Anchorage Concert Association.