Hot Summer Nights is looking to close out its free summer concert series with some alternative rock by Grammy Award winning group Soul Asylum. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Sherman Municipal Lawn.
“Soul Asylum has been inspiring an incredible level of passion for their music since 1981, when the band, initially known as Loud Fast Rules, formed in Minneapolis,” the bio on the group’s website says. “The band’s raucous live sets and early releases on the hometown indie label Twin/Tone —including the albums Say What You Will, Made to Be Broken and While You Were Out —earned it a loyal fan base and widespread critical acclaim.”
Originally named Loud Fast Rules, the group got its start in 1983. Band members at the time included Dave Pirner, Dan Murphy, Karl Mueller and Pat Morley. Current band members are Pirner, Michael Bland, Winston Roye, and Ryan Smith.
“The band went on hiatus after 1998’s Candy from a Stranger, during which time Pirner released his first solo effort, Faces & Names,” the website says. “Soul Asylum returned to action in 2006 with The Silver Lining, Delayed Reaction six years later and in 2018 Sony Legacy released a previously unheard live album, ‘Live from Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX’ recorded in 1992.”
Since the group’s inception, they have released 11 albums. The 1995 release of Let Your Dim Light Shine reached No. 6 on the U.S. Music Charts and No. 4 on the Canadian Music Charts. The 1992 release Grave Dancers made it to No. 2 on the Austria Top 40 Charts.