News \

Watch Superchunk Play With Damian Abraham & Allison Crutchfield at Merge30

Merge Records turned 30 this year, and to celebrate, the North Carolina-based label is throwing a festival called MRG30. Merge started out as a way for Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance to release music from their band Superchunk, so of course Superchunk is on the lineup alongside other Merge artists like the Mountain Goats, Destroyer, and Wye Oak. And yesterday, a few of those artists came together.

Superchunk played at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina last night as part of the MRG30 festival. And after running through a career-spanning set of 15 songs, they brought Damian Abraham of Fucked Up and Allison Crutchfield of Swearin’ out to the stage to help perform “Our Work Is Done,” “Precision Auto,” “Slack Motherfucker” for the encore. Watch below.


View this post on Instagram


Slack Motherfucker with Damian from Fucked Up and Allison from Swearin’ to close out night 2 of @mergerecords #mrg30

A post shared by Jeff (@jdginstagramz) on


View this post on Instagram


Super solid first night of tour at merge 30 fest 🙌🏼 really amazing night and feeling in the air

A post shared by kyle gilbride (@kylekillbride) on


View this post on Instagram


My one true love – Superchunk. First time I saw these guys was about 23 years ago. Might be in the triple digits by now. #mrg30

A post shared by Sam Kramer (@kramsamer) on

This article originally appeared on Stereogum.