The Suffers' Path to Letterman Tonight, in Pictures

The Suffers pose for a photo at the 2014 Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony
The Suffers pose for a photo at the 2014 Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony
photos by Marco Torres

Tonight is a special night for Houston music: one of our own hometown bands will hit the stage of The Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. But this isn't the first time a Houston musician has been on the show lately -- Nick Gaitan of the Umbrella Man played the show alongside Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson back in December 2014 -- but for the ten-piece, three-year-old Suffers, it's quite the accomplishment.

The band members have gone "all in", quitting their day jobs to go on tour and pursue this dream of all dreams. We congratulate them on their success and will be watching the broadcast at MKT Bar tonight alongside their other fans. In the meantime, enjoy these photos from the last three years:

Performing at Lucky's Pub during the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase
Performing at Lucky's Pub during the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase
Posing for a photo outside of Warehouse Live after the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony.
Posing for a photo outside of Warehouse Live after the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony.
Performing on the main stage of Free Press Summer Fest 2013
Performing on the main stage of Free Press Summer Fest 2013
Group members Razo, Alex, Kam, Nick and Chapy pose for a photo during Free Press Summer Fest 2013
Group members Razo, Alex, Kam, Nick and Chapy pose for a photo during Free Press Summer Fest 2013
Performing at Warehouse Live during the 2013 Houston Press Music Awards
Performing at Warehouse Live during the 2013 Houston Press Music Awards
Jon Durbin and the rest of the Suffers during rehearsal at their former practice space at Francisco Studios, August 2013
Jon Durbin and the rest of the Suffers during rehearsal at their former practice space at Francisco Studios, August 2013

More photos on the next page.

 

During a recording session at Houston's Wire Road Studios, October 2013
During a recording session at Houston's Wire Road Studios, October 2013
Vocalist Kam Franklin meets music icon Russell Simmons after a performance at SXSW 2014. "Young lady I was not prepared for what you just did on that stage," Simmons said. "That was amazing!"
Vocalist Kam Franklin meets music icon Russell Simmons after a performance at SXSW 2014. "Young lady I was not prepared for what you just did on that stage," Simmons said. "That was amazing!"
With special guest Bun B, posing for a photo outside 8th Wonder Brewery after the Premium Goods 10-year anniversary party. The Suffers will collaborate once again with Bun B and other H-Town rappers at FPSF 2015.
With special guest Bun B, posing for a photo outside 8th Wonder Brewery after the Premium Goods 10-year anniversary party. The Suffers will collaborate once again with Bun B and other H-Town rappers at FPSF 2015.
Performing at Warehouse Live during the Red Bull Sound Select show, December 2014
Performing at Warehouse Live during the Red Bull Sound Select show, December 2014

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My fellow Jones Falcons. J, J!
My fellow Jones Falcons. J, J!

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When he's not roaming around the city in search of tacos and graffiti, Marco points his camera lens towards the vibrant Houston music scene and beyond. Follow his adventures on Instagram at @MarcoFromHouston.

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