The Sadies

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The Sadies

Girls on Grass

Tue, December 11, 2018

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$20.00

Cancelled

Hello Friends,
Bad news. We are sorry to say that our upcoming performances in Brooklyn and Syracuse have been cancelled.... Well, hopefully postponed.
Sadly, Mike has fractured his shoulder. We should know more about his recovery time in the next day or two.
Refunds will be made available through the usual channels or tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled dates. You can decide.
In the meantime, we are sorry for any and all hassles incurred. We were really looking forward to this and I think we can all agree that it really sucks.
Best always from The Sadies

The Sadies
The Sadies
The essence of The Sadies’ story is in many summed up with the powerful image of the aurora borealis adorning the cover of their latest album, Northern Passages. Ever since the quartet comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky first arrived on the North American scene 20 years ago, their music has never been less than awe-inspiring, with no further embellishment necessary.

As the light swirled with each album The Sadies have made, the overall picture took on more defined colours. On top of that was the incredible list of collaborations—Neko Case, R&B legend Andre Williams, The Mekons’ Jon Langford, Jon Spencer, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie, Neil Young for fuck’s sake!—each one pushing The Sadies’ own sound into new, unmapped territory. Eventually, more time was taken in between albums as focus shifted to their original songwriting, and what was once the best live band in Canada became the best band in Canada, period.

Is it fair then to call Northern Passages their masterpiece? Yes, at least until the next album comes along. Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis’ parents’ home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, the familiar surroundings and lack of distractions resulted in a consistent feel, despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies’ sound. The psych-folk flourishes on tracks such as “Riverview Fog” are no mere homage; this is the sound of our inscrutable world, and how we manage to survive in it.

The Sadies are a band that fans cling to like a closely guarded secret, with each new release fulfilling the promise to reach further, for all of our sakes, not just their own. With Northern Passages, the time has come to make room for more on this wild acid-folk-country-punk trip, and trust me, we’ll be better off because of it.
Girls on Grass
Girls on Grass
Girls on Grass was formed by singer-songwriter-guitarist Barbara Endes and drummer Nancy Polstein, who joined forces after discovering they shared a mutual admiration, stoked by seeing each other play around NYC’s rock and country scenes. This combo inspired a burst of songwriting and the pair filled out the band with bassist Dave Mandl and guitarist Sean Eden. Girls on Grass recorded its eponymous debut in 2016, which was hailed as “Melodic, strong, cohesive and just damn good – the perfect hybrid of rock & roll, country, and pop” (Popdose). NY Music Daily called the album a "Gorgeously jangly Paisley Underground rock masterpiece." Bringing in guitar slinger David Michael Weiss to replace the itinerant Eden, Girls on Grass enlisted Eric “Roscoe” Ambel to produce their follow-up full-length recording, set to be released in early 2019.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/