As the old adage goes, it takes 20 years to become an overnight success. Though Sick of Sarah are miles away from catching a glimpse of that two-decade milestone (their five-year anniversary isn't too far off, however), the five-piece all-female rock group may very well be on the verge of capturing that evasive status. A self-described mixture of Joan Jett, Michelle Branch, Riot Grrl, and 1970s classic rock, the Minneapolis-based band has been doing everything in its power to ensure that those five years don't turn into 20. Aside from playing everywhere from a Hot Topic sit-in to the recent Pride kickoff, Sick of Sarah have just returned from a tour supporting San Francisco electro-rockers Von Iva and will soon be heading back out on a month-long Midwest tour in August. That's all on top of playing regular Twin Cities dates while recording their sophomore release—and don't forget the day jobs, either. With that expected album coming in the fall, the band also recently released a four-song EP titled The Best Thing. Whether the band will become a success is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: The best is yet to come. Sick of Sarah will be performing with the Melismatics and Lynhurst. All ages at 5 p.m.; 21+ at 9 p.m.
Fri., July 17, 2009