It's hard to get Nick Sakes, guitarist and vocalist for local off-kilter punks Sicbay, to talk about his own music. Which is funny, since so many local bands can gush about themselves like broken dams. The 39-year-old Sakes--an established musician both locally and abroad, a husband, father, and all-around champion of the D.I.Y. scene--is just too damn humble. He's content to discuss other people's bands, praising those whose records he released on his self-proclaimed "hobby label," Sawtooth Records, and those whose shows he booked for clubs in Springfield, Illinois (where he lived in the early '90s) or, more recently, for Big V's. He has just as many good things to say about the groups he toured with, or... More >>>