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Event Archive - The Sadies

Fri. October 25th 2013 - Fri. October 25th 2013 The Upstairs Cabaret (No Minors)
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Presented by: Upstairs LIVE, Threesixty Entertainment

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
Tickets available at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records and online at

Upstairs LIVE and ThreeSixty Entertainment present:

The Sadies

Led by brothers Dallas and Travis Good, the Toronto-based Sadies honed a distinctive sound, taking influence from traditional country, surf music, and garage rock.After earning notice and adding backing singer Neko Case, the group issued its debut LP, Precious Moments, in 1998. Tremendous Efforts followed in early 2001, teaming them with Breeders/PJ Harvey producer Steve Albini for the second time. A year later, Stories Often Told marked their first album without Albini, placing Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor in his position. The Sadies produced themselves on 2004's Favourite Colours, with Keelor, Nick Luca, and Chris Shreenan-Dyck handling the engineering duties; Robyn Hitchcock made a guest appearance as vocalist and lyricist on one track. After gaining more recognition while backing Neko Case on tour -- which resulted in a live album, The Tigers Have Spoken -- the Sadies recorded an album in collaboration with R&B legend Andre Williams, one with Mekons frontman Jon Langford, and then released a live album of their own, In Concert, Vol. 1, in 2006. Soon after, in September 2007, Yep Roc released the band's rousing seventh studio album, New Seasons, followed by a 2009 classic country/honky tonk collaboration with X's John Doe called Country Club. In 2010, the Sadies returned to the studio for the full-length Darker Circles. In 2012, Night & Day surfaced, a second collaborative album with Andre Williams. The sessions for Night & Day had begun in 2008 amid Williams' troubles with drugs and the law, but were rounded out a few years later once he'd cleaned up his act and gone sober. ~ Jason Ankeny


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The Sadies

"We first saw the Sadies when they were backing up Neko Case at Lounge Ax in 1998. She kept saying she had the best band of tree-like men in the world backing her up. Once we got our jaws off the beer-soaked floor, deals were made. We went back to Rob's place and listened to Coasters and Tarheel Slim records all night. Our love was cemented. We... more info