Grrl punks Sick of Sarah play tonight

Sick of Sarah

Portlandia‘s not the only place the 90s seem to be making a comeback. Compared to Sleater-Kinney and The Breeders riot grrl/punk outfit Sick of Sarah is wooing ladies and winning hearts across the music industry with their genuine sound that calls upon their riot grrl roots while still remaining current.

The Minneapolis based band is currently on tour promoting their new album 2205, and will be playing tonight in Portland at Backspace (115 NW Fifth Ave).

After touring with them, Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles described the band as “girls who play irresistible punk-infused pop music.” Heart’s Anne Wilson praised them as “the real deal … a true working band who sing, write and play for real.”

Composed of five women: lead singer and guitarist Abisha Uhl, bass player Jamie Holm, guitarist Jessie Farmer, guitarist Katie Murphy and drummer Jessica Forsythe, SOS are expanding their sound beyond pop punk in their sophomore release. So named for the house number at the house where the band has been been rehearsing for the last 5 years, 2205 is much darker than the first album and has been called a blissful synthesis of glittery catchy drumbeats and  electrifying tunes for both fun-pop entertainment and our darker sides.

You can see for yourself in the video for “Overexposure” below.

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