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Sadies, Tim Easton Recommended Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Critics' Picks

When: Thu., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. 2008

Toronto quartet the Sadies are more than just a bunch of tall guys in sharp suits: they’ve significantly expanded my mental list of the career options open to a roots band, backing the likes of Andre Williams and Neko Case and even appearing as Rat Fink hot-rodders in a mostly animated Big Daddy Roth documentary. (If the execs at the Cartoon Network are looking for a new hit show, they should consider giving the Sadies a call.) Last year’s New Seasons (Yep Roc) is a landmark for the group, sprawlingly ambitious and full of black-light tones—its fusion of neo-country and psych sounds like the Byrds after a few hits of the brown acid. But live shows are what earned the band its reputation, and even compared to the most impressive Sadies album they’re bigger, longer, and uncut. Tim Easton opens. —Monica Kendrick

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