The Sadies


Long considered the countrified opener to Canadian stalwarts such as Blue Rodeo and the Tragically Hip, Toronto rock outfit the Sadies are finally having their moment. Nominated for the Polaris shortlist this year, Darker Circles sees the band at their gloomiest and most mellifluous, full of bastardly barstool confessions, finger-plucked guitar solos, and slacker laments such as the reverb-drenched “Cut Corners.” After finding a new voice in their Oasis/Byrds blend of early psychedelia and breezy grunge, here’s hoping that musician brothers Dallas and Travis Good don’t go the way of the Gallaghers.

Fri., July 23, 8:30 p.m., 2010