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The Saints of Sorrow / Press

“The York/Harrisburg quartet Saints of Sorrow bring an true-to-roots punk with an Irish-American flare to Coakley's on Friday, Feb. 17 for Millennium Music Fest 16. The group explains on their website that, "The goal of The Saints of Sorrow is to bring energy to every performance and give it their all every single night." The band's Appalachian Brewing Company Abbey Bar performance (embedded below) is testament to their goal. Chances are you won't be disappointed by their midnight Coakley's show.”

“The mainstream view of punk music can be quite limited. “Punks” are often seen as tattooed, Mohawk-sporting pierced people who scream angry curse-filled lyrics over what can barely be called music. So when a band comes along comprised of clean-cut, pleasant young men who blend insightful and occasionally upbeat lyrics over complex and talented musical riffs, it is cause for punks – and mainstreamers – to take notice and start listening. Central Pennsylvania is now home to such a band.”

“I called Jon and Simon who were previously of the band Chuggernaut. I knew they split up, and my previous band The Machetes split. We decided to get together and try to see what we could come up with. We went through at least three different drummers before we ended up with Wayne. All of us got together, and we played some material I had written previously and worked on some new stuff. Everything just gelled. This was just supposed to be for fun. (We) play out a couple times a month, and let it be was it (is). Of course, when we go in with (that mentality) we end up being more successful”