Benefit Show for Julia Boname: The Weight We Carry w/ Tugboat / Sports / & Alberto Alaska
Sounds Like: Elvis Costello, Talking Heads
Manager: Christopher Heath
Bio: When the five members of The Band SPORTS, met in Rochester NY, early 2010, they did so with one musical goal in mind, create short, precise and dance-able pop songs.
The songs they've constructed come laced with mid- sixties soul, and late seventies new wave punk. Well composed lyrics are sent ...See Full Bio
"A couple of weeks ago I went to see the record release show for the band Sports (the Rochester, NY version); they played with The Dads, who we’ve talked about here a couple of times, but the buzz surrounding Sports is at a much more fevered pitch, and after seeing them again, it’s with good reason. I first saw Sports when they opened for Stars and Wild Nothing when that show came through in September, and the five-piece’s music draws easy comparisons to Elvis Costello & The Attractions. They mesh jumpy pre-punk with harmony and keyboards into an agile, sweaty set. The songs aren’t flowery or drawn out; the longest track on their self-titled debut clocks in at three-and-a-half minutes. Not that they need to be: the band writes great pop songs, and they allow them to speak on their own without dressing them up in extended jams."