When: Fri., Jan. 16, 9 p.m. 2015
As they enter their 21st year, this Toronto-based band continues to surprise and excel at blending up a mess of North American musical styles. Where they succeed and so many others fail is a lack of too much hokey reverence for the rock and folk and everything else they toss together. It’s so much better to just have fun with roots-styled music than to craft a delicate sermon about its importance with an artisanally sourced autoharp. The Sadies come to party not to play patty-cake.