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Sometimes Y w/The Sons

sometimes y formed in 1981 in madison, wisconsin--made a small splash in a small pond in the 1980's. gigs and recordings with REM, Replacements, Tom Verlaine and related resulted in 1984's "one fell swoop" -- produced and recorded at Smart Studios by Butch Vig and featuring Paul Westerberg, Wally Ingram, Steve and Duke from Garbage and numerous other lifers...voted album of the year by the L.A. Times and promoted by everyone from John Peel to Nico. "more than happy" is the third sometimes y proper release. the "y" are joined by the renown eric thomas on violin and long time friend and associate dave stanoch on drums and beyond. the "y" promise that this is album one of three in the next five years...


a true adventure in musical styles is the core mission of the Sons. Led by local music veterans Dale Engquist and Brian Russ, and joined by a roving band of notable musicians (from groups like Machinery Hill, The Intangibles, and The Blue Canvas Orchestra) The Sons will deliver a showcase of styles from tango to rock and everything in between! 

Earlier Event: May 6
Open Mic w/host Matt Muller
Later Event: May 8
No Man's String Band