The Saps
By Sarah L. Myers

The Saps have been inducing the pogo all over Chicago for the past seven years. Their mash of influences and custom blending of sounds, combined with a wry sense of humor, results in a live show so manic that bouncing is the only logical option. When front man and guitarist Dan Lastick lists his favorite artists as being Otis Redding and Slayer, the product is part soul, part thrash, but all Saps. Gearing up for a busy November, The Saps will appear at this year’s CMJ Chicago Showcase in New York City before releasing their next record, Come On Already, Start a Fire November 28. When we caught them at Beat Kitchen, they were closing Chicago’s First Annual Connect Four Championship. The Saps will also headline a launch party for Thirsty on Friday, December 1, at Subterranean in Chicago, Ill. Thirsty spent a weekend with Lastick, bassist Tony Sackett, drummer Ryan Whitacre, and guitarist Danny Menoni. The following is our documentation of two nights in late September. It’s pins and pitchers. It’s rock and roll. It’s The Saps.






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