Sound Menu March 06 2002 Wed

THE SADIES — The Sadies’ sudsy mix of instrumental surf twang, trad-C&W snarl and Nuggets-era garage rock makes their latest CD, Tremendous Efforts, a tremendous energy drain in the best sense. Black Cat Music and Joseph Plunkett and the Weight open. The Earl (Rowland)

34 SATELLITE — This power-pop outfit, comprised of ex-members of Screaming Trees and Whiskeytown, strikes all the right Big Star chords with its thick, chiming guitars, sing-along choruses and just enough dirt around the edges. Smith’s Olde Bar (Horowitz)