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Topanga, CA
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They aren't sick of Sarah -- actually, they love Sarah.

The band, Sick of Sarah, was named when lead singer Abisha Uhl, 25, was talking to her roommate, Sarah, who was complaining that she didn't like her name, that she was "sick of Sarah." Uhl was inspired to use it as the name of her band, which originally was Sparkle Motion. After learning there were hundreds of other bands with the same name, they decided to go by Sick of Sarah.

Sick of Sarah, an all-girl band of boundless energy met through mutual friends in 2005. They are releasing their self titled debut album in summer of 2008. The band which has a strong local following in their hometown of Minneapolis are beginning to draw attention nationally. It was after winning the MTV virtual Kaya’s Battle of the Bands they released a single “Bittersweet” through LA indie Adamant Records. That single caught the attention of Spin Magazine which compared them to the Breeders and Sleater-Kinney in a “Buzzcatcher” story.

Minneapolis serves as a symbol of the Sick Of Sarah sound. The city has served as the breeding ground for some of the most iconic and diverse music, from Prince to Bob Dylan to the Replacements and Husker Du. Sick of Sarah is five young women with five different tastes in music. The debut album is an amalgam of these disparate influences; a confluence of John Fogerty, Sleater-Kinney, Michelle Branch, Babes In Toyland, and Joan Jett to name only a few. "We write all our own stuff; it qualifies as indie pop-rock," says Abisha Uhl. "It is very melodic. We like sweet melodies and ballads, but we also like punk and the edgier stuff.” Uhl further describes the music as "crazy, fun and obnoxious."

The band only in their 20’s aren’t sick of much. They love touring, recording and causing general mischief.