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29 June 2011 No Comment

The Sad Bastard Book Club
5/25/2011 @ The Blank Club
San Jose, CA
By Josh Kutras, Jeff Longo, &
Alex Guzman


Lonely & tired of staying home on a Friday night reading Dorothy Parker works with your cat? Want to join a book club? You will have to look elsewhere then, because these Sad Bastards have no books or club for that matter. “Years ago my friend and I had a “Book Club” where we only played chess, and never actually read books, or spoke of books.” Vocalist & Guitarist Justin Wasterlain says of the bands odd moniker. “So it was funny, and the name stuck around for some reason.
With a recently completed album under their belts (‘Another Family Dinner at the Saturn residence ends in tears’), and a number of live shows lined up; these Sad Bastards are bringing their unique brand of music to audiences ready to ingest something new. When asked to explain their sound vocalist/castanet player Erin Magee says “We sound like a communist folk band stuck in Mexico.” Stubble caught up with the Sad Bastards at the Blank Club in San Jose CA, and talked nothing of books.

Stubble: What’s the history of the Sad Bastard Book Club?
Justin:Well, it started out about 5 years ago with just me with a banjo screaming at people. Then I brought some other people in because I was lonely, and it’s become a large beast now; which is completely out of control.
Ryan:It’s funny I was looking on stage today, and it’s like we’re actually a big band now. I remember when it was like one person, now we have like 86 people! (all laugh)

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