They Are Sports Bar
June 30, 2014 7:00 PM   Subscribe

Sports Bar are a band from Richmond, Virginia that play fun, fast, lo-fi, riff-heavy upbeat rock songs with lyrics like "My friends are your friends but your friends are bullshit!" and "Waaa-ohhhh-ohhh-wa-oh-OH-oh-oh!" It's the summer party music you didn't know you needed, and because their one album and two EPs can be downloaded for free from Bandcamp: Cassette, Tyler Perry's Sports Bar, and I Want To Waste Away With You.
posted by Going To Maine (16 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Love it.
posted by gwint at 7:38 PM on June 30, 2014

Woohoo for Richmond locals!
posted by a halcyon day at 7:49 PM on June 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

Due to my feelings about sports bars I hadn't expected to like this music, but I like it. It's like Archers of Loaf meets The Hold Steady.
posted by Flashman at 8:19 PM on June 30, 2014

Good stuff
posted by photoslob at 8:55 PM on June 30, 2014

This is fun.

This makes me want to write silly songs, which is a good thing.
posted by billder at 10:10 PM on June 30, 2014

I feel obliged to add that they have a song called "Big Mac Yeah" that features such lines as "Every time I travel to the space / I just grab a number one and put it in my face", "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" and "Bring back McRib! Bring back McRib!" Not sure how I could have left that out.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:21 AM on July 1, 2014

I hear they just landed a gig opening for Chicken Fingers this fall! (seriously why isn't there a band called Chicken Fingers?)(#terrifyingifliteral)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:40 AM on July 1, 2014

My band with another Mefite, CapnSue, played with Sports Bar in Richmond last year and they were absolutely amazing. Seriously killed it.
posted by josher71 at 4:43 AM on July 1, 2014

They're kind of like a wide-eyed, slightly nicer Mclusky. Which is AWESOME.
posted by carsonb at 5:13 AM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Perhaps one of the least Googleable band names ever.
posted by srboisvert at 6:25 AM on July 1, 2014

Believe it or not, they played on a bill with "Men's Room" in Richmond. That might be just as much or harder too google.
posted by josher71 at 6:26 AM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Try googling Live sometime. (Ungoogleable and rock-and-roll are perfect partners, IMO)
posted by Benny Andajetz at 6:33 AM on July 1, 2014

Also: !!!
posted by josher71 at 6:35 AM on July 1, 2014

And: Martha
posted by josher71 at 7:33 AM on July 1, 2014

"Sweat! Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!"

For the youngsters out there, this is a bit of an homage.
posted by gwint at 7:34 AM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also: !!!

Because they came out when it was difficult to Google for their name, they came up with a work-around.
posted by yerfatma at 8:17 AM on July 1, 2014

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