Sarge (band)

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Sarge
OriginChampaign, Illinois
Genresindie rock
Years active1996–2000
LabelsMud Records
Past members

Sarge was an indie rock band from Champaign, Illinois, in the United States. They released three albums on Mud Records.[1]

About[edit]

Sarge was formed in Champaign, Illinois by singer-songwriter, Elizabeth Elmore and bassist, Rachel Switzky.[2] They later recruited a drummer, Chad Romanski.[2] A second guitarist, Pat Cramer, volunteered to work for the band later.[3] The band's first gig was at the Blind Pig in January of 1996.[3]

The band was considered "punk rock" and called "thoroughly solid" by CMJ New Music Monthly.[4] In 1999, the Chicago Tribune called the band a "well-honed pop group."[5] The band broke up in 1999 when Elmore returned to law school.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Sarge released albums on Mud Records, as well as released a number of singles.

Albums
Singles
  • "Dear Josie, Love Robyn"/"The Last Boy" (7") – Mud Records (1996)[9]
  • "Stall"/"Time After Time" (7") – Mud Records (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parasol Label Group". www.parasol.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  2. ^ a b "Hot Band". Rolling Stone (793): 73. 1998 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ a b "Local Resident in Pop Band". Gibson City Courier. 8 April 1998. Retrieved 2018-12-28 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b Clayton, Liz (February 1997). Sarge / Charcoal / Mud. CMJ Network, Inc. p. 40.
  5. ^ Reger, Rick (8 February 1999). "Sarge Displays Both Talent and Guile". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-12-28 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ BRONSON, KEVIN (2002-03-16). "If the Rock Star Thing Fails, There's Law School". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  7. ^ a b Konig, Bill (2000-05-01). Sarge. CMJ New Music Report. p. 24.
  8. ^ Patrick, April Brem (2012-01-13). "Nine Bands From the '90s Underground That Should Consider Reuniting". Houston Press. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  9. ^ Sarge 'Dear Josie Love Robyn'. CMJ New Music Monthly. August 1996. p. 49.