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April 4, 2005 // UPDATED 1:53 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Holly Day
Holly Day

Time to overreact

Had a hard week at work? Feel like getting really loaded and drowning out all those irritating little echoes of office-related dialogue from your head? Then head on out to the Entry to catch the noisy, art-garage rock of Sicbay.

Their newest CD, "Overreaction Time," features the strangely compelling vocals, jangly-clangy guitar licks, and all-over musical surprises that we've come to know and love from Nick Sakes throughout his musical career.

Also playing will be the fabulous Brick Layer Cake/Todd Trainer, who'll probably issue a cease-and-desist order against me if I write about his band one more time.

- Sa April 9, 8 p.m.
7th Street Entry, 701 1st Ave.
$6. 338-8388. www.first-avenue.com

Math problem #2

Basia Trzetrzelewska is a woman, and Matt Bianco is a band. Basia, a Polish jazz singer, used to be the lead singer for Matt Bianco before leaving with the band's pianist, Danny White, to pursue her own solo career, recording under the name "Basia." Get it? Now, for this show, Basia the woman and Matt Bianco the band are performing together as separate acts, although there's a good chance that the two might get together to perform some of the Matt Bianco songs that Basia used to sing while in Matt Bianco.

So how many people will be onstage during the set?

- Tu April 5, 8 p.m.
Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave. S.
$29.50 to $49.50. (651) 989-5151