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Sugarcult returns to Detroit

to finish
By Marie Bernard
Daily Arts Writer
Fifteen minutes into Sugarcult's
set at St.Andrews Hall on March 6,
the floor started caving in.
Patrons of The Shelter - the club
below St. Andrews' stage - start-
ed complaining. The stage man-
ager responded by ushering St.
Andrews' crowd of riled-up punk
rock kids directly to the pavement
outside where Unwritten Law (the
main act), Mest and Sugarcult per-
formed acoustically and all of the
bands handed out stickers and free
CDs. Tomorrow, Sugarcult is
returning to Detroit to headline
their own show - this time on safe
ground at The Shelter.
The Daily caught up with Sugar-
cult guitarist Marko 72 last Mon-
day via scratchy-cellphone ("This
:ubtication rid UM f1act
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what they started
phone is not giving me any love their cross-country tour. They also
tonight") before their Boston club appeared in the Vans Warped Tour
date. "Even though we only played in 2001. Sugarcult, with their high-
for 15 minutes, that's the show I energy new-punk rock sound and
remember most vividly," he earnest lyrics have been quickly ris-
recalled. "I think with rock and ing the musical ladder of populari-
roll, and I know this ty. The band has been
sounds cliche, but so U r n compared to Elvis
much more of it is Costello, Green Day
about the spirit that's SUGARCULT and Cheap Trick. Four
behind something and of Sugarcult's songs
not the length of time The Shelter appear on the sound-
you play. The [j track of Tara Reid's lat-
Ramones used to play Tomorrow at 7 p.m. $25 est movie, "National
10 minute sets in Lampoon's Van Wilder."
their heyday and they made history, Their single "Bouncing of the
whereas you could go across town Walls" was made popular by the
and hear Peter Frampton play for Reid film and also is featured in
three hours, and what does that the movie's preview.
amount to?" Above all, however, these kids
After the release of their album, put on a good show. They easily
Start Static, the band spent last win- pull off numerous jokes and anec-
ter opening for Unwritten Law in dotes between songs, and the ener-
gy in their playing is contagious
even to those unfamiliar with the
band. When asked about touring
with Unwritten Law, he told us:
"Each night is like our audition.
We're auditioning for your love.
Every night on tour, when you're a
band like Sugarcult, is like a first
date, you know? You've gotta like,
pull out all the cheesiest one-lin-
L ..ers, do 30 push-ups right before
you get to the door, you know?
And pull out the best bottle on
Sugarcult is well-known enough
at this point that the crowd is sure
l .M~enef^tto know the lyrics - and yet they
aUrIJ s ~.. are just underground enough to
ultyjstaff salaries .. 7640558 still look surprised when the crowd
for informatonknows the lyrics. Marko cites the
internee and word-of-mouth as
major benefits to the band's suc-
cess since they began playing in
1998. "We'll play a city we've
1998e never been to before and have fans
show up and we'll be like 'Do you
* * *.*"play us on the radio here?' And
he'll say 'No, my friend across the
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Sugarcult hoping not to bring down the house and kill their fans.

country saw you in the Warped
Tour and turned me on to you.'
Our fans are just as important as
our drummer, or our singer or the
manager on the record label, they
are an integral part of the whole
process of getting a band out here.
I call it 'gossip distribution."'
The band hails from a strong
rock-and-roll 'neighborhood' of
sorts in California. Unwritten
Law, who invited Sugarcult on
their tour, is from the area, in addi-
tion to numerous up-and-coming
punk rock acts like Yellowcard.
"Santa Barbara is a really tight-
knit music scene. So many bands
come from Santa Barbara from dif-
ferent styles of music, but we all-
drink at the same dive bar. It's not
like there's the punk rock scene
and then there's the Dishwalla
scene. Its like there's the guitar
player from Dishwalla having a
drink with the singer from Lag-
617 Packard
Upstairs from Subway
Paying $4 to $6 for top
CD's in top condition.
Also buying premium
LP's and cassettes.
Open 7 days
T s663-3441
wk-The selection is ENDLESS

wagon and going outside to have a
smoke with the bass player from
Toad the Wet Sprocket. And low
and behold, a truck goes by with
the Mad Candies in it. You've got
members of folk rock, pop rock,
ska and punk rock all hanging out
together, you know what I mean?
There's a lot of diversity." Later,
as Marko exits his cab, he
exclaims: "Oh my god, speak of
the devil - guess who's walking
across the street right now - Dish-
walla! I was just taking about you
- this is the point I was just mak-
ing - here we are in Boston, in
the east at a little punk rock dive,
and I get out of the cab and who's e
there but Dishwalla. Can I call you

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