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The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625 Thursday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. $5 to $7 cover.

The Triple Nickel, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave., 477-9555 Saturday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. 21-plus show, no cover.

Jack Quinn's Irish Pub, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766 Sunday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., 21-plus, no cover.

Sedalia is a beautiful, serene historic town southwest of Denver. The Colorado Springs rock band by the same name, on the other hand, doesn't do serene.

"Our sound is gritty," says guitarist Seth Thompson. "We go for more of a raw rock 'n roll sound and make it interesting by adding touches to it."

Sedalia has only been playing together for a year, but each of its members has been in the Colorado Springs music scene for some time. Thompson and bass player Justin Blair played together in a previous band, as did drummer Shawn Stafford and singer/guitarist Mike Stephens. The newest addition, Chris Vigil, works the soundboard at The Black Sheep.

The guys credit Stephens with bringing everybody together.

"These guys were the cutest boys I could find," Stephens jokes. "No, seriously though, we just all love to play good songs and quality rock music that anybody would want to go home and listen to."

Each show starts with a cover song whatever's popular that week, Thompson says to get the crowd pumped. Then it's original music from there on out.

Their first CD is expected to be released in January. And, should the band ever make it big, Sedalia promises not to bug out and become "the next Michael Jackson."

"Our music keeps us sane," Blair says.

  • Sedalia is a beautiful, serene historic town southwest of Denver.

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