Brothers Lou and Pete Koller came up with the band's bluntly expressive name in their parents' basement in 1984.
Sick of It All became a seminal band in the New York City hardcore scene. While remaining true to their roots and without compromising their style, Sick of It All progressed from an indie band with a strong live following to a major-label act touring with the likes of Helmet and Rancid. Sick of It All remained a vital influence on the hardcore scene. They released Built to Last in early 1997 to critical acclaim and an expanding audience.
Only in recent years have the members of the group been able to give up their "day jobs." They are not overly concerned about their image, and in fact have stated in interviews that they have no image. They are more concerned about writing music inspired by real events in their own lives, and performing it with more emphasis on impact.
See Sick of It All at Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor Saturday, April 9.
Tickets available here or at Recycled Records 822 S. Virginia St, Reno, NV.