Recently The Measure [SA] from NJ played in Asheville at Static Age Records. These guys were super tight on stage, played a great show, and were very friendly folks otherwise.
(The Measure [SA] at Static Age)
I asked guitarist and vocalist, Fid, what the [SA] stood for. My guesses were Smart Ass, Salvation Army, South America, Stereotypical Arson, and the list goes on. He said really it meant Strictly Analog. Apparently he didn’t have a cell phone and other such digital gadgets when the band was formed, along with the fact that the name, The Measure, was already taken by another band, so they appended [SA] to make it unique. Oh, he also mentioned Semi-Aquatic in the spirit of the small beavers who join them on stage during their shows.
For old time punkers, if you were ever a fan of X or The Minutemen I highly recommend giving this band a listen. Perhaps The Measure even has a tinge of The Pink Collar Jobs or Dead Things if you were ever around the Boone NC or Asheville punk/indie scenes.
(Yonton and I enjoyed the show)
(Yes, pee is okay.)