Albany-based Sirsy's sound is impressively full, considering the fact that it is merely a duo. The band consists of singer/drummer Mel and guitarist Rich, joining together in a White Stripes-esque effort toward making a very big noise with a very small band. Sirsy's songs are reminiscent of the heavy, grunge-influenced pop of the 90's, calling to mind such bands as No Doubt and Soundgarden. Mel's voice is the star of the show — equal parts strong and vulnerable — with an impressive range and a captivating style. The duo writes energetic rock songs with introspective lyrics and unforgettable melodies.
Sirsy performs on Friday, July 12, 10:30 p.m. at Lovin' Cup Bistro, 300 Park Point Drive. Free. Lovincup.com.