The Sidekicks Share New Song "Ode To Jerry"

The Sidekicks Share New Song "Ode To Jerry"

Cleveland, Ohio indie rock band The Sidekicks have released a brand new single “Ode To Jerry”. According to bassist Ryan Starinsky, “During the recording of ‘Happiness Hours’, Jerry came to me in a dream. There, he gifted me this song to commemorate some rockers who have come before, altogether making me rethink the uncertain realm of death”. You can listen to “Ode To Jerry” now via Spotify.

The Sidekicks are currently wrapping up dates with before hitting the road with label mates The Menzingers and indie rock band Queen of Jeans. Additionally, the band has plans to join Oso Oso on tour starting August 22. Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit,

Formed in Cleveland in 2006, The Sidekicks made their debut with 2007’s So Long, Soggy Dog and followed the album with 2009’s similarly punk-influenced Weight of Air. The band embodied a more melodic sound with 2012’s Awkward Breeds, and fully showcased their tightly honed pop sensibilities on 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World. In 2018, the band released the sunniest, most ebullient songs they have ever recorded with Happiness Hours. Pop Matters described the record as, “The spray of a cool wave on a hot day, the breaking of the sun on a grey day, or the laugh in spite of sadness.”

The Sidekicks are Steve Ciolek (vocalist/guitarist), Ryan Starinsky (bassist/vocalist), Toby Reif (guitarist/vocalist), and Matt Climer (drummer).

w/ Adult Mom
7/10      Springfield, MO              Outland Ballroom
7/11      St. Louis, MO                 Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill
7/12      Columbus, OH               Big Room Bar
7/13      Pittsburgh, PA                Mr. Roboto Project
7/14      Philadelphia, PA            PhilaMOCA

w/ The Menzingers & Queen of Jeans
7/23      Syracuse, NY                 The Lost Horizon
7/24      Buffalo, NY                    Rec Room
7/25      London, ON                   Rum Runners
7/27      Amityville, NY                Amityville Music Hall*
7/28      Worcester, MA               The Palladium
7/30      Cleveland, OH               Phantasy Nightclub
7/31      Grand Rapids, MI          The Pyramid Scheme
8/1        Indianapolis, IN              Old National Centre
8/2        Bloomington, IL              Castle Theatre
8/3        Milwaukee, WI               Turner Hall Ballroom
8/4        Iowa City, IA                   Gabe's
8/6        Cincinnati, OH               Southgate House Revival
8/7        Carrboro, NC                 Cat's Cradle
8/8        Charleston, SC              Music Farm
8/9        Virginia Beach, VA        Peabody's Nightclub
8/10      Baltimore, MD                Ottobar

w/ Oso Oso                               
8/22      Boston, MA                    Brighton Music Hall
8/23      New York, NY                Bowery Ballroom
8/24      Washington, DC              DC9
8/25      Philadelphia, PA            The Foundry
8/27      Durham, NC                   Motorco Music Hall
8/28      Orlando, FL                    Soundbar
8/29      Tampa, FL                     Crowbar
8/30      Atlanta, GA                    The Masquerade (Purgatory)
8/31      Nashville, TN                 The End
9/2        Austin, TX                      Barracuda
9/3        Dallas, TX                      Club Dada
9/5        Phoenix, AZ                   Rebel Lounge
9/6        San Diego, CA               House of Blues - Voodoo Room
9/7        Los Angeles, CA            The Hi Hat
9/8        Berkley, CA                    924 Gilman St
9/10      Portland, OR                  Paris Theatre
9/11      Seattle, WA                    Vera Project
9/13      Salt Lake City, UT         Loading Dock
9/14      Denver, CO                    Lost Lake Lounge
9/15      Kansas City, MO           The Rino
9/17      Burnsville, MN               The Garage
9/18      Chicago, IL                     Beat Kitchen
9/19      Detroit, MI                      Deluxx Fluxx
9/20      Lakewood, OH               The Foundry
9/21      Toronto, ON                   Sneaky Dee's
9/22      Pittsburgh, PA                Mr. Roboto Project
*No The Menzingers

Praise for The Sidekicks:
"The evolution of The Sidekicks is one that most bands struggle to pull off." - Noisey

“The spray of a cool wave on a hot day, the breaking of the sun on a grey day, or the laugh in spite of sadness.” - Popmatters

"It's a burst of refreshing familiarity, the sound of a very good band checking back in with more of what they do best." – Stereogum