Music: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Sarah Borges, last here for the MidPoint Music Festival, performs with her band, The Broken Singles, at the Southgate House.

Jan 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

When Sarah Borges appeared in Cincinnati last September on the MidPoint Music Festival’s closing night, she had more than an inkling of what lay ahead for her and the Broken Singles. Borges was ailing (with what she described as “the Mongolian face flu”), they were playing the unknown-to-them Know Theatre and they were following the rejuvenated Wussy, clearly one of the Cincinnati scene’s biggest names.

“We had no idea what to expect because it’s a blank canvas — a black box theater — but the festival was obviously so cool, and to get up there and have it wall-to-wall packed was pretty awesome,” Borges recalls from her Boston home. “But I was afraid to play after Wussy. I did realize at the time, ‘These are the hometown favorites.’ Quite a tough second act.”

Of course, Borges and the Singles retained nearly every Wussy fan and rocked the Know to its very foundation. (Photo from MidPoint show by Jared Holder.)

Read Brian Baker's interview with Borges and get show details here.