Must-see show: Sick Puppies at State Theatre

I don't know about you, but I am a huge Sick Puppies fan. Maybe it's the Australian accents, or maybe it's just the bad-ass music, or maybe it's both. This love affair started in 2007 when the threesome debuted with Dressed Up as a Life. Songs like "World," "Pitiful" and "All The Same" brought out all of those teenage emotions in all the right ways. The band was formed in 1997 when frontman Shimon Moore met future bassist Emma Anzai in the music room at Mosman High School in Sydney. The duo met and played covers of Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, and Silverchair songs, which likely influenced the band's crunchy, alt rock sound. Drummer Mark Goodwin joined after they signed to Virgin Records.

Angst-driven vocals, loud, distorted guitar and bass, and drums that rattle your soul — what's not to love? Their music pumps you up. I saw them perform in the summer of 2007 at 97X's Backyard BBQ, when they were still not very well-known. They were straight off of the charts and brought more energy than all of the other bands combined. It didn't hurt they were all extremely sexy, right?