BY LISA MROCK
Local indie group The Saps are back for North Center’s Ribfest this summer with their new album Easy on the Heart, Tough on the Lip in tow. They haven’t lost a step since their big 2007 release C’mon Already – Start a Fire, a friendly rock jaunt with bratty punk attitude that made a name for the band in local rock circles. In “Big Nothing” (off of Easy), they proclaim “Your big nothing is something now.” In the meantime, “Mistreat Me” is a treatise on relationships and going to the depths of desperation in order to keep someone around — something that’s relatable to lot of people. Not that we’re speaking from personal experience or anything.