Sara Romweber (Let’s Active) has died
Sara Romweber, who was the original drummer for '80s college rock greats Let's Active, has died Monday after a battle with cancer. She was 55. The news was confirmed by music journalist David Menconi who wrote, "you just had to see her play once, and you'd never forget her." Romweber joined Let's Active when she was just 17 and made seminal albums Afoot and Cypress with the band. She quit Let's Active after Cypress, and went on to form Snatches of Pink and also played in her brother, Dexter's band Flat Duo Jets as well as The Dex Romweber Duo. Her playing on those first two Let's Active records was an integral part of the group's appeal. Rest in peace, Sara.
Sara and her bands were a big influence on the North Carolina indie rock community and, as Slicing Up Eyeballs notes, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan wrote in a tribute instagram that she "was so important to me that i wrote a paper about her my freshman year in college." Read that tribute and one from Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, and more -- as well as a few videos and a stream of Let's Active's Afoot -- below.
Let's Active bassist Faye Hunter died in 2013.