Syd Butler is the bassist for Les Savy Fav, a New York-based band considered widely regarded as the godfathers of the independent rock music scene. Butler founded the Frenchkiss Records label, with the intent to release the band’s albums, and has since signed more than 35 bands, including the Hold Steady, Thunderbirds Are Now and the Dodos. Syd has rooted for his hometown Washington Capitals since he was a young boy.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic