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Eye Alaska announce show in Mesa

Eye Alaska have just announced they will be doing a show on Tuesday August 25th at Eikon Arts in Mesa.

Brandon Wronski of Eye Alaska has described the CA-based group’s eclectic, multi-genre sound as “cinematic rock.” Wronski and band mates create intricate tracks that mesh and intertwine to form individual parts of a greater story. Wronski sees the world as a movie, and he wants to write its soundtrack. Eye Alaska has just released their debut album Genesis Underground (Fearless Records). Orchestrated by renowned producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Sheryl Crow) and co-produced by Wronski. Right after the release of the new record the just completed a seven week tour with The Cab and The Summer Set.

Eikon Arts is a youth center art gallery and music venue in the Red Mountain Christian Center in East Mesa, located at Power Road and Adobe.

Mimicking Birds Return to Phoenix

The first time Portland, OR’s Mimicking Birds played in Phoenix it was opening for Modest Mouse at their Sold Out Marquee Theatre show this spring. This time they will be coming out on their own on their way to Texas to play at Austin City Limits. They will play at Chyro Arts on September 30th with Small Leaks Sink Ships.

Mimicking Birds started as the solo home recordings of Nate Lacy. Since that start, Mimicking Birds has acquired the additional live existence of Tim Skellenger on supplementary/lead guitar and Aaron Hanson on drums. Their eight-song album will be released by, Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace label. Brock, Modest Mouse’s frontman, also produced their record.

Little is known contextually about Mimicking Birds — no biography, no discography, just a handful of information preemptively dotting what is sure to be a very solid line in the near future. As for the music… its quality it really does speak for itself.

THE HONORARY TITLE Phoenix date and JARROD GORBEL Solo Tour EP

The Honorary Title’s Jarrod Gorbel and Dustin Dobernig hit the road in late August for an acoustic tour with Good Old War and Cory Branan, and Tucson’s The Holy Rolling Empire supporting. They will play at Modified Arts on Thursday September 10th.

Gorbel is currently putting the finishing touches on his first solo record – a dramatic departure for the New York singer-songwriter, who spent the early part of this summer in a Los Angeles studio with producer Blake Sennett, formerly of Rilo Kiley and the Elected. They rounded up a killer backing band – including Jason Boesel (formerly of Rilo Kiley, and currently in Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band) on drums, Azure Ray’s Orenda Fink on backing vocals, Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Mystic Valley Band) and Alex McDougal from the Black Crowes on organ – for an album more intimate and organic than the grandiose pop/rock sounds Gorbel explored on the Honorary Title’s 2007 LP, Scream and Light Up The Sky (Doghouse/Warner Bros.) Gorbel will be previewing some new material during his upcoming shows; a limited edition four-song EP of new songs will also be available on the tour.