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Alesana and Eyes Set To Kill

  • Date: August 13, 2017
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Venue:
    2709 Elm Street
    Dallas, TX 75226

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Artists scheduled to appear on 8/13/2017 at 8:00pm at Trees:
  • Alesana
  • Eyes Set To Kill

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Upcoming Events for Eyes Set To Kill

Since their formation in 2004 Eyes Set to Kill have taken the punk-rock and hardcore communities by storm. In less than two years this Arizona based five –piece has become one of MySpace’s 1 unsigned bands, shared stages with many of the scene’s hottest bands and released one of the best selling independent releases for many online retailers.

Originally conceived by as the two piece of consisting of Alexia Rodriguez (Lead Guitar, Vocals), and Anissa Rodriguez (Bass Guitar), this Phoenix, AZ screamo outfit attempted to create a unique sound that would combine the soft, melodic feel of female vocals and gut-wrenching screaming, backed up by powerful instrumentals with a post-hardcore influence.

“Having a screamer and a melodic singer has just always been our vision. We wanted to try something different because we didn’t want to be the typical screamo band,” says bassist Anissa Rodriguez. “We didn’t try to make our songs a certain sound. We play what we feel.”

Searching the local area for talented and dedicated musicians to create this sound the group was frequently ignored and turned down by sexist musicians, despite their obvious talent and potential. The girls were classified, stereotyped, and rejected by the ignorant music scene before their demo was given a mere listen.

“People just assumed we were going to be just another chick band that has no musical talent," Rodriguez says. "Since we were girls, no one took us seriously and assumed that we couldn’t play and write good songs.”

After struggling to be heard for what seemed an eternity, the girls found their missing pieces in early 2006 with the addition of Greg Kerwin, (Guitar), Brandon Anderson (Vocals), and Caleb Clifton(Drums) to an already blistering line-up. From there the band would shared stages with the likes of Chiodos, Bless the Fall, Goodbye Tomorrow, My American Heart, and Greeley Estates and even did a stint on the Warped Tour.

“We booked our first tour this summer completely through MySpace,” says Screamer Brandon Anderson about the young band embracing a ‘do it yourself’ work ethic. “The band operates our own MySpace; reply to all comments, messages, and friend requests and does a lot promoting. Our manager made our DVD, music videos and live videos. We do everything on our own and don’t wait around for anyone.”

With a intense live show and a desire to make things happen on their own terms, Eyes Set To Kill entered the studio to record a mind-blowing EP with acclaimed Larry Elyea [32 Leaves, Bionic Jive]. The result is a crushing EP that unleashes a whirlwind of melodic guitar riffs that violently flood into the ears of listeners, emotionally capturing screams and hypnotizing melodic vocal hooks that speak of seethe with emotion.

Upcoming Events for Alesana

With humble beginnings in Baltimore and then solidifying their lineup in Raleigh, North Carolina, the genre-blending quintet called alesana has come a long way in order to bring you their musical vision and incendiary live performance. Exploring the heights of love and the lows of heartbreak and bitterness that often follow, alesana's music strikes a universal chord with audiences around the world. Fans embrace the emotional sincerity and undeniable intensity of the music while reveling in the reckless abandon with which alesana performs. Formed in October 2004 by guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke, guitarist Patrick Thompson, vocalist Dennis Lee, and bassist Steven Tomany, alesana quickly became a staple of the burgeoning Raleigh post-hardcore scene. Metal and hardcore fans were drawn to alesana's gut-wrenching vocals, solid riffs, blasting double bass and intelligent breakdowns. Progressive fans were drawn to their cascading song structures and deft control of dynamics, and emo/pop punk fans were drawn to their catchy hooks and heartfelt lyrics. In May 2005, alesana began working on their debut EP. The disc "Try This With Your Eyes Closed" was released in mid-June 2005 to an ever-expanding fan base eager to take alesana home with them. With their additions of Adam Ferguson on third guitar/third vocal,and Jeremy Bryan on drums, alesana is ready to hit the road for their first US tour this summer. Word-of-mouth, internet promotion and online sales have given fans around the world access to alesana, landing the EP in Europe, Australia, Central America and across the nation. Since the release, alesana has been hard at work playing shows across the region (including the Cornerstone Festival and an episode of the MTV series "My Super-Sweet Sixteen"). Now with their first national release "On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax" recorded with producers Kit Walters and Jamie King, it is only a matter of time until alesana is in your stereo.

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