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  • The Middle East Presents:
    The Wrecks, Mainland, The Technicolors
    with The Wrecks, Mainland, The Technicolors
    Pop | Pop Alternative | Alternative Rock Rock | Pop
    Thu November 16, 2017 7:00 pm EST
    Middle East - Upstairs
    All Ages -- Valid I.D. Required To Drink

    The Middle East Presents: The Wrecks, Mainland, The Technicolor - ALL AGES, $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show, *NOTE: 7:00 PM Doors

    The Wrecks
    Pop | Pop
    Alternative | Alternative Rock
    The Technicolors
    Rock | Pop

    The Technicolors are a musically sophisticated young rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, who blend grand gestures of rock-n-roll with elements of classic acoustic rock. Their ambitious new album Listener deluxe is available now on Bay Area Independent label, Tallest Man Records.

    Listener was recorded over a span of ten days in January at a new studio in Phoenix called Studio at the Farm. Fresh off the road, The Technicolors had found a new energy and were anxious to make their debut album as a band.

    The Technicolors spent 2011 and 2012 hitting it hard, tirelessly touring the nation and finding their sound as a band. With driving electric guitar riffs and a flair for the dramatic, the band started gaining a reputation of being a good way. They closed 2012 with a West Coast Tour as main support for ...Trail of Dead last Fall.

    "We would show up to these tiny bars with a lot of gear and get really loud. We love big songs," says Smiley.

    Citing influences like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, and the Travelling Wilburys, The Technicolors focused on creating a dynamic album of expansive songs that can be musically complex and artistic and still reach a vast amount of people. Listener weaves ambient electric guitar beds with searing solos punctuated with Smiley's earnest vocals reminiscent of Oasis and Wolfmother.