Next Tuesday, February 13th, the State Street Pub in Indianapolis will be welcoming the Brooklyn-based band Stuyedeyed to their stage. Along with Stuyedeyed will be Indianapolis local band Stranger Sex, and John Dawson.
Stuyedeyed is a three-piece psychedelic, punk, and garage rock band from Brooklyn, New York. As for the correct pronunciation of their band name, their Facebook profile lays it out. “Pronounced ‘Tie-Dyed’ with an S up front. No, we didn’t originally intend on giving you a headache, but any type of comfort removed is always refreshing.” Their first, and so far only release is the 2017 EP “Funeral”, which you can find on Bandcamp.
Stranger Sec is a melancholy, power pop group from Indianapolis. The band released their debut EP “Summer 2016 Demos” in, you guessed it, the summer of 2016. Over one year later, Stranger Sex released the album “Sweet Nothings” in 2017. Songs like “Butter” on “Sweet Nothings” feature minimalist drum beats and clicks along with singer Jake Amrhein’s deep, monotone vocals. To be honest, a lot of their synth and drum machine arrangements sound as if they were straight from the 80’s.
The members of Stranger Sex are Steve McAtee (bass, synth), Jake Amrhein (vocals), Kai Warmoth (guitar), and Tyler Graf (drums). For more information about Stranger Sex, you can visit their Bandcamp page. You can also find Stranger Sex on Facebook.
John Dawson is an Indianapolis musician by way of Bloomington, where he works with recording studio and label Magnetic South. I wasn’t able to find much else about Dawson, except for what the State Street Pub listed under his name on their event page: “To be honest. I’m not sure what Johns gonna do on this one. Keep’in ya on your toes.”
The show starts at 1:00 pm next Tuesday, February 13th, and will go until 4:00 pm. I know it sounds like a strange time for a concert. Don’t ask me why.