THURSDAY, MAY 31 at 7:30 PM // PORCH STAGE
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 at 1:00 AM // CAMPGROUND
The music EYE generates is technical, thought driven, and atmospheric, but also very dirty and straightforward rock — an aesthetic the band refers to as garage-prog. Retro in style without sliding into stoner rock, EYE is driven by a love of raw, fist-pounding 1970s heavy metal and progressive-space rock, tempered by mind warping 1960s psychedelic music. With decades of experience as musicians and armed with an arsenal of vintage synthesizers, effects, and gear, EYE bewitches audiences in the mid-west region from their home base in Columbus, Ohio. EYE continues to connect with established fans and newcomers alike with their fourth release, Vision and the Ageless Light, their first album on The Laser’s Edge released in November of 2016. The band features dynamic songwriting and performances that are highlighted by vintage keyboards, such as Mellotron and ARP 2600, also with upright bass and acoustic guitars. EYE has opened for several international acts, notably Zombi and Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, and has performed at the prestigious ProgDay festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Progtoberfest in Chicago, Illinois. The brainchild of drummer Brandon Smith, EYE’s sound was fully realized in partnership with keyboardist/guitarist Lisa Bella Donna, who also engineered and mixed the first album, Center of the Sun, released on LP by Kemado Records in 2012. After which, Lisa joined as a full time member and work began on the sophomore album, Second Sight, independently released in 2013. EYE soon followed it with a live-in-the-studio LP and cassette on Dangerous Age Records in 2014 titled, Live at Relay. 2016’s Vision and the Ageless Light is a welcome and exciting addition to both EYE and The Laser’s Edge catalogues.