Ariias, In the Attic, & Hex Girls Live

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In the Attic is an alternative band from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with four core members; Tyler Burkle, Brennan Graeve, Piper McGee, and Tanner Parks. Tyler and Tanner have known each other for over a decade. They met Grant in high school where they formed In the Attic and started White Sofa Records. They have released two singles from their first record, The Same Different Sound, called “Brother” and “People.” They recorded their singles independently. After high school, Grant and Tyler attended Kirkwood Community College where Tyler met Brennan. Brennan introduced In the Attic to Sine Rife at Rife Recording Studio, where they started recording their new and old material. In the Attic released The Same Different Sound in December 2016. During the Summer of 2017, In the Attic stumbled upon violinist Piper McGee, shortly after she graduated from Coe College. Grant parted with the band in 2018. Now, the group is working hard on their second record with Sine Rife.

Born out of a college dorm at the University of Iowa in late 2013, Ariias is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Erik Tarr. At the time of its inception, the goal of the project was to aurally express Tarr's emotions, thoughts, and experiences, and to exist as a natural byproduct of his musical influences without conscious emphasis on a specific style. This idea remains the heart of Ariias today, despite multiple lineup changes throughout the years. In its current state, it is an all originals indie rock outfit consisting of two core members: Tarr on lead vocals, guitar, and other instruments, and Kyler Schutzman on bass. The band's music is very spacey, atmospheric, and layered with lengthy compositions and a variety of instruments and arrangements, bearing influences of shoegaze, dream pop, psychedelic rock, and post-rock styles.

Ariias released their first mini LP, "Violet Superstition," on October 24, 2016. They are currently working on their debut full-length release, "A Flash in the Eyes," which will feature multiple guest musicians, and is planned for release sometime in late spring 2018.

Hex Girls is a four-piece fast-indie band from Cedar Falls. You'll find them bathing in the Cedar River.

Ariias, In the Attic, & Hex Girls Live
  • 310 E Prentiss St
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • June 8, 2018
  • Trumpet Blossom Cafe
  • $5