Monday, May 10, 2010

Detroit Garage Rockers the Sights to Perform and Record 45 Friday May 21 at Euclid Records.

The Euclid Sessions Series of in-store performances returns with a band when the Sights appear at 5 pm Friday, May 21. The Sights carry on the tradition of great garage-based rock’n’roll out of Detroit, following in the footsteps of such classic acts as the MC5, the Stooges, the Bob Seger System, Mitch Ryder, the Detroit Cobras, and the White Stripes. Euclid Records is located at 601 East Lockwood in Webster Groves, MO, just down the street from Webster University.

The Sights were formed in 1998, and have undergone a series of personnel changes with frontman Eddie Baranek a constant presence. They released three albums of infectious riff-laden melodic rock’n’roll in the early years of the past decade – “Are You Green?”, “Got What You Want,” and “The Sights.” This year, the now four-piece band has returned with a new disc, “Most of What Follows Is True.” Those who saw the Sights play in St. Louis a couple times know this is one potent live act, and Euclid Records is particularly excited to have them back here for the first time in at least five years. They will also be playing later that night at the Wedge, 442 Bates Street (314-351-1200).

This will be the latest in a series of live in-store performances to be followed up by the release of limited-edition 45 rpm singles recorded in the store. Each release is strictly limited to 300 copies, and $1 for each one pressed is donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (NOMRF) to benefit musicians displaced or suffering loss of equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The performance will be recorded live, and the Sights will choose one or two songs to be released on the 7” single.