This Week On Homegrown: Weird Radicals, The Technicolors, We Call The Shots and El West!

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Monday: Weird Radicals  – Medea Redux

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Weird Radicals are a rock band from Phoenix, AZ. They carry the torch of Rock Music into the 21st century through our obsession with both classic pop (ie. Beatles, Kinks, Hollies, Everly Brothers) as well as alternative rock (ie. Weezer, Pavement, Pixies, the Breeders). Andrew Cameron Cline is the singer and songwriter and played all the instruments on our singles in 2016, Nick Florence is the engineer/producer as well as the lead guitarist. Be on the lookout for Weird Radicals new album “Bangers Ball” out September 21st and follow ’em on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Soundcloud. Check out their song “Medea Redux” below. If you love it, vote to hear em again for Song of the Week, at the bottom of the page.

 

Tuesday: The Technicolors – Sha La La

 

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American rock band The Technicolors started off as the brainchild of Phoenix-native Brennan Smiley.

The formation of the band itself started back when Smiley was acoustically supporting other local music acts by performing his songs live. After a few shows, the project began to grow and soon turned into a more serious approach, taking on the form of The Technicolors.

Inspired by the New Millennium’s garage rock and mid 90’s Brit-pop, The Technicolors combine elements of those two genres with classic and modern components and subject matters to introduce a completely new and exclusive sound.

Today, The Technicolors is Brennan Smiley (Vocals, Guitar), Troy Lowney (Keys), Mike (Nico) Nicolette (Bass), and Sean Silverman (Guitar, Vocals). You can find The Technicolors at the Modelo Never Ending Summer Concert Series w/ Awolnation this Thursday at The Van Buren on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Sha La La” below and if you like it, vote to hear it again for the Song Of The Week at the bottom of the page!

 

Wednesday: We Call The Shots – That’s Mr. Geppetto To You

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We Call the Shots formed in 2013 by Brett Bauer (vocals), Cody Miller (guitar), Matthew Lincoln (guitar). They then later acquired Kevin Hurt (bass), and David Pratt (drums).

We Call the Shots are heavily influenced by bands such as Saosin, Chiodos, Emarosa, Tonight Alive, and Secret and Whisper. They released their first self titled album in March of 2013 (produced by Daniel Castleman) and have since released 2 additional EPs: Glass Hands (2014, produced by Matt Good) and Alliance (2015, produced by Matt Good).

They have earned many opportunities to support many national touring acts such as: Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Word Alive, T-Mills, The Millionaires, and many more. In 2014, they won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands and played at the Van’s Warped Tour.

Although they had many successes and accomplishments, in 2016 they decided to disband. It wasn’t until 2018 that they decided to get back together. They will be playing at the Desert Grey Music Festival for their first show back on September 2nd at Club Red. You can find We Call the Shots on Facebook, Instagram and on Youtube. Preview their song “That’s Mr. Geppetto To You” below, if ya dig it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.

Thursday: El West – Rose Letter A

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EL WEST symbolizes energy. This platform has developed into dynamic composition, truthful lyrics and a distinctive energetic performance. The music has effortless swell that can turn on you at any moment from a lifting bravado to a faint hum. Inspired by bands such as Broken Social Scene, Radiohead, Muse, and Arctic Monkeys, EL WEST has created its own compelling and original sound. You can catch El West at their 3rd Annual Grey Matter Benefit concert at The Valley Bar, Sat. Sept 1st. Give them a follow on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Soundcloud, then check out their  song “Rose Letter A” then if ya love it, scroll to the bottom to vote for it for Song of the Week.

 

Song of the Week:

Technicolors – “Sha La La”

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