Stitched Up Heart with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Stitched Up Heart with special guests

Letters From The Fire, Sight Unscene

Tue · January 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12 adv & $15 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Stitched up Heart
Stitched up Heart
Stitched Up Heart's passion explodes in an uproar of crunchy guitars, haunting melodies, driving rhythms and anthemic songs. Furious and ultimately rapturous performances led by singer extraordinaire, Mixi, has captivated fans across the nation and around the world. Baron Reventón even christened the band: 'attention deficit gratification'.
Letters From The Fire
"These are our stories our trials and tribulations. This is who we are."

That's Mike Keller, the guitarist/founder behind the Bay Area rock powerhouse Letters From the Fire, explaining his band's moniker.

Ostensibly lifted from an old lyric, the phrase now serves as both a reminder of the band's sometimes turbulent origin—as well as a rallying cry as the group moves forward and (re)introduces themselves to the music world. While Letters From the Fire hasexisted for a bit, the group only recently solidified a lineup that best represents Keller's original vision (the band is rounded out by Alexa Kabazie, Cameron Stucky, Clayton Wages and Brian Sumwalt).

The band found a modicum of early success doing national tours with the likes of Fuel, Trapt, Non Point and Pop Evil, recording with former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody and scoring a few rock radio hits ("Zombies in the Sun," a cover of " Eleanor Rigby")

But singer changes abounded... until they met Alexa Kabazie. " We heard about this singer from Kyle Odell, this producer we were working with," says Keller. "She was killing it on the demos we heard. We had to fly to North Carolina just to see if she could do it in person. She nailed the audition literally on the first try. Two weeks later, we already had seven songs ready to go. She's a star in the making."

With Kabazie now helping out on melody and lyrics, the band shifted gears. " She was all over the heavy stuff," says Keller. " We actually scratched a lot of stuff and wrote around her voice. It's interesting what she brings, because we're not really like In This Moment or Halestorm or anything you're hearing in rock right now."

You can hear the band's new focus on Worth the Pain, 13 new songs that offer a beguiling mix of melody and heaviness. Along the way, the album offers twists and turns: The slow piano build of " At War" gives way to the harsher realm of " Control," while the heavy groove of " Last December" co-exists near the perfect mix of pop and aggression in " Mother Misery." Throughout, Kabazie sounds both defiant and reflective, stating " I've been a soldier in every battle except my own" and, in the title track, simply stating " Thank you for walking away."

There are wounds here. " The record is full of stories," says Keller. " And this is the first time I really felt something lyrically when we were writing the record. Alexa actually says what she means. Her songs actually have helped me get through a lot of my own personal shit."

The first single, " Give In to Me," a pummeling mix of electronics and heavy guitar, centers around a person who has an addiction that gives into their dark side. To compliment the song, the video features a mysterious stranger torturing a prisoner, who (Fight Club-esque spoiler alert) ends up being themself.

After the video and album release, the band plans to hit the road for the forseeable future, concentrating on the now. " We're just going to play the new stuff," says Keller. " Shed the past, let this stand on its own."

Expect the album's title track to be a highlight. Like the band's name, it seems to summarize the group's early struggles and present triumphs.

"With everything we've gone through, we kept fighting," says Keller. " There were times we were so close to giving up and moving on. At the end of the day, it's been worth the struggle and the fight to do this."
Sight Unscene
Sight Unscene
Hailing from San Diego, CA, Sight Unscene has been attracting the ears of headbangers with its blistering but melodic brand of metal since the release of their debut album “Devils in the Details” in 2007. Sung vocals are punctuated by enthusiastic screams while the instrumental aspect of the songs reflect that dichotomy, offering bright, strong melodies incarnated as heady, hard metal.

Formed in North County San Diego in 2006 by guitarists Mike Halsdorff & Tony LaMarra, vocalist/bassist Anthony Dedrick and drummer John Jackson the band quickly established themselves on the San Diego club circuit and in 07 released their first full length record, the aforementioned “Devils in the Details”. The four piece spent 08 honing their live chops and promoting "Devils" playing shows all over Southern California from the beaches of San Diego to the Inland Empire to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood while also shooting a video for the lead single "Atrium".

To give Anthony more focus on his vocals - bassist Erik Robertson comes aboard in 08, and the band returned to the studio and tracked their sophomore album entitled “Resilience”. Released in July 2010 - "Resilience" features such tracks as Truth About Denial, With a Vengeance, Pure, and the band’s electrifying single “Conviction in Silence”, which also boasts a video. Dueling vocals, heavy but harmonious guitar melodies and a groove-rich rhythm section come together in a sizzling union of musical elements that rises into being as rich, colorful modern metal. “Conviction definitely represents the growth of our sound on this second record. Everyone progressed as musicians individually by leaps and bounds since the 1st record and then in the songwriting process, we learned as a whole what we were actually going for and how to try and get there, how to really hone in on our true sound, and I think we captured the essence of that on Resilience,”enthuses one band member. Several tracks from Resilience have been featured in extreme sports videos including the award winning snowboard movie "The Saturday Night Ride" and the kiteboarding movie “Gust”.

Bassist Nick Sanchez joined our ranks at the end of 2010 to round out a new rhythm section, and the five began finalizing their follow up album to Resilience with a fury of new creative inspirado. Throughout 2012, they re-entered the studio with their new four track EP, titled "Become: I Am." After mixing and mastering in December of 2012, the CD is finally finished and is currently for sale on iTunes and Amazon as of March 19th, 2013.

Before the EP release, and months into our search for a heavy, hard hitting drummer, Ryan Copeland emerged as a big stand out, and brings a lot of intensity to the table with his technical fills and aggressive playing style. We're excited to have him on board!
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110