If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
RIYL: Infants, Mojo Working, Stevie Harris, Schizophonics, Marvin Gaye
Ex-Band Members: Chris Gregory, Drums
Influences: James Brown, George Clinton, Marvin Gaye, John Legend
Scott Mathiasen & the Shifty Eyed Dogs released Lost Along the Way in April 2012, recorded at Earthling Studios with Mike Kamoo and released on local Blindspot Records. Mathiasen has also played with Infants and Mojo Working.
Their song “Oh Misery” appears on the two-disc edition of the compilation series Powerpop Planet Volume 3, from Colorado based label Pop Geek Heaven. Released January 6, 2014, it also includes tracks from locals Neon Cough (“World of Tomorrow”), True Stories (“Hearts on Sleeve”), and Normandie Wilson (“Nobody Loves You Like I Do”).
A self-titled 2016 album on local Blindspot Records features Mathiasen backed by fellow Dogs Peter Knochel on bass and Isaac White on drums. Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scottie Blinn at Grease Punk Studio, it also includes guest keyboardist Ted Sherer.