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Eyes Caught Fire 

The Black Sheep, Friday, July 13

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Eyes Caught Fire The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave. Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. $7, all ages; call 866/468-7621 or visit ticketweb.com.

Eyes Caught Fire wants people to have access to its music, regardless of their financial situation. The 20-somethings say it's the record labels, not the bands, that profit from CD sales, so they make their music available free, through their Web site, eyescaughtfire.com.

"Art shouldn't be controlled by corporations who want to charge you for a life experience," says drummer Joel Brown.

The band, which also includes Kelli Palmblad (vocals), Lydia Brown (keys), Noah Winningham (bass) and Dustin Bingham (guitar), has played together in some form since high school. After a brief hiatus in 2005, ECF is back in full swing, chalking up the reunion to the connection they feel as musicians and friends.

"We know we can make a difference in people's lives with our music," Joel Brown says.

ECF released its last CD, Felix Culpa, in 2004, and is currently recording a new project in the group's basement rehearsal area. At home, the musicians take the recording process at their own pace.

"We don't know what we're doing," Palmblad says, laughing, "but so far we like how it sounds."

Amanda Lundgren

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