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January 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Forming in the fall of 2016, iliad was initially going to be a duo supporting songs written by Latrelle (Tyler Luttrell). Jake Dwyer picked up drums and explored the kit, while Tyler sang through narratives underlined by his illustrious guitar arrangements. The pair worked together for about a year before Tyler moved in with Patrick Taylor and Taylor Green in the spring of 2017, who act as integral parts for local, working bands, such as This Mountain, Amythyst & Her Chest of Glass, and Us,If. The band formed organically as Tyler played in the house’s band rehearsal space on a regular basis and his newly found roommates would join in at their own convenience, playing whatever instrument was available to them. In order to fill the bass player slot, Tyler called on videographer and guitarist Gabe Hobbs to help bring in the groove and document the band’s journey. Gabe came up with the band name iliad, simply because ‘it was easy to enunciate.’ The band started picking up the pace by recording their first single “Shakey House”; a song portraying the perspective of the socially anxious. The band boasts on their ability to construct song with jazz progressions and progressive structures, as well as using ambient elements to accompany the guitar and keyboard solos. The band begins recording its first full length in the spring of 2018 tentatively titled Landz.