Retooled Brighton band takes Armory stage

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By Kevin Denke

Brighton’s hometown band has a new look, and it is prepping for a pair of local gigs.

    T-Shirts 4 Tomorrow, fronted by friends and 2007 Brighton High School graduates Ethan Gilbert and Brandon Preece, will take the stage July 17 at the Brighton Armory.

    The group, formed in 2008, got its name from laundry stacked up on amplifiers in Preece’s Brighton home where they used to practice. And, like any fledgling band, there have been up and downs for the group. The members kicked off the year with a day after New Year’s show at the Brighton Armory – long fulfilling a dream to play the refurbished local venue.

    But shortly after that, original band member/keyboardist Levi Blakeslee and bassist Adam Hayes, also BHS grads, left the group to pursue other interests. They added Erik Scherbenski on lead guitar and Kevin Kenyon on bass.

    “Ethan and I worked hard to get new members in that clicked with us and started teaching them the current songs,” Preece said. “We all really gained a good chemistry quick. So we are really stoked to get things rolling.”

    Preece said they are back at full strength and ready to rock for the home crowd again.

    “We are back and want to show Brighton our new members, and some new songs,” Preece added.

    He encouraged the Brighton community to come out for music, pizza (the show is sponsored by Brighton’s Fuhgidabowdit Pizza) and fun.

    Doors to the Armory open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $6. Greeley pop/punk band Left Lane Ends will open for T-Shirts 4 Tomorrow.

    They will follow up the show with an Aug. 5 performance at 5:30 p.m., at the Adams County Fair.