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SoundSmith to perform at The House Cafe

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

SoundSmith starts off the summer with The Reserve and The Wild Finish, releasing its debut EP at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, on May 17.

The DeKalb-based alternative rock group SoundSmith is releasing its first EP “At First Sight.” With an upcoming tour Shades of White at First Sight with The Reserve, The House Cafe show marks SoundSmith’s first performance with new bassist April Gleason.

SoundSmith’s shows are intricate performances with colorful vocals and innovative guitar riffs from James High, guitar solos from David Thompson, high-energy rhythms from Phil Pleckham, and smooth bass lines from April Gleason. The band’s original songs such as “Screen Porch” and “April” drive audiences to stand up and dance. SoundSmith has shared the stage with Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, Adalita’s Way, Nonpoint, Janus, and many others.

The band has won Battle of the Bands competitions at Northern Illinois University and St. Charles.

The show at The House is for all ages. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Cover charge is $5.

For more information about SoundSmith, visit or email Holly E. Gleason at

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