We’ve been hunkered down in the studio, working on the follow-up to Calling Out. Our sessions at Ultrasuede Studio are going well, with production and engineering duties handled by the swell team of John Hoffman, Jerri Queen, and Gary Shell. We’ll be back out soon with a fun mix of shows. Come say hello…
OTR Summer Celebration with Cincy Brass, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Perfect Children, My Brothers’ Keeper, Jess Lamb, Wonky Tonk, and Baoku Moses
* We’re on 1:45-2:30
Pine Room Tavern
Southgate House Revival
Tiny Desk Showcase Presented By WVXU
with Adam Stone, BAOKU, Comprador, Elk Creek, Ellie Fabe, Equator Bear, Founding Fathers, Heather Hamlet, Kaitlyn Peace Music, Kyle English, Salty Candy, and Soft Peaks
Price Hill Will Summer Concert Series at St. Lawrence Square
* time tba
Thanks to everyone who packed the Woodward Theater for our show with New Sincerity Works and The Ready Stance. It was a fantastic night all around. Our good friend Michael Kearns captured us and TRS for Cincymusic.com.
We head into Ultrasuede Studio in early April to start on the follow-up to Calling Out. See you soon…
Here is our first show of the year, and it’s going to be a great one. Besides the great lineup, it’s the release party for New Sincerity Works’ fabulous new record, Nowadays. Here’s the scoop:
Friday, February 26
8:45pm: The Ready Stance
9:50pm: Pike 27
10:55pm: New Sincerity Works
Chris Comer will join us on keys again, and we’ll have new songs in tow.
Pike 27 w/ special guest Dan Mecher @ The Listing Loon
Thanks to our good friend Michael Kearns (Flowers For The Void Media) and Cincymusic.com for capturing our last show of 2015, a great night at the Listing Loon with Dan Mecher.
We’re hunkering down so we can dream it all up again, to paraphrase one of our favorite artists. This year’s model was derailed by a nasty disease. With said disease kicked to the curb, we’re getting back on track with plans for a new record, more videos, new projects, and shows in different spaces and places. More on all of this when we know.
Until then, thanks for spending time with us this year. Best wishes for wonderful holidays, and a healthy, music-filled new year.
We’re looking forward to returning to the Listing Loon, for our last show of the year. We had a great show in front of a packed room there last December. Chris Comer and Chris Mueller will join us. Dan Mecher opens the show and we’ll play some songs together as well. See you there.
We’re honored to play the second annual Bend In The River, a festival organized by Mike Moroski to benefit Community Matters in Lower Price Hill. The festival runs on Saturday and Sunday — we play 8-10pm on Saturday between Royal Holland and Part Time Gentlemen.
Art Off Pike in Covington will be a great day with the Fairmount Girls, Josh Eagle, Cream & Sugar, drag shows, art exhibits and more. We’re on from 4-5pm.
Looking forward to our next show at Fifty West’s Fifty Fest. The festival runs from noon-midnight — we’re on the Cottage Stage at 7:30pm. We’ll be in stripped-down mode with our friend Chuck Wiggins sitting in on accordion and keyboards. If you don’t know Chuck, he’s one of the best keyboard players in the city.
We’re at Walnut Hills’ Five Points Biergarten the next day. Looking forward to making our second annual appearance there.
On a different note, here’s the latest post from Dave Killen on his journey back to good health. Dave, Jacqui, and all of us in the band appreciate the love and support you’ve sent their way. It makes a difference.
When you last heard from us, we were planning to go away for the summer to record the follow-up to Calling Out. That was before we received the devastating news that Dave Killen (drummer, multi-instrumentalist, singer of the lovely high harmonies) has a recurrence of lymphoma. He successfully beat it into remission four years ago and was just a few months shy of the five-year “all clear” mark. Dave has undergone two rounds of chemo so far with positive results. Soon, he will go through a final round of chemo and an autologous stem cell transplant.
Dave and his wife Jacqui have taken on this challenge with their usual strength, good cheer, and sense of humor. They are sharing their journey via their blog, Nashville or Bust. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Until Dave is back to full health, our good friend Chris Mueller of Alone At 3AM volunteered to play drums at our Fountain Square and Bend Fest shows. We are deeply grateful to Chris for stepping up, and to Dave, who was insistent that cancer not get in the way of what promise to be three great shows. We are a band of brothers — we will make Dave proud.
Hope to see you at Fountain Square — August 28. The show starts at 7pm with JetLab — we’re on at 9pm, between The Perfect Children and Wussy.
We’re taking the summer off from playing out to write and record. Hope to see you at our Midpoint Indie Summer Series show with Wussy, Perfect Children, and JetLab on August 28.