Please Allow Us To (Re)Introduce Ourselves

Pike 27 by Jude Mecher

Pike 27 by Jude Mecher

Bands change lineups like the trees change leaves. goes Brian Jones, in comes Mick Taylor. See ya, David Lee — welcome, Sammy. The Spice Girls continued on without Ginger Spice! Pike 27 may have carved out a small corner of Cincinnati music history by…having the lead singer fire himself just as the new record is done?

Long story short: although Dave Purcell has always sang and played guitar in Pike 27, he fell back in love with drums, his original instrument, just as he fell out of love with singing. He approached Dave Killen about moving from drums to guitar, but Dave saw this as a good time to focus on finishing his Master’s degree and offered to move on. Now what?

Enter singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Mecher, formerly of The Turnbull ACs, Denial, and many fab courtyard sets at Neon’s. The seeds were planted when Dan opened for us at the Listing Loon a couple of years back: he joined us on some of our songs, we backed him on his, hugs were exchanged, and everyone drank too much and had a lovely time. When Dave P. approached Dan with a typically long-winded explanation of the situation, Dan simply texted back, “I’m in.”

Dan sings most of our songs, and Dave P. still sings a few from behind the kit. We’re doing Dan’s songs, too. We still sound like Pike 27. Dave K. is staying in the extended family to sit in the many stringed instruments he plays.

We’ve played a few low-key gigs with Dan, Friday, Oct. 13 is our official coming-out party. You can do your part by coming out, too (#seewhatwedidthere?).

We haven’t had time to get a new band photo yet, so please adore the artistic interpretation by Jude Mecher. Thanks for listening. Hope to see you Friday.
— Pike 27 v4.0

P.S. RIP, Tom Petty.

October 13 w/ Flying Underground & Shrug

Excellent guitarist/songwriter Brian Lovely recently started a new monthly indie rock series at MVP in Silverton, and we’re thrilled to be included in October along with Shrug (from Dayton). It’s a great room with excellent sound — join us!

We kick the show off at 9pm, followed by Shrug, and Flying Underground.

July 10

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be at Northside Yacht Club on Monday, July 10. The Division Men (from Austin) go on first at 9pm, we’re on second at 10pm, and the wonderful Royal Holland Close out the night.

We’re Coming Out…

Photo courtesy of Ciprian Boiciuc

Hi. It’s been a while. We’ve been busy finishing out new record, The Long Fight, which will be out later this summer.

We have some other surprises for you, too. More about that soon.

Until then, our first show in quite a while will be free and outdoors at Clifton Plaza (on Ludlow across from The Esquire) with our good friend, Andrea Rosenthal. Friday, June 23, 7-10pm. Come say hello — we’d love to see you.

A Day With King Records: Sept. 3

king records eventWe’ve been holed up at Ultrasuede Studio, working on our new record. We’re stepping out for a bit to support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts: the drive to keep alive the memory of Cincinnati’s King Records. We’re on from 4:30-5:30pm. Here’s the scoop from the event page…

Enjoy music from local bands, including special covers of King Records Artists, food from neighborhood vendor including Eli’s BBQ, and ice cold beer.

3p: Eclipse Movement
4:30p: Pike 27
6p: The Perfect Children
7:30p: The Midwestern Swing
9p: Young James Brown with Deuces

Special thanks to all of our partners: Cincinnati CityBeat, Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, 89.7 WNKU, KMK Law, & Enquirer – Cincinnati and Kentucky!
Produced by 3CDC.

Two sets in St. Lawrence Square this Friday (6.17)


Join us this Friday for what is likely our last show of the summer before we head back to Ultrasuede Studio to finish our record. It’s a free show at St. Lawrence Square in Price Hill, courtesy of Price Hill Will. We’re on from 6:30-9:00pm, so we’ll get to stretch out a bit compared to the recent 45-minute power sets. Chris Comer joins us on keys. See you there…