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.
This is going to be a special show. If you’re not familiar with Matthew’s music, check him out here. He and his band leave this show to open several dates for The Gaslight Anthem.
Thanks to some crossed wires, we just learned that our show at The Comet is this Friday (May 8), not Saturday! We will kick things off around 9:30pm — hope to see you there.
Photo courtesy of Brandon Wheeler
Saturday [4.18] @ Northside Tavern
This Saturday finds our little rock + roll combo returning to Northside Tavern with a great lineup. Our good friends in JetLab (“a spiritual throwback to the ’70s New York City scene centered on CBGB” — CityBeat) start things off around 10pm. We’re on second, and a great relatively new band called Even Tiles close out the night. Look for new songs, lots of sweat, and the usual amounts of regrettable stage banter.
Yes, We’re Covering The Fab Four
On Friday, we’ll be at Southgate House Revival for We All Shrine On: Beatles Tribute Concert Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. 15 of Cincinnati’s best bands cover The Beatles for a good cause. We’re in the Revival Room (upstairs) foir a 30-minute set at 10:50pm, between JetLab and the Whiskey Shambles. We can’t tell you what we’re playing other than to say that the Lennon/McCartney ratio is 3-to-1.
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Calling Out — find it online at Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon; locally, at Shake It Records, Park + Vine, Everybody’s Records, and Rock Paper Scissors. Many thanks to WRFL in Lexington, KY for showing us so much love!