Shiny and the Spoon

Formed in 2008, Shiny and the Spoon quickly established itself as one of the most intimate and honest folk acts in the Midwest. Videos of living room performances gained viral status, while a tightly knit group of fans packed perfor- mances in listening rooms and local “dive” bars.

The past year has been their most momentous to date, with the addition of veterans Pete Brown and Matt Frazer, and release of their first full-length album: Ferris Wheel, produced by Afghan Whigs’ John Curley. The band has quickly moved from back rooms to bandstands throughout the Midwest, retaining the same unadorned simplicity and tightly wound harmonies as before. With a clever ease and lack of airs, Shiny and the Spoon, is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and broadly accessible folk acts performing today.

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision.

Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect.

It’s also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.

Brad Schnittger (of The Sundresses)

..of The Sundresses from Cincinnati, OH, USA. We are loud American rock music. We’ve played everywhere. SXSW seven times by invite. Played with a shit ton of bands that went on to become famous and others who already were. We won the album of the year Cincinnati Entertainment Award in 2008 for Barkinghaus. We make the people dance and drink. We inspired a couple to have sex right there in front of everyone while we played at The Green Lantern in Lexington, KY. True. We’re a real good band.

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets

Additional $3 at door for ages 18-20 Called "Perhaps the best folk duo our region has to offer" (The Historic Southgate House), Shiny and the Spoon portray the intimacy of Johnny Cash and June Carter, with head-turning vocals and a vibrant acoustic core, complemented by sprinklings of ukulele, guitar, harmonica, and good old-fashioned boot-stompin’. Their debut and home-recorded EP earned nods from Cincinnati publications such as CityBeat and the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, as well as the renowned UK webzine "Americana UK" who called it "an accomplished debut that does exactly what an EP should, makes you want more of the same." One full-length album later, and Shiny and the Spoon is back to release its limited-run "Someday" EP to attendees of its May 18th show. Featuring two songs from their upcoming album, as well as two songs available only on the EP, they’ll be giving the album out by donation, and making it available on CD’s and download cards.

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