Shiny and the Spoon

Called “Perhaps the best folk duo our region has to offer” (The Historic Southgate House), Shiny and the Spoon give off the warmth and intimacy of the likes of Johnny Cash and June Carter, with transcendent vocals and a vibrant acoustic core, complimented by sprinklings of Ukulele, Guitar, harmonica, and boot-stomping. Their debut and home-recorded EP earned nods from local 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.”

"Box Of Bullets" is Shiny and the Spoon's first album since 2011's "Ferris Wheel," which garnered nods from the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Independent Music Awards, AltOhio, Americana UK, and other accolades of the like. Their first album to feature drummer Matt Frazer and bassist Pete Brown, "Box Of Bullets" is a folk-pop tour de force set for release August 31st at the Southgate House Revival with stellar local acts The Mitchells and Black Owls.

"The thing that Black Owls does infinitely well is mash their British Invasion/Punk influences into a thick paste and apply it in broad trowel strokes to their distinctly Midwestern presentation, crafting a sound that is both maddeningly familiar and strikingly original. Dig: A parallel-earth Ian Hunter is born in Detroit and forms a garage-band Mott the Hoople after seeing Mitch Ryder and Iggy Pop, and still manages to obsess over Dylan and Bowie."

The Mitchells

Hi, we are The Mitchells and we write and play original music in our hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. We played our first show as a group in October of 2012, and our first year will have included recording and releasing a five song E.P. we named The Bird Feather E.P. and a steady dose of practice and shows. Fast forward the time clock all the way up to now this very moment, and we have played all around the region very late at night in late night establishments most recently in Lexington, Indianapolis, Louisville, Athens, Dayton, and Columbus.

Mostly we play here locally in Cincinnati at our favorite places MOTR, Northside Tavern, Mayday, Pike Street, The Comet and The Southgate House Revival. This summer we opened the second annual Bunbury Music Festival here in Cincinnati and more recently we were selected to play at this year's MidPoint Music Festival which happened in September.

For the record, we have also been recording 10+ new songs that we plan on releasing this winter. We are very excited about this recording, our first full length long play album of songs.

Our music and the composition behind it has been described in nostalgic terms by many of our friends. We think that we make tunes that sound like us and that have a balance of melody and voicing. As a band we like to mix in pieces that accent the score without dominating any of the other parts. Our songs are a growing mix of things that individual songwriters have brought into the group as well as things that we have developed together when inspired. We think this is what makes our shows interesting because the perspective changes a little from tune to tune and from part to part. When things show up that are good we like to showcase those things and bring them out to shine.

Come check us out and like us on facebook because we would really appreciate it.

$8.00 - $10.00

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Shiny and the Spoon with Black Owls, The Mitchells

Saturday, August 31 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary