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.

"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