with Ben Knight & The Well Diggers, Umin
August 3, 2013
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$5 for 21+, $8 for 18-20, 8pm doors, 9pm show
Cincinnati-based indie rock group, The Mitchells, are playing at the Southgate House Revival with Ben Knight and the Well Diggers on Saturday, August 3rd. Also, featured will be local looping specialist and ukulele extraordinaire Umin. Tickets are available at the Southgate House Revival, Online at www.southgatehouse.com, and at Shake It Records in Northside.
We are very excited to play a longer show at The Southgate House Revival on August 3rd. It seems like it has been a long time since we have been able to do anything longer than a half hour set because we are usually opening up for bands or sharing a four band bill as different musical groups come through town. We are planning on playing our full show so we hope that everyone is ready for that. Its going to be a great night and we are really excited.
The Mitchells play music that draws from a number of different genres, including French New Wave pop, American folk, Baroque classical, and alternative rock. Live performance, particularly the Mitchells’ love of gritty chamber music, as well as the recently classified indie rock scene, has led to the inclusion of many ideas inspired by enlightenment composers, modern rock masters, and the simple melodies birds make or that handheld radios produce whist spinning the dials. Fans and listeners have described the group’s music in nostalgic terms, or more bluntly as “the soundtrack to your childhood,” and while their style is constantly evolving, this aesthetic remains at their core. The band believes they are firmly rooted in the world of indie rock.
Ben Knight and The Well Diggers. After moving to Cincinnati, OH in 2011 Ben Knight made his rounds through the local open mic scene before joining forces with Elia Burkhart and Jeremy Smart. Ben grew up listening to Americana and outlaw country with his father and Motown and soul with his mother, which he cites as important musical influences.
UMIN. Umin is a solo show who creates delicate melodies woven together with his baritone ukulele and gigantic slew of looping pedals and affects. Umin dives into each creation building, balancing and crafting each song before the audiences eyes.
The Mitchells are:
Joseph Mitchell – Guitar, vocals
Matt Dolin – Guitar
Megan Scharff – viola, violin, keyboards
Carlos Mitchell – bass, vocals
Nicholas Mavridoglou – drums
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