Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mike Uva & the Bad Eyes/Brent Kirby & the Lost Fortunes Saturday, January 21, 2012

Door opens at 7:30, music at 8:00. 

Cleveland Showcase! Two great local bands, a slew of great musicians--Mike Uva & the Bad Eyes AND Brent Kirby & the Lost Fortunes.

Mike Uva writes inventive, highly melodic, classic pop songs about loneliness, travel, and strange visions. His subtle, restrained style has been compared to that of Paul Simon and Ray Davies and he once had someone call his music "a plush carpeted dream." Mike has performed with such artists as Cat Power, The Decemberists, Nina Nastasia, and Clem Snide.

“Every couple of years, Cleveland songwriter Mike Uva tosses off an album of sublime jangle pop, tangled with wry, self-observant lyrics, melancholy chord progressions and encased in warmly lo-fi production values.”

One of the Plain Dealer's "25 Acts to Watch" 2011. Brent Kirby is a night's stroll with a rock n' roll romantic. Kirby has a keen narrator's eye, his lyrics dictate life in the moment.... where dreams really come to life in gritty color. Fueled by an arsenal of songs in the spirit of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, to the more recent Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, and Wilco, Kirby delivers a charismatic performance with a heartfelt sincerity that's been honed by countless gigs and a sheer desire for perfection.
$15 suggested donation, which all goes to the artists.

Reserve your spot by emailing us atmechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.comWe're in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood. Directions and more information will be sent to you once your RSVP is received.

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