Friday, June 15th, 2018
$5 / ALL AGES / TAVERN
LIGHTS COMING UP // LP Release Show
w/ Istvan Medgyesi
Mike Uva LIGHTS COMING UP limited-edition 12” vinyl by Cleveland’s GOTTA GROOVE RECORDS
From the shadowy shore of Lake Erie, Mike Uva's LIGHTS COMING UP (2018) explores solitude, crime & punishment, light & dark, recurring dreams, family trips, and the 1993 Branch Davidian siege.
Blending folk, country, and other, more nebulous sounds, LIGHTS COMING UP was described as “unassumingly excellent” (Dusted).
A mix of real and imagined, Mike Uva’s characters are tramps and loners, going about their day-to-day in America's new dark age. Uva's songs will make you nostalgic for lives you’ve never lived, their tuneful-ness belying a dark humor. Uva describes them as “songs that sound good strummed at the side of a crumbling highway, two nickels to your name.”
LIGHTS COMING UP features MIKE ALLAN (bass), NICK and TONY CROSS (elec. guitars, percussion), STELIANOS SIMANTIRIS (telecaster), MIKE LYFORD (piano, elec. organ), and DAN PRICE (drums, noises). It was recorded at Price’s PRIMITIVE EARTH RECORDING STUDIO in Cleveland.
** TOP PICK ** “Inspired and real.... LIGHTS COMING UP immediately stands out.... the same kind of cerebral long–lasting appeal as songs by other classic artists like Tom Waits, Ben Folds, and Leonard Cohen.. .” —Babysue