Keeps, Kid Runner

Fri · February 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Grog Shop

$12.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Excitement has been brewing for Nashville-based band COIN—Chase Lawrence (vocals/keys), Joe Memmel (guitar/vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zach Dyke (bass)— since their 2015 single, "Run." Their debut self titled album, produced by Grammy winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent), was released in the summer of 2015 and established COIN as a band bred for widespread acceptance.

Chase and Joe first crossed paths at Nashville's Belmont University, where they sat next to each other in a music theory class. Soon after the two decided to try writing music together, Ryan and Zach were introduced to them through mutual friends. The band then decided that they needed recorded music in order for promoters to book them to play live, so they recorded four songs at their school and released them for free on the internet. When they started playing local shows around Nashville, COIN quickly attracted a highly enthusiastic and loyal live following.

The group has since toured non-stop with acts such as Walk The Moon, Passion Pit, Young the Giant, Neon Trees and others, perfecting their sound and energetic live performance. Billboard hailed them as 'new wave crash-course survivors,' destined to 'break the Nashville mold.' SPIN, NYLON, and Stereogum praised them as up-and-comers to watch, as 2015's "Run" became a heavy rotation pillar on Sirius XM radio's Alt Nation, (the 5 th most spun song of the year for the popular radio platform). Snapchat included them in their 'Best Of The Year' artists' list and The Atlantic cited them as one of their 21 bands to check out. The band has also played memorable slots at summer music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees, and Firefly that have created unrelenting anticipation for their sophomore album, which they are currently working diligently on in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York in between tour dates.

In May 2016, COIN released a well-received (and quickly growing) preview of their second album with an infectious new single called "Talk Too Much," which Chase has described as an impromptu change-of-pace from intensive touring: "The song came out easier than any song I've ever written. We had just come off of a two month tour and we wanted to slow it down to the likes of 80's new wave. It's a song about my inability to leave things unsaid." The track has struck a resounding chord with both pop and alternative fans alike due to its presence on a multitude of Spotify playlists, the continued support of Alt Nation and FM stations across the country.
Gusti Escalante and Robbie Jackson met the first day of college in the hills of Nashville. Both came with ambitions to write songs with new friends, but feared the heavy fog of Tennessee pop-country dreams might be all they would find. By the end of that night, they had written their first song together with whatever instruments happened to be unpacked – a floor tom and a guitar. They proceeded to write a song-a-day for a week, birthing a rare musical kinship – One that cut through the cloud of vanilla country music they feared would smother them.

Moving the songs from the bedroom to the stage, their creative synergy is tangible. A mutual appreciation for the charisma and melody of classic British artists such as David Bowie, Echo and the Bunnymen, and J.A.M.C.; as well as the nostalgia of classic Americana informs songwriting that is beyond their years. Gusti's earnest lyricism wrapped in a reverby haze of guitars, worms its way into your heart.

Before long their confident live show caught on around town, and soon Keeps found themselves opening for trending artists like Tennis, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, COIN, Craft Spells, Horse Thief, and more. Soon the touring bands they played with in Nashville started inviting them to new cities, and they found enthusiastic audiences dotted throughout the south and midwest.
Now, with school finished or put aside, Gusti and Robbie are prepared to release their debut album 'Brief Spirit'. The record, self-produced over a handful of long nights, is filled with the strong melody and kaleidoscopic arrangements fans expect live. What listeners may not expect is a hint of the magical kinship so wonderfully realized in their live performance, and makes Keeps a truly special band
Kid Runner
Rapidly rising Columbus band KID RUNNER have just released their 3rd EP, "Body Language", featuring gems "Give Me Something To Love" and "Don't Change Me".

Early spins on Alt Nation and KCRW as well as numerous Specialty Alternative shows have been helping to build on their previous successes of features that include the X-Games and several TV shows. They also created MLS stars Columbus Crew's hype song in collaboration with the team.

The band has previously supported the The 1975, The Griswolds, X-Ambassadors and COIN and just announced a run of dates, the first look for fans for the new music.
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106