A SXSW recap appears in today’s Washington Post Style section, written by Joe Heim; Mike gets a brief mention, as being among D.C.-area attendees.
…in the Weekend section today MIKE SHUPP “This Time” Private Mind (washingtonpost.com)… didn’t even see it… and a nice little sound clip in Post Haste 202-334-9000 (press 8107). Some great publicity for the Velvet Lounge show this Tuesday…
The Washington Post January 9th, 2004 MIKE SHUPP “This Time” Private Mind There’s nothing complicated about Mike Shupp’s approach to power pop, nothing to dim the appeal of the jingle-jangle guitar work, the clipped, hammered rhythms or the crafty construction of three-minute odes and laments. On “This Time,” big hooks trump big ideas time and […]
The Washington Post SEP 8th, 2003 Style Section C.03 There’s a certain melancholy to most power-pop, reflecting a bittersweet memory of the days when jangling electric guitars ruled the Top 40, and few power-poppers are more wistful than Tommy Keene. That’s on his recordings, though. In concert, the Bethesda-bred Californian banishes regret with crashing guitar […]
Mike Shupp The Key (Private Mind Records) Three years ago, Mike Shupp released his first solo album, a solid set of made-in-Virginia pop-rock. For its follow-up, Shupp traveled to Illinois, where he recorded with producer Jeff Murphy, whose Shoes helped define power-pop. Although Murphy’s contribution may not have been crucial – Shupp wrote the songs […]
Nightwatch 9:30 Club Pays Tribute to Image-Maker By Eric Brace Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, February 2, 2001; Page WE06 WHEN the 9:30 club opened at 930 F St. NW on May 8, 1980, fliers announcing the event signaled the club’s eclectic and artistic side. They were designed by a young artist named Mark Holmes, […]