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Mike Shupp
This Time
Private Mind (mikeshupp.com)

From just outside Washington, DC Mike Shupp found some success as a member of local phenom Big Bang Theory during the early ’90s.  Shupp’s third solo disc finds him awash with his jangly and power-pop sensibilities still intact.  His sound brings to mind the likes of Matthew Sweet having been weaned on a diet of ’80s music from Athens.  Something of a sophisticated heartland roots-pop.  Says Larry O. Dean of Amplifier Magazine “The ability to come across as approachable, coupled with winning songs and smart, uncluttered arrangements, makes This Time a must-have…” (Private Mind Records) “The former Big Bang Theory guitarist has just released his third solo album, This Time, and it’s a killer.  Shupp is a renaissance performer, cut from the Marshall Crenshaw/Tommy Keene cloth; his songwriting is unpretentious and straightforward, almost transparent (that’s a good thing) and devoid of cliches… Vocally, Shupp brings to mind the underrated Darden Smith, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe (minus his huffing and puffing) and Windbreaker Tim Lee – gruff but warm pipes, plaintive and honest sounding; when he sings, you listen and are transported.” – Larry O. Dean, Amplifier Magazine. (Private Mind)

— Miles of Music
( February 28th, 2003 )
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George Harrison Birthday Tribute

Iota Club and Cafe
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201-3806
(703) 522-8340
10:30pm  $8  (solo acoustic)  w/ Myracle Brah, Dave Kitchen, Esther Haynes, Lee Wilhoit, Scott McKnight, The Stig O’Haras (Mike Harvey, Rob LeBourdais, Dave Kitchen, Sean Chagall, Mark Edmondson, more), Land of Malls, Mary Battiata, Karl Straub, Eric Rose, more?
3 Sets / 11 Acts — Night starts at 8:30 p.m., Mike goes on in 3rd set. A great lineup of area musicians perform George Harrison penned & George-related songs in a celebration of George’s 60th birthday. Mike plays “See Yourself” and “Beautiful Girl” from the 1976 “33 and 1/3” album.

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Luna Park Grille

Luna Park Grille
5866 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 237-LUNA
9:30 p.m. No cover  (solo acoustic)  Land of Malls
Mike opens solo acoustic

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Fufkin.com

Mike Shupp
This Time (Private Mind)

I have each of D.C. area artist Mike Shupp’s previous releases, but his latest disc—This Time—is far and away his best album yet.  Fans of the Pistoleros will feel right at home with Shupp’s melodic pop/rock tunes.  Radio-friendly tunes are abundant—you’ll find yourself humming along to “Came To This,” “Set Me Free,” “Ordinary Way” and “All Over Town.”  Discover Mike at www.mikeshupp.com

— Eric Sorensen
( December, 2002 )
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