The Guggenheim Grotto Live at Spikes Beach Grill
Don't miss your chance to see The Guggenheim Grotto, while they are on tour through the midwest, and stopping in Warsaw, IN. Special local opening set by Sebastian Coria (Fair Fjola) and Megan King (www.meganking.net).
Kevin May, Shane Power and Mick Lynch all participated in the Dublin music scene that produced musicians like Damien Rice. May and Lynch have been playing as a duo since 2003. In 2004 they approached Power, a musician and producer with a successful studio, about editing their self-recorded A Lifetime in Heat EP. Power was impressed with their work, and later joined the group as their drummer and also produced their next album. All three play multiple instruments.
The Guggenheim Grotto was well received when they came to the United States in 2006. In 2006, and again in 2009, the band performed at SXSW. The band's debut album ...Waltzing Alone was self-released to immediate critical acclaim in Ireland on September 9, 2005, and their first promotional single Told You So rapidly climbed to No. 12 on the Irish National Airplay Chart. They released ...Waltzing Alone in the U.S. on New York-based new model indie label United For Opportunity on September 26, 2006, and in November of that year embarked on their first U.S. national tour. The band has since completed four U.S. tours.
Early in 2007, The Guggenheim Grotto's A Lifetime In Heat won The 6th Annual Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song. Songs from their first album have been used in major network prime-time TV shows like One Tree Hill and Brothers And Sisters, and the album received positive reviews from U.S. national publications like Paste Magazine, as well as regional press like The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.
The band's second album, Happy the Man, was released digitally for a limited time in the U.S. and Ireland on October 7, 2008. Former member Shane Power's studio experience has been credited with giving the album its more expansive, experimental sound. On Happy, The Guggenheim Grotto's sound is more akin to Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Leonard Cohen. Intricate acoustic guitar work is the centerpiece for most tracks. The sound is more like Crowded House than Jack Johnson, with electronic influences reminiscent of Radiohead. The album reached No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Folk Chart. The CD was released to stores January 27, 2009, and the band toured nationally to support it. The Universe Is Laughing, which Lynch and May recorded themselves, was released in 2010. As of early 2012, the duo was working on a new album that will have a bigger, more band-oriented sound than Universe, with money they raised from fans through the website PledgeMusic.com.
Spikes Beach Grill (View)
310 Eastlake Drive
Warsaw, IN 46580
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|