This Friday Michigander, Sundae Drives and Motel Faces are taking over Fountain Square for Indie Fridays Powered by CincyMusic!
Michigander is the brainchild (and unofficial nom de plume) of Midwestern songwriter, singer, producer, and guitarist Jason Singer. Emerging in 2014, the Mitten State troubadour employs a rich blend of hook-driven and radio-ready indie rock with electronic flourishes and earnest, big-hearted storytelling. The Midland native is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who spent his formative years building a sonic persona that looked to a wide array of influencers, including Coldplay, Rush, James Taylor, and the White Stripes. After honing his skills playing solo sets, Singer relocated to Kalamazoo in 2014 and began operating under the Michigander moniker. In 2016 he issued the nostalgia-driven single "Nineties," which garnered over a million online streams. Looking to capitalize on the success of the single, Singer turned his one-man solo project into a fully-fledged rock & roll band and hit the road, sharing bills with contemporaries like Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, and Twin Peaks, and released the group's debut EP, Midland, in 2018. The following year saw the band ink a deal with C3 Records and issue a second EP, Where Do We Go from Here? 2021's acclaimed Everything Will Be Ok Eventually EP included the streaming hits "Better" and "Let Down."
Sundae Drives is an indie soul / alt pop duo from Cincinnati, Ohio featuring singer-songwriter Adam Lee and multi-instrumentalist Nick Bop. Known for their chemistry, unique sound and intense yet intimate live performances, the pair has emotionally and sonically connected with audiences from Chicago to DC, Detroit to Nashville and everywhere in between.
Complimenting their dynamic stylistic approach are songs born from addiction, recovery, heartbreak, hope, resilience, incarceration, poverty, struggles with faith and all around vulnerability. Displaying an overall charming lack of commitment to genre, Sundae Drives more than make up for it with a dedication to substance and an unquestionable authenticity.
Founded in 2014, Motel Faces has worked their way through tri-state bar and club circuit. Culminating in a loyal following throughtout the Cincinnati-region. The band is an attitude-fueled, high-energy, motley crew of Cincinnati natives. From its earliest iterations, the band has strived to mix timeless pop-rock sounds with catchy melodies while incorporating the energy of modern rock.