Jul 272016
 

Greetings! We are in Europe busy booking shows for the fall, winter and spring of 2016/2017, learning new songs and preparing for the first official album release in Italy/Europe with our double album, “Forage & Glean”. Below is the upcoming schedule as of now. To keep in the loop, check back here, or join us on FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/MIKE-SPINE-107559536115120/

*All shows are as duo with Barbara Luna (Italy) on piano/violin/guitar/backing vocals, unless otherwise noted.

AUGUST 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016. Mariett Cafe, 12 PM. Como, Italy.
Monday, August 1, 2016. Enoteca di Gigi, 7:30 PM. Como, Italy.
Monday, August 1, 2016. Piazza Duomo, 8:30 PM. Como, Italy.

Tuesday August 2, 2016.  Mariett Cafe, 12-1 PM. Como, Italy.
Tuesday August 2, 2016. Cafe Maya, 2-3 PM. Como, Italy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Piazza San Fedele, 12 PM. Como, Italy.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Enoteca di Gigi, 2 PM. Como, Italy.

Saturday, August 6, 2016. Lake Cafe East, 1 PM, Zurich, Switzerland.

Sunday, August 7, 2016. Lake Cafe West, 3 PM, Zurich, Switzerland.

Monday, August 8, 2016. Central Station, 12 PM. Baden, Switzerland.

Saturday, August 12, 2016. Ålborg Ny Fiskeriforening, 3 PM. Aalborg, Denmark

Saturday, August 20, 2016. 1000FRYD, 9 PM. Aalborg, Denmark. With Søren Bruun, 50 Kroner.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Wednesday, September, 7, 2016. Valentines, Portland, OR, USA. Also with Tahoma (Austin, TX). *with Rob Bartleson on bass. 9 PM.

Monday September 12, 2016. Hattie’s Hat, Seattle, WA, USA. 8 PM, with TBA.

Saturday, September 24, 2016. Athmos Cafè, Milano, Italy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Rosso 5, Milano, Italy.

OCTOBER 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016. Mocambo Art & Music Bar, Inzago (MI), Italy.

 Posted by at 8:35 AM
Apr 292016
 

We’ve been busy booking shows, recording and making new albums. Here is the upcoming schedule, with more shows to be announced soon. To keep in the loop, join us on FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/MIKE-SPINE-107559536115120/

*All shows are as duo with Barbara Luna (Italy) on piano/violin/guitar/backing vocals, unless otherwise noted.

APRIL 2016

Monday, April 4 – April 9, 2016. Recording, mixing, mastering and sequencing in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Saturday, April 23, 2016. Substation, Seattle, WA, USA.

MAY 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016. Hattie’s Hat Backroom, Seattle, WA, USA.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Birrificio Lambrate, Milano, Italy (*with Michele Masoero on bass).

Friday, May 20, 2016. Dazibao, Tortona, Italy. (*with Michele Masoero on bass).

Friday, May 27, 2016. Abetone Music Bar, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.

Saturday, May 28, 2016. Casa del Popolo Bosa, Bosa, Sardinia, Italy.

Sunday, May 29,2016. Res Publica, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.

JUNE 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016. Arcadia Lounge Bar, Capoterra, Sardinia, Italy (*with Roberto Mulliri on drums).

Saturday, June 4, 2016. Fabrik, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (*with Roberto Mulliri on drums).

Sunday, June 12, 2016. Poseidon, Santa Lucia di Siniscola, Sardinia, Italy.

Saturday, June 25, 2016. Heart of Gold Festival, Melzo (Milano), Italy.

More news soon!

 Posted by at 12:12 PM
Feb 112016
 

*All shows are as duo with Barbara Luna (Italy), unless otherwise noted, then they are as a trio with drums, or as a quartet with drums and bass.

Saturday, February 28, 2016. Private Concert, Valencia, Spain.

MARCH 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016. Cooperativa Cor de Marina, Badalona (Barcelona), Catalonia/Spain.

Friday, March 4, 2016. Comanou Bar, Terrassa (Barcelona), Catalonia/Spain.

Saturday, March 12, 2016. Beer Room, Pontivrea, Italy.

Wednesday, March 23 – March 25, 2106. Recording, Inzago, Italy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 to Sunday May 8, 2016. USA: Seattle, Portland, etc., TBA. (as a trio and quartet).

APRIL 2016

Monday, April 4 – April 9, 2016. Recording and mixing, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Saturday, April 23, 2016. Substation, Seattle, WA, USA.

MAY 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016. Heart of Gold Festival, Milan, Italy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Birrificio Lambrate, Milano, Italy (*with Michele Masoero on bass).

Friday, May 20, 2016. Dazibao, Tortona, Italy. (*with Michele Masoero on bass).

Friday, May 27, 2016. Abetone Music Bar, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.

Saturday, May 28, 2016. Casa del Popolo Bosa, Bosa, Sardinia, Italy.

Sunday, May 29,2016. Res Publica, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.

JUNE 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016. Arcadia Lounge Bar, Capoterra, Sardinia, Italy (*with Roberto Mulliri on drums).

Saturday, June 4, 2016. Fabrik, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (*with Roberto Mulliri on drums).

More shows to be announced soon. To keep in the loop, join us on FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/MIKE-SPINE-107559536115120/

 Posted by at 11:30 AM
Oct 132015
 

We made a new music video for “Meteorite” and we are back in Europe on tour. Here is the video, plus some September, October and November tour dates below the video:

MIKE SPINE Fall tour dates, Europe 2015, with Barbara Luna (Italy). (Europe dates are still filling in).

September:

25/09 FRI – Impronta Birraia – Milan (I)

26/09 SAT  Boomerang Cafè – Corsico, MI (I)

28/09 MON  Gattò – Milan (I)

30/09 THU – Osteria Virgilio – Parma (I)

October:

02/10 FRI – Casa Occupata Gorizia – Milan (I)

03/10 SAT – Osteria della Pecora Nera – Osio Sopra, BG (I)

07/10 WED – Café Salon – Basel (CH)

09/10 FRI – Madame Claude – Berlin (DE)

14/10 WED – House Show – Berlin (DE)

16/10 FRI – Supamolly – Berlin (DE)

21/10 WED – Koppelschleuse Meppen – Meppen (DE)

22/10 THU  28/10 WED – House Shows – Germany/Netherlands/Belgium

29/10 THU – Studio Bar – Amsterdam (NL) TBC

30/10 FRI – Papenburg Youth Center (sponsored by Papenburg Office of Culture) – Papenburg, (DE)

November:

02/11 MON – Dwaze Zaken – Amsterdam (NL)

04/11 WED – 7 (7) Cafe – Metz (FR)

7/11 SAT – Old Murphy’s – Saarbrücken (DE)

22/11 SUN – IL Circilo – Mariano Comense (Italy)

28/11 SAT – Mocambo Art Music Bar – Inzago (Italy) with Dario Piccarreta

29/11 – SUN – Teatro San Teodoro, Cantu (Italy) with Dario Piccarreta

December:

05/12 SAT – Beer Room – Pontinvrea (Italy)

10/12 THURS – Cooperativa Cor de Marina – Badalona (Catalonia/Spain)

17/12 – THURS – Legends Dance Hall – Barcelona (Catalonia/Spain)

 

 Posted by at 9:26 AM
Aug 212015
 

Greetings! After 8 months of playing music in Europe, we are back in Seattle for a few months to officially release the 9th studio album, Don’t Let It Bring You Down. The official album release party is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th at the The Royal Room in Columbia City. The show starts at 3 PM and the show is all ages with bar for those 21+.

We are playing several other shows around the NW, then heading back into Europe to tour there.

Upcoming shows 2015:

Monday, August 24, 12-2 PM, Westlake Park, Seattle (folk rock duo).

Thursday, August 27, 9 PM, Substation, Seattle (At the Spine, rock/punk).

Monday, August 31, 7PM, Hattie’s Hat Backroom, Seattle (folk rock duo).

Sunday, Septmeber, 6th, 8pm, El Corazon, Seattle (folk rock duo) with Michael Dean Damron and Drag the River. 21+.

**Saturday, September 12th, 3PM at the The Royal Room in Columbia City/Seattle. All ages with bar for those 21+ (folk rock with full band)

MikeSpine 11×17 Royal Room Poster


MIKE SPINE “
Don’t Let It Bring You Down” CD Release tour, Europe 2015, with Barbara Luna (Italy). (Europe dates are still filling in).

September:

25/09 FRI – Impronta Birraia – Milan (I)

26/09 SAT  Boomerang Cafè – Corsico, MI (I)

28/09 MON  Gattò – Milan (I)

30/09 THU – Osteria Virgilio – Parma (I)

October:

02/10 FRI – Casa Occupata Gorizia – Milan (I)

03/10 SAT – Osteria della Pecora Nera – Osio Sopra, BG (I)

07/10 WED – Café Salon – Basel (CH)

09/10 FRI – Madame Claude – Berlin (DE)

14/10 WED – House Show – Prague  (CZ)

16/10 FRI – Supamolly – Berlin (DE) TBC

21/10 WED – Koppelschleuse Meppen – Meppen (DE)

22/10 THU  28/10 WED – Germany/Netherlands/Belgium

29/10 THU – Studio Bar – Amsterdam (NL) TBC

November:

02/11 MON – Dwaze Zaken – Amsterdam (NL)

04/11 WED – TBA – Metz (FR)

xx/11 TBA @ Saarbrücken (DE)

 Posted by at 10:43 AM
Feb 242015
 

Greetings from Italy/Europe!

We are just wrapping up the third tour of Italy in the last two years, promoting the pre-release of the 9th studio album, “Don’t Let It Bring You Down”.

Most of the shows the last few months have been as an acoustic folk rock/Americana/indie folk duo. I am playing guitar and singing with Barbara from Milan, Italy on piano and backing vocals. We are playing songs off the new album, songs from The Beautiful Sunsets catalog, At the Spine songs that transfer over well acoustically, and occasionally worthy traditional or cover songs. For some shows I’ve been joined by Milan based Steve Armeli on bass and Claudio Ciaccia on drums to play the high voltage rock/punk songs of At the Spine.

As the three-month stint of shows wraps up in Italy, the duo is headed into northern Europe to tour through the end of June, then back to the states for some summer shows in the USA, then back to Europe in the fall of 2015! Join me on Facebook for the most up to date tour schedule, show announcements, news, etc. Thanks for the continued support and we hope to see you somewhere in the near future.

In the meantime, here is a link to “Sinaloa”, the first track off the new and soon-to-be released album:

 Posted by at 8:11 AM
Sep 092014
 

Greetings from Seattle! I haven’t been spending much time on this website lately. It’s been a busy few years of playing music around the world supporting the double release of At the Spine‘s fifth and self-titled album, and The Beautiful Sunsets first album, Coalminers & Moonshiners. There were lots of great reviews of the albums and some good radio airplay around the country. Thanks to all the folks who booked us shows, hosted us, fed us and treated us so well the last few years. It’s been great meeting and playing shows with so many amazing people and seeing so many incredible places.

The new “solo” album is finished and awaiting mastering, manufacturing and distribution. It is a collaboration with three musicians who live in Portland, Oregon, who back up my guitars and vocals with drums, percussion, bass, piano, organ, accordion and vocals harmonies. The album was recorded with longtime engineer and friend, Robert Bartleson at Haywire Recording.

We are very happy with the results and we are working on the layout, design, album cover and manufacture of the album. It will be released in autumn of 2014 and I will spend most of 2015 traveling internationally and playing in support of it. More details on that soon.

In the meantime I’m playing solo acoustic gigs weekly (or more often) around Seattle to keep the catalog fresh and work in the new songs. If you want to book me for a gig, festival, house party, etc., drop me an email at the contact page. In the meantime, keep well, keep in touch and enjoy the video we made for the often requested song “Crumble”:

 

 Posted by at 8:33 PM
Jul 292012
 

Welcome to the website for Mike Spine!

Mike Spine has worked as a musician, teacher and humanitarian for the last 20 years. Since 2002 he has fronted the high energy rock/punk rock band At the Spine and played hundreds of shows across the US and Europe.

While living in Portland, OR in 1996 and playing in the punk rock band The Help, he founded Global Seepej Records, which was inspired by independent labels like Dischord Records (D.C.), Sub Pop (Seattle), etc., but with more of a leaning towards supporting artists involved with issues of social, economic and environmental justice.

In 2012, Mike coordinated the recording and release of the 5th and self titled album for At the Spine, and the debut album for the folk/folk rock/Americana band The Beautiful Sunsets, titled Coalminers & Moonshiners. He has also spent a few years fronting the Crazy Horse inspired Neil Young tribute The My My Hey Heysand has played in numerous other NW bands (The Plains, Colin Spring, Titanium Sporkestra, etc.).

Since revisiting more of his folk rock/folk punk/Americana roots when he formed The Beautiful Sunsets in 2010, he has often been performing material in those genres as a duo or trio, reconstituting At the Spine when the right occasions arise.

Since 2012, Mike has been traveling extensively playing in Asia, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and North America.
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