Sep 162016
 

Accompanied by Barbara Luna (Milan, Italy) on piano, guitar, violin and backing vocals, Mike and Barbara will spend the fall and winter and touring throughout Italy. Below is the concert schedule for the coming months.  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 unless otherwise noted.

SEPTEMBER 2016

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

Monday September 12, 2016. Hattie’s Hat, Seattle, WA, USA. 8 PM *solo show with Brad Yaeger and Aaron Semer also performing.

Saturday, September 24, 2016. Athmos Cafè, Milano, Italy. *with Michele Masoero on bass.

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

OCTOBER 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016. Mocambo Art & Music Bar, Inzago (MI), Italy.

Friday, October 14, 2016. TBA, Lugano, Switzerland.

Saturday, October 15, 2016. Bar dal Giovann, Osogna, Switzerland.

Sunday, October 16, 2016. House Concert, Lugano, Switzerland.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Osteria da Virgilio, Parma, Italy.

Thursday, October 27, 2016. Ohibo, Milan, Italy. *Opening for Omar Pedrini

NOVEMBER 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Boss, Milano, Italy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Sofar Sounds Milan, Private Concert, Milano, Italy.

Friday, November 11, 2016. Bookique, Trento, Italy.

Saturday, November 12, 2016. Hibu in Tap, Concorezzo, Italy.

Saturday, November 19, 2016. La Megaditta, Basiano, Italy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016. Penelope, Milano, Italy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Osteria Virgilio, Parma, Italy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Casa Bettola, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Thursday, November 24, 2016. Il Viandante, Carrara, Italy

Saturday, November 26, 2016. Doppiomalto, Livorno, Italy.

DECEMBER 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016. Casa Zeman (Private Concert), Rome, Italy.

Sunday, December 4, 2016. B-Folk, Roma, Italy.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Bakhita, Potenza, Italy.

Thursday, December 8, 2016. Melamarcia Liquid Bar, Ruvo di Puglia (BA), Italy.

Friday, December 9, 2016. Respirare Sinapsi, Oppido Lucano (PZ), Italy.

Saturday, December 10, 2016. Caffè Letterario, Taranto, Italy.

Sunday, December 11, 2016. Moon Ortigia, Ortigia (SR), Italy.

Monday, December 12, 2016. Morrison Cafè, Palermo, Italy.

Friday, December 16, 2016. Lettera 82, Catania, Italy.

Saturday, December 17, 2016. 100 Once, Rosolini (SR), Italy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Mesalibre, Gioia del Colle (BA), Italy.

Thursday, December 29, 2016. Artemisia, Baragiano (PZ), Italy.

Friday, December 30, 2016. Iris Music Bar, Casal Velino (SA), Italy.

JANUARY 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017. Cantina Bukowski, Isola del Liri (FR), Italy.

MARCH 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017. Nangijala Bar & Café, Disentis, Switzerland.

APRIL 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017. Madame Claude, Berlin, Germany.

 Posted by at 12:12 PM
Jul 272016
 

Greetings! We are in Europe busy booking shows for the fall, winter and spring of 2016/2017. 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/

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

Sunday, October 2, 2016. Mocambo Art & Music Bar, Inzago (MI), Italy.

Friday, October 14, 2016. TBA, Lugano (CH), Switzerland

Saturday, October 15, 2016. Bar dal Giovann, Osogna (CH), Switzerland

Sunday, October 16, 2016. House Concert, Lugano (CH), Switzerland.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Osteria da Virgilio, Parma, Italy.

Thursday, October 27, 2016. TBA, Milan, 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/

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
 

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:

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 and Portland for a few months

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).

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

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

Sunday, Septmeber, 6th, 8pm, El Corazon, Seattle (folk rock) 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)

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)

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.

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 a friend from 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 on bass and Claudio 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 I’ll 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 new places.

 

We’ve been recording new material down in Portland, and 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! Thanks for visiting!

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 also spent a few years accidentally 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 his “folk rock” and “Americana” roots when he formed The Beautiful Sunsets in 2010, he has often been performing material as a duo or trio, reconstituting At the Spine when the right occasions arise.

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

Since 2014, he has primarily been living and performing in Europe.

Thanks for your support and or the latest updates, click on the “recent posts” at the top right, or follow Mike on FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/MIKE-SPINE-107559536115120

 Posted by at 5:46 AM