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Hitting the Spot: Gold Motel

Adam Wisniewski

Issue date: 11/12/10 Section: Focus
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UPB is bringing back the essence of summer next Wednesday, Nov. 17 with the Southern California-inspired indie pop of Gold Motel for this week's Spot Night. Based in Chicago, Gold Motel is the recently implemented side project of The Hush Sound's singer and keyboardist Greta Morgan, who spent some time living in Los Angeles soaking up the sun and the music scene. Gold Motel is so fresh that they played their first show less than one year ago on Dec. 22 in Chicago and already have an EP and an album under their belt. The album, Summer House, was released June 1 this year on Good as Gold Records, but Morgan is working rapidly on new material. The band recently released another 7" single, "Talking Fiction" and doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

Opening for Gold Motel is Ethiopians, a "surfgaze garage rock" duo comprised of Baldwin Wallace College students Marty Brass and Paul Ryan. These two have been rocking around Cleveland, playing shows at venues like Now That's Class and Pat's in the Flats, and they were one of the numerous acts to grace the stage at WRUW's 29th Annual Studio-A-Rama concert this fall. Generally opting to release their material on cassette tape, Ethiopians have one EP to their name, Beautiful Marmalade, as well as two split cassettes with other groups on their label, Tye Die Tapes. According to Brass, a new cassette by Ethiopians is in the works. Perhaps they will play some of these new tracks at Spot Night.

This Spot Night takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. at the Spot, with reduced-fare food and drinks.

In Case You Missed It: Mac Miller packed The Spot to the brim with fans and did not fail to smoke them out of the venue with his totally dope performance. Hopefully this enthusiasm and turnout will carry over to future Spot Nights.
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