Maraca mania: Sheilbound quartet line-up at the Lime Spider, 2002
Help! I’m not 100% sure when this show happened. So if you have details—like you know the date, or have a flier or video / audio / photos to share—please contact me.
The year for sure was 2002. The venue is definitely Akron’s Lime Spider (you can see other pics of venue here). The photos below were taken by me with one of those disposable drugstore jobbies.
This show was part of my move out of Cleveland to L.A.
This was Sheilbound in their final quartet permutation. I really loved what they did at all the different points in their transformation from post-Helmet Noise Rock as Primitive into don’t-call-it-Emo, post-hardcore tuneful rock.
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But this final phase was special. Mike “Misha” Lester (guitar) joined the longtime trio of Michael Shumaker (guitar), Jacob Edwards (bass) and his twin brother Isaac Edwards (drums). Shumaker was the lead vocalist but everyone was sangin’ and gettin’ wild at this juncture.
The songs were really great too. Some were from their excellent Counting On Abacus LP produced by Jawbox’s J. Robbins.
There’s a lot more info on late period Sheilbound in my post here about their gig at Buffalo’s Mohawk Place with DC’s Early Humans and Black Eyes.
I think the Mohawk gig was after this one, but I’m not 100% sure. Sometime not too long after this Shumaker moved on to Hey Mercedes and toured the world.
Definitely read the Mohawk post
I don’t have too much more to add here except that I miss these guys and I miss Sheilbound music… and I wish I knew when these photos dated from.
Read more Sheilbound & Shumaker-related posts:
Never can say goodbye: Yet another star-studded Invisible City farewell
Michael Shumaker’s Hey Mercedes homecoming at the Agora
DC’s Black Eyes & rare Sheilbound quartet lineup at Mohawk Place, Buffalo 2002
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