Superb Brooklyn Indie Rock Band BODEGA to Play Free Cincinnati Show This Weekend

The group — which last year unleashed its wildly engaging 'Shiny New Model' EP — plays a free show at MOTR Pub on Sunday, Feb. 9

Photo: Kirsten Kay Thoen

Dynamic Brooklyn Indie Rock band BODEGA broke through in 2018 thanks to their buzz-inducing appearances at the South By Southwest festival, which led to loads of glowing press and an opening slot on Franz Ferdinand’s North American tour. BODEGA last year followed up its acclaimed 2018 LP Endless Scroll with Shiny New Model, a wildly engaging EP that showcases a growth and maturity in songwriting and arrangements.

The band is a self-sufficient unit — lead guitarist Madison Velding-VanDam also handles production duties, while singer Nikki Belfiglio develops the art and visual aesthetic. The group’s rhythmically creative sound is enhanced on the EP by newest member Tai Lee, BODEGA’s “stand-up percussionist” who was previously a performer in the long-running theatrical show STOMP.

Artfully blending spiky Post Punk and sublime Indie Pop, Shiny New Model suggests BODEGA has the stuff to become an enduring, elite act in the Indie Rock world.

The group’s Cincinnati show will also feature performances by locals Sleepcrawler and Velding-VanDam’s other band, The Wants.

8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine,

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