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mol sullivan



Date: Friday, January 26
Time: 7 doors, 8 show
Venue: The Woodward Theater | 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 | (513) 345-7981 |
Admission: starting at $17 advance
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* $2 off any sandwich across the street at MOTR on day of show with proof of purchase *



Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Mol Sullivan's songwriting speaks earnestly and with grit. Profound, cerebral, and cheeky, her lyrics are served up on a silver tray à la delicate pop melodies with a touch of vinegary twang. Her current material is an obvious by-product of late-nineties Top 40 babes and early aughts indie darlings. Sullivan's live performances indulge in humor, humility, and emotional revelation. She has spent the last few years sober and has used this time as a poignant backdrop for reflecting over a chequered past and having been the forlorn villain of her own story.

Sullivan hit the ground running in 2023 releasing her first EP, A Little Hello (Ruination Record Co.), several self-directed music videos, and tour dates from coast to coast. Her next body of work, her first full length studio album, GOOSE, is slated to release January 26, 2024. Recorded in the fall of 2021 at Fox Hall Studio in Chicago, GOOSE was produced by Sima Cunningham (Finom), and features Cunningham, Dorian Gehring, Spencer Tweedy, Macie Stewart, Hunter Diamond, Liam Kazar, and Clay Frankel. The record feels much like a long exposure photograph of nearly 15 years of Sullivan's songwriting career, with Cunningham's ear chaperoning each song through a blush colored lens. It is simultaneously sparse and filled up with its own space. Sobriety, fractured relationships, and compassionate introspection loom large on this record that brings together Todd Rundgren style pop craftsmanship with the sweeping intimacy of Bill Callahan - both of which share a knack for turning phrases into devastating and devastatingly funny lines.
CHECK OUT the official music video for "Still Tryin'":

CHECK OUT this official music video for "Deep End Dive":


Leo Pastel is a songwriter and artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He comes from a musical background, and has been singing for his entire life. He prides himself on his unique sound and his vulnerable authenticity. Leo started releasing music in June 2018, and his music and fan base has picked up quickly. He has had the opportunity since to write with a few large industry labels and their artists after his first single, "Woah," took off (currently 100k+ combined streams). Leo and his credits will be popping up in the near future. His main goal with music is to spread love and positivity to all listeners!

CHECK OUT this official music video for "Woah" (ft. Muwosi):



Over the past 15 years she has worked as a recording and touring musician with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Iron & Wine, Chance the Rapper, Twin Peaks, and been featured on over thirty records. She co-owns a recording studio in Chicago, Fox Hall, where she produces records for her own projects and other artists.

In 2015 she co-founded the experimental indie-rock band Finom (fka OHMME), which has been celebrated as “the heart of the Chicago music community”. Finom has since released three records including a self-titled EP and the acclaimed LPs, Parts and Fantasize Your Ghost (Joyful Noise Recordings). The band has been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, Pitchfork, Paste, Chicago Tribune, Spin, Interview, and Rolling Stone. Over the past 15 years, she has released LPs, EPs, and singles as a solo artist and has a forthcoming solo album due in 2022.

An Armenian-American artist and descendent of genocide survivors she has focused much of her work on building connections and healing divides through music. Over the last ten years, she has traveled to Armenia and the Caucasus to perform, participate in workshops, and foster creative cross-cultural opportunities between artists in Armenia and the United States. Her work as an artist-presenter includes founding a small music festival, Postock, that will celebrate its 15th year in 2022; curating and hosting the I Hear Voices series in Chicago at Constellation; and working as a lead organizer for the Pitchfork Music Festival.