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Woodward Theater Presents:

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM
Venue: The Woodward Theater | 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 | (513) 345-7981 |
Admission: starting at $16 advance
Ages: 16+
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* $2 off any sandwich across the street at MOTR on day of show with proof of purchase *


Snõõper (the Project) began as a collaboration between local Nashville punk mainstay Connor Cummins and Blair Tramel, an early education teacher with a sideline in wickedly funny animation and art. As their cassette tapes and homemade videos began to find scattered fans around the world, the duo brought the Project to the live stage in late 2021 and Snõõper (the Band) was born.
Featuring one of the wildest live shows out there, as well a maelstrom of puppets, 8 bit animation, papier-mâché, whistles, flashing lights and a whirling dervish of bodies, Snõõper commits the live act to a studio setting and sets the stage for one of the most promising punk debut albums in decades. 
But don’t take our word for it; here’s Henry Rollins, at-length on the magic of Snõõper:
In the briefest of descriptions, Snõõper is a band who, in a 33 1/3 rpm world, make 45 rpm music they play at 78 and it completely works.

Even at this incredible speed, Snõõper (the kinetic duo of musician Connor Cummins and visual/video artist, Blair Tramel)  is super precise instrumentally and skillfully melodic vocally, even though, again, they’re flooring it almost the entire time. The overall effect is a megadose of extremely cool and unique songs that while at the speed of tomorrow, would lose their overwhelming fun factor if played any differently.

As far as Snõõper vinyl, there’s been three 7” records: 2020’s Music For Spies, the Snõõper EP released in 2021 and last year’s Town Topic EP. All of them are great but you’d be well advised not to sit down once you’ve put a side on, as you’ll be getting up to flip the record over all too soon. Snõõper’s music isn’t for sitting around to anyway.

Diverging from their regular two person line-up, for Super Snooper, Connor and Blair brought on drummer Cam Sarrett, bassist Happy Haugen and Ian Teeple on second guitar. The results do justice to the music and has evolved Snõõper’s sound exponentially.
On the fourth listen to Super Snooper now and a new evaluation springs forth: Snõõper don’t play fast. They play at the speed of Snõõper. The band is so tight, the songs so ready for the Bonneville Salt Lake Flats testing site, one might conclude Snõõper’s just leapin’ and lopin’, to borrow the title of Sonny Clark’s excellent 1962 Blue Note LP.

Snõõper’s completely happening 11-23-22 thirty-four song 27:22 set at Nashville’s Exit/In, mercifully recorded and released so you can back up your witness testimony as to how smokin’ the show was with actual audio verification is further proof of how totally ripping this band is and brings to mind a topic insinuated by the live recording but proven true by Super Snooper. Given the brief but awesome glimpses into Snõõper’s music afforded by the aforementioned 7”s, one might wonder if the group could hold the line for a full album. The answer is an enthusiastic yes. Super Snooper is great great great and you might find yourself playing it over and over as it gets better and better the more you do. 

Speaking selfishly, I want Snõõper to hurry up and make another album. This is a really cool record.
- Henry Rollins
Snõõper’s debut studio album Super Snõõper was released globally on Third Man Records on July 14, 2023.
CHECK OUT this official music video for “Company Car”:


Fruit LoOops is the current flagship art-punk/no-wave band of the Midwest. Combining manic live and digital percussion, frazzled keyboards, and wind synthesizer with unhinged vocals and theatrical performance art, they have made a name for themselves by creating a live show experience you must see to believe.

The group formed when frontwoman Jackie Switzer had a nightmare about an open mic night involving contact mics, kitchen equipment, and peeling fruit. She then posted it to an online dream journal collective and some local musicians wanted to make it happen IRL.

Over the next five years, the group has since evolved into a psycho-pop dynamo. Taking influence from reality TV, car accidents, possession, the supernatural, and Kate Bush, the band makes white-hot explosions of songs, and pairs them with performance art that can take the form of a “Wizard Infomercial”, a recreation of Titanic, or anything and everything in between.

They are currently promoting their untethered sophomore album You’re Somebody’s World (Torn Light Records) and writing their upcoming follow-up.

CHECK OUT this official music video for “Worthington”:

These Serfs are identified as a “Cincinnati Electro Punk act” and they appear to have some connection to local Post Punk group Mardou.

Sonically, The Serfs reveal themselves to be a powerful and evocative coldwave outfit. They released a debut EP, Songs of Serfdom, early in 2019 and that six-song cassette has now been expanded to a full 11-track album and re-titled Sounds of Serfdom. The LP is being released on 12-inch vinyl through Berlin, Germany label Detriti Records.

The Serfs draw dark influence from a potent moment in ’70s Post Punk and New Wave, when synthesizers began to dominate the landscape and minimalism became the watchword of the day. It’s not hard to draw straight lines from The Serfs to giants of the cutting-edge synth movement of the late ’70s — Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Cabaret Voltaire, Tubeway Army, The Units and early Devo all surface in some form or fashion in the band’s sonic architecture. This would all be little more than genre window-dressing without good songs and the Serfs have that well covered, as their songwriting is as impressive as their apparent record collections.