Me Like Bees | Off Broadway, 2.27.15

me_bees_75This time around, the band are bringing to the stage a special acoustic performance.


Touring with a special acoustic set, Joplin, MO’s Me Like Bees are set to bring their patented brand of alternative-folk to St. Louis as special guests of tour mates Never Shout Never. Playing Off Broadway this February 27th 2015, the band are touring behind their 2013 release The Ides (Loveway Records). This time around, the band are bringing to the stage a special acoustic performance. It will be interesting to see if their eclectic style stands up to the demands of an all-acoustic set.

Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Luke Sheafer, the band are lyrically cryptic at times, but hold a strong sense of depth, with emphasis on subjects like loss and loneliness. Stylistically, they pull together genres that would not normally accent each other. Yet, Me Like Bees have found their niche. It will be interesting to hear them in an acoustic setting.

Headlining the show is alternative band Never Shout Never. Also from Joplin, the band have released two EP’s, and four full-legnth LP’s, and are soon to release Black Cat (2015, Sire Records). Fronted by Christofer Drew (Ingle), the band were originally known as The Shout, a backing band for Ingle. The two entities formed as one, and adopted the moniker Never Shout Never. The band signed to Warner Bros Records in 2009, and, as part of the deal, Ingle runs and releases music on his own label, Loveway Records through Warner Bros.

Never Shout Never is also bringing an acoustic set to St. Louis—the “Mid Winter’s Night Dream Acoustic Tour”. With other acoustic instruments like the ukulele, Never Shout Never’s material is very acoustic to start with, so this should be no great stretch, but a treat nonetheless. | Marc Farr

Never Shout Never with Me Like Bees and Hayley Kyoko perform at Off Broadway Nightclub, 3511 Lemp Avenue St. Louis, MO. 63118. Tickets are still available at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Off Broadway box office.

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