The Scripps College of Communication and The School of Media Arts and Studies will host Jim Eno, drummer and producer for the critically acclaimed band Spoon, on Tuesday April 14h from 10:30 AM- 12:00PM in Glidden Music Hall.
Jim Eno will visit Ohio University as a part of the Scripps Visiting Artist Series for an onstage and live-streaming interview about his career and the nearly two-decade success of his band Spoon, a band he helped co-found in the mid-90’s. The event is free and open to the public.
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“Spoon is one of the most consistently captivating American bands of the 2000’s, a band who have captured not only critical acclaim, but have also enjoyed mainstream success,” said Josh Antonuccio, an instructor in the School of Media Arts and Studies. “Spoon have maintained their integrity as a songwriting and live tour-de-force and at the same time have created success on their own terms. To this day, there is still no equal.”
Antonuccio will interview Eno on-stage at Glidden Music Hall and the event will be live-streamed online.Online viewers will be able to ask questions of Eno via Twitter by tweeting their question with the hashtag #AskOUMDIA.The online stream can be accessed at mediaschool.ohio.edu or via the Facebook Event.
“Ohio University students will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from a producer and musician who has built a successful career, runs a globally recognized studio, and tours with one of the most exciting live acts around.”
The Austin, Texas-based band Spoon went from being a critically acclaimed underground band to go on to become one of the most commercially and critically successful alternative rock acts in the indie genre. Formed by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, Spoon released its debut EP in 1994 and would go on to land a signing with the legendary indie label Merge in the early 2000’s.
Albums from that era, such as Girls Can Tell and Kill the Moonlight brought the band a devoted fan base, with the latter album spawning the single "The Way We Get By," which was featured on the popular teen drama The O.C. As a result, Spoon gained greater critical acclaim, leading up to their 2005 breakthrough album Gimme Fiction, which took them to number 44 on the Billboard charts. With its release and the strength of their subsequent tours, Spoon had now gained a new level of recognition for their distinctive sound. 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga found Spoon reaching another pinnacle, with the album landing them a number 10 Billboard debut spot and sales of over 300,000 copies in the U.S.
The album topped nearly every major critic's year-end list. By 2008, Spoon became solidified as icons of the indie rock genre, and as such, were fixtures on soundtracks, television programs, and late-night talk shows. In 2010, the band released its seventh full-length album, Transference, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200.
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The band returned in 2014 with the announcement of their eighth and most recent album, They Want My Soul. Spoon has since debuted songs off the new album on The Daily Show, Late Night With David Lettermen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Spoon begins a three-month national tour in May with performances at major venues across the U.S and headlining spots at major festivals, including Bonnaroo and Sasquatch.
Jim Eno also owns, operates, and serves as chief producer and engineer at the world-renowned studio Public Hi-Fi in Austin, TX. Public Hi-Fi has seen clients as varied as Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Justin Timberlake, and Explosions in the Sky and has played a prominent role in the production and engineering of countless national artists.
Contact: Erin Roberts, external relations coordinator, Scripps College of Communication.
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