Diane Coffee, Starship Mantis, Lyndsey Smith, Benji

<p><strong>SPIRIT Presents: Diane Coffee, Starship Mantis &amp; more on New Years Eve (December 31, 2018)</strong></p>

<p>Spirit proudly presents their annual New Years Eve party located at 242 51st St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood and featuring two floors of live entertainment, food, and drinks.</p>

<p>Upstairs in the Hall, Diane Coffee (psychedelic Motown from LA/NY/Bloomington</p>

<p>http://www.dianecoffee.com) performs with support from Lyndsey Morgan Smith (R&amp;B/soul/rock/funk from Pittsburgh http://www.lyndseysmithmusic.com), Starship Mantis (funk/pop from Pittsburgh http://www.starshipmantis.com), &amp; Benji. (rapper/singer/producer from Pittsburgh https://spark.adobe.com/page/eMpgTf1DN1skL).</p>

<p>Downstairs in the Lodge, DJs Stephanie Tsong, Ricky Moslen &amp; Adam Shuck, known together as Jellyfish curate mixes of new wave, italo disco, and post-punk (http://jellyfishpgh.com).</p>

<p>Included with admission is free Slice Island pizza from 8:30pm – 1:00am and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.</p>

<p>Advanced General Admission tickets (8:30pm entry) are $25. Early Bird BBQ (7:00-8:30pm) tickets are $40. The Early Bird package includes early entry to the event, pig roast dinner by Tryp Hotel’s Mike Rado, one complimentary Makers Mark punch, and a private performance by Ancient History (ambient indie https://www.facebook.com/AncientHistoryPGH/). Tickets can be purchased at https://www.showclix.com/event/nye2019​</p>

<p>This event is 21+ and made possible by Maker's Mark.</p>

<p>ABOUT DIANE COFFEE:</p>

<p>Even before he released a note of music as Diane Coffee, Shaun Fleming had put together quite a portfolio of work. Check out his IMDB page and you’ll find 20+ acting credits as a result of a childhood spent lending his voice talents to Disney. Search YouTube and you’ll find videos from his years as a semi-professional skateboarder. And if you’re familiar with Foxygen, you’ll know that he was the drummer from the band’s inception — before recently departing to put his full-time focus and energy into Diane Coffee.</p>

<p>Often described as “psychedelic Motown,” Fleming’s music has caught the attention of Run the Jewels (who sampled Diane Coffee on RTJ2) and NPR, where he performed a Tiny Desk Concert that gave the whole world a preview of his theatrical approach to performing.</p>

<p>All things considered, it looks as though Fleming’s decision to step out from behind the kit and place himself center stage is what will ultimately be the highlight of an already impressive resume.</p>

<p>More information can be found at: http://www.spiritpgh.com</p>