The Ophelias

The Ophelias is a band inspired by nostalgia, nature, the Midwest, horror movies, and the moon. They formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2015 when Spencer Peppet (she/her) met Mic Adams (he/him) and Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (she/her), then Jo Shaffer (they/them) a few years later. The Ophelias are a joyfully queer band with predominantly queer and trans members who they take pride both in their identities and vocally supporting queer & trans rights. They released their last two albums on Joyful Noise Recordings: 2018’s Almost and 2021’s Crocus, both of which received praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and other major outlets. In that time they played with bands like Indigo de Souza, Hand Habits, Mannequin Pussy, and comedian Cat Cohen, and played festivals like SXSW, Treefort, and Nelsonville.

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Events featuring The Ophelias

Mar 14, 2023
7:00pm — 7:30pm
Presented by
Distance Management
Cincinnati, OH
Indie Rock
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