Cincinnati Indie Rockers Pike Take Home Top Title At The 2006 Battle Of The GoGirls

(PRESS RELEASE) On July 22nd, high-energy band Pike bested a bevy of the hottest female bands in the country at the Annual Battle Of The GoGirls, presented by They conquered Trophy’s, an Austin landmark, before a panel of high-profile judges and live audience. Pike won over $2500 worth of cash and prizes from sponsors including Sonicbids, Disc Makers, Music Connection, and Mozes, and will be taking their honor on the road with live bookings through 2007.

A powerhouse of pop-punk pleasure, Pike’s lo-fi indie assault leaves their legions of both real life and MySpace fans ready to ditch their crappy jobs and join the 24/7 Pike Party. Their most current release, The Sound Of Power Tools EP, is packed tight with infectious anthems full of sharp-witted pop culture references, joyful handclaps, random daily observations, and crackling electric harmonies.

As a band in demand with a full schedule of local gigs, Pike also has confirmed showcases at high-profile National music conferences and festivals, including South By Southwest (Austin, TX), Dfest (Tulsa, OK), and Hyperactive Music Fest (Albuquerque, NM) all through 2007. A hard-working independent band with a head for out-of-the-box promotion, Pike recently wrote a theme song for the Cincinnati Rollergirls titled “Jawbreakers (Love Theme from The Cincinnati Rollergirls)” which they will perform live at the Pre-Bout Party in September.

Raging out of Cincinnati, Ohio, Pike was formed in the late spring of 1995 by percussionist Holly Knepfle and guitarist/vocalist Kelley Kombrinck; at first under the unfortunate name Unhallowed, and with a different lineup. After recording their first EP and building the Pike name for six years, the band broke up, and Holly and Kelley joined Kelly Jarvis in a heavy metal project. In 2003, better judgment sent all three of them back to the Pike drawing board, bringing on their good friend Wade Weber along on bass. Their songs are written together, with topics ranging from quitting their day jobs to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. Their goal is to continue making music they love, and to influence other artists the way The Breeders, Nirvana, and Primus have influenced them.

For more information, full tour schedule and to purchase CDs, please check out or contact Kelly Jarvis at or call (440) 708-6517.