The Thermals

Just Announced: The Thermals at The Beachland Ballroom

One of the few bands that still manage to make pop punk sound cool as hell, The Thermals, are coming to The Beachland Ballroom on Saturday, May 18. The band is touring in support of their sixth studio album, Desperate Ground, which will be released on April 16 and is their first record since signing to … Continue reading

Alan Brooks

Album Review: Alibi by Alan Brooks

Alan Brooks is a Cleveland native that actually started his musical career in Chicago, with his Getting from A to B EP. Back in his hometown and getting acclimated to the scene, he’s getting ready to drop his newest collection of songs, Alibi. Brooks’ sound is heavily steeped in folk and jazz rhythm guitars, with influences … Continue reading


Weapons Of Mass Creation benefit show tomorrow at Beachland

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 4 will take place August 16-18 this year at the Cleveland Public Theatre, but just in case you can’t wait until then the fest is holding a benefit show this Friday, 22 March at the Beachland Ballroom. Starting at 7:30 PM, Pat the Producer of 87.7’s Inner Sanctum will be … Continue reading


Featured Band: If These Trees Could Talk

There is no shortage of post-rock bands these days. I would never claim to be an expert on the genre, but I’m continuously amazed by the diversity of sound among groups like The Appleseed Cast, The Octopus Project, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai, and their common ability to craft intricate music, often without ever … Continue reading


Friday Foghat show to benefit Cleveland Agora, honor founder

Rare is the occasion you get to boogie to some famous classic rock and support your local music scene at the same time — but the Cleveland Agora is offering such an opportunity this week! The legendary Agora Ballroom located in Cleveland’s Metropolitan Theatre on Euclid Avenue is hitting the century mark, and to celebrate, … Continue reading

The Floorwalkers

Tomorrow: Floorwalkers, Thaddeus Greene, Tom Evanchuck at The Beachland Ballroom

It’s going to be a night of Nasty Fancy favorites at The Beachland Ballroom tomorrow night, March 15 — The Floorwalkers, Thaddeus Anna Greene and Tom Evanchuck. Seems like The Floorwalkers were MVPs of The Brite Winter Festival this year, receiving favorable reviews all around. These guys practically call Beachland home, and the show is sure … Continue reading

Hive Robbers - Rusted Earth

Album Review: Hive Robbers – Rusted Earth

Folk, blues and rock seem to be second nature to the people of Kent, Oh. Throughout Rusted Earth, the second full-length effort by Hive Robbers, the Kent four piece shows off an outstanding effort of channeling mountain twang, folk and country ballads and gospel blues. From back to front, Rusted Earth, has the grit it’s title implies, … Continue reading


Mushroomhead rages in Kent tonight!

Don’t forget Cleveland natives and masked-metal maniacs Mushroomhead are making a stop in Kent tonight at JB’s Concert Club, where things are sure to get rowdy. The group, which has been around since 1993, is currently working on their seventh studio album and prepping for some big shows down south. The band has undergone a … Continue reading

The Lyle Machine - Man Made Mountains

Album Review: The Lyle Machine – Man Made Mountains

Jason De Leon and his band, The Lyle Machine, have a history that would make your head spin. Dating back to 1995, De Leon’s projects have gone by many names and involved many members, some of whom have been involved with some other great Cleveland bands (Cloud Nothings and Mr. Gnome to name a couple). … Continue reading


Concert Review: Bethesda Album Release at Musica

As I approached Akron’s Musica Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised by the line curling around the entrance toward Urban Eats. Admittedly, I’ve been pining over Bethesda for years, but I have always missed their shows due to prior engagements or freezing my ass off at Brite Winter a couple weekends ago. So I have to … Continue reading


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