Upon arrival to GZA’s show at the Grog Shop Sept. 18, I admit I was a little worried about the crowd, or lack thereof. I kept thinking to myself “Really? These are the only people coming out to witness THE GENIUS?” But Cleveland proved me wrong—it always does. As the night progressed and openers played, … Read more
Anyone who didn’t attend this IngenuityFest Sept. 14-16 possibly missed the best party Cleveland had to offer this year. The celebration of music, art and technology, hosted at Warehouse 30 & 32 on the downtown docks in the shadows of Cleveland Brown’s Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, boasted more than 50 … Read more
Words and photos by Daniel Lozada Last Saturday was the much anticipated CD release show of Cleveland natives, The Lighthouse and the Whaler. This Is An Adventure, the band’s sophomore album, was released this Tuesday. The show was the perfect adventure for the more than 400 fans that filled the Grog Shop for the sold … Read more
Two great Ohio bands came together in front of a big crowd and under some beautiful weather to kick off this year’s Summer in the City concert series at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who can ask for more? Herzog took the stage unassumingly and immediately started turning some heads. Flawless harmonies, sturdy … Read more
Last Thursday, Bad Racket hosted a solid lineup of folk and psychedelic rock & roll to celebrate the release of Thaddeus Anna Greene‘s new album, Directory of Thieves. Kicking off the night were Hive Robbers from Kent. With a full arsenal of your usual folk stringed instruments (guitars, mandolin, acoustic bass, banjo) and some audience participation on … Read more
We here at Nasty Fancy took a few days off around the Memorial Day weekend to celebrate in the summer weather and indulge in plenty of barbecue. While everyone across Northeast Ohio enjoyed their holiday on behalf of our veterans while relishing a true summer kickoff in the 90-degree weather, Cleveland was rocking to the … Read more
EOTO sure knows how to awe a crowd. The band, consisting of the Michael Travis and Jason Hann, plus a lot pure energy, brought its jolting sound and stage show to The Kent Stage April 25, right in the midst of the current Bass Invaders Tour. Although fans of the jam scene already recognize Travis and Hann … Read more
Rise Against played the Kent State University M.A.C. Center Jan. 26 to a sold out crowd, with A Day To Remember and The Menzingers opening up. Nasty Fancy photographer Philip Botta, who also works for the Daily Kent Stater, captured the night. See more of Phil’s photography on his Flickr.