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Local Roots Rockers AJ & the Woods Release New Single and Accompanying Music Video

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Friday, October 23, 2020 Local Roots Rockers AJ & the Woods Release New Single and Accompanying Music Video Posted By Jeff Niesel on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 10:32 AM click to enlarge Courtesy of AJ & the Woods The local roots rock act AJ & the Woods just today......
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Roots of American Music’s Annual Benefit to Take Place Online on Saturday

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 Roots of American Music’s Annual Benefit to Take Place Online on Saturday Posted By Jeff Niesel on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 10:31 AM click to enlarge The locally based Roots of American Music has announced that its Annual Benefit concert will take place online this......
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Rock Hall Announces Laundry List of Special Guests for Virtual 2020 Inductions on Nov. 7

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The Rock Hall’s 2020 Induction Ceremony, originally slated for May in Cleveland and then pushed back to a virtual event on Nov. 7th because of the pandemic, will air live on HBO that night, in a departure from the delayed, taped airings of the past, and will include a whole......
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Jack Fords Release Politically Charged New Single

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click to enlarge Local rockers Jack Fords dug into their archives to issue the previously unreleased tune “Gotta Get Together,” a hard-rocking garage-blues track they originally recorded in 2018 at Superior Sound Studios with locally based engineer Jim Stewart. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Brent Kirby wrote the track about the deepening......
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Local Guitarist Neil Zaza Teams Up With Verb Ballets for Special Halloween Program

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Not one to let a pandemic ruin his Halloween, local guitar wiz Neil Zaza has teamed up with Verb Ballets to present Carnival Macabre, an event billed as a “a cinematic dance-rock experience. The virtual event will premiere at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. “A dance of darkness through......
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Cleveland’s Jenna Fournier to Represent Ohio at Upcoming All Souls to the Polls Concert

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Courtesy of 50-50 Concert A coalition of the nation’s top arts presenters have joined forces to create an upcoming concert to encourage voting in the upcoming election. More than 100 artists, public speakers and grassroots activists will participate in two nights of performances and inspirational messages that include at least......
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Grog Shop Hosting Limited-Seating Thursday Night Shows Through End of the Year

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Grog Shop Hosting Limited-Seating Thursday Night Shows Through End of the Year Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 12:54 PM With high hopes but tempered optimism for possible federal relief, local music venues have continued to claw and scratch their way......
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This Weekend’s Virtual ‘Save Our Stages’ Fest Brings Out Big-Name Headliners to Help Out Small Independent Venues

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click to enlarge Big-name acts like Brittany Howard, the Roots, Demi Lovato and Foo Fighters are taking part in a three-day-long virtual Save Our Stages Fest this weekend. This event, put on by the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), hopes to raise awareness about the plight of independent music venues......
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SaveCLEVenues Auction Seeks Donations for Upcoming Fundraiser

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click to enlarge Organizers of the upcoming SaveCLEVenues Auction that will raise money to help Cleveland clubs such as the Grog Shop, the Beachland, the Happy Dog and the Bop Stop stay afloat during these tough times, are seeking donations. Presented by Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present, and Future and sponsored......
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Here Are All the Eddie Van Halen Guitars and Gear You Can See at the Rock Hall

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click to enlarge Joe Kleon Van Halen performing at Blossom in 2015. As you can imagine, the Rock Hall has a number of items from the late Eddie Van Halen, who passed away yesterday. The Van Halen guitarist was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2007. The Rock Hall supplied......
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Bop Stop to Host Multi-Media Presentation About Punk Rock in Northeast Ohio

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Anastasia Pantsios The Dead Boys performing at the Agora. Though it didn’t get the same attention as New York and London, which both had famously vibrant punk rock scenes, Northeast Ohio had a thriving punk scene in the 1970s. Inspired by the Kent State shootings, a slew of bands formed......
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Music and Friends Garage Sale to Take Place on Oct. 10 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

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click to enlarge Janet Macoska Local photographer Janet Macoska will be selling this photo of Bon Jovi at Saturday’s Music and Friends Garage Sale. A few local rock ‘n’ roll loving friends will get together from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica......
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Beachland to Host Virtual Memorial for Local Arts Patron Nick Amster

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Nick Amster, a local patron of the arts who died earlier this year, gave generously to the local music scene. You can read about his many contributions here in this piece by long-time friend John Petkovic. In 2012, he purchased a stake in the Beachland Ballroom and, as co-owner, recently paid......
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Local Indie Rockers the Dream Masons Release New Music Video

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click to enlarge Courtesy of the Dream Masons The local indie pop band the Dream Masons began a couple of years ago as singer Annastacia recruited guitarist Eric Hellinger and then added a bassist and drummer. Last year, the band released the bluesy single “Another Great Day” and put out......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Doug McKean Releases New Album Recorded in Quarantine

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click to enlarge This week, former GC5/Magpies bassist Doug McKean, who also currently plays multiple instruments in the Ohio City Singers and fronts the Pogues cover band the Boys from the County Hell, has digitally released his fifth full-length album, The Second Golden Age of Piracy. It can be found......
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New Online Film Series to Launch With Mourning [A] BLKstar Documentary

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click to enlarge Don Giovanni Records has just announced the details regarding a five-episode music docu-series that illuminates the story of locally based music collective Mourning [A] BLKstar. The group has partnered with a new streaming platform called blk//blur and ORTVI, a global art streaming platform that seeks to “interrupt......
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Brite Winter to Pivot to Virtual Format in 2021

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click to enlarge The organizers of Brite Winter, the annual outdoor music and arts festival that takes place on the West Bank of the Flats in February, have announced they’ll pivot to a scaled-down, mostly virtual format for 2021. “As you are aware, arts organizations around the globe have had......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Brian Lisik Unplugs for New Album

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Michael J. Media Group Local singer-songwriter Brian Lisik, a guy known for his “guitar-driven power pop and pensive neo-folk,” returns this week with a (mostly) acoustic album, Gudbye Stoopid Whirled. He’ll play a virtual release party at 8 p.m. on Thursday.  Recorded at songwriting partner......
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Act That Includes $10 Billion in Relief for Independent Music Venues Introduced in U.S. House

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click to enlarge Samantha Fryberger Beachland co-owner Cindy Barber. After weeks of delays, a proposed federal bailout for independent music venues has taken a step forward. The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday amended the Heroes Act, a broad pandemic relief bill, to include provisions from the bipartisan Save Our......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Jerry Popiel Covers ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ on Eclectic New Album

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click to enlarge Local singer-songwriter Jerry Popiel grew up on Cleveland’s west side and originally played in the Birdhouse Gourds, a band from Lorain County, during the mid-2000s. With the Gourds, he played 1980s-style rock in the vein of acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms and R.E.M. Since that......

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