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In Advance of Upcoming Beachland Show, Samantha Fish Talks About Honing Her Songwriting Chops for Latest Album

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click to enlarge Kaelen Barowsky Singer-guitarist Samantha Fish. A few months before the pandemic shut everything down, singer-guitarist Samantha Fish released her latest album, Kill or Be Kind. Frustratingly, Fish, who usually spends the majority of the year on the road, couldn’t tour as much as she would’ve liked in......

Psychedelic Rockers All Them Witches Coming to the Beachland in December

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click to enlarge Robby Staebler All Them Witches. Last year, the Nashville-based psych-rock quartet All Them Witches released its latest effort, Nothing As the Ideal, but couldn’t tour behind the album because of COVID restrictions. Given the amount of touring the band usually does, it’s hard to imagine how the......

Record Store Day Returns to Cleveland in 2021 with Two Drops of Exclusive Releases in June and July

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click to enlarge Scene archvies A Separate Reality Somehow even a pandemic couldn’t stop Record Store Day in 2020, and the schedule for Record Store Day 2021 has been revealed, along with which shops in Cleveland will be taking part. Caution still seems to be key for Record Store Day......

Local R&B Artist Dre Walton Spreads Good Vibes with New Single

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Dre Walton The cover art for Dre Walton’s new single. A U.S. Army veteran who’s aiming to become an R&B superstar, local singer-songwriter Dre Walton has just released the spirited new single “When We Dance.” Produced by Cleveland native MattLightDaFlame (@MattLightDaFlame), the mid-tempo song begins......

Update: Murder by Death’s 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to the Grog Shop in November

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click to enlarge Mara Battiste Indie rockers Murder by Death. Update: Indie rockers Murder by Death had planned to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a 2019/2020 tour that included a stop at the Grog Shop. That tour got cancelled, but the band has just announced a new set of dates......

Hip-Hop Producer and Jazz Drummer Karriem Riggins To Headline Tri-C’s Virtual Hip-Hop Homecoming

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Tri-C Hip-hop producer and jazz drummer Karriem Riggins During the course of his career, drummer Karriem Riggins has recorded with acts such as Paul McCartney, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Norah Jones. A Detroit native who now lives in Los Angeles, Riggins regularly performs with......

Update: Indie Rockers Nada Surf to Play the Grog Shop in November

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click to enlarge Annie Dressner Indie rockers Nada Surf. Update: Initially, the terrific indie rock outfit Nada Surf intended to tour last year in support of its latest effort, Never Not Together. The band cancelled the tour, including a show at the Grog Shop, on account of the pandemic. The......

Local Indie Act Kultures Releases Debut Single

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click to enlarge Planetary Group Kultures’ Justin Miller. With his local indie rock outfit Polars on a long-term hiatus, Cleveland-based singer-songwriter Justin Miller decided to pursue a solo project dubbed Kultures. “I’ve had time to write/record/produce a new collection of songs, and I’m releasing this record as a new artist......

Update: Fu Manchu’s 30th Anniversary Tour Comes to the Grog Shop in March 2022

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Courtesy of the Grog Shop Update: Fu Manchu intended to hit the road last year and play the Grog Shop on a tour in support of its 30th anniversary. The pandemic put the celebration on hold, but the band just announced rescheduled dates and will now perform at the Cleveland Heights......

Kane Brown Coming to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in November

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click to enlarge Matthew Berinato Country superstar Kane Brown. Country singer Kane Brown has just announced his headlining Blessed & Free tour that’ll visit all 29 NBA basketball arenas throughout 2021 and 2022, making him the first country artist in history to headline every NBA basketball arena on a single......

Update: Rage Against the Machine Again Postpones Reunion Tour, Including Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Date

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click to enlarge Jon Lichtenberg RATM”s Tom Morello performing at the Agora in 2016. Update: Fans of Rage Against the Machine will have to wait until 2022 to see the reunited band’s tour come to the Cleveland. For the second time, the group has rescheduled its entire tour, which originally......

Update: Girl Talk Reschedules House of Blues Show for March 2022

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click to enlarge Joey Kennedy Indie act Girl Talk. Update: Girl Talk (Pittsburgh’s Gregg Gillis) originally intended to launch a North American tour this month from right here in Cleveland. The pandemic wiped out those plans, and Girl Talk has pushed the tour to 2022. Girl Talk will now perform......

Nathan-Paul & the Admirables To Livestream Friday’s Bop Stop Concert

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Nathan-Paul & the Admirables To Livestream Friday’s Bop Stop Concert Posted By Jeff Niesel on Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 2:32 PM In advance of the release of a new album due out this summer, the locally based jazz/funk act Nathan-Paul & the Admirables will livestream......

Update: James Taylor and Jackson Browne to Play Blossom in July

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Update: Initially, James Taylor and Jackson Browne postponed their joint 2020 tour to 2021 and set June 11 as the date they’d roll into Blossom. Given continued COVID concerns, the duo has now pushed that date to July 31. ““We want to thank all those who have graciously held onto their......

Forget April Fool’s Day (Please) and Join Akron In Celebrating Devo Day Instead

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click image Photo by Kevin Edwards/FlickrCC Devo performing in 2012 at the Mountain Winery While some folks attempt to “celebrate” April Fool’s Day today you can opt to make better use of April 1st by celebrating Devo Day like the city of Akron. Proclaimed in an effort to whip fan......

Update: David Gray’s White Ladder 20th Anniversary Tour Now Coming to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in July 2022

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Update: Due to coronavirus concerns, singer-songwriter David Gray has rescheduled the dates of his 2021 North American tour. He originally intended to tour last summer and then bumped the tour to this summer, but he’ll now perform on July 16 of 2022 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. According to a......

Bop Stop’s Radio Program Gains Traction as Club Announces Reopening Plans

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During the pandemic, the Bop Stop began recording all of its livestreamed performances and began producing pilot programs of a program dubbed Live at the Bop Stop and pitching the episodes to stations across the country. The show now airs on five terrestrial stations, and the Bop Stop has received......

Annual WRUW-FM Telethon Will Return Next Month After One-Year Hiatus

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click to enlarge Dave Caban WRUW-FM’s annual telethon returns next month. WRUW-FM’s annual telethon was cancelled in 2020 in the hopes of redirecting financial support to nonprofit organizations in need of the support. This year, however, the radio station will once again host its pledge drive from April 5 to......

Cleveland Native Madeline Finn Revisits Roots on New Single, ‘Ohio’

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Courtesy of Madeline Finn Singer-songwriter Madeline Finn. Despite the pandemic, singer-songwriter Madeline Finn, a Northeast Ohio native who now lives in Nashville, has continued to write and record new material. She revisits her Northeast Ohio roots and shows off her evocative voice on her new single, “Ohio,” a tune produced......

Local Indie Rockers Learning Curve Release Music Video for New Single

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Courtesy of Learning Curve Local indie rockers Learning Curve. A few years ago, an acoustic project helmed by local singer-guitarist Erick Smyczek morphed into the indie rock act Learning Curve after Smyczek met drummer Alex Christian. “One laid back practice later, and they knew their musical chemistry was special,” reads......

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