Sunday, October 19, 2014

Video Day #tzachill

The Modern Electric with a fun new video for David Bowie Save Us All!  Ryan Hemsworth with a new video for Snow in Newark (new album out Nov. 4th).  Son Lux has stark and intense (NSFW) video for Easy.

Bonus this week is a new video for Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen - who just released their second album.

Yelle (10/17/14)

Yelle is a great pop band from France.  I’ve been liking their stuff for years, but this was my first time catching them live.  Seeing this show at the Grog Shop has just cemented these guys as one of my favorite pop bands!  Lively, theatrical, and knows how to get a crowd moving (a huge change from the Beachland a couple nights before).  All around party.

Yelle (10/17/14)

Yelle (10/17/14)

(Here’s a bunch of other songs together…)

OK Go (10/15/14)

Second night in a row at the Beachland, but in the Ballroom this time.  Got a group of friends together to see OK Go, but not before seeing Rollergirl performing is big opening slot for them.  He was great as usual, but also as usual, the concert crowd was stiff as a board.  Not all of them, but this phenomenon is still a mystery to me.

Rollergirl (10/15/14)

OK Go was everything you’d expect.  Lots of tech and graffiti… I feel the same for their live show, as I do with their recorded music.  I think they’re fun… but that’s about it.  I don’t know if I’m too distracted by the schtick to connect with the music, or if it isn’t connect-worthy.  Whatever, these guys are always a party.

OK Go (10/15/14)

Gardens & Villa (10/14/14)

What a great show!!  Their 80’s throwback pop/electronic sound is just superb - and current at the same time.  These guys are A+.

Gardens & Villa (10/14/14)

Gardens & Villa (10/14/14)

I should technically mention that Alex G opened the show (meh).

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Video Day #tzachill

Hidden Cameras have a new video out for Carpe Jugular.  Things lighten up a bit with tUe-yArDs new video for Real Thing. Caribou has a new (and kinda sad) video for Our Love.

Bonus:  A new video for Liam Finn, who I’ve seen and really enjoyed, but this video is, something else...

Tonight: Yelle @ Grog Shop

Yelle is performing tonight at the Grog Shop ($18).  Brush up on your French!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Dog at The Euclid Tavern Opens Today!!

Finally!!  …and very exciting.

Here is a superb piece on The Happy Dog opening up the venerable Euclid Tavern - and the importance that Derek Hess had on it’s history, both of the venue and the city’s music scene.  I love how his art was central to the venue’s success.

The Euclid Tavern Reopens; Artist Derek Hess:

"Lovers of hot dogs and good music rejoice! Sean Watterson, the owner of the Happy Dog in the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland, is bringing his popular combination of food and entertainment to a shuttered University Circle hot-spot the Euclid Tavern. ‘The Euc,’ was once the spot for blues and rock and roll in the region, attracting musicians Chrissie Hynde, Mr. Stress, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Joan Jett, and in 1987, Michael J. Fox in the film, ‘Light of Day.’ We sit down with the man who’s out to bring the ‘Euc’ back."

(Via.Applause: The Euclid Tavern Reopens; Artist Derek Hess / ideastream - Northeast Ohio Public Radio, Television and Multiple Media)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Heights Music Hop 2014

I missed this event last year, but this year but this year the Heights Music Hop was amazing!  Lee Road in Cleveland Heights was bustling.  Well produced, well attended.  Claps all around for the effort this year… 

Heights Music Hop 2014

Heights Music Hop 2014

Heights Music Hop 2014

Heights Music Hop 2014

Heights Music Hop 2014

Video Day #tzachill

New(ish) video for TRUST, for Are We Arc?  Next up is a new video for Snowmine’s Tidal Wave.  Just catching up with this slightly older video for Avi Buffalo’s So What.

Bonus this week is another slightly older video.  Perfume Genius has been getting all kinds of good reviews lately, and with videos like this, I’m not surprised.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tomorrow: Gardens & Villa @ Beachland Tavern

Gardens & Villa will be at the Beachland Tavern tomorrow night!! $12. This should be an amazing show!  Check them out below.  Also, sign up on their mailing list to get their Televisor EP for free!

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Opening is Alex G. (below) and Summerays.