Sunday, July 24, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

(catching up…) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis knock out another amazingly weird video for Dance Off.  Digitalism is back with a great album this video for Go Time.  Grimes new video for California is as bright, sunny, diverse, and unique as the state itself.

Caveman are back (and bearded!) with a new video for Never Going Back.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tom Brosseau - No Matter Where I Roam - North Dakota Impressions by crossbillrecords

Tom Brosseau on 'No Matter Where I Roam' from his upcoming Crossbill Records release, "North Dakota Impressions" available worldwide on September 16, 2016. A funny thing happened the first time I performed 'No Matter Where I Roam', a song about finding signs of your home in unfamiliar places. At the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio in 2012, when I opened for the Punch Brothers, a man and his wife approached me in the lobby after the show, where I was selling my CDs at the merchandise table. They had arrived late and saw only the last song in my set. They didn't know my name, they didn't know my music. We came for the Punch Brothers, the man admitted. We didn't know there was an opening act, too. But we're curious. In the song you performed tonight you sang about sugar beets, and my wife and I thought to ourselves, OK, this kid's gotta be from North Dakota. Sugar beets are big business where I grew up. My grandfather, Dean, worked at the American Crystal Sugar plant in Drayton: an important part of the local economy. Very much part of the local identity. When the harvest season is in full swing, the beet trucks roll right through town. Every now and again a beet will fall over the side, round and heavy and purple, partly masked in dirt. Mainly the beets are turned into table sugar. But it seems nothing of the beet goes to waste. Pulp and molasses are two of the by-products and both are used in animal feed. Everywhere I go I meet someone with ties to North Dakota. For a state that doesn't have a huge population, and not too many tourist attractions, it sure has an impressive wingspan. When I mention where I'm from on stage, someone will always find me afterward, and say, Guess where I'm from.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

35th Annual Studio-A-Rama Headliner Announcement | WRUW

Not a bad choice...

WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland is pleased announce the headliner for our 35th annual Studio-A-Rama... ETERNAL SUMMERS Fans of the station know

Friday, July 8, 2016

Concerts on East 9th scheduled through the month of July

A series of concerts from musicians playing anything from classical to funk are scheduled throughout the month of July on along East 9th.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Article: Taking Photos at Shows Is Messing With Your Memories

It’s tough to criticize taking photos at shows, because I do it myself.  It’s great to have a blog as a reason - but I often wonder what some of these other people are doing with the mountains of media they’re creating on their own phones - and is it worth it?  This article suggests it’s not.

Royksopp (8/24/14)

"Beyond memory, does the act of documentation make us enjoy the activity more in the moment? A new study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people tasked with taking photos during experiences ended up enjoying them more than when they didn’t—but only in certain scenarios. ‘While taking photos increased the enjoyment of observers, it did not affect enjoyment of those actively taking part in the experience,’ Kristin Diehl, assistant professor of marketing at University of Southern California and one of the study’s co-authors, told Pitchfork. In other words, if the activity centers around observing rather than doing, documenting can increase enjoyment levels; stopping an activity to take a photo became burdensome to participants. "

(Via Taking Photos at Shows Is Messing With Your Memories | Pitchfork.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tycho - Division by Tycho

TYCHO 2016 TOUR DATES JUL 02 - Chicago, IL - Mamby on the Beach SEP 17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Lotus, El Ten Eleven) SEP 22-24 - Thornville, OH - Resonance Music & Arts Festival SEP 24-25 - St. Louis, MO - Murmuration Festival OCT 15-16 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival Spotify - Apple Music - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Web -

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cleveland Museum of Art's Summer Solstice Music Lineup!

Here’s the schedule of bands performing tomorrow.  These all look great - and should be a great night for music at the Museum!  All descriptions come from the Museum’s website.


LUISA MAITA 8-8:50 / South Terrace Stage
Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, her music has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and downtempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB.

L’ORCHESTRA AFRISA INTERNATIONAL 9:00–10:15 / South Terrace Stage
Afrisas roots go deep into the rich soil of the Congolese rumba. Since the early 1960s, Afrisa ranks as one of Africas most enduring and prolific bands. An uncountable number of records produced an extraordinary number of hits and helped spread the Congolese rumba across Africa and into Europe and America.

DANTE CARFAGNA 9:15 - 10:45 / Atrium Stage
The Soul and R&B collector/curator behind the groundbreaking Boddie Recording Company box set of Cleveland singles from the 60s and 70s returns with his crates full of 45s. Carfagna, who spun at the very first Solstice in 2009, helps us tip our Centennial cap toward the musical pioneers of our city.

CENTAVRVS 10:30–11:40pm / South Terrace Stage
Mexico City-based Centavrvs is a band that could be labelled Electronic Regional Mexican music, mixing rhythms and sounds from different parts of Mexico (cumbia, northern corrido, the son jarocho, Peruvian chicha, afrobeat and even rock) and Latin America with trends in electronic music. Their musical approach is based on partying, celebration and dancing, or music for dancing and flying.

IKONIKA 10:45-12:45 / Atrium Stage
London-based electronic musician Sara Abdel-Hamid (aka Ikonika) quickly rose to international prominence with her 2010 debut album Contact, Love, Want, Have (Hyperdub), and has more recently expanded her sound by introducinga new Latin Freestyle, Electro, R&B and Boogie-influenced style.

GIORGIO MORODER 11:45pm–1:00am / South Terrace Stage
The founder of disco and an electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder made his mark as an influential Italian producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. He still has his hands in the center of EDM culture, swinging back into the spotlight in 2013 as a guest collaborator on the GRAMMY Award-winning Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (Album Of the Year).

The FULL schedule of events can be found here.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Video Day #tzachill

 This batch of videos are quite unique - and the songs are all great.  Check out Lucius’s Gone Insane, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros No Love Like Yours and the new Cate Le Bon video for Love is Not Love.

 The bonus video this week is pretty straight up - like The Avett Brothers Ain’t No Man.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Cash+David release a new video for When You’re Lonely, giving us more of their pop excellence!  Tegan & Sara have a new track Boyfriend, and they just released their (very mediocre) video for it.  And with their promise for releasing a video for every song - they’ve already released their second with U-Turn.

 BONUS:  Despite YACHT’s porn hacking debacle, they still released the video for I Want To Fuck You Till I’m Dead (AKA Sex Tape 2016)