Monday, July 14, 2014

Video Day

New Blood Orange (already!) for High Street.  New Digitalism with Wolves (feat. Youngblood).  Cloud Nothings express their Psychic Trauma in a new video.

This week’s song by Neko Case has been posted before, but now there’s a video!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Video Day

More new Austra with a video for Hulluu.  New Little Dragon with Pretty Girls (who aren’t so pretty).  Speaking of pretty, check out the people in the new Foxes video for Glorious.

 Bonus: Some fun Nile Rodgers with DO What You Wanna Do!

KITTEN (7/2/14)

Thank you Annie!!  This was such a great show - one of the best I’ve seen in a while… You want to know how I can tell?  There was NO ONE at the bar while KITTEN was performing!  She electrified the stage - was personable, passionate and rocked out with the youth of a 19yo (which she is).  Such great songs on their album, with quite the diversity.  Glad this was all represented in their set… 

Kitty opening, but had the stage banter of a vacuous 14yo.  The music was OK, but the show was just her singing/rapping/talking over an MP3.

Kitty (7/2/14)

KITTEN on the other hand - was such a breath of fresh air.  I’ve already worn out their album and waiting on the next album & tour!

KITTEN (7/2/14)
KITTEN (7/2/14)

KITTEN (7/2/14)

There’s a whole slew of videos from this show up on my YouTube Channel.  But here’s a couple:

Debbie Gibson / Cleveland Pride (6/28/14)

Not really there for the music (unfortunately) but thought I’d at least document being there…  :-)

“Can I Work This Pole?"

Cleveland Pride 2014 / Debbie Gibson

Cleveland Pride 2014 / Debbie Gibson

Xavier Rudd (6/26/14)

Road Trip!!  This time to Pittsburgh to catch Xavier Rudd with my best friend… This was also my first time seeing a show in the Altar Bar - great concept, but an awkward layout.  Opening was Ash Grunwald who was quite the blues/rock powerhouse.

Ash Grunwald (6/26/14)

In prepping for this show, I dusted a lot of my Xavier Rudd MP3’s off and enjoyed the trip down memory lane.  The same experience was had this night, though I’d love to see some new stuff from him soon!  Until then, check out his cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time below.

Xavier Rudd (6/26/14)

Melissa Ferrick (6/23/14)

Another year, another Melissa Ferrick show.  Still some great stuff there (despite the utterly lifeless crowd that night).

Melissa Ferrick (6/23/14)

Article: Downtown Records, House of Blues, Grog Shop, Beachland team for Cleveland version of Downtown Festival

Finally some details on this elusive "Downtown Festival" happening in Cleveland!


Downtown Records, which in 2011 launched its multiday Downtown Festival in the Big Apple is giving the North Coast a try.

The label, whose stable includes artists of just about every genre, but leaning towards indie, is teaming with the House of Blues to stage shows on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at HOB, the Grog Shop and Beachland Ballroom.

Other incarnations of the festivals will be held in New York City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Los Angeles and Houston.

A dozen artists and bands will play Cleveland. A two-day festival pass, $59, includes general admission access to House of Blues and Grog Shop festival shows, front-line access to all shows at HOB, a Downtown Festival T-shirt and laminate.

(Via. Downtown Records, House of Blues, Grog Shop, Beachland team for Cleveland version of Downtown Festival |

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tomorrow: KITTEN @ Grog Shop

Thanks to Annie Z. for the heads-up on this show!  I’d been getting around to investigating this show, but it’s been kinda busy lately.  As soon as she referenced early “Crystal Castles” I knew I was in for this show.  They do have some of that lucious blown-out pop sound, but the album is quite divers and quite good! There’s a lotta openers for this show, but some good ones (i.e. Kitty, Silent Lions & Kid Runner). Check out some videos from the top two bands tomorrow night:

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Tomorrow: Boy & Bear @ House of Blues

Australia’s own Boy & Bear will be here in Cleveland at the House of Blues for some superb folk rock musings.  Producing such a solid album with impeccable production, I’m expecting the same from their live show.  Details from NPR below.

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Boy And Bear On World Cafe : World Cafe : NPR

"The members of Sydney, Australia's Boy and Bear have enjoyed a fair amount of success: Their second album, Harlequin Dream, made its debut at No. 1 on the Australian charts. The folk-rock band, led by Dave Hosking and Killian Gavin, joins World Cafe guest host Michaela Majoun in the studio for a live set."

(Continued... Boy And Bear On World Cafe : World Cafe : NPR)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Video Day

Austra is supporting her new EP with a video (“film”) for Habitat.  Wild Beasts have a new video out for Mecca.  A new video by Trampled by Turtles, off their upcoming album (Wild Animals out on July 15th).

Bonus this week is a new video by our very own Lighthouse & the Whaler!