Monday, January 17, 2022

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Bababa Ali is a new discovery with his danceable Black Wagon. Charli XCX joins up with mutual pop royalty, Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek, for her new single (and fabulous video) for New Shapes. Nneka released this new video for the delightful Maya.

Bonus:  I always like keeping up with what Sondre Lerche is up to, and this isn’t what I was expecting - but I’m kinda liking it!

Metz (12/13/21)

Not a lot happening concert-wise on a quick Sunday/Monday late December jaunt to Washington DC.  Luckily I was able to catch Metz at Union Stage.  Well, a little bit at least.  They were the second band to play (despite being headliner) so I was glad to catch what I did!

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Metz  12 13 21
btw - this looks to be the last concert posted here at this blogger property.  More to come… 

Shakey Graves (12/8/21)

This was my second night in a row at the Agora!  While Khruangbin was fine, I was really happy to go back for a completely different vibe with Shakey Graves again, and S.G. Goodman opening.  Shakey Graves really upped his stage show at the Agora, fully maximizing on the available light show!  Great as always.

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Shakey Graves  12 8 21

Shakey Graves  12 8 21

S.G. Goodman was very charming in her progressive southern ways.  I’m all on board her train.

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S G Goodman  12 8 21

Khruangbin (12/7/21)

Khruangbin performing at the Agora in Cleveland, OH

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Khruangbin  12 7 21

Annie Hart (12/4/21)

Annie Hart performing at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH.  The Natvral opening.

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Mark Farina (11/26/21)

Mark Farina DJing at the Winchester Music Tavern in Lakewood, OH

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Mark Farina  11 26 21

Shubh Saran (11/19/21)

Shubh Saran performing in Mahall’s Locker Room in Lakewood, OH

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Shubh Saran  11 19 21

 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Video Day #tzachill

The Lumineers presents some intriguing slices of life - and love! - in their new video for Brightside.  TZA House Concert alums, Oliver Hazard just released their new single and video for Use Me Up.  Maya de Vitry released this personal and touching video for her single Dogs Run On.

Bonus:  Danz CM (former Computer Magic) slowed things down for this gorgeous video, that I would LOVE to know where it was filmed...

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Cleveland Orchestra / Sheku Kanneh-Mason (11/4/21)

While I work right next to Severance Hall, its beauty always delights when I’m able to go inside for a performance - and it’s been quite awhile.  The Cleveland Orchestra, along with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, performed Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A minor, Elgar’s Cello Concert in E minor, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 in D major. However i’ll let those over at Bachtrack do the a proper review… but here was my favorite part of his performance:

"As an encore, Kanneh-Mason played his own wistful arrangement of the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble’s Mazltov Far Di Mekhutonim, which showed off the performer’s talent for whistling, self-accompanied on cello. It was haunting. Kanneh-Mason is supremely talented, with the promise of a very successful career, and he had a rapturous reception here in Cleveland."

(Via Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes highly successful debut with The Cleveland Orchestra | Bachtrack.)

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Cleveland Orchestra  Sheku Kanneh Mason  11 4 21

Cleveland Orchestra  Sheku Kanneh Mason  11 4 21

Cleveland Orchestra  Sheku Kanneh Mason  11 4 21

Dead Horses (10/25/21)

At the Hocking Hills Music Festival, the Dead Horses announced that they’d be performing at the Kent Stage in the coming weeks, and this was that show!  While they technically opened for Sierra Hull, I was only there to see Dead Horses again.  I can attest they are just as good performing in a theater as they are at at a festival.  

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Dead Horses  10 25 21

My friend Tim liked them so much, he just had to tell them how much.  :-) 

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