Tag Archives: Ohio

This Week In Mixery: Animals

There’s a new ballot initiative to protect farm animals here in good ‘ol Ohio. Check out more info on the issue here, as well as some ideas on how you can help and get involved.

Animals Mixery [zip]

MP3: Headlights – We’re All Animals

MP3: Andrew Bird – Anonanimal

MP3: Great Lake Swimmers – The Animals Of The World

MP3: Neko Case – I’m An Animal

MP3: Karen O and The Kids – Animal


Get Out, CLE! – Week of January 24

Mon Jan 25

Jim Schafer @ Barking Spider / 7 p
Chucklefuck @ Bela Dubby / 8 p
City of Ships + Battlefields + Raise the Red Lantern + The Great Flood + Snuff Film @ Now That’s Class / 9 p – $5

Tue Jan 26

Indie Orthodox New Years @ Music Saves / all day
Tremont Knitting and Fibers Club @ Visible Voice Books / 7 p
Improv Comedy Jams @ Bela Dubby / 8 p
State Radio @ The Grog Shop / 8 p – $13
Vegan Mac n’ Cheese, Cheese Steaks, and Lazagna @ Now That’s Class / 9 p
D. Rider + Reverend Deadeye + Home & Garden + WifeStriker @ Now That’s Class / 9 p – $5

Wed Jan 27

Andrew Lorand @ Barking Spider / 7:30 p

Thu Jan 28

The New World @ The Cinematheque / 6:30 p – $10
Band of Heathens + The Magpies @ The Beachland Tavern / 8 p – $10
Solas @ The Kent Stage / 8 p
Chris O’brien + Vicki Chew @ Barking Spider / 8 p
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Get Out, CLE! – Week Of December 14

Concerts and Other Alternative Cultural CLE-vents Happening This Week

Mon, Dec 14

Movie Monday @ Cedar Lee / all day
Cleveland Olde World Christmas Party @ Reinecker’s Catering and Bakery Center / 6:30 p
Josh Hoge @ Peabody’s / 7 p
30 Seconds to Mars @ House Of Blues / 7 p
Chucklefuck Holiday Showcase @ Bela Dubby / 8 p
Kate Voegele + Howie Day + Josh Radin @ House of Blues / 8 p
FREE show – Dry Spell + Sports Bras @ Now That’s Class / 9 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p

Tue, Dec 15
Free popcorn Tuesday @ Capitol Theatre / all day
Rice and Beans Latin Jazz @ Jazz 28 / 5 p
Marduck @ Pebody’s / 6 p
Lix and Kix Poetry and Music Extravaganza @ Bela Dubby / 7 p
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s @ House Of Blues / 7 p
Jesse Cook @ Nighttown / 7 p
Tremont Fibers Club @ Visible Voice Books / 7 p
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art @ Beachland Ballroom / 8 p
Vegan Cheesesteaks + Mac n’ Cheese @ Now That’s Class / all night
The Hot Seats + The Amazing Rotini Bros @ Beachland Tavern / 8:30 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p

Wed, Dec 16
Alternative Energy Gala @ Great Lakes Science Center / 6 p
Meet Local Lakewood Author John H. Tidyman @ Bela Dubby / 7 p
Rock and Roll Night School: History of Holiday Records @ Rock Hall / 7 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p

Thu, Dec 17
Big Beer Night @ Rocky River Brewing Co. / all day
Movie Night: Gremlins @ Bela Dubby / 8 p
End Of The Year Party @ Now That’s Class / all night
Suede Brothers + Oxford Cotton @ Beachland Tavern / 8:30 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p

Fri, Dec 18
Fridays in the Garden @ The Holden Arboretum / 10 a
Free Sushi @ Touch Supper Club / 5 p
Astronomy Night @ Shaker High School / 5:30 p
Festival of Lights @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park / 6 p
The Promise Hero + Everything Zen + Hot Mess Electric @ The Grog Shop / 6 p
Festivus! Art Opening @ Wall Eye Gallery / 6 p
Mushroomhead @ Peabody’s / 7 p
The Wonder Of It All @ The Cleveland Museum Of Art / 7 p
Helen Welch @ Nighttown / 7 p
Iron Oxide + The Light Boys + Powerhead Kis @ Bela Dubby / 7:30 p
FREE show Random Stereo, Bethesda, Eclyptic, Joey P. and the Two Timers @ The Robin Hood / 8 p
The Woovs @ Beachland Ballroom / 8:30 p
Ugly Radio Rebellion @ The Winchester / 9 p
Mr. Gnome @ Beachland Tavern / 9 p
FREE show Loose Dudes + The Wooly Bullies + Neon Tongues @ Now That’s Class / 9 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p
The Macpodz @ The Grog Shop /10 p

Sat, Dec 19
Countryside Winter Farmers’ Market @ Happy Days Lodge / 9 a
Cleveland Handmade Market @ The Screw Factory / 10 a
Cleveland Pop Culture: The Book @ The Learned Owl Book Shop / 1 p
Ten Count Fall + Hey Victory + My Son The Cheerleader @ The Grog Shop / 6 p
BENEFIT SHOW: Adam Klopp + Superb Bird of Paradise + Richard Wehrenwolf + Jordan Castro (poetry) + Alexis Spanos (poetry) + Vegan Potluck @ 732 Coventry Rd Apt #1 / 6 p
Trans-Atlas + Sea of Bears + J Buckner @ Bela Dubby / 7:30 p
Waterband Canjam @ Kent State Stage / 8 p
The Hot Rails @ Beachland Ballroom / 8 p
7 Deadly Sins @ The Garage Bar / 9 p
Music Saves Holiday Get Down: Casual Encounters + Walkies +  Shiny Penny + Talons @ Beachland Tavern / 9 p
Joshua Jetsy @ The Winchester / 9 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p
Filmstrip + The Kyle Sowashes + All Dinosaurs @ Now That’s Class / 9 p

Sun, Dec 20
Rockin’ Brunch @ Beachland Ballroom / 11 a
19 Action News + Stella Park + Run Run Addington + The Stereo Riot @ The Grog Shop / 8 p
Sainthood Reps @ Beachland Tavern / 8:30 p
FREE show Gelatinous Cube + Fillmore Jive + SOFB + Summit Trip @ Now That’s Class / 9 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p

Mon, Dec 21
FREE show Rotten Reasons + Iron Minds + Setbacks + Disposal @ Now That’s Class / 9 p
True Value Vintage Art Show @ Pop Shop Gallery / 9 p
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Get Out, Cleveland! – D.I.T Fest


I’m not going to say it much better than they did on the blog for this great d.i.y  fest (well, I guess turn that “y” into a “t”), located a hop, skip, and a jump down the interstate from CLE in the infamous Kent, Ohio. Information and links follow. See you at the show!

DIT (Do It Together) Fest is a music (and more) festival in Kent, OH on September 11th-12th, 2009

DIT will feature acoustic and electric music from local, regional & national bands as well as poetry by local and regional area poets.

DIT is free and open to the everyone, though donations will be accepted for local, regional and global causes and to help traveling bands pay for gas.

DIT takes place at the Vineyard Community Church, located at 154 N. Depeyster St, Kent, OH 44240.

DIT  is interested in connecting various aspects of DIY culture together, duh.

DIT is a drug & alcohol free event.

There will be a surplus of coffee though, which technically is a drug, crap.



fest line-up after the jump
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Have You Met… Trouble Books?

Today after work I took a much needed trip to the best local record store on earth (pay attention, Cleveland) Music Saves. While perusing the vinyl selection I got held up on the album you see pictured above. It was so pretty and d.i.y looking, screen printed and seemingly hand glued – it pretty much screamed local. I quickly memorized the band name so that when I returned home I could Sherlock Holmes the situation via the interwebs.

What did I find? Well, not much. I think that’s because the Akron, Ohio based ambient group who call themselves Trouble Books like to float clear and easy up above the bullshit that is music marketing. But that doesn’t mean their experimental pop music is going unheard, by the look of their myspace and last.fm counts. For those who are tuning in, I can understand why. This stuff is really pretty, really interesting, and incredibly soothing. As a huge Books fan I was immediately drawn to what I sampled from their most recent LP, The United Colors of Trouble Books. It’s like the etheral instrumentals of The Books mixed with lo-fi rock music, also known as pretty damn awesome. Score one for local Ohio music, and score two for anyone who finds a way to get their hands on it (hint: try here). 

[mp3] Trouble Books – Shaky Sciene

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Video Watch…Letters To The Moon – Shoplifter

Columbus Ohio folk duo Letters To The Moon make d.i.y tunes that are simple, honest, and straight to the heart. We’ve been eating up their sophomore release Theme Party ever since its release over the summer. While on an east coast tour with Saint Seneca and American War, the two stopped by Brooklyn for a song session on that pink Ikea couch and debuted a new track called “Shoplifter”. Click the image below to watch the video on the very awesome video site If You Make It.

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Have You Met…Dan Auerbach?

auerbach-keep-it-hidIf there’s one thing I know it’s that you should never underestimate the power of people from Ohio. Okay, so even if you weren’t a fan of “The Drew Carey Show”, you should still acquaint yourself with Dan Auerbach.

In fact you might already know him as 1/2 of the blues rock duo The Black Keys, but this Akron based bearded rocker has shed Patrick Carney in favor of exploring a surprisingly well rounded solo debut.

From his familiar Blues sound to noise-rock and even a little gospel and folk thrown in for good measure this album is just plain diverse. The glue that holds it together is Auerbach’s classic rock vocals and ability to craft a damn good song.

Don’t take my word for it, you can head over to Dan’s myspace page where, believe it or not – you can stream the entire new album. How often does that happen?

Or, sample the track below.

[Dan Auerbach – I Want Some More]