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Band of the Week: Southern Avenue

Band of the Week: Southern Avenue

MEET THE BAND: Tierinii Jackson (vocals), Ori Naftaly (guitar), Tikyra Jackson (drums), Jeremy Powell (keyboards), Daniel McKee (bass) WALKING IN MEMPHIS: An Israeli-born blues player, Naftaly first came to the states with his own band in 2013.

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Backstage Pass: An Interview with Monster Truck Driver Bari Musawwir

Discovered by Monster Jam producers in North Carolina in 2006, monster truck driver Bari Musawwir, who grew up in Cleveland Heights, admits the huge vehicles...

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Country Singer Chris Stapleton to Bring his All-American Road Show to Blossom

Country singer Chris Stapleton has recruited several of country’s newest stars to join him on this summer’s All-American Road Show. The tour will feature Brothers...

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Incubus to Perform at Blossom in July

Since forming in 1991, Incubus has become one of the rare bands to appeal to a truly diverse fan base. Though they started out as...

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WRUW to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Free Concert and Special On-Air Programming

Commercial radio in Cleveland doesn’t have much going for it, but our local college radio stations continue to spin new music and offer something other...

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Singer Mike Doughty Offers His Takes on the Tracks on His New Album

A jazz club doorman turned beat poet-inspired frontman, singer and poet Mike Doughty has carved out a singular niche for himself over the course of...

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8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

FRIDAY, FEB. 17 COIN Before playing Bonnaroo and some other major festivals this summer, Nashville upstarts COIN will hit small clubs in support of its...

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Local Artists to Play Alive Inside Foundation Benefit in March

Earlier this week, locally based Little Fish Records announced it would provide support for a benefit for the non-profit group, The Alive Inside Foundation, an...

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Update: Black Veil Brides Frontman Andy Biersack to Host Alternative Press Music Awards

Update: Earlier today, our friends at the locally based Alternative Press magazine announced that Black Veil Brides frontman, alt-pop artist and “raconteur extraordinaire” Andy Biersack will...

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Darkest Hour Continues to Ride the 'American Vegan/Straightedge/Metalcore' Wave

When high school friends Mike Schleibaum and John Henry launched the hardcore/metal band Darkest Hour in the D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia, they intended to...

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Theme of Self-Discovery Emerges on Latest Effort From Scottish Singer-Songwriter KT Tunstall

A couple of years ago, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall announced she would no longer tour and record. Never mind that her debut album, 2004’s Eye...

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Chance the Rapper to Perform at Blossom in May

After delivering a terrific, spiritually charged performance at the Grammy Awards, Chance the Rapper has announced a summer tour that includes a May 19 appearance...

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Canadian Indie Band Busty and the Bass to Make Cleveland Debut at the Beachland

The nine members of the jazz/funk/groove act Busty and the Bass initially befriended one another during their first week at McGill University’s jazz school in Montreal...

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Cleveland Orchestra to Host a Special Violins of Hope Encore Presentation and Concert

For the past two decades, Amnon Weinstein has restored violins that survived the Holocaust. In 2015, seven local cultural arts organizations worked together to bring the...

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Punch Drunk Tagalongs Tear Up Happy Dog at the Top of a Really Great Ohio Bill

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With a pair of EPs from 2016, Punch Drunk Tagalongs have quickly built an aura of excitement in Cleveland's indie rock scene. We first caught...

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Local James Baldwin Scholar to Introduce ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ at Nightlight

Hyper-aware of the extent to which James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House remains relevant, veteran director Raoul Peck creates a compelling documentary with his latest...

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Brit Floyd to Bring Its Immersion World Tour to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Billed as “The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show,” the Liverpool-based act Brit Floyd has sold more than one million tickets over the course of a...

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14 Bands to See at This Year’s Brite Winter

Brite Winter, the annual outdoor winter music and arts festival, began a few years back in the Flats near what is now Merwin’s Wharf. Organizers had to...

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Fourth Annual Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl to Take Place on April 22

Organizers have announced details for the fourth annual Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl, which takes place on April 22 at seven different animal-named bars in Cleveland. The crawl...

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6 Concerts to Catch This Weeekend

FRIDAY, FEB. 10 Valerie June Singer Valerie June’s career stretches back to the early 2000s when she performed with her then-husband Michael Joyner in the...

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Backstage Pass: An Interview with Country Singer Aubrie Sellers

About five years ago, country singer Aubrie Sellers started writing the songs that would eventually appear on her terrific debut, last year's New City Blues....

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Music Box Supper Club to Host Lecture About Local ‘Cranks and Bards’

Over the years, Cleveland has produced a number of irritable authors. Chief among them is the late Harvey Pekar, a graphic novelist, music critic and...

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