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Re: “14 Bands to Watch in 2016

It's amazing that this is someone's job to research this and they are so incredibly out of touch with Cleveland's music scene. These bands are not the 10 most up and coming Cleveland bands. They just aren't. If this writer attended local shows, they would know. Just because general people, with general interests, will pay to stand around and watch a generally appealing band, doesn't mean it's representational of Cleveland's scene. It's almost offending.

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Posted by throwaway1234 on 01/04/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “He's Alright: Classic Rocker Eddie Money Talks About his Annual Trip to Town and Why he Hates Kenny Loggins

Eddie Money has more talent in his little finger than Kenny has in his whole body.
Rock on Eddie!

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Posted by Wanda on 01/04/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “14 Bands to Watch in 2016

This boring ass new Cleveland "alt rock" can take a hike. It reminds me of something that would play in an American eagle store.

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Posted by Sonic reducer on 01/04/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “14 Bands to Watch in 2016

Miss Melvis and Duo Decibel System?

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Posted by Ronnie Lange on 12/31/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “14 Bands to Watch in 2016

I had never heard of any of these artists except for Ray Flannegan and the Authorities and Listen Little Man, which are legit choices. I gave each artist I never heard of at least a 2 song sample and personally thought almost none of it was any good.

I'm really tired of this all-pervasive formulaic indie-rock and indie-folk stuff that is very pop-sensitive, sometimes retro obsessed, and incredibly slick and non-threatening. It lacks any creative edge and doesn't rock. Quite a few of these artists seem to fall into that mold, otherwise I heard some pop-punk and a bit of rather insufferable garage rock.

Surprisingly, I found the one mentioned last (Marcus Alan Ward) to be the only one with some creative edge aside from Ray and Xela.

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Posted by AlexS on 12/31/2015 at 1:46 AM

Re: “14 Bands to Watch in 2016


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Posted by YO MOMMA on 12/30/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “14 Bands to Watch in 2016

Where the heck is Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates? I'm sure this must have been an oversight. There is no way, after the album Curtis Interruptedus they aren't on this list.

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Posted by GerrySorensen on 12/30/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Artists Still Waiting for Their Deserved Rock Hall Nods

Weird Al

Posted by BrianWilson on 12/18/2015 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Singer-Guitarist Steve Hackett Defies the Odds and Gets Better with Age

The Rocksino really needs to let this fine musician and his band play the full 3 hour set, as all other venues on this tour have honored. Otherwise , there will likely be a lot of disgruntled fans and ticket buyers who paid top dollar to experience this unique performance. NOT GOOD BUSINESS!

Posted by free-spirit-steve on 12/03/2015 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Singer-Guitarist Steve Hackett Defies the Odds and Gets Better with Age

The Rocksino needs to let this fine musician play his full 3 hour set this time. We'll give this venue another chance to make good. Otherwise, there may be many disgruntled ticket buyers who paid top dollar for this show. NOT GOOD VENUE BUSINESS!

Posted by free-spirit-steve on 12/03/2015 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Singer-Guitarist Steve Hackett Defies the Odds and Gets Better with Age

Joel Lowitt speaks the truth. I'm very torn about whether or not I should go. What we got last year, musically, from Steve and his band was SO great, but then, finding out what was not played, that was being played elsewhere, was just a punch in the gut that still gets me riled up. All because the Rocksino forced the band to cut the show short. I've never returned to the venue, for music or gambling, since. Anyway, good info from Joel. it's buyer beware on this show because the promised 3 hours that's mentioned in the article is not likely to happen.

Posted by a fan on 12/03/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Singer-Guitarist Steve Hackett Defies the Odds and Gets Better with Age

Note to Concert Goers for the 12/4/15 Steve Hackett show at the Hard Rock Rocksino. Last year's concert, which timed out around two and a half hours elsewhere, was reduced to 90 minutes at the Rocksino. Hackett Management indicated this was due to a time limit placed by the venue and thus they had to cut nearly an hour of material from their setlist. Beware, this tour's show is apparently running nearly 3 hours, so if the Rocksino management decrees the same time limit, fans will again be "treated" to half a show.

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Posted by Joel Lowitt on 11/30/2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Singer-Guitarist Steve Hackett Defies the Odds and Gets Better with Age

Genesis survived the loss of Peter Gabriel, but forever lost a brilliant impressionistic artistry when Steve Hackett exited the stage.....and the band became Two Guys & Phil Collins.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/29/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Local Indie Rockers These Knees Take a Big Step Forward with New EP

Love it! Can't wait to hear the new stuff!

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Posted by Platinum Baby on 11/11/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Local Indie Rockers These Knees Take a Big Step Forward with New EP

Who is banging who that results in these guys keep getting coverage?

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Posted by Get on your knees on 11/10/2015 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Local Band in Focus

oh awesome a bearded white boy with a piano who can "exude confidence and maintain vulnerability"

Posted by oh word on 11/05/2015 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Indigo Girls’ Latest Release is Another Powerful Collection of Songs and Stories

we saw them in ann arbor, mi june, 2015. it was awesome!!

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Posted by forever fans on 10/19/2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Band of the Week: Nasty Habit

The club is actually called the Grindstone in Berea.

Posted by Paul on 10/17/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Singer-Songwriter Chris Cornell Brings His Solo Acoustic Tour to Lakewood Civic

I saw Chris Cornell's solo acoustic show @ the Shubert Theater in Boston in 2013. It was an amazing show. He's an incredibly talented singer/songwriter/musician no doubt.

He performed over 30 songs with plenty of Soundgarden & Audioslave as well as some awesome covers and his solo stuff of course.

His latest album "Higher Truth", which came out in the middle of September is already a favorite of mine. "Wrong Side" being my standout favorite track right now.

He's touring now & I'm really stoked to see him again in Boston in just a few weeks.

Setlist from 2013:

Bend in the Road

Can't Change Me

I Am the Highway

Silence the Voices
(sung to vinyl recording)

You Know My Name

Wide Awake

Original Fire

#1 Zero


(Cat Stevens cover)

Halfway There

Free Bird
(Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)

Fell on Black Days

Time Flies


The Day I Tried to Live

All Night Thing
(Temple of the Dog)

(U2 (music) with Metallica (lyrics) mashup)

When I'm Down
(sung to vinyl recording)

Wooden Jesus
(Temple of the Dog)

Call Me a Dog
(Temple of the Dog)

Hunger Strike
(Temple of the Dog) (with Bhi Bhiman)

Like a Stone
(Audioslave song) (with Bhi Bhiman)

Billie Jean
(Michael Jackson cover)

Blow Up the Outside World
(Soundgarden) (w/ drone ending)

Thank You
(Led Zeppelin cover)

Misery Chain

Burden in My Hand

Zero Chance

The Keeper


Black Hole Sun

To Love Somebody
(Bee Gees cover)

I grabbed this setlist at

Posted by chipster on 10/01/2015 at 2:59 AM

Re: “Scorpions Bring Their Arena Rock-Worthy Stage Production to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Classic rock bands are like champion boxers -- retirement will abruptly end through a promoter's beefy checkbook.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/19/2015 at 1:01 PM



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