What an awesome show. EVERYONE on the stage was extremely talented and I didn't want them to stop.
Small town feel - friendly staff - outstanding reference librarian!!
To everyone that attends the show we will be giving Discount Cards for Sweeney Todd At The Great Lakes Theater the cards is good for $10.00 off your tickets. :) We are also giving away alot of prices!
I am from Florida and I visited this winery. I was so pleasantly surprised with the quality wines. The services were fantastic. I highly recommend this family owned and operated winery.
Emerging from the Cleveland music scene less than three years ago, the quartet of seasoned players brings a contemporary spin to melodic hard rock with progressive roots. With a symphonic sound that puts meat on the bones of the songs, the Krypton Monkeys produce the kind of music bands made 30 years ago that still gets airplay today.
Lead guitarist Ron Redfield conceived the band after playing on a couple of album tracks for progressive rock keyboardist/producer Erik Norlander of Asia.
That inspired him to start going through the material he’d penned over the last 20 years “to see which songs I thought were worthy of doing something with but never got my attention.”
He put together a band to play a gig to take the material out for a spin, recruiting drummer Jim Dudash, keyboardist/vocalist John McLaughlin, and lead vocalist Bobby Huszar.
(Individually and collectively these musicians has provided support to some of the biggest names in rock opening up to such groups as Peter Frampton, Thin Lizzy, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Walsh, Jefferson Starship, Grand Funk Railroad Guffria, Humble Pie, Jason Bonham, and REO Speedwagon to name a few.)
Something clicked. “After the gig, everybody said, ‘keep it going,’” Redfield recalls. So they did. All four members of the band are experienced veterans who’d known each other a long time, so they meshed quickly.
Redfield played with popular Ohio cover band Quick, working in his own tunes when he could, before forming the all-original band Dreamstreet in the ’90s.
McLaughlin and Dudash both played in a variety of groups from rock bands to touring lounge acts, honing their impressive chops.
Huszar’s roots go back to when he fronted the popular band North River Street Rock Collection. He’s continued to perform over the years, both in rock bands and special occasion groups.
Once they’d decided to make the band an ongoing project, the next step was getting the music recorded. Redfield turned to former Clevelander Mike Farona, producer/engineer and owner of Middle-C Music Studios in Nashville.
“I would record basic tracks at SUMA [in Cleveland, Ohio], and I would send them to Mike in Nashville,” says Redfield. “We would communicate what I was looking for. We’d start with one mix and keep going until we had all the tracks done.”
The result is an album titled Crush, released in August 2013. It features ten tracks, including the two by Norlander that Redfield had played on and used on his own album with Norlander’s OK.
Seven tunes were penned by Redfield, several in collaboration with McLaughlin. One track — the instrumental “Defenders Bain” — was written by McLaughlin.
Redfield describes the songs as “rock with a little twist of progressiveness in them.” The solid rhythm section ably supports the full-bodied keyboard textures and lush vocal harmonies, with Redfield’s forceful guitar leads giving the tunes some rock ’n’ roll bite.
“I’ve always been a Foreigner type of guy,” says Redfield. “That’s how I write. I would call it rock with a pop edge. I always make sure there are harmonies; I always make sure there’s a hook in every song. Through the vocals and keyboard textures, it’s melodic but it’s got hard-rocking guitar.”
“Working with Erik opened another door to try another genre of music,” he adds, referring to the music’s progressive aura, like the embellishments that expand at pop tune like “Empty Eyes” to nearly seven minutes.
Paponetti's the best place to go hang out with friends or by yourself.
The best pizza and wings in town, Play pool, darts, bowling forming leagues.
Come in and watch Sunday ticket all football games all day.
GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL BUT GET THERE EARLY IF YOU WANT A SEAT
Good people, great food, and a great fun!!!!
The best film I've ever seen.
The Moxies put on a show that should not be missed!
TEXAS PLANT HAS SUCH A GOOD SOUND, MUST SEE BAND!! FOLLOW THEM ON BANDCAMP/FACEBOOK/WHEREVER. WORTH CHECKING OUT!!
Hello everyone! Just a quick update about this event: it actually begins at 3:00 PM, not 4:00 PM. We hope you will join us; contact information is located above for tickets!
Toby Keith WAS SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!! HAD A GREAT TIME AS ALWAYS!!! TOBY NEVER DISAPPOINTS AND ALWAYS DELIVERS THE GOODS!!!! CAN'T WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR!!!!!
Kounterclockwise rocked that show!!!
Thank you for writing this article!
Just to clarify: "tonight" means Friday, June 14, 2013 and it's at 7:30 p.m. (no 10:15 show)--though after the concert, maybe around 10 p.m., the Vietnamese performer is actually supposed to head down the street to the Blue Rock Cafe in Hudson and sit in with the blues band there (called MOJO HONEY)!
Also, although invited to Cleveland by The Cleveland Foundation, the performer's host is Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio, who have presented her in many school workshops in the Cleveland public schools since she arrived in April 2013.
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Oaks Family Care Center is a Pregnancy Crisis Center. They also do counseling! Excellent place to go if you are confused, needing support and you will be loved!
This was another melodic evening of classic songwriting, singing, and rock with Dave Mason. He had a very talented lead acoustic player with him and a percussionist.
First thing you need to know that Dave is singing as well as ever, and actually much better than he did in 1970 when he recorded Alone Together. It is pretty amazing to hear his vocals. He has some very unique inflections and phraseologies that go along with the beautiful midrange tone.
I've seen Dave many times including his past acoustic shows with the late Jim Krieger in the 1980s at Peabody's Down Under (Flats East Bank), which was the most magical pairing. I like his unplugged acoustic shows best.
The highlights were World in Changes (my all-time favorite Dave Mason song), Feelin' Alright, 40,000 Headmen, and Let it Go - Let it Flow.
Great to see Dave Mason again. I'll never miss a Dave Mason show within a few hours of Cleveland.
I am looking for the Dave Mason songbook from 1971 that has the songs from Alone Together if anyone has a copy.
Best place to come for great music and great food!!!!!!! DJ BK always has plays the best music and will play any request!!!!!!!!!
I love this place! The appetizers are big and fresh! The dinners are amazing! Lots of guac, sc and cheese... no skimpy size portions here! Bring your appetite... and the cost is minimal for the size and quality. The dining room is very pretty, authentic looking and the staff is super friendly and helpful. They are not very busy, and the only thing I can think of is that few people have discovered this gem! Never had a bad meal.
August 24-30, 2016
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