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Friday, May 29, 2020

As Van Aken District Plans to Reopen Market Hall, Tuttle Road to be Converted to Open-Air Dining (and Drinking) Zone

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 4:50 PM

EMANUEL WALLACE
  • Emanuel Wallace
Van Aken District’s Market Hall has been closed since mid-March with the exception of Brassica and Scorpacciata Pasta Co., which offered curbside carryout.

The Market Hall will return to life on Monday, June 1, when all food and drink vendors reopen for business with the exception of Doug Katz’s chutney.b., which will re-open on June 3. That includes Banter, On the Rise, Rising Star Coffee and Craft Collective.

Those indoor eateries will join Michael’s Genuine, which recently reopened with curbside pick-up and delivery. The current menu is pared down to a handful of appetizers, salads and those amazing wood-fired pizzas. Beer and wine also are available for take-out and cocktails will be added soon.

Van Aken District also just announced that the area's main thoroughfare, Tuttle Road, will be converted to a pedestrian-only seating area. As a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), the District allows patrons to purchase alcoholic beverages in bars and restaurants and consume them anywhere within the zone — open-container laws be damned.

Also, as reported here, Garden City, a rooftop bar with food, will open on June 11. 

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On the Eve of George Floyd Protests, Justice Center Rally Calls for Release of Ohio Prisoners

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Speaker Dave Okpara gestures to the incarcerated in the county jail; Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20). - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
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  • Speaker Dave Okpara gestures to the incarcerated in the county jail; Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20).
As a parade of cars circled the Cuyahoga County Justice Center Friday afternoon, honking for the release of Ohio's incarcerated population, allied demonstrators rallied for widespread criminal justice reform.

Billed as a protest to demand the compassionate release of prisoners during COVID-19, the demonstration, organized by the Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, became in many respects a prelude to Saturday's (presumably larger) demonstration over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

Protests are raging nationwide. People are demanding accountability (once again) for the slaughter of Black Americans, in many cases at the hands of police officers. In February of this year, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed by white residents who'd hunted him down while he was jogging in his South Georgia neighborhood. And in March, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was gunned down in her own apartment by Louisville police, who'd forcibly entered on a so-called "no-knock warrant."

Organizers of Friday's demonstration in Cleveland referenced the Floyd protests scheduled for Saturday afternoon and said it would be impossible to get justice in the streets without justice in the courts. Speakers called on Gov. Mike DeWine to release many more prisoners and Cuyahoga County justices to grant judicial release hearings via teleconference to reduce the population of Ohio's overcrowded prisons.

Speaker Dave Okpara, who spent a year of his life in the Cuyahoga County jail and served additional time at Marion Correctional Institution for drug trafficking, said he now had a successful career as a truck driver. He said if incarcerated individuals were given opportunities to succeed, they would.

"If I can do it, the 50,000 men and women in Ohio prisons can do it too," he said. "But we need more options and programs in the prisons and we need more options in our communities. This is not just an inmate thing. This is a human rights thing."

Speaker Jacqueline Kovach, who spent time in the Cuyahoga County jail for drug-related charges, decried the inhumanity of locking up drug addicts when what they urgently require is treatment. (The nine deaths at the jail in late 2018 and early 2019, five by suicide, composed the unspoken backdrop of her remarks.)

Multiple speakers stressed the impossibility of maintaining social distance at prisons and said that the only way to keep incarcerated people safe was to release them in large numbers. #FreethemAll216 and #CompassionoverCages were two of the prominent hashtags Friday.

The convoy of cars repeatedly circled and honked throughout the proceedings, and speakers returned to the microphone more than once to make additional comments. Multiple attendees trickled in late, and as the energy grew, despite the wind and rain, there seemed to be broad recognition of a pent-up desire to express anger at the injustices the coronavirus pandemic has exposed.

Two speakers urged those who planned to demonstrate Saturday to do so peacefully, echoing Gov. DeWine, who made a similar appeal at his press conference Friday. The Jail coalition speakers drew a sharp distinction between destruction, which might be counterproductive, and disruption, which is necessary to capture public attention.

Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20). - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
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  • Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20).
Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20). - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
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  • Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20).
Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20). - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
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  • Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20).
Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20). - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
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  • Rally for Justice for Incarcerated Individuals, Cuyahoga County Justice Center, (5/29/20).

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Best CBD Oil for Sleep: Our Top Picks

Posted on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 3:59 PM

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Everyday life, stress from work, worries about finances and other problems we are facing constantly are often triggering pain, anxiety, or lead to various health conditions. Naturally, everyone is looking for a relief mainly through medicine, but even more through incorporating healthy habits into their daily routine. It’s understandable that people prefer to find a way out of pain using natural products and treatments than taking different medications. One of the most popular methods of relieving pain nowadays is the CBD oil. More and more people have started using CBD oil for pain, and many brands selling this product appeared on the market.

What is CBD Oil?

This popular product is widely used, however, there are certain things worth mentioning if you consider trying CBD oil. Firstly, CBD oil is a product made from a substance called cannabidiol or shortly CBD, which is extracted from the hemp plant. Hemp consists of many cannabinoids - different chemical compounds that are known to have therapeutic properties. CBD is such a cannabinoid and is considered to have a great effect in treating many health conditions. For that reason, people started growing hemp and extracting this cannabinoid in order to produce the CBD oil and offer it to anyone in need.

Very often people are under the wrong impression that CBD is the same as marijuana, hence the myth that CBD can get you high. The truth is that there is another cannabinoid called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol found in the hemp plant and this is the substance that causes the psychoactive effects. In the process of production of CBD oil, this substance is not included or appears at a very low level which is not harmful. Therefore, consuming CBD oil does not cause an intoxicating effect.

Top Picks: Best CBD Oil for Pain

Today there are many brands offering oil tinctures and other CBD products with different qualities. If you are curious to try it, or you are in the process of selection, we have done our research to help you choose the finest CBD oil to treat your condition. Here are our top picks of the best CBD oil for pain available for sale.


1. Try The CBD

Highlights

  • Made from organic Colorado-grown hemp
  • Full-spectrum and THC-free CBD Oil
  • Potency 200mg to 5000mg CBD
  • Lab-tested for purity
  • Affordable prices and special discounts

Try The CBD is the brand that is on the top of our list due to the top-quality product they sell at a very affordable price. Based in Denver, Colorado, this company uses only organic non-GMO hemp of the highest quality and extracts the CBD using the safe CO2 extraction method. At their store, you can find pure CBD oil for sale as there are no artificial ingredients added. They offer two types - full-spectrum CBD oil with less than 0.3% of THC in its compound and THC-free CBD oil that contains no THC.

What’s great about them is that all their products are tested by an independent lab and the lab results are published on their official website right next to each product. In that way, you can see the ingredient list and reassure that the products are pesticides-free and contain no heavy metal. Furthermore, they offer a palette of CBD oils with different potencies. The strongest oil contains 5000mg and the lowest has 200mg of CBD. With Try The CBD you get a top-notch product that is cost-effective.

Tip: If you subscribe to their newsletter you can take advantage of the numerous discounts they offer and there is even an all-time discount for a certain group of customers, such as veterans, students, low-income families, and people with disabilities.


2. HealthworxCBD

Highlights

  • Full-spectrum, THC-Free, and Terpene-enhanced CBD Oil
  • Oils specifically formulated to help relax, for sleep, energy, and focus.
  • Made from organic hemp
  • Organic MCT coconut oil as carrying oil
  • Lab-tested

If you are looking for a top-grade CBD oil for sale, HealthworxCBD is the place to find it. They have created a specific formula for treating a specific condition. For example, you can get CBD oil for sleep, energy, focus or to help you relax. Also, you can choose the strength as there are oils with 200mg, 500mg, 1,500mg, and up to 5000mg of CBD.

HealthworxCBD also uses organic hemp grown in the Colorado fields and adds only natural ingredients. All products available in their shop are tested by an independent lab because they never compromise their quality by using inferior raw materials and tend to be transparent with their customers. Consequently, if you visit their website you will notice numerous positive reviews which is an indicator that HealthworxCBD is a trusted brand.

3. CBDistillery

Highlights

  • Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, CBG and CBD Isolate
  • Third-party lab tested
  • 250mg to 5000mg of CBD potency
  • US Hemp Authority Certified

Another brand that found its place on our list of the best CBD oil for pain is CBDistillery. This Colorado-based brand has been on the market for a while and highly values the trust of its customers. On top of that, buying from them you get great quality at a reasonable price.

One of the reasons why CBDistillery has a high reputation is transparency. They test all their products to verify the content and purity and publish the results. The goal is to make sure all consumers know what they are buying. At CBDistillery you can buy full-spectrum or THC-free CBD oil with different strengths according to your needs or preferences.

4. Charlotte's Web

Highlights

  • Different flavors - lemon twist, orange blossom, olive oil, mint chocolate
  • Organic hemp
  • Natural ingredients
  • 17mg CBD per 1ml serving for beginners

One of the best things that makes this CBD oil stand out from the rest is the flavor. Charlotte’s Web created CBD oils with 4 different tastes to make the CBD experience better. You can choose from a lemon twist, orange blossom, olive oil, mint chocolate, or get their original formula if you are not a fan of these flavors. Another interesting fact is that they sell a product for beginners or people who don’t like to consume strong oils. If you are trying CBD oil for the first time you should get 17mg per 1ml serving CBD oil.

Charlotte’s Web prides itself on making CBD oils rich in naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other natural ingredients. The hemp they use is organic and originates from Colorado. Like other reputable companies, they test their products by third-party labs and the lab results are available to download them from their website.


5. PureKana

Highlights

  • Hemp-derived CBD
  • Organic Kentucky-grown hemp
  • CO2 extraction method
  • 4 flavors - vanilla, mint, natural, citrus

Purekana has been on the market for a long time and is one of the most trusted brands in the USA. They use only organic Kentucky-grown hemp which is a standard for quality. If you choose to try their CBD oil you have the opportunity to get it in a different flavor. There is a CBD oil with natural “earthy” taste for those who like it and vanilla, mint, and citrus. All products are third-party laboratory tested for content and contain less than 0.3% THC.

Furthermore, the Purekana CBD oils have three strengths - 300, 600, and 1000 mg CBD. Overall, you can’t go wrong in choosing to try CBD oil made by Purekana.

6. Nuleaf Naturals

Highlights

  • Organic hemp oil
  • Full-spectrum hemp extract
  • Lab-tested
  • Selling only CBD oil tinctures

Nuleaf Naturals has been selling CBD oil for the past five years and even though it has got a good reputation it hasn’t extended its line of products. Even better, they are focused on providing a premium quality CBD oil drops and tinctures for all purposes. Nuleaf Naturals use only 100% natural hemp to extract CBD and like all trusted brands test the products through third-party labs.

At their store, you can find 5 types of CBD oils - all with different sizes from 5ml to 100ml. Nuleaf Naturals CBD oil is free from preservatives, additives which are usually present in low-quality oils. Here you can get highly effective full-spectrum CBD oil.

7. Royal CBD

Highlights

  • Three flavors - natural, citrus, mint
  • MCT coconut oil mixed with full-spectrum hemp extract
  • Organic ingredients
  • Strengths - 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg and 2500 mg

Royal CBD stands for all organic. Not only that they use organic ingredients in the CBD oil production, but they even use sustainable materials for its packaging. They are truly committed to providing quality and make sure to test each batch to keep up the standard. Using full-spectrum hemp extract their CBD oil is proven to be effective and available in various flavors and strengths. Mixed with MCT coconut oil this product increases the bioavailability of CBD in the body.

You have the option to get naturally flavored CBD oil, citrus or mint flavor. Royal CBD is a relatively new brand, but it seems that it’s finding its place high on the list of the best CBD oil for pain.

How to Recognize a High-Quality CBD Oil?

What is the best way to determine whether a CBD oil is of high quality? With so many CBD brands on the market selling their product and promoting it as the best, it’s understandable that anyone would have doubts about choosing the right one. But, how to verify it?

There are a few factors you need to take into consideration when doing your search for CBD oil. On top of the list is the source of hemp used to extract CBD. It’s of prime importance that the CBD oil you consume to treat any ailment should be made from the organic non-GMO hemp plants. If the source of the hemp is from the American fields this is an important indication that the end-product will be top-grade.

Next, find out how the CBD is extracted. The best one is the CO2 extraction process where there are no harmful solvents included which is up to the highest standards. CO2 in the role of a solvent preserves the purity of CBD. Also, the type of CBD plays an important role in the quality of the oil. There are two main parts - the full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum, and CBD Isolate. The main difference between all three is the content. The isolate, as the name implies, is pure CBD, no other cannabinoids are included and the broad spectrum has multiple cannabinoids and no THC. Full-spectrum has the combination of CBD and THC which gives the so-called “entourage effect”. In other words, when these two substances are combined together they can be more effective than used alone.

Finally, any reputable CBD brand uses a third-party lab to test the quality, content, and purity of the products. These labs verify whether there are any heavy metals or pesticides and if all ingredients listed on the labels are actually included in the product in the right amount. The lab results should be published on the official website or available upon request. If a brand at any occasion refuses to provide them then something must be wrong.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

Since 2018, all products that contain CBD in its compound are considered legal. According to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 also known as Farm Bill, all these products have been regulated and approved. Still, the level of THC needs to be lower than 0.3% and any CBD oil or cream containing THC over that level is considered illegal.
Colorado has been the first state that has legalized the CBD products and many states in the USA have a different provision. It’s advised that you check the state regulation before purchasing this type of product.

Benefits of CBD Oil for Pain


CBD is still the number one topic for many researchers. It seems that the benefits of using CBD oil are endless. Many users have reported all kinds of improvements in treating many ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety, sleep deprivation, stress, and even in reducing symptoms and side effects of some diseases.

When people consume CBD, this cannabinoid connects with the endocannabinoid system or abbreviated as ECS and it directly helps in keeping the balance of all internal processes in the body. It helps with the immune boost and keeps homeostasis whenever the body is attacked.

If extracted from organic hemp, CBD has plenty of therapeutic properties, and mixed with natural ingredients can only provide support and is not harmful. For that reason, CBD oil is used even by people that don’t suffer from chronic pain or diseases but are only looking for stress relief or relaxation.

What is the Recommended Dosage of CBD Oil?


The most important thing to have in mind when purchasing CBD oil is to be attentive to the potency of the product and consider the purpose of its use. There is no standard dosage for any CBD product due to the many factors that influence its effectiveness. Every manufacturer normally provides its users with a recommended dosage based on the strength of the CBD oil, but you should be the one to determine the right dosage for yourself.

Don’t worry, that is not a difficult thing to do - there are just a few things to have in mind before you choose your dose. Above all, CBD has different effects on people based on their weight and height. Logically, a higher dose would apply for users that have a higher weight, or a stronger dose. Next, it depends on the condition you are trying to treat whether you should get 1 drop per day or more. Again, consider the strength of the oil.

Finally, if you have never tried CBD before you should always start with a low dosage, regardless of your body or your condition. Give yourself some time to adjust to it and see how it works only.

Is CBD Oil Safe?


In some cases, there is a chance that you wouldn’t be able to determine the suitable dosage for you and end up getting a few drops of CBD more than recommended, have no fear. CBD oil will not cause any health issues if you overdose. All products that contain CBD are considered generally safe.

Even so, there are some mild side effects that might appear and that you should be aware of. These may be a result of your body adjusting to CBD or other factors. Some expected side effects are dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, or change in appetite. This might cause a change in your weight and of course a higher sense of thirst. Compared to the side effects that appear as a result of some traditional therapies, these side effects are minor and not at all serious. In any case, they shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

Bottom Line

As you probably learned, finding the right CBD oil for pain takes a lot of work and plenty of research to do. There are so many CBD brands that can trick you into buying a low-grade product if you don’t have enough knowledge on the topic. This is what motivated us to make this list of the most reputable brands that sell CBD oil and make your job easier. Hopefully, we succeeded in it. Lastly, whichever brand you decide to choose in the end, don’t forget to consult with your doctor before you try it. It doesn’t harm to get a professional opinion from the person who is examining your health condition and would probably have a piece of good advice for you.

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Local Musicians Contribute to Singer-Songwriter Joe Wunderle’s Full-Length Debut

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM

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A well-known name in the Cleveland community, singer-songwriter Joe Wunderle moved to Cincinnati earlier this year but not before recording his terrific debut full-length, Nowhere From Here. The album, a collection of folk-y tunes that Wunderle wrote over the past couple of years, comes out on Sunday on all digital platforms.

“I was born in Akron and lived in Lakewood for a long time,” he says via phone. “I listened to all kinds of stuff. I used to be really into death metal and rock ’n’ roll but also blues and folk music. I started writing my own songs when I was 18. I’ve been writing for a long time.”

Recorded last year in a two-room apartment above the Plank Road Tavern in Lakewood, the album features guest appearances by several local musicians. The street sounds come through the windows and the barroom downstairs leak into the 11-track release that tells of “mankind’s continual demise and rise from struggle from all things personal to surreal.”

“We just sat in my living room and recorded where I sat and wrote the tunes,” Wunderle says. “I had a blanket hanging up that divided that room from the rest of the apartment. I used it for heat, but I think it did some sound dappening.”

The disc includes Anthony Papaleo (Mo’ Mojo, Rebekah Jean) on fiddle, Jason Willis (Cory Grinder Band) on upright bass, Austin Stambaugh on mandolin and Stephen “Tebbs” Karney (Rodney & the Regulars) on pedal steel. The pedal steel really drives songs like opening number "Keep the Rain," a twangy tune sounds like a cross between Uncle Tupelo and Bob Dylan. Somber songs such as "Gone Too Far" have such a familiar feel that they sound like traditional ballads.

“Tebbs I had seen playing with Rodney & the Regulars and the Cory Grinder Band. He’s awesome. I’ve been friends with him ever since,” says Wunderle. “He’s a good dude and a heck of a steel player. Anthony [Papaleo] is the best guitar player that I know. I feel silly asking him to play fiddle. They’re fans of my music – I had given them some older recordings. I wanted them guys playing on it. What I had in mind when writing the songs was that kind of orchestration.”

American Primitive, a label first started by Stambaugh and Wunderle in 2019 to document a crop of new guitar players and songwriters, will release the album.

“Austin and I started the label to release our own DIY stuff,” says Wunderle, “but we want to release similar artists and friends of ours too.”

While places like the Winchester and the Beachland — two of the local venues where Wunderle used to perform — are currently not hosting live music, Wunderle hopes to revisit them once the pandemic ends.

“It’s a total bummer,” he says of not being able to play live. “We’re just going to release the album and have it out there. I’m just doing odd jobs for right now, and I’ve been quarantined doing some writing and reading.”

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First Look: All Saints Public House Unveils New Patio as Battery Park Eatery Reopens

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 3:17 PM

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The Coronavirus pandemic has been difficult on all bars and restaurants, but perhaps even more so to those that opened their doors for the very first time just before it all started. That was the case with All Saints Public House (1261 W.76th St., 216-999-7074), which was unveiled at the tail end of February following months of work that touched every square foot of the two-level interior. What guests experienced during the restaurant’s brief pre-Covid existence was a warm, welcoming and elevated neighborhood pub.

For those who did not make it to All Saints before it switched to carry-only life, your opportunity begins anew today, when the pub re-opens for dine-in business.

Partners Chris Brauser and Stephen Stopko, along with chef Cody Heppler, put together a menu of approachable but well-built items that include wedge and Cobb salads, short rib sliders, grilled cheese sandwiches, double cheeseburgers, beer-battered fish and chips, Reubens and a grilled sirloin steak. Those dishes will be supplemented by nightly specials. A late-night menu will be available from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For decades – going all the way back to Snicker’s and continuing with Reddstone and Graffiti – this property has always been known for its spectacular and rambling patio. That patio also has received some much-needed attention in the form of new furniture, fixtures, lighting and landscaping.

Today it was unveiled for the first time publicly. Take a look.

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Sawyer's at Van Aken Will Not Reopen; Garden City, a Rooftop Bar, to Open Above

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 2:54 PM

FORWARD HOSPITALITY GROUP
  • Forward Hospitality Group
Garden City, a cocktail-focused rooftop bar with food, will open at Van Aken District on June 11, says Bobby Rutter of Forward Hospitality Group. The venue sits atop the Sawyer’s restaurant space and shares a kitchen. The bar actually was a tenant in the building before the restaurant below was selected.

“This has been in the works for about 18 months,” Rutter explains.

Garden City will be a year-round business, but it will really shine in warmer months because of the layout, which dedicates more square footage to outdoor spaces than interior. The open-air bar is 2,000 square feet versus 1,800 for inside, which is trimmed down further because of restrooms and other non-usable space.

While cocktail focused, the club will feature a menu built around “approachable but solid American food,” adds Rutter.

As for the restaurant below, Rutter reports that it will not be reopening as Sawyer's and that chef Jonathon Sawyer has zero involvement with the business. With that news, the James Beard Award-winning chef no longer is associated with any Cleveland restaurants following the shuttering of Trentina, Noodlecat and Greenhouse Tavern. (Food stalls at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and FirstEnergy Stadium may have some tenuous affiliation with the chef if they reopen.)

Forward Hospitality, the Cleveland-based restaurant group that is behind notable eateries like Flip Side, Three Palms, One Red Door and Bell & Flower, and clubs like Magnolia and FWD Day + Nightclub, will rename, reformat and remodel the former Sawyer's restaurant. It will still be a wood-fired kitchen, but that is about all that will remain the same. (Rutter also states that Sawyer no longer is involved with SeeSaw in Columbus.)

No name, format or opening date has been revealed for the Sawyer's space, says Rutter.

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Hundreds of Fans Contributed to the New Welshly Arms Music Video

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM

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Update: The Cleveland-based alternative rock band Welshly Arms has just released a fan-centric music video for their new single “Stand”— a song the band wrote to unite and inspire people to band together.

To create the video, the band asked fans to take photos of themselves in quarantine while holding up a handwritten sign of one lyric from “Stand.”

The group received hundreds of submissions from dozens of different countries.

Many fans wore protective masks in their photos and mentioned how much the unifying lyrics of “Stand” meant to them during the COVID-19 era via public comments, posts and private direct messages to the band.

Henry N. McGowan (BoriRock, Ize, MAKA) directed and edited the video, which also uses previously unseen footage of Welshly Arms from prior tours.



Original Post 4/24/2020: Earlier today, the local alt-rock band Welshly Arms released its new single “Stand,” a spirited blues-gospel-rock song the band wrote “with the intention of helping to unite and inspire people to be thoughtful and kind to those around them without pre-conceived notions or prejudice.”

"Now, more than ever, we are in a time when the world needs to unite, and we hope that 'Stand' can be a reminder and a call to action to reach both inward and outward," says frontman Sam Getz in a statement. "Our hope is that we can all start by removing the walls that keep us from accepting and loving our neighbor because of the way they look, or what their political, social, or spiritual beliefs are. By standing up and rejecting the prejudices and inequalities that plague us, we can make a more peaceful and just world to live in. This is where we come from, this is what we do. We've got that same blood, so just stand by me and I'll stand by you.”

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