Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Backyard Tire Fire

Posted By on Sat, May 1, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Prepping to set some tires on fire in the backyard
  • Prepping to set some tires on fire in the backyard

Illinois rockers Backyard Tire Fire have a knack for writing songs that sound like “back when” and “now” at the same time. Los Lobos’ saxophonist Steve Berlin produced the band’s latest album, Place to Be, and while Backyard Tire Fire rarely sound like Lobos, they have a few things in common, like engaging tunes, gritty group playing, and lyrics about real life. Anchored by crunchy guitar riffs, Place to Be features rustic-sounding songs about working-class life (“My car’s in the shop/I brought it back from the dead”) with Beatlesque melodies. They play the Beachland Tavern. Robbing Mary and Lac La Belle open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. —Mark Keresman

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Michael Gallucci

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation