Mitch Karczewski, owner of Lorain's Red Parrot and former owner of the Flying Machine, died Tuesday. Karczewski was a longtime promoter whose Spotlight Talent had worked with Mushroomhead and organized the World Series of Metal festivals. At his passing, he'd been working with all-girl rock group Level C.
His wake will be this Sunday at Golubski Funeral Home (5986 Ridge Rd., Parma). In the meantime, Chris Akin, host of The Classic Metal Show, offered the below memory of Karczewski. Stay tuned to Scene to read more. And if you have any Mitch stories -- everybody on the scene does -- please post one. -- DX Ferris
“Metal Show, who’s this?” the Warlock called out to a call that rang through on the flashing hotline in WMMS’ on-air studio.
“Hey guys! It’s Mitch Karczewski from Spotlight Talent and Anthony from the Agora. We’re down here with Dokken tonight, and could really use the help getting some people here. Could you guys tell people that if they want to see Dokken, they can come down here and get in free?”
The irony of the call hit me on a lot of levels. ...