The four fortysomething members of Avon Lake's Time have played together since they were 16. Their camaraderie comes through on their self-titled debut, which sounds exactly like you'd expect a record made by guys raised on classic rock would sound. On the opening "Kissing You Goodbye," frontman Tom Coffin channels Cheap Trick's Robin Zander and Southside Johnny. And the blaring saxophone of the album's first half recalls '80s-era Springsteen. But Time's closing, "Let the Lady Win a Hand," goes for something more epic, evoking the Band but never quite hitting its mark. In between, warbling vocals, demented lyrics, and prickly guitars suggest that this group of middle-aged businessmen may be harboring a fiery punk spirit. — Jeff Niesel
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 [email protected].
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.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.