Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Meat Beat Manifesto 

With Badawi. Monday, April 21, at the Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights.

2077457.t.jpg

While most of the late-'80s industrial scene focused on the genre's mechanical, dehumanizing qualities, Meat Beat Manifesto took a more adventurous and personal approach to the music. Starting with 1989's Storm the Studio, frontman Jack Dangers turned industrial's playbook inside out, fusing dub, hip-hop, and jazz with the rigid, robotic beats of Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire. Since the '90s, Dangers has been taking his aural experiments even further. Meat Beat Manifesto's latest album, Autoimmune, is a slick convergence of the many styles Dangers has appropriated over the years; most notably, he forces the dub and hip-hop elements to the foreground, while electronica flourishes provide the songs' foundations. Onstage, Dangers creates an audiovisual experience that approaches sensory overload, incorporating a live band and video projections.

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.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by Norm Narvaja

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

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

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays