Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Mr. Gnome 

Echoes on the Ground (www.mrgnome.com)

On its debut release, Cleveland's Mr. Gnome introduces itself to the scene with strength. Composed of Nicole Barille on vocals and guitar and Sam Meister on drums, the duo creates a dynamic five-track disc that is an extremely satisfying listen.

Though it is firmly rooted in rock, Meister's drumming flashes occasional hip-hop flourishes, and he has no trouble mixing up his beats, particularly on "El Marko" and "T.L.S." With her knack for unique melodies, Barille's smooth and powerful voice is the duo's greatest asset, shining brightest on the title track. Her guitar work is up to par as well; syncing and playing off the drums, she creates beds of sound that are sometimes thin and beautiful, but more often thick and full of teeth. In the current musical landscape, there seems to be no shortage of talented two-piece rock acts that have a big sound. Mr. Gnome can hang with any of 'em.

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 Joe Minadeo

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

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
  • Louis C.K. @ Agora Theatre

    • Thu., Dec. 2
  • Andrea Bocelli @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

    • Thu., Dec. 2

© 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