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Band of the Week: The Vacancies

Band of the Week: The Vacancies

MEET THE BAND: Billy Crooked (vocals), Michael James (guitar, vocals), Kevin Bacik (drums), Bo (bass), Sean Grady (guitar) FORMATION: Initially, the band formed out of the ashes of Jimmy Spider and the Vacancies, a group fronted by local singer-songwriter Danny Frye, who tragically passed away about ten years ago.

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Pete Yorn Mixes Humorous Anecdotes Into His Solo Acoustic Show at the Grog Shop

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Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn walked onto the tiny Grog Shop stage last night looking like he was a slightly disheveled character from a Wes Anderson...

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Revised Eagles Lineup Receives a Warm Welcome at the Q

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The last time that the Eagles were in town at Quicken Loans Arena in 2013, one of the best moments of the night came...

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The Barr Brothers Weave Delicate Web in Masterful Beachland Ballroom Show

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The Barr Brothers, a spacey, bluesy folk outfit from Montreal, have slowly been picking up what seems almost like underground global acclaim. Their tours...

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In Bittersweet Throwdown, Minus the Bear Says 'Farewell' to Cleveland

"That's Josh, and he lives here!" After Minus the Bear threw down an absolute heater of a final set at the Agora last night,...

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U.S. Girls Team Up with Tune-Yards for a Killer Double Bill at the Beachland Next Week

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Initially, Meg Remy began to put the songs together for a new U.S. Girls album the way she always does. She began assembling a...

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Phil Collins Puts His Showmanship on Display at the Q

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We should have known better that when Phil Collins came to Cleveland for a show at Gund Arena in 2004 as part of the...

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Garbage Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Its Second Album With an Invigorating Show at Hard Rock Live

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When the gearhead guys from Madison, WI recruited Scottish singer Shirley Manson to form Garbage, they struck gold. A terrific singer with a big,...

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9 Concerts to Catch in Cleveland This Weekend

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 The Church - Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour After a string of dates in the UK – including a sold-out fan convention...

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Postmodern Jukebox’s ‘Throwback Carnival’ Comes to E.J. Thomas Hall Next Week

Postmodern Jukebox drummer Dave Tedeschi knew the band’s sonic architect Scott Bradlee from an off-Broadway show that the two had worked together on. Bradlee...

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In Advance of His Solo Show at the Music Box, John Lodge Talks About the Moody Blues' Remarkable Legacy

It’s now been more than 50 years since the Moody Blues released their classic Days of Future Passed album, a project which reportedly began...

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In Advance of Next Week's Show at the Music Box, Bruce Cockburn Talks About the Spiritual Side of His New Album

Pacing the Cage, a documentary film about the career of Ottawa-born singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn begins with a rather cryptic segment featuring U2 singer Bono...

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Locally Produced Podcast Studies the Art of Sampling in Popular Music

When Joe Watson heard the folks at the local media design company Front Porch People were interested in launching a music-related podcast, he realized...

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Anita Baker to Bring Her Farewell Concert Series to Playhouse Square

Born in Toledo, Ohio, R&B star Anita Baker grew up in Detroit, where she began singing in her church choir. In the 1980s, she...

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Death Cab For Cutie to Play the Agora in December

On heels of the release of Thank You For Today, its ninth studio album, the Seattle-based indie rock act Death Cab for Cutie has...

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Ninja Sex Party Brings Positive Reinforcement and Boner Rock to the Agora

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For the last decade, Danny Sexbang (Danny Avidan of Game Grumps fame) and Ninja Brian (Brian Wecht—musician, comedian and retired theoretical physicist, seriously) have developed...

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In Advance of His Solo Acoustic Show at the Grog Shop Next Week, Pete Yorn Talks About the Joys of Playing Unplugged

Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn routinely played indie record stores when he was touring in the 2000s and performing indie record stores was a thing that...

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Minus the Bear’s Final Tour Rolls Through Cleveland Next Week

Minus the Bear has one tour left. After this year's final snake through the country, the Seattle-based band won’t be playing anymore wild shows...

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Whiskey Daredevils to Play Release Party at the Grog Shop on October 19

One of our favorite local acts, the Whiskey Daredevils have just released their latest effort, American Songbook, and it’s another winner. The disc, the...

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In Advance of His Upcoming Show at the Agora, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Talks About Making a '21st Century Blues Album'

If time travel was a real thing, we’d go back in a second to catch the Worldwide Texas tour, which ZZ Top mounted initially...

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5 Concerts to Catch in Cleveland This Weekend

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Vanessa Collier Singer-saxophonist Vanessa Collier draws equally from funk, soul, rock, and blues. This year, she received Blues Music Award Nominations...

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Cleveland-Based Gotta Groove Records to Reissue 'Lost' Albums by Ohio-Based Bands

This month, locally based Gotta Groove Records will kick off its new OH Wax Series, which will be dedicated to reissuing "lost" albums that...

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