Band of the Week: The Speedbumps

Band of the Week: The Speedbumps

MEET THE BAND: Erik Urycki (vocals and guitar), Bethany Svoboda (vocals, keyboards, guitar and banjo), Sam Kristoff (cello), Kevin Martinez (acoustic and electric bass) and Danny Jenkins (drums and percussion) FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: Though the indie folk band first came together in 2007, singer-guitarist Erik Urycki had been busking with a friend James Richardson on upright bass prior to that.

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6 Concerts to Catch This Weekend in Cleveland

FRIDAY, JULY 21 Lady Antebellum/Kelsea Ballerini/Brett Young Country superstars Lady Antebellum, the group made its debut in 2007 as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's single...

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Foxygen’s Latest Album and Tour Push the Band Deeper into the Theatrical World of Hollywood

In little more than a year, Foxygen has traversed a scope of creativity and work that few bands touch even after decades of writing...

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Cleveland-Based Steadfast Records Returns After a 17-Year Hiatus

In the past, the locally based record label Steadfast Records released albums by national acts such as Zao and Brandtson. But then, some 17 years...

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Local Singer-Songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield Speaks Out Against Domestic Abuse

A national artist who regularly tours the country, Kent-based singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, might be one of Northeast Ohio’s best-known musical exports. The soft-spoken artist...

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Luke Bryan Surprises Cleveland Street Guitarist, Dances to his Own Music

This weekend, Progressive Field wasn't the only place to catch a performance by Luke Bryan (read our concert review here). The country singer also leapt out...

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Brought Out the Masses to See LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange

Pitchfork returned to Chicago's Union Park this past weekend for its annual summer music festival, and we were there to experience it all. The music...

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Technical Issues Aside, 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards Ceremony Features Its Share of Memorable Moments

The inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards, which took place almost three years ago to the day at Voinovich Park behind the Rock & Roll Hall...

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Up-and-Coming Singer-Songwriter Travis Linville Talks About His Breakthrough Album, 'Up Ahead'

Singer-songwriter Travis Linville grew up in a highly musical family. His grandparents played in a band that performed on a weekly radio show in the...

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In Advance of Retrovirus's Beachland Tavern Concert, Lydia Lunch Talks About Her Lengthy Career

A few years ago, Lydia Lunch, No Wave icon Lydia Lunch put together Retrovirus, a band that could play the music of her punk rock...

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Stevie Nicks to Play the Covelli Centre in September

Last year, raspy-voiced Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks embarked on her 24 Karat Gold Tour in support of her 2014 effort, 24 Karat Gold: Songs...

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A Lunchbox of CDs Inspired Local Hip-Hop Producer and 'Old Head' M. Stacks

Cleveland hip-hop producer M.Stacks turned 29 earlier this year and, for the first time, started feeling old. “People in the studio started calling me O.G.,...

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Cracker Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Rousing Show at the Music Box

The story behind the genesis of the alternative rock act Cracker goes a little like this. After beloved indie rockers Camper van Beethoven broke up...

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Luke Bryan Revels in Party Atmosphere at Progressive Field

Replete with narratives about drinking beer on the front porch and heading out to do some “huntin’ and fishin’,” country singer-guitarist Luke Bryan’s music seems...

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Billy Joel Delivers Marathon Concert at Progressive Field

A Billy Joel concert is a marathon, not a sprint. The pianist demonstrated that last night at a sold-out, two-and-a-half-hour Progressive Field show that had...

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Singer-Songwriter Andrew Bird Talks About How Much He Loves the Spontaneity of Live Performance

Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird originally learned to play the violin by ear. While in high school, he spent hours practicing and refining his ability to play...

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Update: AEG Presents CEO Promises an ‘Uptick' in Concerts at the Agora in the Wake of a New Agreement

Update: Earlier today, Agora Theatre and Ballroom Operator Chris Zitterbart, AEG Presents Chief Operating Officer Shawn Trell and City of Cleveland Councilman TJ Dow met...

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In Advance of His Kent Stage Concert, Steve Earle Talks About What It Means to Be an 'Outlaw'

Last year when Steve Earle performed at the Music Box Supper Club on his tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his seminal album...

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Book of 'Lost' Dead Boys Photos to Be Published in September

One of punk rock’s most significant acts, the Dead Boys emerged from Cleveland in the late 1970s and would go on to achieve national (and...

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Rapper Michael Christmas to Headline Lemur Fest at the Grog Shop

“I want to be like Shaq,” Michael Christmas says in a recent phone interview, speaking about the former basketball star’s seeming omnipresence across media and...

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Members of the Zombies Participate in the Opening of Their New Rock Hall Exhibit

Hugh Grundy, Chris White, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, surviving members of the classic rock act the Zombies, dedicated a new exhibit about their band...

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Update: Alternative Press Music Awards Ceremony Moves to the State Theatre

Update: Earlier today, Alternative Press announced that "logistical issues" have forced it to the move its annual music awards scheduled to take place on Monday...

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