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The Promise Hero/These Knees/Keys & Corridors/4 Door Theatre/Surrounding Cities, Caught Up in a Dream

For years, local singer-guitarist Bobby Vaughn has gigged around town with his indie rock band the Promise Hero. His favorite venue is the Grog Shop and he’s on a campaign to sell the place out when he performs there tonight. He’s dubbed the show #selloutthegrog and has put together a clever video featuring testimonials from friends and family (and Grog Shop owner Kathy Blackman). It's not just a gimmick, either. The guy makes some great music. The title track from the band's 2013 album, "Déjà Vu” has an elegant string arrangement and bits of piano that amplify Vaughn's high-pitched vocals, making an otherwise ordinary power ballad into something powerful (think of Green Day's "Street of Broken Dreams"). Elsewhere, "Keep It Flowing" is a poppy Weezer-like number with nasally vocals, and the bouncy piano in "Locked Up Alone" sounds like something from a Ben Folds album. The tunes reflect Vaughn's inspirations: the Beatles and Beach Boys. Should be a good show, whether or not it ends up selling out. (Niesel)

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  • Grog Shop

    2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland East Side/University Circle/Little Italy

    216-321-5588

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