Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

41001.0.jpeg
It's fitting that the cover of the Sign-Offs' latest demo is a shot of the band outside the Rock Hall, the day it played the Scene Music Awards in June. That night, the Sign-Offs had something of a coming-out party, damn near stealing the show with an attitudinal, curled-lip set. The band already had a strong local following, but on that night, it veered away from the quarrelsome street punk that characterized its debut and toward a more brazen, ill-mannered rock and roll.

This disc confirms said departure -- and what a wise a move it is. Album opener "Lose It" is the best thing this band has ever done and one of the finest rock anthems of the year -- local or not. Combined with bruisers like "Mary" and "My World," it's enough to ensure that a new record deal for this beer-powered bunch is as certain as these dudes' impending cirrhosis.

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.

Speaking of Regional Beat

More by Jason Bracelin

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
  • Andrea Bocelli @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

    • Thu., Dec. 2
  • Kellen Erskine @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • 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