Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

8/11: Trashcan Sinatras at the Grog Shop

Posted By on Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 8:00 AM

The Trashcan Sinatras have been together for more than 20 years, and not all of them have been easy. In 1996, the guys declared bankruptcy after they were dropped from their major label. The band reemerged a few years later seemingly unscathed, still cranking out pop creations with sweet harmonies and gentle grooves. The Scottish six-piece is now on the road previewing its fifth album, which will be released overseas in September and sometime later in the fall in the U.S. Francis Reader leads the group with a crystal-clear voice, Paul Livingston lets magic trickle through his guitar and the rest of the band plays full-on chamber-pop. Lush, beautiful and relaxing, their concerts are a prime destination for sweethearts. Since Trashcan Sinatras go years without touring, this might be your last chance to see them onstage for a while. Brookville (Andy Chase of Ivy) and the Ben Barrs open at 8 p.m. at the Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Hts., 216.321.5588). Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show. — Danielle Sills

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

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation