Friday, April 20, 2018

Two Lakewood Roommates Got in a Fight, and Hot Sauce Was Used as a Weapon

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:52 PM

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A pair of roommates in Lakewood have officially set the bar for most original melee. Lakewood police were called about a disturbance Thursday around 1 a.m., after a residential argument on the corner of Cove and Clifton turned spicy and downright savage.

According to the police report obtained by Scene, one of the roommates sounds like a petty and passive-aggressive monster, as he allegedly removed all of the light bulbs from the shared space. The other roommate didn't take too kindly to this action and decided to go all aggressive-aggressive, chucking a cast-iron skillet and hot sauce at the offending roommate.

One of the roommates left the scene of the light bulb/hot sauce war zone before police could arrive, and the police report didn't specify what brand of hot sauce was lost in this senseless violence.
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New Order, Avett Brothers, SZA and AWOLNation to Headline Inaugural InCuya Music Festival

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Earlier today, concert promoter AEG Presents (the company that’s been booking shows at the Agora and the company that produces about 30 festivals around the country) held a press conference at the Rock Hall to announce the lineup for InCuya, a summer music festival.

The festival represents a partnership of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the City of Cleveland, Destination Cleveland and the newly-formed Cleveland Concert Company.

The event will take place on Aug. 25 and 26 on the downtown Malls.

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Kanye West Announces Joint Album With Cleveland Native Kid Cudi

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 1:03 PM

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Kanye West has been back on Twitter for about a week and amidst the barrage of on-brand philosophizing and pictures of unreleased Yeezy sneakers, he managed to sneak in the announcement of two (!) new albums. One album, he said, is a collaboration with Cleveland's own Kid Cudi.

Calling their new group Kids See Ghost, West tweeted that the collaboration album is due out June 8. He also announced a seven-track solo release dropping exactly a week prior.  The album will mark Shaker Heights native Cudi's first release since 2016's Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' and West's first since The Life of Pablo from the same year. The two briefly feuded in 2016 when Cudi took to Twitter calling out West for being disloyal, before West publicly patched things up at the Houston stop of his Saint Pablo Tour.

Last November, West trademarked the name Kids See Ghosts for several products, including music videos, video streaming services and a whole slew of clothing. So get ready to relive the bygone days of 2016 when everyone went crazy over West's merch.

We've got about a month and some change to wait for their new album, so you might want to use this time to revisit some of the two rappers' best past collaborations.

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Everything You Need to Know About Record Store Day 2018 in Cleveland

Posted By and on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:46 PM

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It’s no secret that Record Store Day has helped revitalize the sagging sales of independent brick and mortar record stores everywhere. Now celebrating its 11th year, the big event hits Saturday touting limited-edition titles from artists like Aaliyah, Car Seat Headrest, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Below is a list of five Cleveland-area record stores we think you should check out in celebration of all things albums.

You may have to stand in a few lines tomorrow, and elbow through a bunch of hipsters to get what you want, but it should all be worth it in the end.

Blue Arrow Records
16001 Waterloo Rd., 216-486-2415
This cool spot is celebrating record day with a customer appreciation day. The day is going to be packed with specials, events and giveaways, with a secret special guest to be announced the day of. Find more information here.

Nikki's Music
11701 Buckeye Rd., 216-991-0011
If you're a fan of the hip-hop genre, Nikki's Music is here for you. Be sure to ask about their Record Day specials while looking for that N.W.A record you've always wanted. Find more information here.

A Separate Reality Records
2678 W 14th St., 216-644-7934
A Separate Reality Records is celebrating with great sales and an in-store concert. Saturday, all $1 records are 25 cents and $5 records are $2.50. Find more information here.

Brittany's Record Shop
6410 Fleet Ave., 216-804-3453
Celebrate Record Store Day at Brittany's new location as you extol over the many records they have to offer, especially in the genre of hip-hop, reggae and soul. They'll have exclusive RSD vinyl, and in-store sets from DJ Candi Fresca and DJ NuERA. Find more information here.

The Exchange
Various Locations
Each location, including Lakewood, North Olmstead and Parma Heights, will each have its own offerings, so be sure to call ahead or ask in-store for what's available. For more information click here.

For more Cleveland-area locations to check out on Record Store Day head here.

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Greyhound Bus Leaves Cleveland for New York, Makes it to Pennsylvania and Lands in Toledo

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 11:43 AM

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A Greyhound bus driver gave some Clevelanders the ride of their lives this morning. After leaving the Greyhound station nearly three and a half hours late, the bus proceeded to drive around in a giant circle for seven hours and somehow wound up in Toledo.

The bus was scheduled to leave around 2:30 a.m. but didn't pull out from the station until closer to 6 a.m. Somewhere around Pennsylvania, the bus experienced a "road failure" and was instructed by Greyhound corporate to turn around and head back to Cleveland to exchange the bus.

Luckily the driver, who clearly has the absolute best sense of direction in the history of humanity, completely drove past Cleveland and continued west for another two hours until arriving in Toledo.

These passengers were trapped on a seven hour bus ride from hell, and the irony is that their destination in New York City would have only been an hour away had the driver just kept moving forward.

Passenger Raymond Satterfield spoke to Channel 5 News expressing his disdain for Greyhound's customer service team.

"We tried calling corporate, we tried calling customer service, and everybody just kept talking in circles," he said.

Despite this, Greyhound has publicly stated that customers interested in receiving a refund can contact their customer service number at 214-849-8966.

Greyhound is continuing to investigate the situation. Here's hoping they at least bought all of the customers some Tony Packo's while in Toledo.
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Meet WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather and Papa Shango at Absolute Intense Wrestling

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 11:23 AM

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Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) is Cleveland's premiere independent wrestling promotion, and they're celebrating 4/20 with a special treat for wrestling fans. WWE Hall of Fame member The Godfather is making a special appearance at tonight's Ain't Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party show, as will the wrestler Papa Shango. We're keeping it kayfabe here at Scene, so yes, we realize that Papa Shango and The Godfather bare striking similarities.

Other matches include Eddy Only vs. The Seven-Foot Savage PB Smooth, Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Louis Lyndon, a dream partner tag-team match featuring Nick Gage and "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams, Ethan Page vs. Matthew Justice and many more.

AIW served as a battleground to countless performers over the years (who may have wrestled under different aliases) including current WWE superstars Johnny Gargano, Shayna Baszler, Candice LeRae, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Corey Graves, Dean Ambrose, Luke Gallows, The Brian Kendrick, Adam Cole, Kassius Ohno, Ethan Carter III, Kyle O'Reilly, Ricochet, Apollo Crews, Raymond Rowe of the War Raiders and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles.

AIW's Ain't Nothin' But A Gangsta Party is tonight at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, located at 6928 Detroit Rd. The show begins at 7:30 pm. VIP tickets are available for $30 each with general admission for $20.

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Happy 4/20! The Ohio Attorney General Rejected a Proposal Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:22 AM

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Yesterday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a proposed petition to legalize recreational marijuana for all those 21 and over. The written petition, titled the "Marijuana Rights and Regulations Amendment," was proposed in an attempt to amend the Ohio Constitution.

According to a press release from the Attorney General's office, DeWine publicly gave the following reasons for the petition's rejection:

- The summary language giving the General Assembly authority to regulate "marijuana commerce" does not accurately reflect the actual amendment language.

- The summary omits references in the amendment that "Marijuana businesses shall be lawful only in those voting precincts in which the majority of the voters approved this section."

- The summary omits references in the amendment that “The General Assembly shall within 240 days after the effective date enact and enable laws, rules, and regulations consistent with this section.” In his letter regarding the petition, he continued saying “I must caution that this letter is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all defects in the submitted summary.”

House Bill 523 goes into effect Sept. 8, legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. In order to obtain purchasing and usage abilities, The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow people upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board.

This isn't to say that the option for recreational marijuana is no longer a possibility. In order for a petition to continue through the legislative process, a petition must contain 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters. Once the amendment is approved, it must receive signatures from 10 percent of the total votes cast for the office of the governor. All petitions for constitutional amendments have a 10 calendar day review period before a decision is made.

Given that this petition was submitted on 4/9 for a 4/19 review, we can only imagine those that filed were hoping for a much better way to celebrate this year's 4/20.
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