Concert Review and Slideshow: High School Rock Off Round 6 at House of Blues


The sixth round of the 17th Annual High School Rock Off, which took place yesterday afternoon at House of Blues featured another 11 bands competing for a spot at the upcoming Final Exam in a four-and-a-half concert that featured a good mix of pop, punk and rock acts (and one band that brought an entire choir onto the stage).

Lakeview High School’s the Bob and Tom Show started off with an acoustic singer-songwriter set. The two guys played a mix of original tunes and covers by bands such as Mayday Parade that showed off their subdued vocal skills and acoustic guitar skills. Way Past Curfew followed with a heavy set of originals and covers that concluded with a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” The sharp-dressed Evolution all wore matching white shirts and black slacks and played a solid set of retro-sounding pop music. Their set alternated between originals and covers of tracks such as “Route 66” and “Free Bird,” the latter of which they used to conclude their rousing set.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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