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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Money Where Your Mouth Is: Harptallica, the Harp Metallica Tribute. (Yes, we're serious)

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Because Harptallica is, beyond debate, the finest all-female harp tribute to Metallica we've ever seen, the Scene Music Department is letting both members play a little game we call Money Where Your Mouth Is -- in which we let you find out why you should spend Wednesday night with a group straight from the harpists' mouths. Band: Harptallica Web: www.harptallica.com or www.myspace.com/harptallic Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan Sounds like: "Harps playing Metallica." Recommended for fans of: "Beatallica, Opeth, and Apocalpytica." Fun fact: "I recorded my classical harp album in the same studio and room where Metallica recorded Kill 'em All." Why you need to see them: "We're the only Metallica Harp Duo in the world." -- Ashley Toman, harp and arranger Or, if you prefer your harpists named Patricia: Sounds like: "Harp music, but with more aggressive style of playing and familiar Metallica tunes, sounding different than listeners are used to." Fun fact: "About me: I played three summers at the Ohio Light Opera, so I have an Ohio connection. About the band: By the time we get to Cleveland, we'll have put 49,00 miles on the minivan we're traveling in,­ and we'll only be about halfway through with our tour." Playing where/when: Free show 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 19 at The Spot (Cleveland) (1619 Mistletoe Dr., on Case Western Reserve Campus, 216-368-2786). With the Nathan Corsi Band. Why you need to see them: "It's just not every day you get the chance to hear harpists rock out." -- Patricia Kline, harp

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