Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Video: Warren Zevon at the Odeon in 2000

Posted By on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:05 AM

A true American madman, genius, icon — all of it true in most circles — Warren Zevon stoked a nationwide artistic consciousness with vivid imagery, humor and scathing scrutiny. Here, during a 2000 show at the late Odeon Concert Club, Zevon is in his element. 

The setlist strolls through Zevon's iconic compositions, as well as some of his latter-day stuff — all lapped up with equal fervor by the audience. Ah, to catch this guy while he was around... Bet it was incredible. This video, now gleefully guiding the Scene office through a Wednesday morning, is the distant next-best thing.

(That solo during "Play It All Night Long"... Wow. I could loop that shit all day.)

While we're at it, here are a few other "vintage concerts," one might call them, that we've been posting around here lately.

AC/DC at World Series of Rock at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1979 
Smashing Pumpkins in Tremont in 1991
Queens of the Stone Age at Euclid Tavern in 1999

Tags: , , ,

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

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.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 14, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

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


© 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