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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Happy Christmas, You Scumbags

Posted By on Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 8:46 AM

In accordance with a Scene tradition that six people know or care about, we say thanks for another magical year and suggest you improve your Christmas Day by spending four minutes of it listening to the best Christmas song ever made.

Happy Christmas, you scumbags. 

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Update: Reissue of 'Cleveland Rocks' Compilation Due Out on April 5

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Update: Relaunched earlier this year, Cleveland International has announced that the reissue of Cleveland Rocks, a compilation that first came out in the 1970s, will arrive on LP and CD on April 5. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.

In addition to Meat Loaf’s “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” the 13-track collection includes classics by Ian Hunter, Ronnie Spector & the E Street Band, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Just Us Girls, Iron City Houserockers, Euclid Beach Band, the Boyzz, Essence, Mike Berry, the Rovers, and Bat out of Hell collaborators Jim Steinman and Ellen Foley.

A portion of the net proceeds from the album's sales will benefit the Steve Popovich Scholarship Fund at Cuyahoga Community College.

Original Post 12/26/2018:
Back in the 1970s when Cleveland became synonymous with rock n’ roll, the late Steve Popovich formed Cleveland International Records. The label had a huge hit right out of the gates with Meat Loaf’s 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and would go on to garner Grammy nods and other accolades.

While Popovich still ran the label, it filed a lawsuit against Sony Music, which had produced copies of Bat Out of Hell without the Cleveland Internataional logo on them. Now that the suit has been settled, Popovich’s son, Steve Popovich, Jr., has relaunched the label.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Update: Simple Plan to Headline the Cleveland Stop of Warped's 25th Anniversary Tour

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 1:29 PM

  • Michael Pfeiffer
Update: Earlier today, the Rock Hall announced that it has partnered with the Vans Warped Tour to create a special new exhibit, Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour. The exhibit documents the history of the tour from its inception in 1995 through the final cross-country run in 2018. It includes artifacts from acts such as Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Rancid, Reel Big Fish, Joan Jett and Ice-T.

“Not only did Vans Warped Tour provide a launching pad for numerous artists, it also helped bring underground culture into the mainstream and created a real community for fans that may have struggled to fit in elsewhere,” says Rock Hall curator Amanda Pecsenye in a press release about the exhibit and concert. “The lasting impact of Warped Tour cannot be underestimated.”

On Saturday, June 8, the Forever Warped exhibit will kick off with a special opening concert featuring Simple Plan, We the Kings, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Chali 2na & Cut Chemist

“The Vans Warped Tour holds a very special place in our hearts and in our history.” explains Steve Van Doren, vice president of global events and promotions at Vans. “It was through the annual tour that we were able to bring music and action sports to youth across the globe for over two decades. We are really excited to partner with Kevin and the Warped team to put on a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate the tour’s final year.”

Tickets went on sale this morning, and the kickoff concert is already sold out.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

These Before and After Photos Reveal How Much Cleveland Has Changed

Posted on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 1:07 AM

Sunday, December 30, 2018

25 Things To Do If You’re Sober in Cleveland

Posted on Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Friday, December 28, 2018

Scene's Most-Read Cleveland Food Reviews in 2018

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Those famous soup dumplings at LJ Shanghai. - PHOTO BY EMANUEL WALLACE
  • Photo by Emanuel Wallace
  • Those famous soup dumplings at LJ Shanghai.
There were plenty of our Cleveland food-related stories that caught the attention of our readers — including restaurant openings, closings, mouse infestations and even a story about an Ohio City bistro that used the c-word in reference to some Facebook commentors. But through all of the industry drama, our food editor Douglas Trattner managed to highlight the restaurants and breweries in the area with his trademark brutal honesty.

Here are the five most-read Scene restaurant reviews of the year:

1. Soup Dumplings and Chinese Noodles Will Keep Us Coming Back to LJ Shanghai, the Newest Addition to Asiatown
Choice quote: "The service is swift, the portions robust, the prices modest and the surroundings modern and comfortable. But it's the food – oh, those wicked little soup dumplings – that will keep us coming back on a regular basis."

2. Lox, Stock and Brisket Arrived With Almost No Notice to Dazzle the East Side with Jewish Deli Perfection
Choice quote: "Stop me if you've heard this one before: After nearly 20 years away from Cleveland, a mysterious Italian chef sneaks back into town, opens a Jewish deli practically overnight, and quickly becomes the talk of the east side. You haven't? Neither had I. But that's precisely the way it went down when Anthony Zappola opened Lox, Stock and Brisket in University Heights last month."

3. Ushabu's New 13-Course Tasting Menu is a Michelin-Star-Worthy Adventure Through Cleveland and Japan;
Choice quote: "There's been a quiet revolt against tasting menus taking place in America and I roundly fall into the camp of insurgents. Few diners want to plant their butts in a seat for four hours while the chef attempts to show off. At Ushabu we breezed through 13 courses in under two hours, thanks to crisp pacing that anticipated our every move. And at $150 per person, it is a remarkable value."

4. Prepare to Feast at Rising Grill, the Newest Korean Barbecue Joint in Asia Town
Choice quote: "Sure, it takes a bit of effort to get settled into a groove at a Korean barbecue joint, but once you do, there are few more exhilarating dining experiences. Bring the right tablemates and you're in for a boisterous, delicious and, at times, chaotic meat-filled ride."

5. Five Decades in, Balaton Remains an Eastern European Comfort Trip You Shouldn't Miss
Choice quote: "At Balaton, a steady drumbeat emanates from the kitchen with reliable consistency. Bang, bang, bang. That's the sound of veal cutlets being pounded into carpaccio-thin leaves, which get breaded and fried until puffy, craggy, golden and crisp. They arrive in the form of schnitzel "sandwiches" ($11.95) or as an entree. Know going in that Balaton is like Alice in Wonderland, where "small" ($17.95) is large and "regular" ($24.95) is anything but."

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On the Browns Coaching Search — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM


Andre and Zac wrap up 2018 and play a little Glory Days, presented by American Fireworks.

Subscribe to A to Z on iTunes here or stream below.

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