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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stoner Rock Trailblazers Acid King to Play 1999’s ‘Busse Woods’ in Its Entirety Next Week at the Grog Shop

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:58 PM

  • Ray Ahner
Though singer-guitarist Lori S. started the stoner rock/doom metal band Acid King after moving from the Chicago suburbs to the Bay Area, her days in the Windy City’s 'burbs inspired the band’s 1999 album Busse Woods. She took the title from a park where she and her friends used to hang out and blast heavy metal tunes.

Think Heavy Metal Parking Lot meets Dazed and Confused.

“We were bored teenagers who didn’t have anything to do,” says Lori S. via phone. The band brings its tour celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary to the Grog Shop at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. “We hung out at different forest preserves. Back in those days, [the park] was one of the most notorious places. It’s supposed to be for families to picnic. It was full of people selling drugs — not heroin. It was Black Beauties and dimebags and nickelbags and speed. The whole parking lot was filled with people had their trunks open cranking Black Sabbath. It was a flea market of drugs. We hung out with this one guy who sold drugs, and we’d get stoned and play Frisbee. That’s what Busse Woods was about. I’m sure every kid had their version of that.”

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New Wave Icons Berlin to Appear at the Rock Hall on Monday

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:37 PM

  • Courtesy of KMJPR
Earlier today, the Rock Hall announced the L.A.-based New Wave act Berlin, which performs on Sunday at House of Blues, will include the Hall of Fame as part of a special stop on their 40th anniversary tour.

On Monday, the band will play live, present an artifact, and conduct a meet-and-greet with fans in the museum’s newly unveiled permanent exhibit, the Garage.

The event is free with admission. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the event begins at noon.

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10 Concerts to Catch in Cleveland This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 12:15 PM

  • Courtesy of the Rock Hall

Rock Hall Honors: Mavis Staples

The new Rock Hall Honors award features a career celebration and full night of music from soul/R&B singer Mavis Staples tonight at 8 at the State Theatre. Inductee Jackson Browne and Valerie June will join Staples during the concert. Just last week, the Rock Hall announced that Dawes singer Taylor Goldsmith would join the bill as well. A Rock Hall Inductee, Staples will deliver “a full set of her hits as well as recent releases.” Tickets are $30 to $100. (Jeff Niesel) 8 p.m. $30-$100. State Theatre.

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The Texas Tenors To Open the Cleveland Pops Orchestra's Season

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM

  • Courtesy of Katz PR
The Cleveland Pops Orchestra puts on concerts, youth programs and community events that “represent one of the most comprehensive and dedicated musical arts programs in Northeast Ohio.” Now in its 24th year, the organization is renowned for its programs that feature American orchestral popular music, jazz, Broadway, and patriotic and light classics.

Just this week, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra announced that The Texas Tenors, a group that came to prominence after its appearance on America’s Got Talent, will be the special guest for its season opener. The most successful music group to come off the show, the act is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

T-Pain To Perform at the Agora in November

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Rapper T-Pain, a guy who's notched 60 hit songs during his career, returned last year after a brief break to release Everything Must Go, a mixtape that collected previously unreleased tunes. He followed it up earlier this year with the studio release 1UP.

Now, he's just announced the dates of fall tour.

He performs on Nov. 3 at the Agora. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.

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Holden Arboretum's Goblins in the Garden Event To Take Place on Oct. 5 and 6

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 3:56 PM

  • Courtesy of Holden Arboretum
Earlier today, Holden Arboretum announced that its annual Goblins in the Garden event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6.

During the event, families can trick-or-treat through decorated gardens, scramble through a hedge maze and see a scarecrow display. There will also be a petting zoo and pony rides.

A press release for the event states that “this weekend event encourages families to come out in their Halloween costumes and enjoy numerous outdoor activities, including wagon rides, a straw pyramid climb, games and crafts and professional face painting.”

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Akron Street Named After Local Guitar Pedal Manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices

Posted By on Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 3:34 PM

  • Sweet Cheetah Publicity
Earlier today, Akron-based, hand-crafted effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices announced that it now has its own street. The street where the company resides has been named EarthQuaker Drive.

Watch the unveiling here.

The company creates products that are available in over 865 retail locations in approximately 50 countries. Its key retailers include Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater and Thomann. EarthQuaker Devices has sold approximately 250,000 units and has also recently inked distribution partnerships with Yamaha Australia and Yamaha Asia.

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