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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stella's Music Club to Launch Its Own Record Label

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:55 AM

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Stella’s Music Club, the new music venue located in downtown Cleveland, has just announced it'll launch a record label, simply dubbed Stella's Records, next month. Birds in the Boneyard [pictured], a pop-jazz-rock band from Queens that includes brothers Mikey and Petey Condoleon and drummer Teo Vanovski, came into town yesterday to discuss a possible record deal and perform at the club.

While in Cleveland, the band also met with locally based producer Jim Wirt (Incubus) and played a late afternoon set at Stella’s for members of the media and friends of the club's owner.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In Advance of This Week's Hard Rock Live Show, Little Steven Talks About His New Live Album

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM

JO LOPEZ
  • Jo Lopez
When we last spoke with singer-guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt, the timing was perfect. He was not only re-launching his long dormant solo career but also bringing the full package — a gargantuan 15-piece band out onto the road to replicate what he had done in the studio for 2017’s Soulfire. The album, a wonderfully retro trip through the back pages of his past work, revisited his solo catalog, collaborations with artists he had worked with and produced over the years, and even some previously unreleased songs.

The project grew out of something which was supposed to be a one-off gig in London. Instead, Van Zandt, in the process of rehearsing the retrospective setlist of material, heard something that “sounded like an album right away” and took advantage of the momentum and went straight into the studio to capture the album that he was hearing in his head. So naturally, when it came time to promote the album itself, he wasn’t going to skimp and just take a handful of players out on tour. “[We] gotta reproduce this record, and it’s a big sounding record,” he told us at the time. And let’s think about this — if you’re going to call your band the Disciples of Soul, why stop at only 12 disciples when you could bring 15?

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Jon Bellion Coming to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in 2019

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 1:38 PM

CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP
  • Capitol Music Group
Rapper/singer-songwriter/producer Jon Bellion has just announced dates in support of his new album, Glory Sound Prep, and the jaunt includes an Aug. 3 stop at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

The album marks Bellion’s follow-up to his 2016 debut, The Human Condition. All three legs of the tour in support of that album sold out.

Tickets to the Nautica show go on sale at 1 p.m. on Friday. 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny to Bring His Side Eye Project to the Kent Stage in March

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 10:04 AM

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  • Courtesy of the Kent Stage
Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny launched his career way back in 1974 with a bang. His unique improvisational style that blends “the loose and flexible articulation customarily reserved for horn players with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility” quickly turned him into a sensation.

Over the decades, Metheny has performed with everyone from Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman and Herbie Hancock.

Next year, Metheny will launch a project he calls Side Eye.

“I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way,” Metheny explains in a press release announcing tour dates for the ensemble.

The group performs on March 23 at the Kent Stage.

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Weird Al to Return to the State Theatre in 2019

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:12 AM

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Always up for a gimmick, satirist Weird Al Yankovic has announced the dates for next year's three-month Strings Attached North American tour that’ll find him performing for the first time ever with a full orchestra.

The tour comes on the heels of his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour that featured "an intimate, scaled-down show" that showcased a rotating setlist of semi-obscure deep-cut non-parody album tracks, many of which he and his band had never performed live before. That tour, which concluded earlier this year, included a sold-out show at Playhouse Square.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

NEEDTOBREATHE to Bring Its Acoustic Tour to the Canton Palace Theatre

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM

NOAH FELDPAUSCH
  • Noah Feldpausch
Singer-guitarist Bear Rinehart and singer-guitarist Bo Rinehart were initially a coffeehouse folk act, but they expanded to a four-piece after adding singer-bassist Seth Bolt and singer-keyboardist Josh Lovelace to the fold about 15 years ago.

They've steadily toured and recorded as NEEDTOBREATHE ever since.

Earlier today, the band announced the dates of an acoustic tour; the group will perform at the Canton Palace Theatre on Feb. 17. Matt Maeson will open the show.

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go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.

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Brothers Osborne to Play the Agora in January

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 9:21 AM

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John and TJ Osborne grew up writing and playing songs for friends and family. After moving from Maryland to Nashville, they launched Brothers Osborne, a self-described "twang-and-crunch duo" that blends country and rock. The band's been a huge success and recently won back-to-back American County Music Vocal Duo of the Year awards.

Earlier this year, they released their sophomore album, Port Saint Joe. They've just announced tour dates in support of the album, and they'll perform on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the  Agora. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.  

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