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Friday, March 23, 2018

Harry Potter Film Concert Series Comes to E.J. Thomas Hall in April

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to E.J. Thomas Hall with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert. At 1 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, the Akron Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ score live.

During the orchestra’s performance, the film, the second in the Harry Potter series, will screen in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Film concert series creator and producer Justin Freer will conduct.

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Ringo Starr's All Starr Band to Play Hard Rock Live in September

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 10:22 AM

  • Scott Robert Ritchie
Former Beatle Ringo Starr has just added U.S. tour dates to his 2018 All Starr Band’s itinerary. After touring Europe this June and July, the band will perform throughout North America in September.

The 2018 All Starr Band includes Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Santana’s Gregg Rolie and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman.  Percussionist and saxophonist Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette complete the band.

Each band member will play his most popular songs, and the set will likely include several Beatles’ tracks as well.

The tour comes to Hard Rock Live on Sept. 21.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lakewood Record Store Wax Bodega to Shutter on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 4:44 PM

After opening just over a year ago, Wax Bodega, a Lakewood record store located just down the street from Mahall's 20 Lanes, will close on Saturday.

The owners made the announcement yesterday on the store's website.

“We loved being a part of this tight knit community but an opportunity arose that we simply cannot pass up, so our little family (Dylan, Lauren & Kyle) has made the tough decision to relocate," they say in the post. "We will be exploring all of our options to relaunch the Wax Bodega flagship store in a new location, but until we find the perfect space, we will continue selling your favorite records online alongside our monthly subscriptions.”

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Bon Jovi Guitarist Richie Sambora to Perform at the Rock Hall Prior to the Inductions

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 3:45 PM

  • Joseph Llanes
Earlier today, the Rock Hall announced that Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora will perform a free concert with his band RSO at the Rock Hall prior to being inducted with Bon Jovi. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 7, as part of the Celebration Day festivities happening at the Rock Hall that day.

Australian guitar virtuoso Orianthi will join Sambora, who's reuniting with Bon Jovi for the Inductions.

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Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba Provides a Track-by-Track Breakdown of the Band's New Album

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM

  • David Bean
Initially, Dashboard Confessional singer-guitarist Chris Carrabba sang with the indie rock band Further Seems Forever, an emo group that formed back in 1998. While still a member of that band, he began experimenting with his own tunes and wound up with a "growing pile" of tunes that just weren't right for the band.

When Further had some leftover studio time, Carrabba decided to seize the opportunity to record some of his demos with a $200 guitar that a friend gave him.

After he cut the record, 2000's The Swiss Army Romance, he originally didn't think he'd release it. Once he did, the response was tremendously positive, so he kept writing and recording. The band's second album, 2002's The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most included the hit single "Screaming Infidelities," and the band's third album, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, went to No. 2 on the Top 200. The group even sold out Madison Square Garden.

Dashboard Confessional would eventually splinter in 2011, but it reunited three years ago for a summer tour that paired it with Third Eye Blind.

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The Shadowboxers Relish Opportunity to Open for Mentor Justin Timberlake

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 10:21 AM

  • Courtesy of PMK*BNC
The Shadowboxers — singer-songwriters Scott Tyler, Matt Lipkins and Adam Hoffman — met nine years ago in college in Atlanta and began performing at events and parties.

Like many bands, they mostly played cover tunes as they tried to find their original sound. Once they graduated from college, they moved to Nashville and continued to refine their pop/soul sound.

"Our biggest influence is soul music from the '70s and '80s — Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, all that good stuff," says Hoffman in a recent conference call with Tyler and Lipkins. "We're also really influenced by '90s hip-hop and a lot of current music as well."

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tribute to Local DJ Rob Sherwood to Take Place at Sachsenheim Hall

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 3:18 PM

  • Courtesy of Tim Nekuza
Rob Sherwood was part of Cleveland's DJ scene before it was cool to be part of the city's DJ scene.

He spun at clubs/club nights such as Trilogy, Metropolis, Aquilon, the Nine of Clubs, Alter House, U4ia, the Church, Next!, the Lift, Shake-N-Bake, Rock N Roll Fag Bar and the Loft.

He also cut remixes for acts such as Deee-Lite, Sparks, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, the Lightning Seeds and Sagat.

Tragically, he passed away last month.

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