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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Brothers Osborne To Perform at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in September

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 12:45 PM

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  • Brothers Osborne.
The Nashville-based country act Brothers Osborne just announced the dates of its upcoming We're Not for Everyone tour, which is set to stop in nearly 50 markets this fall. The jaunt supports the group's third studio album, Skeletons.

The duo will perform on Sept. 2 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

Singer-songwriters Travis Denning and Tenille Townes will serve as alternating opening acts.

A special fan club presale for the We're Not for Everyone tour launches at 10 a.m. on April 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 23.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In Advance of Upcoming Beachland Show, Samantha Fish Talks About Honing Her Songwriting Chops for Latest Album

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 2:17 PM

Singer-guitarist Samantha Fish. - KAELEN BAROWSKY
  • Kaelen Barowsky
  • Singer-guitarist Samantha Fish.
A few months before the pandemic shut everything down, singer-guitarist Samantha Fish released her latest album, Kill or Be Kind. Frustratingly, Fish, who usually spends the majority of the year on the road, couldn’t tour as much as she would’ve liked in support on the disc.

Last month, however, she booked a few dates in Texas and says she really enjoyed the opportunity to play the socially distanced shows.

“Of course, Texas is more open than other parts of the country, but we’re doing our part to keep everybody safe,” she says recently via phone while driving home from the tour. Fish performs at 5 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the Beachland Ballroom. “We’re following our protocols and guidelines. Sometimes, it’s like herding cats, but it’s been nice to be able to play in a safe way. When we shut down in March [of last year], I had nothing until October when we did a short string of dates. It’s been terrible. It’s hard to watch what people are going through.”

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The Lighthouse and the Whaler Releases Anthemic New Single

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 8:53 AM

The Lighthouse and the Whaler. - COURTESY OF THE ASSEMBLY
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  • The Lighthouse and the Whaler.
The local indie rock act the Lighthouse and the Whaler just released its careening new single, the anthemic “When We Meet.”

The band wrote and produced the tune while in quarantine.

"'When We Meet' is a song about changing perspectives,” says singer Michael LoPresti in press materials. “It’s about focusing on a simpler mindset, making every moment count and caring more for the people I’m with than the things I can achieve alone. It’s been easy for me to get distracted in life, but the last year has taught me — and I’m sure many of us — that the people we can’t live without far outweigh anything else we could ever have."

Last year, the band issued new singles “Brothers” and “California Sun” as well as a new EP, Brothers (B-Sides). A full-length will arrive later this year.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Psychedelic Rockers All Them Witches Coming to the Beachland in December

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 3:06 PM

All Them Witches. - ROBBY STAEBLER
  • Robby Staebler
  • All Them Witches.
Last year, the Nashville-based psych-rock quartet All Them Witches released its latest effort, Nothing As the Ideal, but couldn’t tour behind the album because of COVID restrictions.

Given the amount of touring the band usually does, it's hard to imagine how the act coped.

Assuming the pandemic continues to wane, the group — drummer Robby Staebler, singer-multi-instrumentalist Charles Michael Parks Jr., guitarist Ben McLeod and keyboardist Allan Van Cleave (who recently returned to the band) — will hit the road this fall.

The set of dates includes a Dec. 12 stop at the Beachland Ballroom.

Tickets to the All Them Witches show go on sale on Friday.

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Record Store Day Returns to Cleveland in 2021 with Two Drops of Exclusive Releases in June and July

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 2:21 PM

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Somehow even a pandemic couldn't stop Record Store Day in 2020, and the schedule for Record Store Day 2021 has been revealed, along with which shops in Cleveland will be taking part.

Caution still seems to be key for Record Store Day 2021, the annual spendapalooza for vinyl junkies. What used to be one day has — like last year — been subdivided into multiple drops, where quantities of select exclusives will be released in phases to participating record shops.

The main RSD drops this year are happening on June 12 and July 17. The list of exclusive releases that will be available on the two dates just dropped and it's a doozie, with exclusives from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, the Grateful Dead, Prince, Lady Gaga, Renaldo & the Loaf (!?) … and a Motley Crue cassette boxset, it has to be said.

Participating stores in Cleveland this year — tentatively, according to the official RSD website — include Loop, The Exchange(s), My Mind's Eye, The Current Year, The Vinyl Groove Records and others a bit further out.

Any sort of accompanying events — live music, etc. — are tentatively on hold until 2022, although nothing is ever set in stone these days.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Local R&B Artist Dre Walton Spreads Good Vibes with New Single

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM

The cover art for Dre Walton's new single. - COURTESY OF DRE WALTON
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  • The cover art for Dre Walton's new single.

A U.S. Army veteran who’s aiming to become an R&B superstar, local singer-songwriter Dre Walton has just released the spirited new single “When We Dance.”

Produced by Cleveland native MattLightDaFlame (@MattLightDaFlame), the mid-tempo song begins with echoing vocals and percolating beats as Walton embraces positivity and the optimism that comes as winter turns to spring and spring turns to summer.

“'When We Dance' was created for the world," says Walton in an email exchange about the tune. "I feel with so much 'bad news' going on, I wanted to create a song that would make people all around the world feel good, make them dance, make them smile. This song is for people from all walks of life — short, small, all around the world!! I just want people to enjoy good music again — no violence or anything just genuine great music! I’d love for people around the world to smile and speak highly about 'When We Dance.'"

Walton, who’s been featured on The Steve Harvey Morning Show, has picked up some momentum ever since he teamed up with Tank and Sammie for their Out Savage Tour in 2017.

Just recently, he placed a tune on the NBA 2K21 Next-Gen soundtrack, and he also hopes to launch his own record label, Dream On Entertainment.

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Update: Murder by Death's 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to the Grog Shop in November

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Indie rockers Murder by Death. - MARA BATTISTE
  • Mara Battiste
  • Indie rockers Murder by Death.
Update: Indie rockers Murder by Death had planned to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a 2019/2020 tour that included a stop at the Grog Shop.

That tour got cancelled, but the band has just announced a new set of dates and will now bring its 20th anniversary tour to the Cleveland Heights club on Nov. 14.

Original Post 10/4/2019: Louisville-based indie rockers Murder By Death will hit the road this year and next year to celebrate 20 years since they’ve played their first show. The band regularly performs at the Grog Shop and has included the Cleveland Heights venue on the itinerary. It’ll perform there on March 29.

Fans will curate the set list for the show, and the band will play songs from all eight albums in its catalog. Every ticket comes with a free zine that looks back at the band’s 20-year history. 

Last year’s The Other Shore, a "space-western about a ravaged Earth," sought to capture the mood of two lovers choosing separate paths, one who stays on Earth and one who leaves it.

“Don't miss this chance to sing along, stomp your boots, and sip your favorite libations in celebration,” reads the press release that the Grog Shop issued announcing the date.

Tickets are on sale now.

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