To make a long story short, Times Shamrock has bought both the Free Times from Times Publishing Co and The Cleveland Scene from Village Voice Media, and will be merging the two into a “new” Cleveland Scene. Consequently, in three weeks time, Cleveland will be a one alt-weekly city.

On a related note, if there’s any music writing types out there in NEO, who now find themselves without an outlet for their opinions,hit me up at irockcleveland at gmail dot com, so we can discuss ways to play this unfortunate situation into a growth opportunity for IRC. The pay isn’t good (as in none, for now), but I can help you out with promos and access to shows.