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I Rock Cleveland I Rock Cleveland | 2010 | July


Top Jam of the Week: “Hang Around” by The Biters

With a sound recalling early English new wave, like The Jam, as well as later day power pop heroes, The Exploding Hearts, The Biters hit the ...
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“The Hair Song” by Black Mountain

I can't take credit for this one, but the running joke during Black Mountain's recent appearance at the Beachland Ballroom was that they are such ...
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“Telephone Blues” by The Black Angels

What's interesting about The Black Angels "Telephone Blues," the second song to be released from the Austin psych-rockers third album, isn't ...
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The Blues Explosion Hates Your Opinion, Hates Your Shorts, Loves Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's performance at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival was a rare highlight during a festival which will more than ...
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“Come on Baby Grace” by Boston Spaceships

Beginning with his much-loved lo-fi days in Guided by Voices, and on through countless, much cleaner sounding side projects and solo projects, ...
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Live: Black Mountain @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland. 07.24.10

If the crowd Saturday night at the Beachland Ballroom for the heavy, psychedelic grooves of Vancouver's Black Mountain was sparser than expected, ...
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Shredding Females: New Jams from Marnie Stern and Screaming Females

It sure is nice to hear Marnie Stern hasn't lost one bit of that guitar-geekery which has made her the apple in many a young indie rocker's eye ...
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Moving Pictures: “Paper Thin” by Betty and the Werewolves

Bravo, to the English band Betty and the Werewolves for making indie pop fun again.  To think, all it took was a rebirth of that classic, ...
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