* Rock Gallery, a new space created by the Beachland Ballroom’s Cindy Barber, and located right next to the Beachland Ballroom, is opening a new exhibit today, April 5th (6-9PM), showcasing some of the greatest Cleveland had to offer during the classic rock era. On display will be posters, photos, and other artifacts from the likes of James Gang, the Raspberries, Damnation of Adam Blessing, Rastus, Wild Butter, Tiny Alice, Eli Radish, Rainbow Canyon, Michael Stanley, Glass Harp, Blue Ash, and Left End.

* Horrible Fest has announced their 2013 lineup for their weekend festival at Now That’s Class, and as always, it’s a doozy. My favorite addition may be the 6 AM drink specials on Sunday for those who’ve survived the first three days. The full schedule is as follows:

Thursday 5/16

Flyin’ Trichecos
Royal Blood (members of Puffy Areolas/Wooly Bullies)
Bad Noids
Screening of the UV Race movie “Autonomy and Deliberation” (UV will be here / possibly introduce the movie)
Mr. California opening ceremony

Friday  5/17 6PM Outdoor BBQ / Free Party

Burger Boys
Mr. California (Playing on the roof of the neighbors house)

Plus free meat and veggie hot dogs, hot tub, Grady’s Wing Easy, B-Ball, Badmiddon & drink specials and ****shoot the freak***

Friday 8PM Main  

UV Race
Timmy’s Organism
Richard Papiercuts
The Sleaze
Cracked Cup
Smooth Brain

Saturday 5/18 Bowling Party 2-6PM @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes(Includes Free Pool and bowling from 3-5PM)

UV Race (Different set than Friday night)
Folded Shirt
Utah Jazz
Party Plates
Trailer Park Tornadoes
The Retrouched Ecce Homo Band

Saturday Night 8PM Show

Terveet Kadet
Pink Reason
Lotus Fucker
Hank Wood and The Hammerheads
True Sons of Thunder
The Inmates

Sunday Morning 5/19 – bar re-opens at 6AM

Early-morning performances by Femsickliver (2 man lineup doing a unique set) and White Load
Plus an omelette bar and drink specials for those who survived the weekend and can show up early!

* The benefit for local musician, and all around good guy, Ken Janssen continues to impress. To date, the crowdfunding campaign to repress an album by one of his old bands, The It*Men, has raised over 18K. Then there’s the benefit show, itself. On June 1st, The Hot Rails, Cobra Verde, The New Lou Reeds, and Charles Hill, Jr, will all do their part, too, in order to help Janssen cover medical expenses as he continues to battle ALS.