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A Thursday Rock Block with The Black Lips, Japandroids, WAVVES, and Young Lords

My first thought, as the first guitar chords from the Black Lips "Starting Over" hit my ears: "Wow, listen to how clean they got that guitar to ...
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From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Rock Hall Announces Latest Inductees

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the 24th Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place this year in Cleveland, will see Run DMC, ...
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Do You Notice a Pattern Here?

I mean besides the fact that Animal Collective's reviews on Pitchfork tend to get a higher score with each subsequent release. Don't you think we, ...
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Moving Pictures: "It’s Hard to be a White Boy in 1992" by Hot Cha Cha

Writing about Hot Cha Cha for Scene Magazine's article, 12 Bands to Watch in 2009, Anastasia Pantsios tries to see past their energetic live shows, ...
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“The Mountain” by Heartless Bastards

The Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom has an unmistakable voice. It's a big, brassy voice. One which conveys the power of a woman who's ...
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Bill Fox Live at The Beachland Tavern. 01.08.09

Following Bill Fox's abrupt retirement from performing some ten years ago, his legend grew exponentially amongst members of the Cleveland undergr...
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“The Facility” by Other Girls

"The Facility" by Cleveland's Other Girls, may have the heart-ache heavy re-verb of Pacific Northwest folk rock (Due in no small part to the ...
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The Beachland Ballroom Is Off the Market

In a newsletter addressed to the Beachland Ballroom mailing list, Beachland co-owner Cindy Barber announced that the venue is now off the market. ...
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