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I Rock Cleveland will resume publishing on Monday, January 6th. Hang tight, rockers.READ MORE

Under Construction

Please be patient as I Rock Cleveland undergoes a much needed upgrade. UPDATE: The upgrade is between 90 and 95 percent complete. I still have some minor CSS tweaks to do, but these are more a function of perfectionism than any visible function. One improvement you should already see is a redesigned navigation system at the top of the screen. All pages and post categories can be found under one of the main menu options. For exa...READ MORE

Guided by Voices Are Returning to Cleveland

Since Robert Pollard began taking the classic Guided by Voices out on the road, the Dayton band have hit Cincinnati, Columbus, Oberlin, Nelsoville (this weekend), but still haven't come back to Cleveland. That's going to change. On Friday, September 14th Uncle Bob, Mitch, Tobin, Kevin and Greg will be at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. There will be beers -- Lots of beers and boooze, too. There will be rock kicks from the sti...READ MORE

This Saturday: 9th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest

This coming Saturday, the 9th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest will be taking place in and all around the Waterloo Arts District.  The Beachland Ballroom will be putting on another one of their Rock 'N' Roll flea markets.  While in the Tavern, bands and djs will man the stage.  Personally, I'll be doing a short dj set from 2 'til 3.  I'm calling it "All About Bob."  I'll be spinning records by Guided by Voices, some Guided by Voice...READ MORE

Coming This Sunday: I Rock Cleveland at The Beachland Brunch

Hey Rockers! This Sunday I'll be at the Beachland Tavern from 11 until 3 with a couple big boxes of vinyl as I dj their Sunday Brunch. As usual I'll have a wide mix of jams from the '60s and '70s on through present times. Included will be some punk, pop, power pop, Brit-pop, garage rock, grunge rock, indie rock, college rock, noise rock, and just plain rock. I've been a good consumer of late, so there will surely be a surprise ...READ MORE

Playlist: The Hold Steady Tailgate Party 04.13.10

First, a big thank you to the Beachland and Team Music Saves for inviting me out to DJ the Hold Steady pre-show party in the Tavern. Also, an equally big thank you for those of you who took time away from their booze to come over and say hi. I truly appreciate your positive feedback. As many of you know, I don't get paid to write this website and I rarely get paid to DJ. I do it for you, and for the Lowenbrau. I can't forget the...READ MORE

Tonight: The Hold Steady @ The Beachland Ballroom And a Kick-Ass Pre-Show Party in the Tavern

Are you planning on attending the Hold Steady show at the Beachland Ballroom tonight?  Then, stop by early at the Tavern where my good friends at Music Saves and I will be throwing a free pre-show tailgate party starting at 6 PM.  There will be food and drink specials, and I'll be behind the turntables with two crates of rock records facilitating the good-time, Rock 'N' Roll vibes.READ MORE

The Great Copyright Fight of 2010

Have you seen the news? I Rock Cleveland is Shut Down by Google's Blogger Service Google Shuts Down MP3 Blogs Google Resumes Music Blog Breakdowns... Google's Latest Music Blog Kerfuffle Highlights Problems with the DMCA I Rock Cleveland's old home at was unceremoniously disabled around noon on Tuesday after I unintentionally got myself caught square in the middle of the great copyrig...READ MORE

I Rock Cleveland at The Beachland Brunch This Sunday

Don't forget, I'll be the special guest DJ for this Sunday's Beachland Brunch. Joining me will be my good friend in rock, Jeff Sierputowski. While I'm still in the process of pulling enough records to fill a four-hour set, I've already set aside some killer LP's from the likes of CCR, GBV, Yo La Tengo, Galaxie 500, Neil Young, Eddy Current Suprression Ring, and Jay Reatard. The Beachland's Sunday Brunch runs from 11 'til 3. More ...READ MORE

From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Pavement Greatest Hits on Its Way, Chris Cornell Gets the Band Back Together, IRC at the Beachland Brunch, and More

* Earlier this morning, Matador Records announced the details behind Pavement's forthcoming greatest hits collection, Quarantine the Past. Or, more accurately, Matador Records announced one detail -- The album with start with "Gold Soundz." The rest of the album's track list will remain a mystery for now, and that's where the fun comes in. The label is sponsoring a guess the track list contest where one winner, the one who comes c...READ MORE