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News Jam Clevo: Black Keys To Begin Work on New Album and Announce Tour, Emeralds Down a Man, The Return of Lottery League and More

Northeast, Ohio ex-pats, The Black Keys are staying busy. According to reports, the duo will begin work on their next album later this month.  Later, in April and May, the band will pair up with The Flaming Lips for a short run of tour dates, including an April 30th gig in Pittsburgh...Sticking with the ex-pat crowd, the Cleveland-born, instrumental rock band, Emeralds, now find themselves down a man as founding member, Mark McGuire...READ MORE

News of The Rock ‘N’ Roll Kind: That New My Bloody Valentine Record Probably Ain’t Happenin’, But a New Cleveland Rock Compilation Is Definitely Coming Out

A recap of recent music news because I'm a maker, damnit, and I don't have time to read and re-tweet every piece of music news during the week. And I suspect, you're a maker, too, and similarly, don't have time for every, tweet, like and piece, either. Borrowing a line from a friend of mine, get ready for Chinese Democracy, Too. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine assures us the long-awaited follow-up to his band's 1991 masterp...READ MORE

From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Cleveland’s Emeralds BNM’d by Pitchfork Media

Say what you will about Pitchfork, but they are unquestionably one of the few influential tastemakers in the new music business today.  So, it's kinda a big deal to receive their Best New Music designation.  For many, that BNM review can lead to choice festival spots, late night tv appearances, and the adulation of hipsters, bloggers and regular folk, alike.  Hell, the BNM is so big, you may even sell more than 5,000 copies of you...READ MORE