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Your Guide to Surviving (and Enjoying) Record Store Day in Cleveland

Although Record Store Day won't celebrate its seventh birthday until Saturday, it's already entering its awkward teenage phase. Some shop owners have become disillusioned with the glut of limited edition releases, especially those from major labels (I'm looking at you translucent Ghostbusters 12.") Record store patrons complain about eBay flipping. It's not uncommon to hear both groups compare the day to Black Friday. Yet, for all...READ MORE

Your Cleveland Concert Calendar for April

Saturday, April 5th: Shannon and the Clams, Wooly Bullies @ Mahall's. Welshly Arms, Teddy Boys, Dan Miraldi & The Albino Winos @ Beachland Ballroom. Monday, April 7th: The Julie Ruin, Screaming Females, ShiSho @ Beachland Ballroom (That's Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, you guys) Thursday, April 10th: The Men, Public, Chin Soda @ Happy Dog. St. Vincent, Noveller @ House of Blues. Friday, April 11th: Mates of State, Bethes...READ MORE

Your Cleveland Concert Calendar for March

Saturday, March 1st: All Dinosaurs, Night Sweats, Black Puddle Noise @ Beachland Tavern. Revolution Brass Band, Muamin Collective @ Mahall's 20 Lanes. Sunday, March 2nd: Parquet Courts, Connections, Pleasure Leftists @ Beachland Ballroom. Lou Reed Birthday Celebration with Mirrors, Kevin Junior & Friends, Rainy Day Saints @ Beachland Tavern. The Sword, Big Business, O'Brother @ Grog Shop. Monday, March 3rd: We Were Promised...READ MORE

Your Cleveland Concert Calendar for October

Thursday, October 3rd: Welshly Arms, The Steepwater Band @ Beachland Tavern. Friday, October 4th: Meat Puppets, Enemy Planes, The New Lou Reeds @ Grog Shop. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Smith Street Band, Koo Koo Kanga Roo @ Beachland Ballroom SOLD OUT. Craig Ramsey, The Universe Doesnt Stand A Chance Against Joshua Jesty, Michael Ivy @ Mahall's 20 Lanes. The Spits, Useless Eaters, Smooth Brain, Short Rabbits @ Now T...READ MORE

Your Cleveland Concert Calendar For August

Thursday, August 8th: Kevin Seconds, Kepi Ghoulie, House of Willis @ Beachland Tavern. Silversun Pickups @ Cleveland Agora. Friday, August 9th: Sam Is Important a Fundraiser for Samuel Mooney wiith All Dinosaurs, Saint Ohio, Nope, Eddie Doldrum, and Locktender @ Grog Shop. Kool Keith, LMNTL, Muamin Collective, DJ Besto @ Now That's Class. Pleasure Leftists @ Mahall's 20 Lanes. The Cult @ HOB Cleveland. Saturday, August 10th: Oh...READ MORE

Your Cleveland Concert Calendar for July

Tuesday, July 2nd: Jimmy Eat World @ House of Blues. Nude Beach, Cheap Clone, Filmstrip @ Now That's Class. Kid Rock @ Blossom Wednesday, July 3rd: Yeasayer, Reptar @ Beachland Ballroom. The Evens (That's Ian McKaye's band) @ Negative Space Gallery. Friday, July 5th: Deafheaven, Marriages, DeathCrawl, The Decoy @ Grog Shop. So Long Albatross, Free Medicine, Nomads, Chin Soda @ Mahall's 20 Lanes. Saturday, Jul 6th: Hollis Bro...READ MORE

The Replacements Are Playing Riot Fest in Chicago, Toronto and Denver

Holy fucking cow! The Replacements will be playing Riot Fest in Chicago (9.13-15), Toronto (8.24-25), and Denver (9.21-22) and it's like jetpacks, time machines, peace in the Middle East, free coffee for life, and a balanced federal budget all in one announcement. When I calm down I'll come up with more extraordinary events that'll never happen in my lifetime. Until then, here's where you get tickets.READ MORE

A Rejuvenated Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album and an October Date at the Wolstein Center

Despite announcing a hiatus in 2009, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor hasn't exactly been idle of late. There was that How to Destroy Angels album with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and the soundtrack work he did for The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Hell, it's not like Nine Inch Nails had a particularly drab existence up to that point, either, with albums released in 2005 (With Teeth), 2007 (Year Zero) and 2008 (Ghosts...READ MORE

Do It: The Last Waltz of the It*Men, a Benefit for the Ken Janssen Medical Fund

Ken Janssen has been active figure in the Cleveland music scene for many years.  He's been in local bands The Hot Rails and The It*Men and he also spent some time booking and bartending at the Beachland Ballroom. Ken, if you don't know him, is the type of dude who'll treat you like an old friend the first time you meet him. That's how he was with me, and believe you me, I'm nothing special. For being one of the good guys in the s...READ MORE