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No Resolution: Looking Ahead to 2013

Resolutions aren't my thing. I've always believed real change has to come from something more than a day on a calendar. And, if this change is something important like better finances, a better diet, or more excercise, you've gotta ask yourself, why did I wait to the single most depressing time of year in Cleveland, when the skies turn grey for months at a time, to begin this new life? Why did I wait until the chance of a real, lasti...READ MORE

Jeff Mangum is god. God is Coming to Cleveland on January 11th

This is a big one. Jeff Mangum, he of Neutral Milk Hotel and In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, one of the most beloved albums of the indie rock canon, has booked a January 11th date at the Ohio City Masonic Temple on Franklin Blvd. This show is sure to sell out and if it is like any of his recent gigs, it will leave a lasting impression on all of those in attendance. He is god, after all, and when you're not allowed cameras, cell phones...READ MORE

From the Rocker’s Notebook: Greetings from Asbury Park and All Tomorrow’s Parties

* From the first notes I heard of The Album Leaf, it was clear that All Tomorrow's Parties would be offering something rare compared to other music festivals -- Supreme sound.  Both the Paramount Theatre, a space similar to Cleveland's Agora, where The Album Leaf played at 5:30 on Friday and the adjoining Asbury Park Convention Hall, equal parts ornate and dumpy, comparable to Cleveland's Public Hall, provided crisp, clear and rob...READ MORE