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A Jam Packed Thursday with Nothing, Cult of Youth, Mr Gnome, Twerps, and Parkay Quartz

When the book is closed on 2014, or a month from now when music pubs start pushing their end of the year round-ups, a surprising release will likely top my list -- Nothing's Guilty of Everything. Upon it's release, I found it more diverse and more engaging than most modern shoegazer albums (your best comparison may be '90s alt-rockers Hum, a band who weren't afraid to go full metal during their atmospheric rock jams), yet, I also felt emptiness upon my initial listens. Here was a band fronted by an ex-punk, ex-con and I wanted more of the story to come through in the lyrics. Turns out, Nothing wasn't lacking. My patience was lacking. The title track kills me to this day.
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Play Me: “Rise and Shine” by mr. Gnome

While not quite the epic noise Cleveland art-rock duo, mr. Gnome are known for, new single "Rise and Shine," from the band's forthcoming album Heart of a Dark Star (11.18 on El Marko), isn't your standard garage rock stomper, either. By taking what they do best, i.e., rousing up a righteous wall of sound, and applying that knowledge to a down home melody, they've provided a convenient entry point for those who've slept on their career output to date.
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Torche and Cloud Nothings Set to Appear at the Rock Hall’s Free Summer Concert Series

Well, color me rocked.  Local buzzband Cloud Nothings (July 11th) and Southern heavies, Torche (July 25th) are just two of the headliners announ...
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A Fistful of Jams feat. Mr Gnome, Weekend, Still Corners, Boris, and Chelsea Wolfe

During the month of September I wrote what I believe to be an I Rock Cleveland record eleven record reviews.  October started with a road trip ...
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Moving Pictures: "Night of the Crickets" by mr Gnome

mr Gnome's new video for "Night of the Crickets" falls somewhere between Donnie Darko, the Sci-Fi Channel's Saturday night movie, and a creepy ...
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From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Cleveland’s mr Gnome Gets Forkcasted

Look what the RSS Reader dragged in today: mr Gnome's "Rabbits" featured on Pitchfork's Forkcast. It's not every day that one of our Cleveland ...
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"Night of the Crickets" by mr. Gnome

Cleveland's mr Gnome can be a difficult band to categorize. Their music can display the precision of post-rock, the gentle sway of dream pop, and ...
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“Pirates” by Mr. Gnome

Cleveland's mr. Gnome have had the misfortune of being saddled with one of the worst made up genres next to nu-rave, namely, trip rock. If ...
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