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Todd Rundgren returns to "IKRON" with "Todd Rundgren's Utopia" reunion show

By malcolm Published: September 28, 2011

Yeah, Akron loves Todd and Todd loves Akron (apparently) and so do the fine folks at Rundgren Radio who keep bringing him back to town.
So this year's trip into the the Runt Way Back Machine is going hardcore with the return of Todd Rundgren's Utopia

The official word

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Paul Simon coming to E.J. Thomas Hall in November, tickets on sale Friday

By malcolm Published: September 28, 2011

From the desks of Livenation

CLEVELAND, OH – September 26, 2011: Singer-songwriter Paul Simon has extended his 2011 Fall Tour with an additional string of U.S. dates this fall, with a stop in Akron on November 23rd at the University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th at 11am at

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Rock Hall announces 2012 nominees

By malcolm Published: September 27, 2011

From the desks of the folks at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Here are the nominees for the Class of 2012

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R.E.M breaks up after 30 years

By malcolm Published: September 21, 2011

The college rock band that turned indie rock stars turned mainstream pop stars R.E.M. have officially called it a career.

Here is the official statement from their Website

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Guided By Voices returns with new album due for January 1, 2012

By malcolm Published: September 21, 2011

I'm not sure if Bob Pollard is still mad at the Beacon Journal (he always politely declines are interview requests through his "people"), but that won't stop me from spreading the word (via Rolling Stone) that the "classic GBV lineup (Bob Pollard, Mitch Mitchell (not that one, he's dead), Tobin Sprout, Kevin Fennell and Greg Demos,) that recorded the band's breakthrough album "Bee Thousand" but split up after 1996's Under the Bushes, Under the Stars recently and apparently quite quickly recorded an album.

It will be the Dayton band's first official album since 2004 Half Smiles of the Decomposed and it will be called Let's Go Eat the Factory.

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IngenuityFest 2011 happening now (and Saturday and Sunday) at Veterans Memorial Bridge in Cleveland

By malcolm Published: September 16, 2011

IngenuityFest, the Festival of Art and Technology (that for a weekend makes Cleveland as cool and hip as everyone thinks Brooklyn is) jumps off with a full schedule today under the Veterans Memorial Bridge aka the Detroit/Superior Bridge.
The festival boasts interactive and multimedia art, a wide variety of music, dance, poetry and even some interactive scientific demonstrations.

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