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Dave Clark Five singer dies before induction

By malcolm Published: February 29, 2008

LONDON (AP) _ Dave Clark Five lead singer Mike Smith died of pneumonia Thursday, less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was 64.

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Rock Hall Inductors announced

By malcolm Published: February 26, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) ` Justin Timberlake will induct Madonna into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.¶
The ‘‘Sexyback’’ singer has been working with the Material
Mom on her upcoming album, expected to be released this year.¶
Madonna will be among those honored March 10 at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. Other inductees include
Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, The Dave Clark Five, The
Ventures and Little Walter.¶
Tom Hanks will induct The Dave Clark Five, the '60s British
pop band behind the hit ‘‘Glad All Over.’’ Billy Joel will pay
tribute to Mellencamp, and Lou Reed will honor Cohen.¶
Ben Harper will induct Little Walter, who produced 14 Top 10
hits on the R&B charts before his death in 1968 at 37. John
Fogerty will induct The Ventures, whose hits include ‘‘Walk
Don't Run’’ and ‘‘Hawaii Five-O.’’¶
Singer-songwriter Jerry Butler will induct Kenny Gamble and
Leon Huff, founders of the Philadelphia International record
label that collaborated with R&B artists such as Butler, The
O'Jays, Patti LaBelle and Lou Rawls.¶
On the Net:¶
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:¶¶

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New Black Keys Track available for streaming

By malcolm Published: February 21, 2008

Though Akron Duo The Black Keys next album Attack & Release isn't due until April, the duo has posted a new track Strange Times on their myspace page.
Area fans with decent memories may recognize the song as one of the tunes the band played during their December concert at The Civic Theatre.

Dig the synths and the more fleshed out arrangement.

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Tri-C JazzFest announces 2008 lineup

By malcolm Published: February 21, 2008

The 2008 Tri-C JazzFest lineup has been announced.
the 2008 festival will run from April 17-27 and will be a salute to "American Classics" and will feature several of the guest artists paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Billy Holiday

The lineup includes:
Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli & The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra paying tribute to Frank Sinatra, Nnenna Freelon paying tribute to Billy Holiday , Jason Miles paying tribute to Marvin Gaye and Motown, Rick Braun and Richard Elliot,The Joshua Redman Trio, The,Vijay Iyer Quartet, The Marcus Roberts Trio, Eddie Backus, Sr., The JD Allen Trio,The Ernie Krivda Trio, and Dominick Farinacci.

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My Chemical Romance Coming To Agora

By malcolm Published: February 20, 2008

...In two months!!

To be exact:

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Chrissie Hynde rides the bus...for you

By malcolm Published: February 19, 2008

Per the Associated Press

Chrissie Hynde took a ride on an Akron city bus to show her support of a countywide sales tax increase for mass transit.

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Stone Temple Pilots fans Rejoice!

By malcolm Published: February 12, 2008

Sorry about the Grammys blog, had some technical difficulties with the hamster that powers my Googlebox.

And now for someting completely different.

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Herbie Hancock shocks the (music) world!

By malcolm Published: February 11, 2008

Herbie Hancock gets Best Album of the year for The Joni Letters!

I dont anyone saw that coming..excpet for apparently Herbie who brought a speech.

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Amy Winehouse pulls it together for big night

By malcolm Published: February 10, 2008

Hey, let's give Amy Winehouse hand collective hooray for pulling it together to show us all that she's there's still a an interesting singer and pop star under all that train wreck.

And she gets Record of the Year (and three others at this point) for the now ironic REHAB and looks completely shocked by her win.

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Grammys are GO!

By malcolm Published: February 10, 2008

Well, this has been fun so far hasn't it?

For the love of (omniscient deity) can we have some sort of moriutorum on Duets with the Dead?!
Alicia Keys and Ol Blues Eyes, great, please dont' do that again.

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Peter, Paul & Mary Concert Cancelled

By malcolm Published: February 7, 2008

From the fine folks at Playhouse Square

Health problems have forced the iconic folk trio of Peter, Paul & Mary to cancel their Playhouse Square May 17th show (which had been rescheduled following a postponement of their Nov. 2, 2007 booking due to Mary Travers’ back surgery).

A spokesperson for the trio stated that… “Mary Travers has undergone two back surgeries. While her doctors anticipate a full recovery, the healing process is taking longer than hoped. On her doctor's advice, regrettably, the Trio will have to cancel their upcoming concerts.”

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