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Erykah Badu and Eddie Griffin show at the Wolstein Center Postponed until 2012

By malcolm Published: December 30, 2011

From the desk of the folks at The Wolstein Center at CSU

The Laugh and Love Tour featuring Erykah Badu and Eddie Griffin scheduled for Friday, December 30 at 8PM at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University has been POSTPONED. A new show date will be determined for early 2012.

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Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelley wins MTV's "Hottest Breakthrough MC" for 2011

By malcolm Published: December 29, 2011

Sorry for the lateness, I just fished this one out of our system's email Quarentine.

Congrats MGK, it's been a hell of a year for you.

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Cleveland soul singer Antoine Dunn is making his move

By malcolm Published: December 28, 2011

N.E. Ohio stand up!!!

The Black Keys, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Cudi (he's still making music, right?), Stalley are all N.E. Ohioans who have gained national profiles for their music and general Ohio-ness.

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Black Keys El Camino poised to debut at number two on the Billboard charts

By malcolm Published: December 12, 2011

But wait there's more!

As Pat Carney predicted, Michael Buble looks to nab the top spot with the Key not far behind.

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Massillon emcee Stalley releases new video for "Go On"

By malcolm Published: December 12, 2011

The Black Keys aren't the only N.E. Ohio music makers on the rise.

Massillon born, bred and bearded emcee Stalley, who not too long ago signed with big-time rapper Rick Ross' Maybach Music crew and has appeared on B.E.T., MTV2 and other places has released another video from his strong debut album Lincoln Way Nights. It's for the song Go On, a get-up-get-out-and-get-something style anthem.

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Blues legend Hubert Sumlin, guitarist for Howlin' Wolf dies at 80

By malcolm Published: December 6, 2011

Blues legend, grammy winner and highly influential guitarist Hubert Sumlin died Sunday of heart failure.
Sumlin is best known as sideman for fellow blues legend Howlin' Wolf with whom Sumlin played from 1953 until The Wolf's death in 1976.
The clear, biting tone and furious spurts of notes that blues fans know well on classic Howlin' Wolf tracks such as "Spoonful," "Smokestack Lightning," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man" and "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)," was Sumlin's signature and a big influence on many of the blues rock/classic rock guitar gods of the 70s such as Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
The Greenwood, Mississipi native born in 1931, famously bought his first guitar for $6 and met Howlin Wolf as a teenager while playing outside of the club Wolf was playing. Later Wolf invited him up north to play second guitar, but Sumlin soon took over the lead spot.

After Howlin' Wolf's death, Sumlin continued to play with members of the band and began releasing solo records the most recent of which was the Grammy nominated (his fourth nomination) About Them Shoes from 2004 featuring Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, James Cotton and others.

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Black Keys Live in Concert, streaming TONIGHT! (Dec. 5) at 9 p.m. on MTV

By malcolm Published: December 5, 2011

From MTV

Tonight Chevy Sonic presents Live in NYC with the Black Keys. The Black Keys wasted no time recording the follow-up to 2010′s breakout smash rock record Brothers — they return on December 6 with El Camino (you can pre-order here). It’s a garage-y, glam-rock-influenced record that injects a bit more swagger into their sound. The pair are celebrating this momentous release with an intimate concert at New York’s Webster Hall and daily “Road to Release” videos at MTV2. This is a fan-club only event, but lucky for you, it’s also another Live in NYC event. Which means you’ll be able to stream all the dirty blues goodness right from the comforts of your own home. It’s a pretty special event, especially considering that the Keys just sold out two 10,000-capacity concerts in London — Webster Hall fits in just 1,400 fans. The concert starts at 9pm ET/6pm PT tonight, on We promise you’ll want to dance like this guy:

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The Black Keys to headline Quicken Loans Arena in on sale Friday...

By malcolm Published: December 2, 2011


Well, I guess you can say the local boys have definitely made it..They got superstar rock photographer Danny Clinch (see below...that's effin' big time folks) doing their promo shots and now they're headlining their first full arena tour in the U.S.

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