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Singer-Songwriter Ryan Humbert releases special track exclusively on

By Malcolm X Abram Published: June 20, 2016

Local singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert has no illusions that he is Beyonce or even the “mysterious” Chris Gaines (you remember Garth Brooks 09’s pop-rock alter-ego, don’t ya?) But the popular Americana-dipped pop-rocker won’t let those simple facts stop him from taking cues from their playbooks. Today, Humbert is dropping a “surprise” “classic-sounding country” album under the name of his alter-ego band Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts.

Humbert fans are already aware that the band has been gigging around Northeast Ohio for a few months. But after having so much fun playing the band decided to record and spent a busy 24 hours recording 10 tracks, four original songs and classic covers of songs by Mickey Newbury and Hank Cochran at Crush Tone Studios in Cleveland.

As of today the band’s eponymously titled debut album is being released and the Akron Beacon Journal is debuting track 7, the mandolin and pedal-steel (courtesy of great local player Al Moss) laced ballad “Radio Jesus.”

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Kanye West coming to Quicken Loans Arena in October

By Malcolm Abram Published: June 17, 2016

Yeezy's bringing the Life of Pablo to the Q.

What: Kanye West

When: Saturday, October 1

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, One Center Ct., Cleveland

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Two Guys Talkin': Stephen A. Smith and mansplaning Ayesha Curry's tweet

By staff Published: June 17, 2016

In this edition of Two Guys Talkin', Rich Heldenfels Malcolm X Abram take on comments made by the ever controversial Stephen A. Smith.

The setup: Smith called out Ayesha Curry, Steph's wife, for her "rigged" tweet during Game 6. During his rant, he goes to compare Ayesha to LeBron James' wife, Savannah. 

The response: Rich and Malcolm break down the sexist comments with a rant of their own.  

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See Mark Mothersbaugh! Hear a song on the six-sided keyboard!

By Malcolm Abram Published: June 2, 2016

So, in case you missed both the Cleveland and Akron performnces of Mark Mothersbaugh and six folks playing a six-sided keyboard, here's a taste of what you missed.



Goto WastedTalentVideo's YouTube Page for more Mothersbaugh

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Akron's Red Sun Rising is ALL IN on The Cavaliers in video snippet

By Malcolm Abram Published: May 26, 2016

...they'd also like you to buy their latest album, Polyester Zeal.
The album is already a sucess with the band celebrating the rare feat of having two back-to-back #1 singles, Emotionless and The Otherside on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. Now, here's a bit of sports/rock homerism.




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Robert Mothersbaugh Sr. a.k.a General Boy of Devo fame has died.

By Malcolm Abram Published: May 23, 2016

Robert Mothersbaugh Sr., the father of Devo's Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and the man who became known to millions of SPUDS as General Boy has died.

General Boy's apperances in In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution featuring his declaration

"In the past this information has been suppressed, but now it can be told. Every man, woman, and mutant on this planet shall know the truth about de-evolution."

answered by his character's son Booji Boy played by actual son Mark Mothersbaugh

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Tears For Fears show at Hard Rocksino postponed

By Malcolm Abram Published: May 20, 2016

Dang. Well, they'll be back eventually

the official blather

Cleveland, OH - Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith regrettably announce today that they have to postpone their summer run of dates in the US to include theatres and festivals, due to family illness. The band says in a joint statement: “It’s with great disappointment that we have to postpone our US summer dates due to unforeseen and unhappy circumstances. We thank our fans for their understanding and hope to get back on the road soon.”
Ticketholders are encouraged to keep their tickets and stay tuned for further information in the near future.



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The Black Keys among artists auctioning goodies for a good cause

By Malcolm Abram Published: May 13, 2016

This is a cool idea.


Studios For Schools, started by Scott Montoya (drummer for The Growlers) and operated with his father, helps design and build music & film production studios in low-income schools.

To help fund the non-profit, The Black Keys, The Coathangers, Ian MacKaye, Modest Mouse, Tony Hawk, and more have donated rarities for an auction that's live now until Tuesday, May 17th!

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(Electric) Strawbs coming to Cleveland this May

By Malcolm Abram Published: May 9, 2016

Hey Y'all, The Strawbs are coming! The late 60's & 70s very Britishprog-folk band is active and touring and coming to Cleveland on Tuesday, May 24!


What: Strawbs

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 24

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Smashing Pumpkins Live tweeting from The Goodyear Theater

By Malcolm Abram Published: April 29, 2016

Hey remember the 90s?!

It's Liz Phair!

It's Smashing Pujmpkins!

It's the Goodyear Theater!

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