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Puscifer coming to The Akron Civic Theatre

By Malcolm Abram Published: December 21, 2015

While Tool fans continue to wait, singer (and born Ravennian..wait..Ravennanite?) Maynard Keenan other project PUSCIFER will be bringing it's multimedia extravaganza to the Akron Civic Theatre in April 2016

What: Puscifer

When: Monday, April 4

Where: The Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St.

Tickets: $35-$52, Onsale 10 a.m., Wed. Dec. 23

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Tonight's Jill Scott Show at Playhouse Square cancelled

By Malcolm Abram Published: December 14, 2015

Ms. Scott has got the flu y'all.




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Rush drummer Neil Peart says he has "retired from music"

By Malcolm Abram Published: December 7, 2015

I*n the Nov/Dec issue of Drumhead Magazine Rush drummer long consididred to be one of the best drummers in rock (and also considered by some others to be one of the worst drummers in rock) has describes himself as retired from music.


... Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as "My dad-- He's a retired drummer." True to say--funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to... take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song "Losing It" ("Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it") ...


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Bruce Springsteen bringing "The River" To Cleveland in February

By Malcolm Abram Published: December 4, 2015

It's his first tour since last year!
No ticket prices yet, but let's go with a range of about $$$ to around $$$$

The official screed:



Tickets to The River Tour go on sale Friday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m. at, at Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, all northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts or by calling 888-894-9424.

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Google wants you to have Michael Jackson's Thriller

By Malcolm Abram Published: November 20, 2015

Have you always wanted to own Thriller, you know the most popular selling album of all time, but just didn't want to spend any money on it.

Google's got your back (and all your pertinent information) and will be giving Thriller away for free!

Here's the official screed:

“Wanna be startin' somethin’” with “Billie Jean” or do you want to “just beat it?”

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Eagles of Death Metal release official statement

By Malcolm Abram Published: November 18, 2015

While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones. 

Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.  
All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.

Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.

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Guns N Roses...The "Real" Guns N Roses are rumored to be reuniting

By Malcolm Abram Published: November 12, 2015

Dish Nation and other outlets reporting that Axl Rose and Slash of classic era Guns n Roses have made nice and are ready to shake the Rock n' Roll Money Tree in the form of a reunion tour featuring the classic touring lineup of the band with Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Dizzy Reed and Matt Sorum.

That'd be cool. Having seen two non-Slash iterations of GNR, neither of which was terrible (way too many solos), but they also weren't the sloppy, rock juggernaut of the classic lineup (we're guessing Steven Adler who was performed at the GNR Rock Hall induction won't be invited back).

Anway, it's nice when boys can play nice long enough to generate upwards of $100 million dollars in touring revenue.

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Maroon 5 is coming to The September

By Malcolm Abram Published: November 11, 2015

Yep...Maroon 5 is coming to Cleveland quite a while from now, but the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.m on Saturday, Nov. 14

Soooo, ummm....The Voice...uh...Animals...and..uh...Victoria Secret...blah..blah...3XGrammys..."Sugar" has a billion YouTube views...yadda, yadda, boring...yeah, here's some of the official schpiel:

CLEVELAND (Nov. 6, 2014) Tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday, Nov. 14 at
The band’s latest album, V, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and is a sonic summation of the group’s journey to date – capturing the essence of the earliest Maroon 5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth in the future. The album’s debut single “Maps,” set a record for the highest debut by a group on Top 40 radio charts in 18 years and has earned a top 100 spot in 18 countries. The music video for the band’s chart topping single "Sugar" has logged nearly one billion views to date. The band’s latest single “Feelings” is out now.

To compensate for my utterlack of energy or excitement in this's a clip from the band's tour of Asia!!

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Carrie Underwood coming to Cleveland in 2016

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 27, 2015


Country superstar Carrie Underwood is coming to Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday, May 18!

Underwood's fifth album Storyteller was just released and she'll be taking The Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round on the road using in-the-round style staging

“I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans,” shares Underwood. “I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”

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Akron Rock Band RED SUN RISING hits the Billboard Top 5 with The Otherside

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 19, 2015

The Arcs aren't the only Akronites currently rocking up the Billboard Charts!
Akron's masters of melodic hard rock Red Sun Rising who have been working their latest album Polyester Zeal since mid-summer have seen the album's punchy single The Otherside climb to #2 on The Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart


You say you haven't heard the second most popular mainstream rock song in the country written and recorded by Akronites?

Well, please bask in the homeresque, geographical proximity glow of sucess!

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