He's at it again.
Emcee/hip hop mogul/Mr. Beyonce Jay-Z is planning to stage another election year concert as he did back in 2008 at The Q featuring Lebron James dancing and cheering on stage for the rapper's entire set and again in Columbus in 2012 for Barack Obama with assistance from Bruce Springsteen.
According to Buzzfeed Jay-Z's staging the concert in the hope of mobilizing the black vote and stumping for Hillary Clinton (a.k.a Not Donald Trump).To read more or comment...
Seems like all the old blues-loving Boomer bands get around to recording this kind of tribute record. Aerosmith, a sizable portion of Clapton's recent catalog, Tom Jones and many more. Bet those three days were the most fun Mick, Keef and Bill have had in a studio in years.
the official screed:
‘BLUE & LONESOME’ OUT ON DECEMBER 2
Five decades in the making and just three days to recordTo read more or comment...
Did you miss out on the Akron Roundtable's 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Monday night? Lucky for you we captured some of the discussion with Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and author David Giffels.
Check it out here and come back to Ohio.com later to read Malcolm X Abram's report on the festivities:
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Sooooo, that leaves Angus and Axl...
Hey guys (mostly you Angus), I know this is your life's work, but It's totally OK if you guys just stop. Your a true Rocker, dude and your lovely wife Ellen, clearly She Likes Rock N Roll. And, I'd guess when it comes to the band your head is Hard As A Rock but, dude.
You've done far more than your part to let the world know that Rock 'N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution and millions and millions of fans hopped on the Rock N Roll Train and vicariously lived The Rock N Roll Dream learning that It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock N Roll through your 4 decade long journey to Rock N Roll Damnation.
From the beginning you declared Let There Be Rock and then quickly informed us that There's Gonna Be Some Rockin and damnit, if you weren't right!To read more or comment...
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 | EJ THOMAS HALL
TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
NEW ALBUM, ALONE, OUT OCTOBER 21To read more or comment...
ERIC CHURCH brings HOLDIN’ MY OWN TOUR to QUICKEN LOANS ARENA on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring the “Holdin’ My Own Tour” to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on February 24, 2017. Tickets go on-sale Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at theqarena.com.
For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between.
“The way this album came together mandated we release it as a surprise, straight to our fans, as it was important for me to deliver the music the same way the creativity hit me—directly and swiftly. What I didn’t anticipate is that it left me scratching my head a little as this year was supposed to be spent writing.” Church continues, “What this year’s open schedule did afford us was time to think through the way the fans experience our music live, and it was important to us that we find a way to stick to these same principles when it came to approaching our shows, down to the way they go on sale.”
I didn't spend much time there, but it's a beloved place for singers, songwriters and musicians and the folks who love them for 30 years and two generations of Juredines.
"Dearest Musicians & Friends,
Please read this important message. Please share to spread the word. Hope to see you this weekend. Love to all!
The Barking Spider Tavern Offers A Final FarewellTo read more or comment...
Maroon 5 has postponed its Sept. 28 concert at Quicken Loans Arena due to the impending birth of frontman Adam Levine’s baby. The new date is Feb. 22 and all tickets for the Sept. 28 concert will be honored. For more information, see www.theqarena.com.To read more or comment...
Are you a collector/hoarder of rock memorabilia? Do you have a bunch of posters, handbills and other junk from a lifetime of Rockin' Out with Your (favoritebodyparthere) Out? Well, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives want to rumple, fetishize and scan your rock memorabilia for posterity!
On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rock Hall archivist will scan regular folks memorabilia for free!
Oh yeah, and maybe use it in future Rock Hall exhibits
So, bring your "photos, handbills, programs, and other flat rock and roll memorabilia – 8.5” x 11” in size or smaller – to be digitized and potentially included in the Rock Hall’s permanent collection. Items related to the history of Northeast Ohio popular music are of particular interest. Ticket stubs and press passes are not being collected at this time but can be digitized and preserved for personal use during the event."To read more or comment...
I'll admit it.
I have a crush on Ms. Spalding and her prodigious talent. The bassist/singer/composer who is coming to the Kent Stage on Sunday Oct. 23 is also also one of most favorite interview subjects ever; smart, funny, warm friendly and expansive and let us not forget the atom bomb afro.
Spalding's traded in the 'fro for some big ass braids to help illustrate her sort of concept album/alter-ego Emily's D+Evolution (Emily is her middle name) featuring six tracks co-produced by Bowie co-hort Tony Visconti. The full stage show is also quite the theatrical audio/visual experience with Spalding acting out parts and playing and dancin and such.
Spalding was in Cleveland earlier this year but now she'll be at the Kent Stage, a much more intimiate venue.To read more or comment...