Music will save our soul. Even as working musicians have been sidelined, their incredible music will not be denied.
Local musicians are posting video online, hosting streaming events from basements and bathrooms, even writing hilarious songs about the pandemic.
Masks are becoming a thing. The Census is going forward.Music will be our lifeline. Get with the beat.
Yesterday, local musicians made their living from gigs, lessons and school programs. Now they’ve lost most or all of their income, but not the passion to make music. They’re posting videos, releasing new songs, hosting live-streaming concerts and open mics, even writing songs about the pandemic. It’s time to check out and support some of our local talent. Read More
What’s the deal with wearing masks? Should we or shouldn’t we? What kind of mask, and who’s making them? CoolCleveland fashion columnist Dru Thompson talks about what’s behind the decision to wear a mask and how it impacts the wearer’s behavior. Read More
Chris Butler’s musical journey has been remarkable: 15-60-75 The Numbers Band, also spawning Gerald Casale who formed DEVO. Next, Butler founded The Waitresses and Tin Huey, then became a producer, a television bandleader, and collaborator with the The dB’s and Richard Lloyd. This year, he started the Akron Music Awards to give something back. Read More
By now, you’ve received your census. Now do your part and complete the form. No, the info is NOT used against you, a fear of many undocumented people and folks on public assistance. And it’s more critical than ever. A full count means our fair share of resources, and after COVID-19, we’re going to need them. Read More
Cleveland-based rockers Guy Snowden & the Citizens were all set to release their new album with a release show at the Music Box two weeks ago — and well, you know how that story ends. But the band’s British Invasion-influenced album is ready for listening now. Read More
Last August Welshly Arms wowed a crowd in Budapest, Hungary. Now they’re hunkered down in Cleveland writing music for a new album. They’ve posted video of that concert to remind fans of once & future good times.
SUN 4/5 Surviving a Weird Time Artist Jake Kelly is well known in the music community for the visually and narratively complex flyers he designs for venues such as the Beachland and the Grog Shop. He’s now created a numbered, signed poster based on his mural in the Grog Shop, with sales helping support the club’s employees while they’re out of work.
The Calculus of DeathOne can suppose their diabolical logic is, “What’s the value of a few million lives of older Americans anyway … how much are they really worth in the grand scheme of things when compared to the wealth of the plutocrats that run the country?”… Read More
As a nation we have always engaged in hubris and jingoism due to military might, but what is called for in this situation is a cohesive sense of national purpose, something that has been sorely lacking in the past… Read More
I suppose there could be a perfectly logical reason for the disparity. It could have simply been that more people shop at the Steelyard Commons outlet and therefore deplete supplies more swiftly. Or could it be something more sinister?… Read More