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Concert Review + Photos: Say Anything & Bayside Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin I was fortunate enough to check out Say Anything & Bayside's co-headliner tour at the House of Blues in Cleveland. They had some great support from the band Reggie and The Full Effect. Reggie and The Full Effect opened up the show to a packed crowd. I personally had not listened ...

Every Time I Die and Company Lay Indianapolis to Waste

Old National Centre has a reputation for being one of the more commonly frequented venues in Indianapolis, particularly for artists with formidable followings. Its multiple rooms allows for the old theatre to be a host to different shows happening simultaneously, but the contrast does not get much more extreme than it was on ...

The “World’s Best American Band” is a self-fulfilling prophecy

Photo credit: Pamela Ayala Last night I found myself turning to a friend and saying "this band will be one of the biggest rock bands in America in a year's time." White Reaper are one of those bands that seem to get better with each passing performance. My friend Marco mentioned to me their throwback 70s feel that ...

Little Dragon vibes with Columbus, for sure

The Little Dragon show at the Newport Music Hall was an impulse show. I've been vaguely aware of the band for a long while. Also, vaguely interested. Also, vaguely had a hunch they'd put on a heckuva live show. I didn't make plans in advance because of Steadfast Festival looming in the near future, but I decided on Monday ...

Concert Photography: The Shelters at Express Live!

Words and photos by David Powers. Do not use without permission.  I recently found The Shelters through a circuitous Spotify "related artists" chain, which is an ignominious way to discover one of the most enjoyable vintage-tinged rock bands in recent memory. To be clear, I wasn't entirely sold on the band's full ...

Concert Review + Photos: Local Native’s Sunlit Youth Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I had the absolute pleasure of checking out Local Natives during their stop in Cleveland at The Agora Theatre for their Sunlit Youth tour. They had an incredible band, Little Scream opening for them as well. Little Scream started off the show to a packed theatre. I hadn't ...

DC Rap Rockers Leave Cleveland Blackout Attendees Seeing Red, Gold & Green

The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights is a part dive bar, part music venue where a wide range of artists have performed over the course of the venue’s quarter-century of existence. This past Saturday, the Coventry Rd. neighborhood spot once again took on that role, this time with a reggae-heavy bill, as the third leg of the ...