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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 ...

Concert Review + Photos: Eisley’s I’m Only Dreaming Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin I had the chance to check out the always lovely Eisley during their Cleveland stop at the Grog Shop for their I'm Only Dreaming Tour. They had some great support from both Backwards Dancer and Civilian. Backwards Dancer opened up the show at the Grog Shop. I had not heard of these ...

SUSTO Leads the Way for the Cleopatra World Tour at Bankers Life

The Lumineers blew up several years back with their hit single “Ho Hey,” which took the airwaves by storm and defined the summer for many, and now their crazy accessible indie folk sound is making its way through arenas around the country. They may have been the headliners playing Bankers Life Fieldhouse last Friday ...

JOHNNYSWIM Let it Matter in Indianapolis: Review + Photos

Photos: madison l boyer The dynamic husband and wife duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano have been writing music together for over a decade, but only recently have they begun to take off. Ramirez and Sudano unleashed their sophomore full-length, Georgica Pond, near the end of last year, and are currently on the road in ...

Concert Review + Photos: Secondhand Serenade’s Awake Ten Year Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I had the pleasure of checking out Secondhand Serenade play his album Awake at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH. He had some great acoustic support from Ronnie Winter (of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Hawthorne Heights. I actually only had a chance to catch the last two ...