Now That’s Class celebrated their seventh year on Cleveland’s west-side, with a anniversary show that drew a large crowd.
My pics of the Burger Boys and Punching Moses are here, there is a decent side profile of Paul’s head. Paul Schlachter is the proprietor of NTC, and he has made a discernible difference in Cleveland’s music scene over those seven short years.
I was able to attend this benefit at the Grog Shop last Saturday [Jan 11] but was only able to catch these first two bands. The show was organized by friends of John Neeley, to help him assuage the high medical bill he incurred after his recent accident.
More photos can be found, here.
The two bands that I missed were, Chargers Street Gang and Cobra Verde.
I was present for 8 of the 11 bands that performed last Saturday [Sept. 7 2013] in the courtyard of WRUW on the corner of Ford + Bellfower.
The bands that I were able to capture were; Mirrors, Obnox, GOLDmines, Black Watra, Smooth Brain, Shitbox Jimmy, Tuk Peenerson and ‘Ma Holos’.
I have about 3 dozen photos, here. I hope to have my videos uploaded in the next few days, I’ll post them then..
I arrived to this Friday night show at Pat’s In The Flats after work and missed the two opening acts.
This was the second time that I’ve caught the bluegrass/folk quintette Blackgrass Baptism but the first time that I seen an entire set by bwak dwagon. The two bands contrast each other nicely, with bw featuring a much ‘heavier’ sound, though each bands songwriting is of the ‘tongue in cheek’ variety.
My photos of the two bands are here. The two videos below are from bwak dwagon’s set, with the untitled being brand new. I have a video of Blackgrass Baptism from a June show at the Beachland that I’ll post soon.
Pat’s In The Flats held their annual celebration of local Cleveland music last Saturday with a solid mixture of 11 established and up-and-coming bands. Tony Cross left off where he had last year and again came through for Pat and her loyal patrons by organizing the event, working the soundboard [along w/ Brian Straw], bar-tending, cleanup, etc..
Pat’s daytime crew did a great job with preparing the backfield and clearing the debris and trash for the outside stage. Quite a few others were involved with making Pat’s Fest 2013 a success and I apologize for not being able to name each and every soul but I Thank-you, all!
I have plenty of photos that I broke down into two parts, they are here. I’ll create another post when I finish the editing and uploading the video I shot.
KBD is a three piece experimental noise band from Toledo Ohio, members include; Michael Kimaid [drums and electronics] Gabriel Beam [guitar and electronics], and Ryan Dohm [trumpet and electronics]. http://www.thenoisyattic.com/
9-Volt Haunted House is a Cleveland duo of Craig R. Chojnicki and Matt Cassidy. http://9-volthauntedhouse.bandcamp.com/
This event took place at Pat’s In The Flats on July 27 2013 and also included Quinn-Watchword + XXX Super Arcade. My photos are here.
Father John Misty was the second of four Summer in the City concerts organized by the R+R Hall of Fame. This show was moved indoors earlier in the day when they realized that there was a 60% chance of precipitation that never did materialize.
The indoor locale does make a huge difference when it comes down to the ‘viewing experience’. The indoor stage has a 25’ wide hallway for those that care to get within 40 feet of the stage, whereas the outside stage has a full 360 degree access for all spectators.
Most of that was forgotten when FJM took the stage and started the evening with ‘Funtimes In Babylon’ off of their popular album ‘Fear Fun’. Front man Joshua Tillman kept the mood light with jabs at previous Hall of Fame inductees such as Jimmy Page [“Who stole the talent from Jimmy’s display?”] and the Rolling Stones. FJM performed 11 of 12 songs from their debut and two new songs, ‘Bored in the USA’ and ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ from their upcoming release. The Beatles ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ was covered during their 3 song encore.
I have a handful of still shots of Father John Misty, here. The one video I shot ‘Only Son of the Ladiesman’ is below.
I arrived at the show after completing my late shift at the factory but I was able to catch 93% of the debut of Obedient Skull. Admiral Grey [CellularChaos] made her second appearance at Pat’s this month with her band, Ecstatics. Cleveland’s Lawton Brothers opened the show.