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Bayside
Bayside
Bayside

Many punk bands don’t last past a gig or two, so it’s all the more remarkable that the Queens-based punk band Bayside has persevered for 15 years now. The group’s punk, which often borders on pop, features introspective lyrics ...

 
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Local H
Local H
Local H

Local H entered into relatively unchartered musical territory when the group first formed in 1990 in Zion, Illinois. Though started as a four-piece, it quickly whittled down to a duo. At the time, there weren’t many two-pieces ...

 
 
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Theater Ninjas
Theater Ninjas
Theater Ninjas

The Theater Ninjas describe themselves as the “Food Truck of Cleveland Theater.” They’ve been performing at various venues around town for eight years and are building quite a following. Artistic Director Jere...

 
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Hiram-Maxim by Lauren Voss
Hiram-Maxim by Lauren Voss
Hiram-Maxim by Lauren Voss

Run by graphic designers Eric Palmerlee and Johnathan Swafford, Aqualamb Records is a new label with a new approach to releasing music. It’s “inspired by the lack of album art in the age of invisible music.” In lieu...

 
 
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Booker T. Jones
Booker T. Jones
Booker T. Jones
 

Booker T. Jones: It all Stax up

 
February 19, 2015
 



The career of multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones dates back to the early ‘60s when he got a gig as a session musician at Satellite (soon to be Stax Records) in Memphis. When he was 16, he played saxophone on “’Cause I Love Y...

 
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Swans
Swans
Swans

Swans‘ frontman Michael Gira originally thought he would be a visual artist. Since childhood, he regularly created illustrations and “devoured books on art.” He even went to art school. It was there that he wa...

 
 
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Brent Kirby
Brent Kirby
Brent Kirby

Brent Kirby has been playing music in bars since he was 14 years old. He’s currently in a number of bands including a Gram Parson’s tribute project and hosting a weekly 10 x 3 singer-songwriter night at Brothers Lou...