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The Both, photo by Christian Lantry
The Both, photo by Christian Lantry
The Both, photo by Christian Lantry

During their tour together in 2012, Ted Leo and Aimee Mann began sitting in during their respective sets. Though Leo comes from more an indie rock and punk background and Mann is a straight-up singer-songwriter, the two discove...

 
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Toadies, photo by Matt Cooper
Toadies, photo by Matt Cooper
Toadies, photo by Matt Cooper

Released at a time when the Pixies and Nirvana had broken the door down for alternative rock acts, the Toadies’ major label debut Rubberneck quickly topped the charts thanks to the catchy single “Possum Kingdom.” The rest of th...

 
 
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Karmin
Karmin
Karmin

A good year in the making, Pulses, the debut from the dance-pop duo Karmin, certainly seems stocked with hits. Songs such as the infectious “Acappella” and “I Want It All” have already found their way into the dance clubs. Acco...

 
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#ThisisCLE Music Now (Obnox photo by Bryon Miller)
#ThisisCLE Music Now (Obnox photo by Bryon Miller)
#ThisisCLE Music Now (Obnox photo by Bryon Miller)

Photographer Anastasia Pantsios has shot everyone from AC/DC to Van Halen. Currently, she runs the Space:ROCK gallery (15721 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio) for Cleveland Rocks: Past Present, and Future, a non-profit organizati...

 
 
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Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

Spike and Mike started showing underground animated films more than 30 years ago. The guys have accumulated an extensive library of short films, some of which are clearly not intended for kids. They present both a Festival of A...

 
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The Jesus Lizard Book
The Jesus Lizard Book
The Jesus Lizard Book

“ . . . And no matter where, when, or how, (the Jesus Lizard) were always the best band on the stage. I don’t care if you were Slint, Bitch Magnet, Cop Shoot Cop, Circus Lupus, Wreck, Sonic Youth, Helmet, Dirt, the John [...

 
 
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Record Store Day at Blue Arrow Records
Record Store Day at Blue Arrow Records
Record Store Day at Blue Arrow Records

April 19th is Record Store Day. This will be the seventh one and it gets bigger every year. Many local stores are taking part this year. We talked with Pete Gulyas, the owner of Blue Arrow Records & Boutique (16001 Waterloo...