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Skaters, photo by ShaneMcCauley
Skaters, photo by ShaneMcCauley
Skaters, photo by ShaneMcCauley

You know a band is up-and-coming when it performs at South by Southwest, the annual record label showcase that takes place in Austin every spring. Skaters didn’t play just once. The guys played seven shows over the course of th...

 
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Buzzard Film Logo
Buzzard Film Logo
Buzzard Film Logo

Dave Jingo grew up in Canton, Ohio. The soundtrack to his adolescence was provided by iconic Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7FM. A lifelong rock fan, Dave hopes to pay homage to themusic that moved him and the frequency that ...

 
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Return to Nuke 'Em High, photo by Troma Entertainment, Inc.
Return to Nuke 'Em High, photo by Troma Entertainment, Inc.
Return to Nuke 'Em High, photo by Troma Entertainment, Inc.

Troma Films co-founder Lloyd Kaufman has been making graphic, indie movies since the late ‘60s. Kaufman, who never went to film school, worked a bit on big-budget films shortly after starting out but quickly became disillusione...

 
 
Movie
 
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge

In the early ’90s, British actor Steve Coogan began playing Alan Partridge, an egotistical radio (and sometimes television) show host. The role established Coogan as one of Britain’s top comedic actors. A film based on the belo...

 
 
Movie
 
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted

Clark Kent’s glasses concealed his true superhero identity from a city of millions, so it’s not so surprising that a little green makeup over a mole might hide a criminal mastermind from a train filled with Muppets.   Number on...

 
Q&A
 
The Ataris
The Ataris
The Ataris

There was no real reason to think The Ataris of the late-‘90s would ever reunite. That lineup splintered years ago, leaving singer Kris Roe as the band’s only original member. But according to bassist Mike Davenport, the guys m...

 
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St. Vincent
St. Vincent
St. Vincent

Calling from a tour stop in North Carolina, singer-guitarist St. Vincent admits that she’s “never home.” That’s certainly been the case for the past decade; her resume includes stints with The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Steven...

 
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Gary Numan
Gary Numan
Gary Numan

An electronic music pioneer, Gary Numan got his start in the late ’70s and would eventually influence acts such as Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. His big hit came in 1979 when “Cars” got radio airplay. He hasn’t gotten the...

 
Art
 
Forced Perspective
Forced Perspective
Forced Perspective

Director Nick Cavalier is a filmmaker from Los Angeles with deep Cleveland roots. His new documentary short, Forced Perspective, which shows at the Cleveland International Film Festival, is an intimate portrait of iconic Clevel...

 
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Pink Martini and the von Trapps
Pink Martini and the von Trapps
Pink Martini and the von Trapps

Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale originally thought he’d run for mayor. But when that didn’t happen, he formed the “little orchestra” Pink Martini. Playing an exotic mix of world beat and pop, the band has a singular s...