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The Faint
The Faint
The Faint

To hear frontman Todd Fink tell it, indie rockers the Faint almost called it quits after releasing their last studio effort, 2008’s Fasciinatiion. But the band reconvened last year to record their new album, Doom Abuse, a colle...

 
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Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs

Singer-guitarist Holly Golightly‘s punk rock ethos was instilled in her years ago in the UK, where she joined outsider artist and poet Billy Childish in his garage rocking act the Delmonas, which then became Thee Headcoat...

 
Flicks
 
Finding Vivian Maier
Finding Vivian Maier
Finding Vivian Maier

A fascinating documentary about a nanny who took more than 100,000 photographs but never had a single gallery show, Finding Vivian Maier grew out of John Maloof’s random discovery of her negatives (he bought a box of them at an...

 
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Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes

Athens, Alabama-based Alabama Shakes practically came out of nowhere in 2012 when it dropped its debut, Boys & Girls. An album of raw, bluesy songs sung by Brittany Howard, Boys & Girls received three Grammy nominations...

 
Beer
 
Wild2 Dubbel
Wild2 Dubbel
Wild2 Dubbel

This is another New Belgium “Lips of Faith” series beer that I picked up recently.  It is a dark Belgian Dubbel with Schisandra berries added to the fermenter.  According to the Colorado brewing company, these berries are known...

 
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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...

 
Art
 
#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...

 
Art
 
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...