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Saint Motel performs at House of Blues

F.E Abouelsoud, Contributing Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cleveland music scene hosted Saint Motel, an indie pop band, on Oct. 17. The show at the House of Blues was a mix of pop and jazz, with Hippocampus and Weathers accompanying the main act. The two smaller bands had two distinct sets, providing a good mix of classic 90s hip hop and rock. The star ...

Datsik to drop the bass at House of Blues next week

Datsik to drop the bass at House of Blues next week

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Datsik, aka Troy Beetles, was recovering from a night of partying when he answered the phone for an interview; for two days, he’d played back-to-back shows. On April 5, he and his tour mates celebrated with a rowdy bus party. On April 6, he was still recovering from said party. “You need to...

Happy campers at the House of Blues

Happy campers at the House of Blues

Isabel Torres-Padin, Contributing Reporter

March 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

I am not much of a concert buff despite my love of music, so I had been fiercely anticipating the Hoodie Allen concert since buying tickets in January. Despite being known for his “frat rap” vibes and appeal to teenage girls, Allen put on a surprisingly entertaining show in support of his recent...

A blast from the past with Never Shout Never

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Christofer Drew, the bleached blond lead vocalist and guitarist of Never Shout Never, walked onto the stage of the House of Blues Cleveland with a half empty bottle of wine. After taking a sip from the bottle he proudly explained that today was his 25th birthday. The sea of young girls roared with...

Ode to Vance Joy

Ode to Vance Joy

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Last Monday, Vance Joy brought his charm and talent to the House of Blues Cleveland. The Australian singer-songwriter first earned fame with “Riptide,” one of his hit singles, and continued to the road of fame when he began opening for Taylor Swift this past year. This time he’s part of his own...

Kodaline is a master of all trades

Kodaline is a master of all trades

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The powerful notes of Kodaline’s opening song rang out into the House of Blues following the opening band’s finale, and a new energy erupted from the crowd. At the beginning of the concert, I was wary about whether or not I would like it. Good Old War’s opening was certainly something different....

Songs I can listen to

Songs I can listen to

Jeniece Montellano, Copy Editor

July 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

“I’ve got my dancing shoes on; did you bring yours? Dance with me!” Tyler Glenn, Neon Trees’ lead singer, danced all night long, completely drenched with sweat. “A Night Out With Neon Trees” was the aptly named tour, and with Glenn’s infectious energy and Michael Jackson-esque dance...

Neon Trees to bring “Pop Psychology” to House of Blues

Neon Trees to bring “Pop Psychology” to House of Blues

Jeniece Montellano, Copy Editor

July 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Music is often more than a pleasing combination of sounds; to Neon Trees’ singer and songwriter, Tyler Glenn, it was a form of catharsis. Their newest album, “Pop Psychology,” reflects Glenn’s frustrations and emotions. In an interview with BB Gun Press, he explains that they had to cancel all...

Peanut butter vibes

Peanut butter vibes

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

June 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Rain forest noises crescendoed behind a haze of green light. Then, rainfall sounded. A pineapple sat, almost unnoticeable, by a set of stacked speakers. The crowd condensed, and indie-alt band Glass Animals walked onto the House of Blues stage. On Monday, June 15, the forest feel never really...

Crazy in the best way possible

Crazy in the best way possible

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

May 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“For some reason, there’s nothing funnier than a naked guy,” said Matt Johnson. Johnson, singer of Matt and Kim, was referring to the band’s 2010 performance at Coachella. At that show, an audience member leaped onstage completely nude, and began twirling his penis at the crowd. He was (according...

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