The Observer

Noise rock at its quietest, then its noisiest

Yo La Tengo took an innovative approach to its Cleveland show, starting the concert out quietly and ending on a loud note.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

February 5, 2016

When we walked into the Beachland Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 18, we didn’t know a concert was happening down the hall. But we were a little late; Yo La Tengo’s set had already started. The thing was, it was just really, really quiet. Yo La Tengo does a different thing for each performance;...

The Cleveland blues

Beachland Ballroom hosted two different bands in two different stages of success, both of which meshed perfectly into a bluesy night of music.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2015

The Nate Jones Band quietly took the stage at the Beachland Ballroom on Thursday, March 5. Within seconds they began to jam out to “Honest Man” with smiles on their faces. I could not help but smile to myself, as I saw the unbridled joy from the members of a Cleveland band playing at one of the...

Of Montreal bring glitter and glam to Beachland Ballroom

Of Montreal put on a psychedelic show, with an emphasis on fashion and stage lighting.

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2015

Queen’s Freddie Mercury once said, “A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event. I have fun with my clothes onstage; it's not a concert you're seeing, it's a fashion show.” Somewhere along the line in their career, of Montreal decided to adopt this mentality, treating...

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