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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.
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...

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.
March 19, 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...

Of Montreal bring glitter and glam to Beachland Ballroom

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

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