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New Politics and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness begin high-energy tour

A member of New Politics interacts with the audience

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

October 23, 2015

Just a couple of weeks into the Wilderness Politics tour, New Politics drummer Louis Vecchio is approaching music the same way he always has: with as much energy as possible. “We’re going out every night on stage, sweating, laughing, smiling, and I hope the crowd’s doing the same,” said Vecchio. ...

A look at this week’s upcoming concerts

Buckcherry's Josh Todd will perform at the Agora, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast will perform at the Beachland Ballroom

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

September 11, 2015

Every week in Cleveland is a week to see live music. But, like any other week, it’s difficult to see them all; dozens more of Cleveland’s concerts are just waiting to be experienced. Here are five upcoming shows, featuring a range of bands, venues and prices: Date: Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Band:...

Studio-A-Rama highlights local acts

TacocaT performs at last year's Studio-A-Rama

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2015

Summer and music festivals go together like hot dogs and barbecues. This Saturday, give the season one last hurrah at Studio-A-Rama, the annual music festival hosted by WRUW 91.1 FM, Case Western Reserve University’s campus radio station. The station has been around for 48 years, and has run Studio-A-Rama...

Atlas Genius and Timeflies coming for this year’s Fall Concert

Unlike the previous years, students did not vote on the headliner for UPB's fall concert.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

Recently, the University Program Board (UPB) announced its Fall Concert performers after months of anticipation and questioning. The verdict: Timeflies and Atlas Genius. In previous years, UPB sent out a campus-wide survey to try to gauge the interest of the student body. From that survey, one or...

Albert Hammond, Jr. brings “Momentary Masters” to Cleveland on Sept. 10

Albert Hammond, Jr. brings “Momentary Masters” to Cleveland on Sept. 10

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

Perhaps best known as the rhythm and occasional lead guitarist of indie rock gods The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has recently re-launched his bid for solo glory with a third LP, “Momentary Masters,” released July 31 on Vagrant Records. As a part of that quest, Hammond, Jr. will return to Cleveland...

Indie rock legends the Pixies to stop by Cleveland on May 17

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

April 24, 2015

After over 10 years, the Pixies will be returning to Cleveland on May 17 for a show at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. A lot has changed in that time. They returned from a long hiatus, original bassist Kim Deal departed from the band and “Indie Cindy,” the Pixies’ first album in two decades,...

Walk the Moon coming soon

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2015

Walk the Moon is known for its wild fanbase, who show up in hordes, faces painted, for the band’s shows all around the world. But Walk the Moon’s sheer amount of sold-out shows is still pretty astounding. As of press time, the next 10 Walk the Moon concerts were sold out, including the ninth...

“Dude, Wanna Go To A Show This Week?”

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012

Many bands touring across the country have screamed on stage, “I love [insert city name!] This is the best show of our tour!”  Sometimes they mean it, and sometimes they do not.  When talking about Cleveland, they more often than not stand by the words that the crowd craves. Venues like the House o...

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