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Canadian bands Dear Rouge, Rah Rah play to tiny Mahall’s audience

The three bands at Mahall's played enthusiastically despite the small crowd.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

November 13, 2015

The evening of Tuesday, Nov. 10 started out awkwardly at Mahall’s 20 Lanes. At 7:30 p.m., I walked into the main concert room on the first floor expecting the show to start. However, the room was practically empty, with a band warming up on the stage and a couple of girls chatting near the wall....

Timeflies when you’re having fun

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2015

University Program Board’s (UPB) Fall Concert was one of those moments where nothing particularly spectacular happened: Everything was just good and went smoothly. I prefer this to concerts where fights break out, there’s an hour’s wait for an artist or an artist gets the university’s name wrong. During...

Zella Day, Seafair a powerful combination at Grog Shop

Although different in many ways, both Zella Day and Seafair were able to give the audience exactly what they came for.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

September 4, 2015

Indie bands Zella Day and Seafair have relatively little in common with each other when it comes to style. The former is a band of hippies, and the latter is a band of punks. However, on Aug. 28 at the Grog Shop, their sets complimented each other in surprising ways. A seemingly high Zella Day...

The Spill Canvas brings back decade-old album for latest tour

The throw-back fell short in more ways than one.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

August 28, 2015

Alternative rock band The Spill Canvas released their successful album “One Fell Swoop” 10 years ago and this year embarked on their “One Fell Swoop” tour, where they played songs from (you guessed it): “One Fell Swoop.” Does it sound sort of redundant? That’s because it was. On Aug....

Green Day plays at House of Blues, inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Courtesy of Green Day on Facebook

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2015

I’m sure not the only one who grew up with the unique voice of Billie Joe Armstrong and the sounds of sick guitar riffs blaring through a CD player. When Green Day kind of disappeared from the main music scene, I figured I was just born too late to ever see them in concert. The best I could get was...

A change of pace

Lotus and Broccoli Samurai both performed a psychedelic, varied show for an audience of dedicated fans over Spring Break.

Josie Krome, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

There’s something about the House of Blues, with its intimate small setting and the painted banner above the stage proclaiming “Unity in Diversity,” that just sets a tone of fellowship. When the jamtronica band, Lotus, along with opener Broccoli Samurai, rolled into town for a concert at the...

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...

Club Case

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Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

“I wish that I could be like the Case kids. ‘Cause all the Case kids they seem to get it…” Students of Case Western Reserve University and guests screamed these slightly-changed lyrics to indie pop band Echosmith’s most well known song “Cool Kids” this Saturday at the Fall Concert. One...

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 14, 2012

This year’s Studio-A-Rama brought an impressive lineup to Case Western Reserve University, despite the day’s not-so-impressive weather. I arrived just in time to see Library Time, a strange alternative local band. The weather started out beautiful; it was sunny, just a little windy, and the grass...

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