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Saint Pablo Tour Stops in Cleveland

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

“This album is actually a Gospel album.” That’s what Kanye West tweeted about “The Life of Pablo” on Jan. 27  earlier this year. It’s no secret that West is a devout Christian. It’s also no secret that West fancies himself a god. On Oct. 1, thousands were gathered in Quicken Loans Arena ...

Samfox’s new EP “The Feels” gets emotional

Members of Samfox practice

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

January 15, 2016

Samfox’s upcoming EP ‘The Feels’ is appropriately named. Filled with growling vocals full of anger, dance-happy guitar riffs and sluggish rhythms, the local band cycles through a range of emotions in the span of just six songs. The band formed not too long ago, played a handful of shows at local...

Top 10 Cleveland concerts of 2015

Bands at Brite Winter performed for huge crowds in Ohio City despite freezing February temperatures.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

December 4, 2015

In terms of concerts, Cleveland has become more and more on the map over the years. Bands that once avoided the city are now visiting for sold-out crowds, at venues small and large. Some of those venues have been Case Western Reserve University itself. Just this past year, the concert scene has grown....

April Spot Night previews

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

April 2: Joywave with opener Night Terrors of 1927 This band from Rochester, NY is known for their indie sound mixed with an electronic flare. Their single, “Dangerous” found itself on top of the Alternative Billboard chart in 2014, and their collaboration with KOPPS on “Tongues” pushed them even...

Grog Shop goes back to the ’90s

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014

On Oct. 21, Minus the Bear played a sold-out concert to a crowd of dedicated fans. However, some of the openers didn’t quite fit the bill. Opener Young Widows recently released their new full-length album, Easy Pain, which was recorded with Kevin Ratterman of My Morning Jacket. Their last album...

November Spot Night preview

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014

Nov. 6—Little Daylight Straight out of Brooklyn, New York, Little Daylight is an alternative pop group that began in 2012, when the three members—Nikki Taylor, Eric Zeiler and Matt Lewkowicz—gathered to practice remixes of songs by their favorite artists. Since then, their popularity has grown...

Rapper K.Flay at Mahall’s this Tuesday

K.Flay hits Mahall's 20 Lanes on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2014

Live rap + bowling. If this combination grabs your attention and you've got a free Tuesday night, K.Flay is coming into Cleveland to perform at Mahall's 20 Lanes on Oct. 14. With a unique blend of electro, indie, rap and hip-hop elements, K.Flay's music isn't standard rap. (Check out "Make Me Fade" and "Turn It Around" for some prime example...

Upcoming Local Concerts

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012

Midterms are quickly approaching. With that in mind, it is important to remember we are in the city of rock and roll.  This is a city where live music can be found on virtually every corner on any given night.  In years to come, students will not remember the hours spent studying fruitlessly for th...

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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