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Saint Motel performs at House of Blues

F.E Abouelsoud, Contributing Reporter November 4, 2016

The Cleveland music scene hosted Saint Motel, an indie pop band, on Oct. 17. The show at the House of Blues was a mix of pop and jazz, with Hippocampus and Weathers accompanying the main act. The two smaller...

Datsiks show features an array of lasers and mirrors, which form a grid over the audience.

Datsik to drop the bass at House of Blues next week

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print April 6, 2016

Datsik, aka Troy Beetles, was recovering from a night of partying when he answered the phone for an interview; for two days, he’d played back-to-back shows. On April 5, he and his tour mates celebrated...

Hoodie Allen headlined an energetic performance that included rafter climbing.

Happy campers at the House of Blues

Isabel Torres-Padin, Contributing Reporter March 24, 2016

I am not much of a concert buff despite my love of music, so I had been fiercely anticipating the Hoodie Allen concert since buying tickets in January. Despite being known for his “frat rap” vibes...

A blast from the past with Never Shout Never

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter February 19, 2016

Christofer Drew, the bleached blond lead vocalist and guitarist of Never Shout Never, walked onto the stage of the House of Blues Cleveland with a half empty bottle of wine. After taking a sip from...

The singer-songwriter, known for his hit Riptide, performed for an enthusiastic audience at the House of Blues Cleveland.

Ode to Vance Joy

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter February 19, 2016

Last Monday, Vance Joy brought his charm and talent to the House of Blues Cleveland. The Australian singer-songwriter first earned fame with “Riptide,” one of his hit singles, and continued to the...

Kodaline performed at the House of Blues in Cleveland.

Kodaline is a master of all trades

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter October 8, 2015

The powerful notes of Kodaline’s opening song rang out into the House of Blues following the opening band’s finale, and a new energy erupted from the crowd. At the beginning of the concert, I was...

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn rocked out on the House of Blues stage last week.

Songs I can listen to

Jeniece Montellano, Copy Editor July 22, 2015

“I’ve got my dancing shoes on; did you bring yours? Dance with me!” Tyler Glenn, Neon Trees’ lead singer, danced all night long, completely drenched with sweat. “A Night Out With Neon Trees”...

Neon Trees will be back in Cleveland again next week, touring off their latest album, Pop Psychology.

Neon Trees to bring “Pop Psychology” to House of Blues

Jeniece Montellano, Copy Editor July 7, 2015

Music is often more than a pleasing combination of sounds; to Neon Trees’ singer and songwriter, Tyler Glenn, it was a form of catharsis. Their newest album, “Pop Psychology,” reflects Glenn’s...

Singer Dave Bayley serenaded the House of Blues audience at the Glass Animals show earlier this week.

Peanut butter vibes

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print June 19, 2015

Rain forest noises crescendoed behind a haze of green light. Then, rainfall sounded. A pineapple sat, almost unnoticeable, by a set of stacked speakers. The crowd condensed, and indie-alt band Glass...

Matt and Kim will be performing what will probably be a crazy show at Clevelands House of Blues on May 19.

Crazy in the best way possible

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print May 7, 2015

“For some reason, there’s nothing funnier than a naked guy,” said Matt Johnson. Johnson, singer of Matt and Kim, was referring to the band’s 2010 performance at Coachella. At that show, an audience...

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