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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 bands had two distinct sets, providing a good mix of classic 90s hip hop and rock. The star ...

Datsik to drop the bass at House of Blues next week

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

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 with a rowdy bus party. On April 6, he was still recovering from said party. “You need to...

Happy campers at the House of Blues

Hoodie Allen headlined an energetic performance that included rafter climbing.

Isabel Torres-Padin, Contributing Reporter

March 25, 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 and appeal to teenage girls, Allen put on a surprisingly entertaining show in support of his recent...

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 bottle he proudly explained that today was his 25th birthday. The sea of young girls roared with...

Ode to Vance Joy

The singer-songwriter, known for his hit

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 road of fame when he began opening for Taylor Swift this past year. This time he’s part of his own...

Kodaline is a master of all trades

Kodaline performed at the House of Blues in Cleveland.

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 9, 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 wary about whether or not I would like it. Good Old War’s opening was certainly something different....

Songs I can listen to

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

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” was the aptly named tour, and with Glenn’s infectious energy and Michael Jackson-esque dance...

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

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

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 frustrations and emotions. In an interview with BB Gun Press, he explains that they had to cancel all...

Peanut butter vibes

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

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 Animals walked onto the House of Blues stage. On Monday, June 15, the forest feel never really...

Crazy in the best way possible

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

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 member leaped onstage completely nude, and began twirling his penis at the crowd. He was (according...

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