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Alum band Bro Dylan talks band name, Spot Night and new album

Indie band Bro Dylan performed a three-hour set at Cebars Euclid Tavern, where they played original music off of their upcoming album and a few covers of popular songs. Singer Alex Zinni graduated from CWRU in 2014.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

February 17, 2016

On a small corner stage in late January, Bro Dylan finished performing a rock song at Cebars Euclid Tavern. However, the crowds’ eyes were transfixed on the television; they didn’t even seem to notice a band was in the room. “How’s everyone doing?” asked singer Alex Zinni. The crowd gave...

Ohio City comes to life for Brite Winter

Brite Winter captured a series of local musicians who braved Cleveland's cold for a night of performances.

Anne Nickoloff and Teddy Eisenberg

February 27, 2015

Temperatures dropped into the single digits on Saturday, Feb. 21. Slush mounded on the sides of the roads and sidewalks, as thousands of Clevelanders gathered in Ohio City for Brite Winter. (However it wasn’t as cold as last year.) Brite Winter is a challenge to the very essence of the phrase...

From Bollywood to Hollywood

From Bollywood to Hollywood

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 16, 2012

What's that? Justin Timberlake? No wait. Party rock is in the house? Hold on. Instead, it’s the sound of Indian-fused musical elements. A unique a cappella group on campus, Dhamakapella is dedicated to bringing this combination of contemporary American music with popular Bollywood hits. "It's the...

Twelve Bands, Twelve Dollars: Believe in Cleveland at Peabody’s

Twelve Bands, Twelve Dollars: Believe in Cleveland at Peabody's

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 8, 2012

An affordable Friday night concert with lots of variation: what more is there to ask for? Later today, Peabody's introduces a sharp lineup of 12 local bands, including headliner Affiance, a Cleveland favorite. This concert, presented by BravoArtist, is a CD release show for Affiance, whose second...

Homecoming Pep: The Marching Spartans

Homecoming Pep: The Marching Spartans

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 21, 2012

With windows wide open in this sunny weather, students in North Residential Village common rooms hear an interruption like no other twice a week. “What is that?” is a question that often resonates around my residence hall. After performing for four years in my high school’s marching band, the sou...

Grog Shop turns 20

Bear in Heaven at the Grog Shop.

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Special Interest Reporter

September 21, 2012

“You have to push every show, cross your fingers, and hope everyone shows up,” said Kathy Simkoff, who runs The Grog Shop on Coventry Rd. This weekend, The Grog Shop is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The Grog Shop opened in 1992 as what Simkoff refers to as a “dive bar that had bands.” ...

Reasons to Rock

Reasons to Rock

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012

Most bands, no matter how famous they eventually become, start out as a small group performing local gigs. Soon, These Reasoning Animals will have a chance to work their way further up the musical stairs of fame. The progressive funk band from nearby Amherst, Ohio will perform later today at The Pir...

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