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An American Astronaut performed at WRUW's Live in Lakewood festival on April 5. Their EP is due this summer.

Abigail Bickel, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018

For a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with a group of people on every possible level, one might be willing to make the trek evoked by Vanessa Carlton’s 2001 iconic one-hit wonder. Distance overcome is only one testament to this band’s dedication in their musical endeavours,...

No Spring Break plans? Justin Nozuka stops in Cleveland

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018

Justin Nozuka has been in the music industry for over a decade now. After releasing his debut album, “Holly,” in 2008, Nozuka has released two other albums, “You I Wind Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Ulysses” in 2014. Now, he’s touring and releasing his fourth album in three installments. Th...

Local band Samfox moves forward with new EP

Members of rock & roll band Samfox take a break to tell stories during practice.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

December 4, 2015

Standing in the driveway of a Lakewood house, it wasn’t clear where all the noise was coming from. A car pulled into the driveway and parked. A woman opened the door and frowned. “They’re in the garage,” she said, looking further down the driveway. Inside the garage were the members of...

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...

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 2, 2012

Walking into Severance Hall is a different and sometimes new experience for most college students. Opposite the loud, grungy, and often smelly venues like Peabody's and the Grog Shop, a regal atmosphere instantly hits you when you enter the timeless lobby. As you work your way through the direction...

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...

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012

While many Case Western Reserve University students were donning their school colors for the Homecoming football game, I wore my best dress for my first Cleveland Orchestra concert. Severance Hall was as busy as any part of CWRU this past weekend. Fancily-clad people of all ages bustled around the buildi...

A Morning With WRUW: Swing-a-Verse with Brian Tietz

A Morning With WRUW: Swing-a-Verse with Brian Tietz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 28, 2012

I stood outside the Mather Memorial Building, hoping that someone inside heard me ring the doorbell. It was cold, and I usually was not walking around campus at nine in the morning.      Thankfully, someone came to my rescue and I rushed through the open doors of the campus radio station.  ...

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.” ...

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