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Road Trip: Fermented & Flailing Tour Feat. NOFX – Covington, KY

I will be embarking on my first road trip of the year with my good pals this weekend to see NOFX, Tony Sly, Teenage Bottlerocket, and The Menzingers play at the Madison Theater. 

Fat Mike is not looking so fat as of late...

I am beyond stoked to see such a line up and will be covering it so expect a full review of the shows and my personal shenanigans before, after, and during.

Until then, have a good one!

Record Store Day 2010

In T-minus just under 4 days, vinyl lovers around the world will once again have their day…

Actually music lovers can have that day too as Record Store Day, which falls on the third Saturday of April, will turn a seemingly normal Saturday into a limited edition, independent music store, sales boosting, event with plenty of live music around the states (and even world).

With a ton of releases this year it is going to be an exciting day for many music lovers out there.  Check out the full list of limited presses on vinyl from some of your favorite artists.  I know there are a few in there I hope to acquire…

Focusing on Cleveland, since that is my city, I thought I would just post a few things going on this Saturday beginning around the noon o’clock hour.

I will mainly be in the Waterloo district in the good ol’ North Collinwood area with friends this year.  The day will revolve around indie record stores Music Saves and Blue Arrow Records, two stores I should add I have become very familiar with over the past year, as well as all the other amazing shops that line up Waterloo.  At one point I may have to escape with Matt over to E. 185th to grab some grub from Chili Peppers but I will return back to the fun once I am full of their delicious food.

The stores in the area will open at noon and I can only imagine the lines that will be forming before the stores even unlock their doors.  With quantities limited, and of course the always awesome eBay resellers who know they can make a profit off of some of the vinyls (thanks for that btw, jerks), it is best to get there early.

Music Saves was kind enough to make a list of the vinyl they hope to have in stock but they will not know until the day of.  No holds either in case you were wondering…  I am bummed to see a blue line through the Get Up Kids on that list.  Oh well.  Also if you get there in time there might be some grab bags give out along with other random things to all who partake in the purchasing of goods.

What is even cooler is that Music Saves (MS) and Blue Arrow Records (BA) will be featuring free indoor/outdoors DJ events / shows throughout the day for all to check out.

* 4:30PM – White Hinterland DJs – MS
* 5PM – DJ Will Rigby (drummer for the dB’s and Steve Earle) – BA
* 5:30PM – The Lighthouse and the Whaler – MS
* 6PM – Prisoners – BA
* 6:30PM – The Muttering Retreats – MS
* 7PM – Tasty Cakes – BA
* 7:30PM – Cloud Nothings – MS
* 8PM – Party Sweat – BA

To close the big day the Beachland Ballroom will host a 9PM show featuring Dosh, White Hinterland, and locals The Sleep.

It’s going to be a great day/night so if you have nothing going on head out to Waterloo and have some fun!

The Avett Brothers To Play w/ John Mayer @ Blossom Music Center

Looks like my summer will be that much more enjoyable thanks to The Avett Brothers (TAB) who will be making a stop at Blossom Music Center this summer.  Having seen them once this year already I have no problem seeing them again.

Just announced, TAB will join John Mayer on his Battle Studies World Tour for a couple of dates and Ohio happens to be one of them.

A message from the Avetts:

Hey Everyone,
Just announced: We are hitting the road with John Mayer this summer!

We are joining John as special guests on The Battle Studies World Tour, for the dates listed below:

Jul 31 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug 14 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

The Avett Brothers

Tickets go on sale April 17th through Live Nation

The Awesome: Public Enemy Return To Cleveland

It’s true.  Rap pioneers Public Enemy are coming back to Cleveland on Sunday June 27th to the House Of Blues.

That right there deserves The Awesome.

Having seen them for the first time ever at the 2009 Bonnaroo I can tell you this – they put on an amazing live show, even at 3 in the morning.  Age aside these guys are kings of what they do.  I am more than thrilled to see them come back to Cleveland and will be making sure I am in attendence that night.

According to my pal Matt over at that Addicted To Vinyl site (who I should add was there with me at that amazing Bonnaroo performance):

Public Enemy
featuring Chuck D, Flava Flav, Professor Grif, DJ Lord and the S1W
Sunday, June 27
House of Blues

From their multiplatinum 1987 debut, Yo! Bum Rush the Show!, to seven records later, Public Enemy’s influence on hip-hop and rap shows little sign of slowing down. Arguably the most frequently sampled rap artists of all time, they proclaim, “We got a right to be angry.” They’ve been channeling that anger into articulate, revolutionary lyrics, as much to educate as to entertain. They use deep Funk basslines with layered rhymes from Chuck D interspersed with funny quips from Flava Flav (notorious for wall clocks hung around his neck). The beats, rife with police sirens, screeches, and heavy sampling, speed each tune to a cathartic release. Anyone who thinks that racial equality has been reached in the U.S. can think again, and let Public Enemy do the talking.

Tickets go on sale on 03/31/2010 and I am positive this will sell out.

$32.50 – GA- Standing Room Only – Advance
$35.00 – GA- Standing Room Only – Day of Show
$45.00 – Reserved Seats

For more information visit the House of Blues website.

The Suck: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Concert Cut Short Thanks To A Visit From The Police

The Police @ The House Of Blues (no, not that Police)
The Police @ The House Of Blues (no, not that Police)

Now I was not at the House of Blues last night to see Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony(BTNH) play to a sold out crowd but rest assured if I was, I would not be thinking too highly on what happened that essentally put a halt to the show.

According to Fox8.com, Cleveland Police came into the venue and arrested Flesh-N-Bone who had 2 outstanding warrents. 

Flesh-N-Bone had not been to Cleveland in over 10 years.  Some homecoming he had…  This was to be a reunion show for the band and the fans.

Why am I posting this?  Well because I am a fan of BTNH.  I got to see them years ago at the Odeon and had a blast.  I’m also not a fan of concerts being shut down or ending early.  I guess I feel bad for all the folk who payed good money last night to see the 90’s Cleveland rap sensations only to have to be shunt a performance thanks to the manor the arrest was handled.

According to Cleveland.Com, 50 Cleveland police officers and Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputies entered the venue to make the arrest around midnight.

50 officers & deputies to take in one man?  Seriously?  I get that the venue was sold out at the 1000+ capacity venue but why do it in the middle of the show?  I really think there could have been a better way to have handled this.

Flesh-N-Bone obviously has been having his own problems but why exactly did the arrest have to go down at midnight?  Oh wait, it gets even better…

This comes from ClevelandLeader.Com:

Police say that Howse [Flesh-N-Bone] recognized that deputies were watching him while he was on stage, and then called the crowd up on to the stage. He then attempted to make an exit off the side under cover. Unfortunately, that tactic did not work. Howse was restrained by a deputy while other deputies and Cleveland police assisted.

Somehow I am not buying that… Oh well.  I hope things work out for him and I hope the fans at least got to enjoy the hour and a half that BTNH did get to play before the cops shut it down.  There were no injuries reported and no riots started so that proves that the Cleveland fans can keep their cool during a really ridiculous situation.