The crowd was buzzing and you could see local artists meeting fans, talking to potential future fans, and building their music network in the Cleveland music scene one conversation at a time.
On Saturday, the Moxies took the stage at the Beachland Ballroom down in Cleveland. The Beachland Ballroom is one of my favorite venues for multiple reasons, but the number one reason is that you get the small, intimate concert feel without the claustrophobic feeling. It was an absolute joy to see the Moxies here, as … Continue reading Blast at the Ballroom – Concert Review, The Moxies and Opening Acts
Allen Stone is a soul singer/songwriter from Chewelah, WA. He has been selling out venues all over the country, and his show at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Saturday February 28,2015 was no exception. Allen has stated that “Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we’re on … Continue reading An Evening with Allen Stone at the Grog Shop
iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Mickey GuytonFor all the country music I used to listen to, I’m actually pretty sure I’ve never heard of Mickey Guyton before to night. Her voice is nice and strong, but there were moments it seemed to overpower the backing music. She was still a talented singer though. I decided … Continue reading iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Day 5 Master Post
iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: G.R.L.G.R.L. is listed as a new band, so it’s certainly no surprise that I’ve never heard of them before. They started their performance with a purely vocal, and immediately brought in a lot of energy as the backing music joined them on the stage. I was hit with a vibe … Continue reading iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Day 4 Master Post
iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Capital CitiesWhile Capital Cities is another name I’m not instantly familiar (I didn’t hear a song I instantly recognized until the end because I’m bad at keeping track of things I like hearing) with I entered tonight’s shows with a better frame of mind than i think I had last … Continue reading iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Day 3 Master Post
iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Isaiah RashadSo, the second night begins with another name I’m not familiar with. Then again, the entire second night isn’t in my strongest genre zones. No matter though. Isaiah Rashad entered the stage with a lot of interaction to the crowd. His movements were wide and energetic, and he certainly … Continue reading iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Day 2 Masterpost
iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: London GrammarI’ll admit, I haven’t heard of them before tonight, but I tuned in to London Grammar for the Music Unlabeled coverage of the iTunes Festival at SXSW. As they started to play, I was at first struck by how melodic and soft they played, and then the vocalist began … Continue reading iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Day 1 Masterpost