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Show #111: The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream

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Released in 1993, The Smashing Pumpkin’s Siamese Dream is one of the defining alternative albums of the 90s, melding influences from shoegaze, metal and punk into a sonic attack that many have tried to imitate and few have perfected. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The … Continued

Northeast Ohio jazz calendar as/of 2015-05-29

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Send updates and comments to jazzcalendar@roadrunner.com  .   29 MAY (FRI)     8:15PM ADMISSION   “THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK STORY”: MICHAEL SHIRTZ(PIANO) HOOVER AUDITORIUM, LAKESIDE 866‑952‑5374 www.lakesideohio.com   30 MAY (SAT)     FREE 9AM 11AM NOON 1PM 2:15PM 4:30PM 7PM 8PM BRICK STREET ART & JAZZ FESTIVAL: MCKINLEY HS JAZZ BAND MINERVA HS JAZZ … Continued

Show #110: Seafair’s The Querencia

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Premiering on The ’59 Sound almost a week before its public release, The Querencia is Seafair’s self-released, debut record; a glorious melding of elements of classical, rock and indie pop that has to be heard to be believed. After the album, Andrea, Josh, Mike and Tara joined me in studio for an interview about their … Continued

Northeast Ohio jazz calendar as/of 2015-05-22

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send updates and comments to jazzcalendar@roadrunner.com 22 MAY (FRI)     7PM ADMISSION   “CELEBRATING WOMEN IN JAZZ AND SONG”: STRAIGHT AHEAD QUARTET AKRON URBAN LEAGUE, 440 VERNON ODOM, AKRON 330‑618‑3911   22 MAY (FRI)     8,10PM ADMISSION   LARRY CORYELL(GUITAR)/DAVID GARFIELD(PIANO) QUINTET: JIM STEVENS(SAX), JOHN KING(BASS), JAMES JOHNSON(DRUMS) NIGHTTOWN, 12387 CEDAR, CLEVELAND HTS … Continued

Show #109: Dum Dum Girls’ Only In Dreams

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Responsible for much of the resurgent popularity in female-fronted indie rock and pop, Dum Dum Girls’ Only In Dreams is a personal favorite record with sublime pop melodies and infinite washed-out guitar echo. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound “Always Looking” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams … Continued

Northeast Ohio jazz calendar as/of 2015-05-15

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16 MAY (SAT)   FREE 1PM 3PM   HESSLER STREET FAIR: GEORGE FOLEY(PIANO,VOCAL) & HIS RHYTHM COUNCILMAN CONWELL(DRUMS) & FOOTPRINTS HESSLER STREET, CLEVELAND www.hesslerstreetfair.org   16 MAY (SAT)     7:30,9:30PMADMISSION   “ALL ABOUT JAZZ”: GERALD ALBRIGHT(SAX), KIRK WHALUM(SAX) TANGIER, 532 W MARKET, AKRON 330‑376‑7171 www.thetangier.com   16 MAY (SAT)     8,10PM ADMISSION   … Continued

Show #108: Dan Fogelberg’s Nether Lands

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Released in 1977, Nether Lands is Dan Fogelberg’s creative apex, with lush musical arrangements and some of his best lyrics. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound (Acoustic)” – The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides “Nether Lands” – Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands “Once Upon A Time” – Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands “Dancing Shoes” – Dan Fogelberg … Continued

Northeast Ohio jazz calendar as/of 2015-05-08

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8 MAY (FRI)     7:30PM FREE   BARBARA KNIGHT(VOCAL) QUINTET: JACK SCHANTZ(TRUMPET), PHIL LANTRY(KEYBOARDS), TIM POWELL(BASS), MARK GONDER(DRUMS) MERCEDES BENZ OF BEDFORD, 18122 ROCKSIDE 440‑232‑1600 www.bedfordoh.gov   8 MAY (FRI)     8PM ADMISSION   JOSHUA ABRAMS’(BASS) NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY: LISA ALVARADO(HARMONIUM), EMMETT KELLY(GUITAR), BEN BOYE(AUTOHARP), FRANK ROSALY(DRUMS), MIKEL AVERY(DRUMS) MAHALL’S 20 LANES, 13200 … Continued