The Case For Tribute Bands: REM Dead Letter Office

The tribute band a a really interesting thing.  Tribute bands weren’t really a thing when I was younger.  Outside of the random Doors tribute Moonlight Drive and a handful of Beatles stuff I can’t recall many tribute bands making the circuit back in the 80’s and 90’s.  There were cover bands, there always have been…

You’ll always remember your first time

I remember my first.  I often forgot about a lot of the ones in between that first time.  Maybe that sounds cold and callous to some but the first time is the one you should never forget.  I remember her vividly.  I remember it was August of 1984.  I was 13 going on 14, maybe…

Winchester Brunch DJ gig – Salamano’s Dog

Disco is not dead at all. It was only sleeping. Recently I had the honor of picking through a disco and dance collection owned by famed local DJ Freddie James. Freddie was a DJ in Cleveland for many years on the airwaves and behind the tables for tons of local events. He worked at DISCO…

Fast Times with The Cars

“You know how cute I always thought you were” -Linda Barrett- Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Queue The Cars, “Moving in Stereo”.  One of the most ruined VHS tapes in the universe.  Stop, rewind, pause…missed it, damn it rewind, pause and there she is Phoebe Cates opening her tiny red bikini for uber-nerd Brad Hamilton played…

Rock Hall Turns Up the Volume on Induction Events

Rock Hall Turns Up the Volume on Induction Events More Than 20 Events & Programs Including the Grand Opening of the New Hall of Fame CLEVELAND (March 12, 2018) – To celebrate the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, City of Cleveland, Inductees, partners, fan clubs,…

Burning River Record Riot

Burning River Record Riot Spin – Swap – Social Cleveland’s biggest vinyl show   CLEVELAND, MARCH 18TH, 2018 — Jason Burchaski’s Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club might be the new kid on the block but it continues to make huge waves on Lake Erie. The 3rd installment of the show is rocking and rolling through Cleveland…