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08/02/2020
FREE Virtual Festival!
07/22/2020
FREE Virtual Festival!

FREE Virtual Festival!

The 41st annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank, is going virtual Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22.

07/18/2020
Hammer Damage OHMS Archives - YouTube

One of the greatest bands ever!

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

07/14/2020
The Wild Giraffes - Right Now

Love this song and this band! They have a new CD out!

The Wild Giraffes - Right Now! -Courtesy of Neck Records- written by Edgar Reynolds- BMI - From the forthcoming CD -The Wild Giraffes- Live and Later - Perfo...

07/09/2020
Easy to fill out and most is filled out for you. For those who want to rock again in Ohio please sign!
07/07/2020
Save Our Stages

Easy to fill out and most is filled out for you. For those who want to rock again in Ohio please sign!

   This is our final push to Congress!The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. Please help us #SaveOurStages now.

Not surprising but disappointing all the same..
06/13/2020

Not surprising but disappointing all the same..

Highland Square Neighborhood Association and the Highland Square PorchRokr Committee have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s (in-person) PorchRokr event. We understand that this is a beloved festival in our community and we do not take this decision lightly, as it is EQUALLY upsetting for us to have to make this tough call. We hope you can understand that a lot of thought and consideration went into this decision and we believe we are doing what is best to keep our community safe, healthy and moving forward.

PorchRokr is a day where we proudly serve over 15,000 people, however this year we are unsure of what crowd restrictions may look like in August and we have been unable to properly interact and engage with our community and neighbors to plan this festival because of the current pandemic.

What this means moving forward:
-We ARE currently planning on a way to celebrate our neighborhood virtually. Stay Tuned!
-Bands will need to reapply in 2021
-Bands that have already applied, please check the email you’ve applied with for more information
-All vendors will be given a full refund
-Vendors will need to reapply in 2021
-Vendors that have already applied, please check your email for more information
-Sponsors, we will be getting ahold of you via email to discuss options
-We will remain in the same footprint for 2021

In the spirit of supporting and celebrating local artists and musicians, we want to provide links to resources for support:
ArtsNow: https://artsnow.org/
National Endowment for the Arts: https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations
For other resources, more aimed at local businesses: http://gaccovid19.org/

If you are interested in continuing to support HSNA, please donate through our PayPal found here: https://paypal.me/highlandSquare?locale.x=en_Us

Save the date for 2021 PorchRokr on August, 21st!

06/11/2020
From my friend Joys page...
05/30/2020

From my friend Joys page...

05/28/2020
Time Traveler Records

A true gem in Akron, Ohio! Out of town folks can order off of Discogs!

One of Northeast Ohio's longest-running independent record stores-- selling vintage vinyl, a variety of new and used music, CDs, and rare collectors items.

One of my faves ever!
05/26/2020

One of my faves ever!

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Record Collector #506 (out now, available to purchase here: https://shop.recordcollectormag.com/issue/view/issue/RC506). Whether you're locked down In The City or talking a stroll through the Wild Wood (maintaining social distancing of course) then RC’s June issue is the one for you – as we assess the long-players of Mr Paul Weller from 1977 to the present day. We talk to Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furss about their glorious past and their brand new studio album, we open The Doors to Robby Krieger, examine iconic and rare poster art of the punk/post-punk era, Go Down Gamblin' with Blood, Sweat & Tears and 50 years down the line we salute the immeasurable impact of The Groundhogs’ epic Thank Christ For The Bomb.

Our reviews section stacks up on lockdown platters with reissues from Iggy Pop, Neil Innes and Ariel Pink while new releases are served up from Car Seat Headrest, Brigid Mae Power and Lucinda Williams. There's chats with John Foxx, Sword, Harley Flanagan, Asian Dub Foundation, Paradise Lost and Limahl. Damon Gough talks us through the soundtrack of his life, we're reminded of the importance of Sir Lord Baltimore and Ivor Raymonde, while dipping our toes into the ocean of Japanese city pop.

Elsewhere we take a look at a reader’s superb collection of electronica and avant-garde, recall Sisters Of Mercy on late night ITV, take a glance at some high-end music photo galleries, while Bob Stanley collects Sinatra, Ian McCann masks up, David Quantick describes descriptions and Luke Haines arrives not a Dollar short... plus a whole lot more.

Keep collecting, stay safe and many thanks for your continued support of Record Collector.

Laugh of the day....
05/22/2020

Laugh of the day....

Tonight!
05/04/2020

Tonight!

Please join us for this special free live video stream on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm as The Numbers Band Trio and Roger Hoover play a set of music in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings. Watch on your phone or your computer or wherever you interact with Facebook as both musical acts perform in the closed Venice Cafe. Opening remarks will be made by Christopher Butler. The event will be streamed from The Numbers Band's and The Venice's page so tune in at that time. More info right here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2320683974900670

Numbers Band FB Page:

https://www.facebook.com/numbersband156075

Venice FB Page:

https://www.facebook.com/VeniceKent

Jilly's Music Room
04/23/2020
Jilly's Music Room

Jilly's Music Room

Spurred by the Independent Venue Week organization, venues across the country banded together to form the National Independent Venue Association. Within 3 days, NIVA signed up 450 venues in 43 states with more coming on board every day. Jilly's Music Room is a proud
Independent Venue Week venue & member of NIVA.

03/25/2020
Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood

To those in AA & NA and other recovery support groups, who won’t be able to go to meetings during #CoronavirusLockdown, I hope these readings help you as much as they help me 🙏

03/19/2020
Moog and Korg make synth apps free to help musicians stuck at home
03/15/2020
Moog and Korg make synth apps free to help musicians stuck at home

Moog and Korg make synth apps free to help musicians stuck at home

Moog and Korg make synth apps free to help musicians stuck at home Minimoog Model D and iKaossilator could help create a hit in your bedroom. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas 4h ago Comments 676 Shares Share Tweet Share Sponsored Links Moog If you're a musician (or fan) whose concerts got scrapped over corona...

03/13/2020

If you are looking for something to do this weekend at a venue that has always been there for us and holds less than 100 people with ample hand sanitizing. Go to Jillys Music Room! This club needs our help! From the owner, Jill Bacon Madden: “I’m making hard decisions by the minute. We’re open this weekend and have amplified sanitizing protocols since the beginning of the month. Well ahead of the governor’s guidance. Come out and support. Toussaint’s Electric Garden is here tomorrow & The Mickey’s are pulling an early St Pat’s Saturday. I will make a decision about coming weeks on Sunday.”

I know we all take this pandemic seriously but listening to some music as well as having a little humor helps ease the a...
03/12/2020

I know we all take this pandemic seriously but listening to some music as well as having a little humor helps ease the anxiety.

Alejandro Escovedo
03/09/2020
Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

"Punk has carried a strong female influence since its conception in the mid-1970’s. Heavy metal and rock dominated the popular music scene in the late ’60s and ’70s, almost excluding women altogether. As punk music developed, its counter-cultural nature gave way to heavy participation from women." #InternationalWomensDay

Alejandro Escovedo
03/06/2020
Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

“Our goal is to get a guitar back into the hands of anyone who has had their guitar damaged or destroyed in the recent Tennessee storm."

The summer concert ticket sales are already starting! These are selling quickly! Glad I snagged our pair today!
02/14/2020
Blossom Music Center

The summer concert ticket sales are already starting! These are selling quickly! Glad I snagged our pair today!

See Daryl Hall & John Oates with Squeeze and KT Tunstall! 🎸 on July 14 🤘 Get tickets now.

Yeah baby! This is why my guy is perfect for me! My Valentines Day gift-Rolling Stones tickets!
02/14/2020
Ticket.viagogo

Yeah baby! This is why my guy is perfect for me! My Valentines Day gift-Rolling Stones tickets!

Rolling Stones will go on a USA Tour. Have you got your tickets yet? Get ready for some unfiltered Rock 'n' Roll with #RollingStones2020

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