Welcome to Cleveland Rock and Roll - Your Concert Connection chronicling the North Coast's rich concert history along with who's playing here today. It's our goal to share memories with you - the memories of concerts that helped shape each of our lives!

Feel free to look around, and don't hesitate to share your memories from any of the shows listed!

Help us keep the memories we've all had alive in the greatest rock and roll place on the planet - NORTHEAST OHIO!!

Photo - Todd Rundgren At The Agora 1976 (Courtesy Of Janet Macoska)

Upcoming Concerts

Are you going to one of these concerts?  Don't forget to visit CLEVELAND ROCK AND ROLL after the show and give us the full review!

May 1st - Ekoostik Hookah (Kent Stage)

May 2nd - Peter Wolf (Kent Stage)

May 3rd - Dave Mason (Kent Stage)

May 15th - Chris Duarte (Winchester Music Hall)

May 16th - Zapp Band (Tangiers)

May 28th - Shelia E (Tangiers)


  • CD Review: Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

    Black Label Society


    When Zakk Wylde decides to release new music, the metal world definitely stops for a moment and listens. They may not like it all, but they do listen. It's a testament to how unbelievable the man is on guitar; a true legend who stands shoulder to shoulder with the Eddie Van Halen's and Dimebag Darrell's of the world of guitar playing. If Zakk has a habit though, it's to release an album that's dull every once in awhile. It doesn't happen all the time, but it certainly has been known to happen. SHOT TO HELL was pretty lame, and 1919 ETERNAL was a little too full of concept instead of substance. Still, the last two releases, ORDER OF THE BLACK and the acoustic THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME left me thinking that Wylde was back to his creative best, and caused a lot of anticipation for his latest. Unfortunately, CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN just doesn't measure up. Slow, plodding and mid-tempo, the word that comes to mind throughout is boring.

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  • CD Review: Various Artists - Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

    Various Artists


    As much as I want to take this at face value, it's hard to not at least wonder just how many times Wendy Dio is going to visit the Dio well and mine more material culled from his past work. There's already been multiple live releases, deluxe reissues, an officially sanctioned band playing the music of Dio...and now second tribute collection of music from people other than Dio performing his work (the first being Jorn Lande's DIO release). I'm almost expecting a release of special rare interviews or voice mails to come at this point. Still, it's their business what they put out, and ours to merely judge it. So that said, we now have RONNIE JAMES DIO: THIS IS YOUR LIFE. While it has some real heavyweights performing on it, it's pretty much like every other tribute album you'll get. It's a hodge podge of covers. Some are good. Some aren't. Big surprise, right?

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  • Dave Mason Coming To Kent Stage May 3rd

    Dave Mason Coming To Kent Stage May 3rd

    Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason's sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. 

    Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.

    Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist.

    Mason has penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot.

    Dave's show at Playhouse Square in February sold out in pre-sale so don't miss out on this show!

     For information and tickets go to www.kentstage.org

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  • Peter Wolf Coming To Kent Stage May 2nd

    Peter Wolf Coming To Kent Stage May 2nd

    Peter Wolf has been known for decades as the dynamic leader of the J. Geils Band, with whom he showcased his talents on such hits as “Centerfold”, “Freeze Frame”, “Love Stinks” and “Musta Got Lost.”

    Wolf's musical roots precede rock ‘n’ roll and are inspired by his friendships and performances with such distinguished artists as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison.

    His solo career has produced critically acclaimed recordings that include duets with legendary performers such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Aretha Franklin, Steve Earle and Neko Case.

    Together with his distinguished band, “The Midnight Travelers”, Wolf is known for his ability to create an intimate and personal connection with his audience.

     For information and tickets go to www.kentstage.org

  • CD Review: Boston - Life, Love & Hope



    Boston is one of those bands that, as a fan, has just been one of the most frustrating to follow. Their career has been so sporadic musically and so infrequent release-wise that they literally tanked their career for the sake of the creative musings of their leader, guitarist Tom Scholz. To be pretty honest, they haven't done anything that's been that great since the THIRD STAGE release, which came back in 1986. Following the death of vocalist Brad Delp, they seemed like they may just be over, but were resurrected in the live setting by Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet. Sweet has since left, but new vocalist Tommy DiCarlo seems to be a pretty good clone of Delp sonically. So, onward does the Boston spaceship sail.

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Poster Of The Week

  • Poster Of The Week

    Hall And Oates 1985 Cleveland Concert Poster

    In celebration of Hall And Oates being inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame here is the poster from their sold out Big Bam Boom show at the Richfield Coliseum on March 29, 1985.

    The Richfield Coliseum was an arena located in Richfield Township located roughly halfway between Cleveland and Akron Ohio. It hosted many concerts, with its first event being a concert by Frank Sinatra in 1974 and the last being a concert by Roger Daltry in 1994, which was also the last official event at the arena

    Each week we feature a new poster as the Poster Of The Week.

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