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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 - Blue Sky Riders at The Kent Stage 2012 (Courtesy Of Scott Alan)

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!

Oct 24th - The Toasters (Agora Ballroom)

Oct 31st - The Jayhawks (Kent Stage)

Nov 6th - Born Of Osiris (Agora Ballroom)

Nov 12th - Todd Rundgren (Kent Stage)

Nov 21st - Hot Rize (Kent Stage)

Nov 22nd - Carlos Jones (Brothers Lounge)








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  • Glass Harp Returning To Kent Stage January 31st

    In the late '60s and early '70s a power rock trio from Youngstown, Ohio called Glass Harp reached for the stars. They must have made contact, as references to stellar events seem to pervade much of their music. As a reviewer of their debut album observed,"...no fewer than five songs mention the sky, and three of the remaining ones talk about things like stars, rainbows, and the moon."

    They were a bare bones group in the tradition of Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, and fellow Ohio band, The James Gang. But Glass Harp developed a signature sound of their own-a progressive one that allowed the members, collectively and individually, to stretch beyond the confines of standard form; breaks in songs for guitar, bass, flute, and drum solos were de riguere , as extended improvisations that would take the bands performances into the late hours.

    The trio's following was particularly amazed by the lighting style and precise technique of the bands 18 year old guitarist Phil Keaggy, who aside from his youth, had the use of only nine fingers. Neither strike impeded his ability to produce highly lyrical solos. Combined with the tasteful, rhythmic bass lines of Daniel Pecchio and the sharp, assertive drumming of John Sferra, Glass Harp created a wall of sound that would thrill sell-out capacities across the upper Midwest and beyond.

    While the band dissolved on the cusp of achieving mainstream rock stardom, they garnered a large and loyal regional following. National notoriety followed as they toured with the likes of, Traffic,Yes, The Kinks, Humble Pie, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and Grand Funk Railroad. " They were just the warm-up group," recalls a journalist of the day, "But it was the first time I had heard a local group and felt that I had heard the headline concert."

    Today they are back and better than ever and in concert at The Kent Stage January 31, 2015.

    For information and tickets go to www.kentstage.org


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  • New Moon Rising CD Release Party At Kent Stage October 24th


    New Moon Rising's style is the perfect combination of Alternative, Indie, and Folk Rock with influences ranging anywhere from Neil Young, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, and The Smashing Pumpkins to the smooth and mellow vibes of artists like Paul Simon and Jack Johnson. New Moon Rising has taken pieces from their diverse array of musical influences to create their own uniquely original sound.

    The members of New Moon Rising each bring something unique to the band: Terry Campbell (rhythm guitar, harmonica, main vocals, songwriter) is the lead singer and songwriter of the band with a distinctly smooth and soulful voice that perfectly compliments his unique style of songwriting. Evan Stone (lead guitar, backup vocals) is an extremely talented guitar player whose versatility spans genres and largely contributes to the New Moon Rising sound. Justin Michael (bass, backup vocals) is a skilled bass player who pushes the boundaries of traditional bass playing with his eccentric riffs and rhythmic low end flow. Steve Deurlein (drums) is an awesome drummer who brings a ton of energy to the band with his versatile style of drumming and off the wall beats. Each member of the band came together through their individual passion and love for creating music to form New Moon Rising.

    This show is a special CD Release Party for their new CD and the show will also feature guests, Riptide, Ray Flanagan & The Authorities, and Vanishing Apollo.

    For information and tickets go to www.kentstage.org


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  • Alex Bevan Coming To Kent Stage November 22nd


    Alex Bevan returns to the Kent Stage Saturday evening November 22nd with a small but mighty crew of musical cohorts. 

    In previous concerts at the Kent Stage Alex has performed solo sketching out his words and melodies in the classic singer/songwriter tradition. For this not to be missed evening Alex brings Dave Young on keyboards, Bill Watson on bass and Tommy Dobeck on drums and percussion to help him add dimensional layers to old favorites and newer works. 

    Alex’s musical abilities have grown way beyond the “Skinny Little Boy” and this night promises to be a vortex of creativity and sound. Come see what four friends can do.

    Don't miss out on a great night of music.

    For information and tickets go to www.kentstage.org


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  • CD Review: John Garcia - John Garcia

    John Garcia

    JOHN GARCIA

    For many of you, the name John Garcia doesn't mean a whole lot. I get that. For some of us - people that have long loved the world of Stoner Rock and Metal, John Garcia is every bit the musical God that people like Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson are in the world of "classic metal". With Kyuss alone, Garcia quite literally defined exactly what this genre is supposed to sound like. His post-Kyuss projects all ventured in slightly different directions and showcased an uncanny ability to add more and more to an already brilliant musical style. For the first time since Kyuss, Garcia seemed to truly put every creative thing together perfectly with Vista Chino. Much like artists do though, he immediately ventured away from that to do something again a bit different and much more personal to him. That project is the simple, self titled JOHN GARCIA. While it's not quite as accessible as Vista Chino was to the every day fan, this might just be his best work yet. The legend continues.

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

    Black Label Society

    CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN

    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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Happening At The Kent Stage

  • Happening At The Kent Stage

    175 East Main Street  Kent Ohio  

    330-677-5005    www.kentstage.org

    October 17th - Bruce Hornsby

    October 24th - New Moon Rising

    October 31st - The Jayhawks

    November 7th - Ryan Humbert

    November 12th - Todd Rundgren

    November 15th - Aliver Hall

    November 21st - Hot Rize

    November 22nd - Alex Bevan

    January 31st - Glass Harp

    February 13th - Al Stewart

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