I’ll admit to not being the most observant dude in the world, but the mere existence of this record came as surprise to me. After a couple of previous albums and a live presence in town respectable for a band that splits roots between Columbus and Cleveland, I haven’t heard much from the The Celebrity Pilots in the last year or so. Then this… practically a sneak attack of a CD release with an added guitar player and new sixteen-song collection called Hawks of the Lesser Antilles. After a single trip through, this new record is my favorite CPs to date. While not a massive departure- the meat is still quirky and catch pop songs and Chris Sheehan still navigates somewhere between Bob Pollard and Jeff Buckley- where previous songs went for frenetic or weird, this collection tends to lean towards something more pastoral.
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Memorial Day weekend? More like Christmas weekend, at least for me. Later this afternoon, Dokken, LA Guns (featuring Phil Lewis), Trixter and Danger Danger will be performing at Marc’s Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater in downtown Cleveland.
Print this coupon out and show it at the door and receive a discount on admission ($5 instead of $8). The concert is included with the admission cost however if you want to sit and be closer to the stage, you can purchase concert tickets for $25.
If you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can follow along with the action at twitter.com/chipmidnight starting later this afternoon.