Category Archives: Cleveland

The Celebrity Pilots, Hawks of the Lesser Antilles

MP3:Celebrity Pilots – Lost a Limb

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.

The Celebrity Pilots will launch this thing with a show at Rumba Cafe, Saturday June 5th. Lending a hand will be The Lindsay and Bicentennial Bear.

Rib Cook-Off Wrap-Up: Rokken with Dokken

Rocklahoma went more modern rock this year, the M3 Rock Festival in Baltimore is a 6-hour drive, and Rock N America is a plane flight away in Oklahoma, so the closest we come, in the Buckeye state, to a hair metal festival happened yesterday afternoon on the banks of the mighty Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

Don Dokken

Dokken, LA Guns, Trixter, and Danger Danger were the featured acts on the second night of Marc’s Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival and, as you might imagine, when you do the math (BBQ + beer + bands + $8 festival admission + Cleveland), you’ve got nothing but a good time (yeah, I realize that as this festival was going on, Bret Michaels was performing a show in Columbus).

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Sunday: BBQ, beers, (hair metal) bands in Cleveland

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 starting later this afternoon.