Cleveland ,Ohio – The Beachland Ballroom played host to an afternoon of music history , trivia and some of Cleveland’s most notorious , I mean loved music icons of the local area.
Hosted by music maestro extraordinaire Ray Carr ( radio and podcast host ) and celebrated author Deanna Adams ( who just came out with a new book ” Cleveland’s Rock N Roll Venues ” .
The afternoon brought back memories for some and knowledge for others of the cities music history and lost venues of our past including Peabody’s, Flashes, The Empire Club, The Sahara Club, Cleveland Cafe and many many more with extensive photographs as well along with the discussion .
One of Cleveland’s most distinguished photographers, Janet Macoska was on hand to give her thoughts and memories of the history of our town as well .
Other scheduled guests included Tommy Rich ,David Spero , Billy bass, Jim Bonfanti, Jim Quinn ,George Sipi Alan Greene , Billy Coakley, Steve Jochum, Sue Csendes, Trenda Jones and Cindy Barber .
If you missed it , make sure you get a copy of Deanna Adams book “Cleveland’s Rock N Roll Venues ” available at most retail outlets . I give this event two horns up ! Rock on !!!
The New York powerhouse known as Eve to Adam played to Cleveland fans last week in support of their latest full length release ” Odyssey ” The world famous Agora hosted the evening and the intimate ballroom provided the perfect venue . Eve to Adam has always had the uncanny ability to connect with the audience thru song and their many heralded performances . I first saw them in 2012 at the Rock on The Range festival in Columbus Ohio where they delighted thousands of music lovers , approximately 80,000 or so . I next caught them at the now defunct Peabody’s, on tour with Texas Hippie Coalition to a standing room only crowd . ( please see attached archives material as the end of this article )This time was at the Cleveland Agora and although it is a more intimate venue they rocked liked it was Coachilla pleasing every fan in the house.
They brought new song for the brand new album ” Odyssey ” along with some fan favorites as well including ” Landfill ” one of our favorites off the new disk and ” Straight Jacket Super Model ” for which I dedicate to one of my ex’s every time I hear it . In addition ” Locked and Loaded ” any many more . The best part of this band is the feeling of fun they put out to the audience , just a great night to be alive with great music . The band was joined on tour with direct support provided by Letters to Sylvia and with local support from Erie, Pennsylvania’s own Kevlar who I look forward to seeing in the future again .
The recently opened Pub 91 in Willoughby Hills hosted an evening of metal music last night to heat up the fans amidst the frozen landscape of North East Ohio . I have recently rediscovered my love for Judas Priest with the release of ” Turbo 30 ” this past week and the ability to hear those songs played live was an opportunity not to be missed . A slight departure from the traditional tribute band this was fronted from non other then a female lead singer and if you want in on a little secret , it worked ! It worked so well I think we will see great things from this band in the near future . I have changed my stance on tribute bands over the past few years , I used to hate them but I now see the point . The band you love is either not on tour , doesn’t have a venue close to you or the tickets of so high priced that you need a second mortgage to get into the first 30 rows .The best answer to this conundrum is to check out a tribute act and now you can enjoy the music and relive the past without killing you bank account.
The band played well into an hour with all the hits and classics covered followed by another band on the bill, the Ozzy /Black Sabbath tribute act Sabbotozz. The Sentinel are Rokken Robyn Halford-vocals ,Doug Schroeder-guitar,Mike Swart-guitar
Greg Campbell-drums,Tim Warren-bass to learn more about any upcoming shows please check out their official facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheSentinelCleveland