“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!”
Photo used courtesy of: Joe Kleon.
The first sign of spring begins tonight when Michael Stanley and The Resonators launch their two weekend engagement with one of the scheduled four shows at The Tangiers in Akron, Ohio. Saturday’s show is already sold-out. Purchase tickets now before they sell-out. Michael, Danny Powers, Jennifer Lee and the rest of The Resonators will feature a few new songs from Michael’s current release- “The Job”.
Rock Lines guarantees Michael Stanley and The Resonators will make you forget about your job!
Check out the details in our concert section below or purchase tickets now.
Look for a Rock Lines CD review of Michael Stanley’s “The Job” soon!
Ex-Cleveland drummer, Jimmy Clark is currently touring with Metallica. No, Jimmy hasn’t taken Lars Ulrich’s spot yet. If Jimmy’s peppiness gets Lars as nervous as it did with Dick Clark, Lars may lose a little sleep. Seriously, Jimmy is only working with the rigging crew, for now.
The ex-drummer of Souvenir has toured while drumming with Debbie Harry, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Joan Jett, Glen Burtnik and others. The video above of Jimmy drumming with Glen Burtnik captures some of the ex-Golden Glove boxer’s talent and attitude of having fun as a drummer.
Jimmy Clark has since worked rigging for Van Halen, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Chesney and countless other country and rock bands.
Rock Lines wishes continued success in his dual career!
Rock On The Range tickets are going fast! See the details in our Concert Section.
Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to vocalist Debi Lewin!
Cross Solder is seeking funding for their next video from fans. The band has a plan to top their last video- “Shameless”. I am excited to see the storyline and hear the new tune. Our hunch is- it will be pretty radical!
Anyone who donates towards Cross Solder’s video will receive a limited edition signed poster of the band and their name in the film credits. That’s the icing on the cake for all of the fans of the Lancaster, Ohio band.
If you would like to donate– visit the band’s Facebook page here!
Rock Lines wishes Cross Solder the best and is hoping to preview the video.
Speaking of Led Zeppelin: What band sold-out back to back shows at The Richfield Coliseum faster than Led Zeppelin?
Find the answer in: Ohio Music Memory.
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Look for an upcoming interview next week with renowned keyboardist, composer, producer and engineer, Erik Norlander .
Catch ERROR 504′s World Premier video release, right here on Rock Lines!
Band of the Week:
Bethany Brewer interviews Dayne Sauder, Kevin Cuthbertson and Ryan Zellner of Error 504
“It’s a longer process than what I expected, but it is going to be worth it to have such a good quality recording,” vocalist Dayne Sauder said.
The guys wrapped up their single Whiskey Runnin’ in July, then decided it was time to add to what they have.
“We have a lot of things that we are looking forward to sharing with our fans,” drummer Kevin Cuthbertson said. “The EP release is just the beginning.”
504 will be leaving mid May to start their first out of state tour.
“It’s important to us that everyone we meet along the way has something to remember us by,” Kevin added. “That’s why it’s so important we get this done as soon as possible.”
The guys have no shortness in dedication when it comes to getting everything done on time.
“All of the hard work that we are putting into this now will pay off in the end,” Dayne exclaimed.
504’s fans will recognize the material on the CD.
“All of the songs on the EP are big hits at our shows. Our fans will be singing along as soon as they hear it.” rhythm guitarist Ryan Zellner said.
The album release party will be the weekend of May 10th with the location to be announced.
The EP will be available at all shows and on itunes, amazon, and google play shortly after release.
For more information on Error 504 and to keep up with band updates and tour schedules visit: www.facebook.com/error504band
For a complete listing of other Cleveland, Ohio area gigs, visit – After the Gig!
Michael Stanley and The Resonators
- Friday, April 4th
- Saturday April 5th (Sold Out)
- Friday April 11th
- Saturday April 12th
All shows begin at 8:30 p.m. and a Prime Rib and Seafood Buffett Package is available.
Tickets may be purchased here!
Michael Stanley photo used courtesy of: Joe Kleon.
Michael Stanley’s new CD- “The Job” has been released and word on the street is it’s another great CD from Cleveland’s Favorite Son.
Order Michael Stanley’s latest release here!
Look for review of “The Job” soon in Rock Lines.
Paul Revere and The Raiders
Paul Revere and The Raiders will make a rare Ohio appearance at The Renaissance Theater in Mansfield, Ohio on April 11th. Paul Revere and The Raiders still hold the record for most band appearances on TV with over 750 airings during the 1960’s. This band recording many hit records including: “Kicks”, “Hungry”, “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Indian Reservation)”, “Just Like Me” and many others. Paul Revere and The Raiders appeared regularly on Dick Clark’s –Where The Action Is, Happening 68, It’s Happening and American Bandstand.
Paul Revere started the band in 1958 in Boise, Idaho and is now 76 years old. Order your tickets now!
Keyboard wizard, Erik Norlander will be at The Winchester Music Hall in Lakewood, Ohio on Friday, April 11th at 8:00 p.m. Erik is an ex-member of John Payne’s Asia, The Rocket Scientists (which included Cleveland drummer, Tommy Amato) and Erik performed with his wife’s progressive rock band, Lana Lane (which also at one time included Cleveland drummer, Tommy Amato). Interestingly enough, Erick’s band is made up entirely of Ohio natives: Jeff Kollman (g), Mark Matthews (b) and Nick LePar (d).
Erik has written and produced more than 30 CD’s since 1993 . His playing of the ivories is reminiscent of Jon Lord, Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz. Opening for Erik Norlander will be Cleveland’s own progressive rock band- Krypton Monkeys.
Tickets may be purchased here!
Look for an upcoming interview with renowned keyboardist, producer, Erik Norlander in Rock Lines!
The Cinema Show (A Genesis Tribute Experience) is scheduled to appear on the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio on Saturday, April 12th. The Genesis tribute band is one of the best in the world and features over 30 years of music from Phil Collins and company. A majority of the band members are ex- Fayrewether members (the 1980’s Genesis tribute band from Cleveland, Ohio) and are superb musicians.
I had the privilege of being invited to a private party and witnessed The Cinema Show in action and can attest to their progressive likeness to Genesis. I apologize to the band for the review not getting posted in Rock Lines!
Tickets are available here!
Jonah Koslen’s Stage Pass Now
On Saturday, April 26th Jonah Koslen will bring his Jonah Koslen’s Stage Pass Now band to The Winchester Music Hall. The band will be playing the entire material from the double-live- MSB “Stage Pass” album. The show will feature all the hits you wanna’ hear! Legendary Cleveland, Ohio favorites such as “Strike Up the Band,” “Rosewood Bitters,” “Nothing’s Going to Change My Mind,” “Let’s Get The Show on the Road,” “Waste a Little Time on Me,” “Midwest Midnight,” which were recorded live at The Cleveland Agora are more than “One Good Reason” to attend this show!
Scott Stiert will open for Jonah Koslen’s Stage Pass Now.
Don’t miss this event. Order tickets now!
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here rolls into Columbus, Ohio for an evening of the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. The #1 Pink Floyd tribute band in the USA will fly into the Newport Music Hall on April 26th. Wish You Were Here is currently on their Animals, Bricks and Lunatics 2014 tour. The band will be performing the entire songs from Pink Floyd’s Animals recording.
Don’t miss the elaborate stage show of Wish You Were Here featuring the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. While Pink Floyd may be on the dark side of the moon, Wish you Were will make you believe that- pigs can fly!
ROCK ON THE RANGE
Rock On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio with a 3-day weekend event at Crew Stadium scheduled for Friday, May 16th through Sunday, May 18th. This is the 8th consecutive year for the one of the biggest festival events in the USA. Each day is loaded with some of the biggest bands in rock and metal.
On Friday May 16th ROTR will feature: Guns N Roses, Staind, Seether, Black Label Society, KillSwitch Engage, Down, Living Color and 12 other bands.
On Saturday, May 17th ROTR will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Chevelle, Theory of a Deadman, Suicidal Tendencies, Pop Evil, Fuel and 13 other bands.
On Sunday, May 18th ROTR will feature: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, WolfMother, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Of Mice & Men and 12 other acts.
Glass Harp recently announced a performance scheduled for Friday, May 16th at The Mentor Fine Arts Center. The band has been in existence for 45 years and is celebrating its birthday. John Sfeera, Phil Keaggy and Daniel Pechio will provide an amazing evening of their music catalog.
Phil Keaggy is perhaps the finest guitarist in the world and the trio of Glass Harp will provide a delightful song of hope, embedded with soothing melodies and speckles of progressive musicianship unduplicated in musical genre.
Don’t miss this opportunity to witness one of the most prolific in rock history!
Ohio Music Memory:
The Michael Stanley Band
If you’ve made it this far into Rock Lines, you already know the answer to the quiz earlier. The Michael Stanley Band sold out two consecutive shows at the old Richfield Coliseum faster than Led Zeppelin. Quite the feat indeed!
The Michael Stanley Band played a pivotal role in establishing Cleveland as “The Rock and Roll Capital of the World” with their musical repertoire consisting of the hazards of being a blue collar worker, living in the mid-west and lover’s breaking up. It was combined with a loyal following that rivals the Cleveland Browns; the perfect ingredients for something special- something that we thought we may never see again.
Luckily, we still have that opportunity to witness the magic of what one man’s passion and love of his roots still continues to demonstrate with Michael Stanley and The Resonators!
The performance of “Lover” is just one of the highlights of any Michael Stanley Show. Recorded with Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons (of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) smoky saxophone sound; the haunting lyrics and mood setting music is arguably Michael Stanley’s finest ballad. I still get chills when the band reaches the bridge section and Michael allows the fans to sing that famous line.
No need to write it, if you’re a fan you know it. If you’re not a fan- listen to the song again.
Thank God for Michael Stanley, he has made life a better place for us in the Heartland!