2nd Half Advance to Finals in ESPN Home Court Contest

2nd Half - coming to a TV set near you! (Photo: Courtesy of 2nd Half)

Speaking of bands working to raise the profile of Cleveland music, how about those 2nd Half guys? The group has been involved in a contest sponsored by OurStage.com and ESPN to determine “Who’s Next” among independent rock bands across the nation. Recently they advanced to the finals in an online poll, and if they win, they’ll have their music played during Championship week for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball coverage on ESPN. Continue reading

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[Video] Dawn Lights and 2nd Half @ Brother’s Lounge, 10.21.11

2nd Half rocks like it's their job. (Photo: Gene Natale / WJCU)

As you may have read in my review, Dawn Lights put on a hell of a show at Brother’s Lounge in Akron. Continue reading

[Concert Review + Setlists] Dawn Lights, 2nd Half and Americanrockstar at Brother’s Lounge 10.21.11

Dawn Lights, shown dominating Brother's Lounge. (Photo: Gene Natale / WJCU)

A once-in-a-lifetime event occurred at Brother’s Lounge on Cleveland’s west side last Friday, as Cleveland rock band Dawn Lights performed in the group’s first and only concert ever, supported by 2nd Half and Americanrockstar. For the 200+ rowdy fans in attendance, the event truly was a special (and rocking) experience. Continue reading

[Show Preview] Dawn Lights, 2nd Half, American Rockstar on THE ROCK 10.15.11

Dawn Lights (Photo Credit: Jocelyn Petruccio)

Check it out! Tonight on The Rock on 88.7 fm WJCU, I’ll be welcoming members of Dawn Lights, 2nd Half, and American Rockstar into the studio. On topic will be the upcoming concert with the bands at Brothers Lounge (11607 Detroit Ave., Cleveland OH 44102). That show will be the official album release party for Dawn Lights’ new full-length titled “My Will Alone”. Surely there shall be plenty to talk about.

Interested in listening in? You can catch WJCU at 88.7 fm on your radio dial if you’re in the Cleveland area, or you can listen online here. (Follow that link for our high-quality AAC stream, or click the about tab at the top of the page for other listening options, courtesy of WJCU.org. Today also marks the official release of “My Will Alone” to iTunes shoppers, so get your early copy fresh from the presses (the digital presses, that is..)