[Album Review] French Donkey – Make Gold

Cleveland's Chris Donley and Scott Paris have a new sound with French Donkey. (Album art courtesy of French Donkey)

Cleveland’s Chris Donley and Scott Paris have a new sound with French Donkey.

There’s a new sound coming out of Cleveland – it’s smooth, it’s honest, and it’s….French Donkey? That’s right – veteran Cleveland rockers Chris Donley and Scott Paris have a musical love letter for the world on this Valentine’s Day with their double full-length album Make Gold, and it’s filled with mellow melodies and harmonies that would put a smile on most anyone’s face! Continue reading

[Album Review + Stream] Social 66 – The Party is On

Social 66 - Party is On (Album Art)

Like a hillbilly Frank Sinatra doing things his own way, Jason O’Daniel of Social 66 is forging ahead with a debut album of in-your-face rock tunes bound to make anyone yearning for a 21st century resurgence a little bit of hope for the future… Continue reading

[Audio] Via the Sun Acoustic Session on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU, 7.7.12

Via the Sun (Photo Courtesy of Via the Sun)

On July 7, the award-winning Cleveland rockers Via the Sun stopped by the studio of The Rock on 88.7 WJCU again, this time with guitars in hand to rock out an acoustic set on the radio! If you missed the show that night, you’ve come to the right place – follow the links to listen to both the interview with the band and live performances of the songs “Grateful” and “Bad Roots”. Continue reading

[Album Review] Via the Sun – Theatrics


Cleveland is always proving itself to be a fertile birthing ground for new rock. Theatrics, the debut album by Via the Sun is yet another example of this – polished, dynamic, and heavy, all the elements necessary for a solid listening experience! 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