[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

If You Think Rock is Dead, You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About.

Some say rock music is dead - it's certainly much harder to hear it on the radio these days with all the rock stations going away from playing rock music anymore.. (Photo Illustration: Gene Natale, Jr.)

Nicki Minaj. Lady Gaga. Justin Bieber. These are just a few of the so-called “Hot AC” artists that dominate the radio and television airwaves today. It seems like yesterday that rock bands like Nirvana or Stone Temple Pilots dominated the air..so what happened? 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