[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

[Audio] Marc Rizzo Interview on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU

Marc Rizzo - Legionnaire Album (Photo Courtesy of Phlamencore Records)This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview Marc Rizzo, who in addition to being the lead guitarist for Soulfly and the Cavalera Conspiracy is currently on tour playing solo material in clubs across the U.S. Continue reading

[Album Review] Social 66 – Self-Titled

Social 66, Sons of Mischief. (Photo courtesy of Social 66)

Social 66, Sons of Mischief. (Photo courtesy of Social 66)

Akron’s own Social 66 are revving up their engines with their eponymous debut record for Pavement Records. The collection of twelve hard-rockin’ gritty jams infused with melody serves as a fierce statement that this band has arrived, and intends to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of rock. Continue reading

[Audio] Impending Lies Acoustic Session on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU

Impending Lies (Photo courtesy of Impending Lies)

Impending Lies is energy. (Photo courtesy of Impending Lies)

This past Friday night, local rockers Impending Lies visited the studios of 88.7 WJCU to talk about their brand-new album “Until the Lights Burn Out” and play a couple songs live on-air. Check out the links below to listen to the two new songs the group debuted on the radio, “Chaos” and “Revenge”. 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 + Stream] Ceterum – Fathom

Cleveland’s Ceterum brings the heavy dissonance with their debut full-length album “Fathom”.

After years of lineup changes, relocations and aural refinements, Ceterum has found a home in Cleveland. With the assistance of the likes of Ante Up Audio producers Jim Stewart (Ohio Sky) and Michael Seifert (Dave Matthews Band, Mr. Gnome) the band has released their debut full-length, FathomIf one can get past its flaws, the album is a well-polished heavy rock experience that encompasses a full range of emotions and musicality – most definitely worth checking out. Continue reading

[Album Review + Stream] Mouth Wired Shut – Mouth Wired Shut EP

The new Mouth Wired Shut EP promises heavy rockin' tunes.

Cleveland native Joey Ariemma (Omerta) has a brand-new set of tunes for your aural perusal. Mouth Wired Shut, the EP, is a three-song collection of tunes that promise to devastate the senses, but does the brutality of the album art live within the music? Continue reading