FREE music Wednesday: presents Suede Brothers, Lords of the Highway, Pale Hollow, Kristine Jackson and Walkin’ Cane

14 07 2009
Suede Brothers, FREE this Wednesday

Suede Brothers, FREE this Wednesday

The Summer Concert Series thrown by our friends at comes to its third and final installation on Wednesday, July 15th.  Bands from the area will perform for FREE, while their performances are shot and taped for posterity on WKYC Channel 3.  Mix Beachland drink specials with prime-time camera work, and you might find yourself a new career if you’re not careful.

Once regularly known on Cleveland’s jazz and blues circuit as an in-demand trumpet player, Kristine Jackson turned her attention the vocal expression of said genres.  A good deal of woodshedding’s not only gotten her here at the Beachland, but also on stages throughout Northeastern Ohio.  Here’s a look at Ms. Jackson live stamping her imprint on a Johnny Cash number:

Clearly Kristine handles this number with aplomb; making this Metromix gig even sweeter will be the presence of Austin Walkin’ Cane, who’ll be playing with Jackson in a duo setting. Here’s some Walkin’ Cane, telling a tale that many a Clevelander can relate to:

Recalling the sound of Oasis and other 90s UK bands, Pale Hollow holds down the second spot on this bill.   An online review writes:

Now here’s an exceptional disc. Pale Hollow is Cleveland’s Michael Allen and he recorded this album in Detroit, but don’t be fooled – this is the sound of the English Midlands rather than the US Rustbelt, and he’s given us a tasteful disc of the highest craft. Think Muswell-era Kinks as interpreted by Teenage Fanclub with an attention to craft and detail (Absolute Powerpop)

Their award-winning video for “Sugarcane” not only sounds great, but also highlights some Cleveland hotspots you might have seen before:

Lords of the Highway’s bio says they’ve been driving a “hellbound rig” since 1992. Whatever sort of machine they’re driving, they’re more louder, faster, and more efficient than RTA bumped up with a tax raise.  And much cooler.  Here’s their hilarious ode to the  “Grandpa’s Cheese Barn” franchise, redolent of a Big Chuck and Little John bit:

Last but not least, headliners the Suede Brothers play riffs so big and heavy that Channel 3 might have to get an extra camera or two just to capture them.  Yet their three-story sound packs the added wallop with solid hooks and gutsy vocals by guitarist Dylan Francis.  The Suede Brothers are finishing up their latest, Ill New You; here are some cuts:

Suede Brothers “Homebreaker”

Suede Brothers “Sweet Nothing”

Doors are at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9. Like we said, it’s FREE!


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