Tonight: Scene Magazine’s Bands to Watch

8 01 2010

Unless you’ve been buried under a showdrift, you probably know about tonight’s hot mess to counter Cleveland’s iciness: the Scene Magazine “Bands to Watch” showcase rolls out at 8 pm. Five bucks gets you through the door and into a world full of Cleveland’s up-and-coming talent, performing in both Ballroom and Tavern spaces.

We’ve attached some videos to warm you up for tonight…god, the bad puns are abundant as Cleveland school closings.

These guys are clearly rockin’ for Cleveland.
The Ohio Sky, “Vanish”

Why is that Kent seems like one long party?
Simeon Soul Charger “Coffin Party”

Well, she seems nice enough! And bluesy too, minus the cliched Janis bit.

Corissa Bragg, “Bad Woman”

These dudes have been given the keys to the riffs of The Lord.

Megachurch, “The Gay Agenda”

Also on the bill: Good Touch Bad Touch, Carley Tanchon, Buried Wires, and more.  See the full list, along with set times, at the Beachland website.



The Final Week of 2009! Come one, come all!

28 12 2009

While the Beachland gladly takes this time to wish you and yours the happiest of New Years, our current blog installment has us looking toward the very cusp of 2010 a few days from now.

That being said, don’t forget Tuesday night’s punk explosion courtesy of reunited Clevelandites The Sex Crimes, and Wednesday’s double-shot of Project / Object and the now SOLD-OUT Cowslingers reunion.

Friday night the Beachland unveils a brand new theme for the debut of 2010.  The One/One show will feature one-man/woman acts who emphasize the ‘weird’ and not the ‘singer-songwriter’ label.  We’re not trying to be purely schticky here–though we’ll certainly have some of that on this unique show.  We also mean ‘weird’ as in enchanting and mystifying; case in point, here’s an outdoor appearance by Uno Lady, who will perform Friday, January 1st in the Tavern:

(courtesy of Lou Muenz)

And though it’s a week away, let’s briefly highlight one of the bands playing in next Friday’s Scene Magazine “Bands to Watch”, The Modern Electric.  Granted, the footage is culled from the film Donnie Darko, which plays into the band’s self-described and accurate ‘cinematic pop’ label. 

The Modern Electric, “Ghost”

The Scene Magazine “Bands To Watch” showcase features The Modern Electric, Megachurch, Carly Tanchon, The Ohio Sky, and a few other promising new acts on Friday, January 8th.  Get tickets HERE; after all, they’re only five dollars.  You blew all that Christmas money, right? Why stop now?


Beachland Tonight: St. Vincent, Buried Wires, Red Cortez, & Blue Arrow Records

20 10 2009

There’s a LOT of music going on up and down Waterloo tonight. To wit:

Tonight’s highly-anticipated Ballroom show with singer/songwriter/musical auteur St. Vincent also features Cleveland-based Buried Wires, made up of guitarist Brian Straw, bassist Matthew Gengler (of Aloha), drummer Dan Price (This Is Exploding, Expecting Rain, Machine Go Boom, Megachurch) and singer/guitarist/keyboardist Alex Tapi­e.  The combined skill level and experience of this group is among the best in town, so you know that the end result excels most, if not all expectations.

Therefore, we provide you with a vid of Buried Wires, in vivo:

In this video link, tonight’s headliner St. Vincent performs in France with Andrew Bird.  Another link takes you stateside for a St. Vincent date back in 2007 at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.  And one more takes you to a live St. Vincent podcast provided by NPR.

 In the Tavern tonight, we have West Coasters Red Cortez, whose Latin American background adds an intriguing depth to their dramatic roots rock interpretations:

Opening this Tavern show are Sewing Machine War (Youngstown) and Tinamou, who you can see here from a September date in Lakewood:

Prior to both of these shows, Blue Arrow Records hosts a FREE party featuring Cleveland band Below Jupiter, with tunes spun by DJ Zog.  This goes from 7 – 10 pm, which means you can stop by the shop before you get tonight’s Beachland fix.  An easy, non-Myspace way to check out Below Jupiter’s piano-laden rock can be found on