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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$2 DOMESTICS

Whiskey Island

"PEOPLE'S CHOICE"

AWARD WINNERS

@

Great Lakes Brew B-Q

with our

Thank You Thank YOU very much

 

 

WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$2 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 2 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 80+Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
OUTSTADNING!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.902.4663

 

All shows are all ages. 

Weekend shows (Fri.&Sat.)

start at 9:00 p.m. and

weekday shows start at

8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours

before show time. 

Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make

them by calling or texting me @ Text> 2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

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EVAN (my son)AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, Wakes & Weddings, Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done themAll Such as...

(Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell # 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

 

ON TAP!

Great Lakes Octoberfest

Beer poured a medium copper color with an off-white head that was one finger-width wide.

The beer has a bready smell, which is very strong.

The initial taste sweet, and the hops follow immediately. The flavor is complex in the middle. This beer does not have the typical toasted caramel Marzen punch. It has fruity tones mixed in with the hops and malt. The finish is very nice and slightly sweet. There is absolutely no hint of bitterness .

The mouth feel on this beer is full bodied and smooth. The carbonation is noticable, but nicely balanced.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. If you are looking for a typical Oktoberfest, this is not the right beer. If you want something in the Oktoberfest style that is slightly more sophisticated, then this is a great choice

southern tier Pumking

Poured deep orange with 1/2 thick head that lightly dissipated. S:rich pumpkin pie crust with cinnamon and nutmeg. T: almost spot on with how it smells; pumpkin pie crust with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and slight hints of allspice. I have to admit, I'm a fan of the sweeter craft seasonal beers, and this is one of them. Best pumpkin beer I've had to date. Absolutely amazing!

 

Southern Tier Brewing

2X Stout

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that immediately dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice aromas.

Taste: Great! Strong roasty flavors of coffee, toasted pumpernickel bread and dark chocolate, followed by some vanilla and caramel-like sweetness. The beer finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very creamy, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another great milk/sweet stout, and another great beer from Southern Tier. Great flavors of roasted malt, coffee and caramel, all wrapped up in a creamy quaff. Delicious

 

Portside Brewery

East Bank Belgian Blonde

Golden Ale/Blond Ale · 6.0 ABV · Brewed by Portside Distillery

A light malty blonde ale with mild Belgian esters and a side of sweetness

 

Columbus IPA - from Columbus Brewing Company


L - 1 1/2 fingers of white head that fades within a couple minutes, leaves lots of soapy lacing. Coppery golden color with slight haze. Looks appealing.
S - Sweet, peach/stone fruit, slight pine and citrus. Malt is nowhere to be found in aroma. Spot on awesome IPA aroma IMO.
T - Follows right in line with aroma. Stone fruits, slight grassiness/pine forest, background of citrus pith. Bitterness comes in after swallowing and hangs around, but is fairly clean.
F - Carbonation is average, could perhaps be a touch dryer for my preferences but not syrupy or cloying by any means.
O - This is a truly solid IPA - outstanding even. One thing that perhaps throws me is that the brewery's name plastered across a bottle of IPA automatically makes me expect the dank and dirty character of Columbus hops. They may be in here but they're not dominant by any means. Deserving of a spot among the elite IPAs I've drank - and something that you can buy in many a gas station in central Ohio at that. 

Platform Beer Co.

New Cleveland Palesner

This Pilsner/Pale Ale Hybrid is a clear straw color with a crisp German malt body and refreshing Noble hop finish with floral and herbal aromas. Can design done in collaboration with CLE Clothing Company

 

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

After hearing friends for 2 years talk about this beer I finally tried it. I am rather upset that I didn't try this sooner. The taste of the beer hits the spot on hot summer days. I never drank anything other then Miller or Coors but have ventured into other brands. This is so far the best that I have tried.

 

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.

 

Fat Heads Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale

 

"MOST REFRESHING BEER IN AMERICA"

BREWING NEWS GLOBAL WARMING OPEN

Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey stolen from some very angry bees (we have the welts to prove it) and infused with fresh blueberries. Creating a light, refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a refreshing blueberry finish. Get yo buzz on!

 

BREW KETTLE Four C's American Pale Ale

Pours a crystal clear deep copper color that borders on brown and wears a creamy white head that sticks around for a bit. Smells of citrus and pine, grapefruit and resin mixed with a bit of caramel. Taste is nicely balanced between malt and hop with a nice citrusy old school pale ale kind of feel to it. Medium body with a bit of residual sweetness, moderate level of carbonation and a lick almost sweet mouthfeel. Nice easy drinking pale ale with enough hop to keep it interesting

4 String Brewing Co.

Brass Knuckle Pale Ale

Appearance - I drank it out of the can, but I'm giving this a 4 because the can art is fantastic.

Smell - Even just smelling through the can opening, I smell a great hop aroma. Not too overpowering for an APA. A little sweetness tingles the nosebuds.

Taste - A great mixture that allows the taster to experience the hoppy bitterness one expects in a pale ale, but is not overpowering and sour tasting.

Mouthfeel - crisp, smooth.

Overall - Perhaps it is some of my Columbus bias, but I am going to be picking this up much more for my cheap, keep in the fridge summer offering. I like it quite a bit .

 

Jackie O

Firefly Amber Ale


Firefly Amber is Jackie O's lightest offering. We refer to it as our gateway ale, as introducing it to macro-drinkers has proved to be effective in converting them into craft beer followers & aficionados. Seasoned craft beer drinkers also admire the drinkability and soft (but wide!) range of flavors embedded within this amber ale. Lightly roasted malt gives Firefly Amber a biscuit-like finish. Carefully selected hops provide an herbal, mildly citrus, aroma and flavor.


Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Labrador Lager


A- clear dark golden amber, dense white head with lots of drippy lace. Settles to thick ring and a thin membrane of foam.

S- sweetly malty with some caramel undertones. Fruity apple, pear, orange, watermelon rind, peach, white grape. Very mice stuff goin on here.

T- aroma transitions nicely to the flavor with a perfect hop flavor and bitterness. White pepper, sandalwood, All the fruity and grain components are here as well with grapefruit and pine from the hops. Sweet bready maltiness fades gracefully into a crisp sprucey And spicy hop finish.

MF- somewhere between light and medium bodied, totally crisp and refreshing with very tight carbonation similar to champagne but without the pricklies. Dries out a little still with a sweetish grain feel.

Postnote: out of the bottle and at a later date it was a bit too sweet so maybe the batch was too sugary or I'm just a nitpicker. Still love the thirsty dogg. Woof.

D- I could definitely knock over a 1/6 barrel of this stuff in a couple days. A Great offering from the boys in akrowdy. It's an agreeable beer for the lighter beer drinkers with enough flavor and complexity to please the real beer drinkers

 

Elevator Brewery

Dirty Dick's Nut Brown Ale

An American adaptation of a Northern English brown style, our nut brown ale features a deep mahogany color, rich malt character with toffee and chocolate barley malts combine to linger in a smooth finish.

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

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The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you

can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little

person soon will grow

up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say,

"I love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from

deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home  Games with $2-Domestics-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Bud Select, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-Killian's Red, Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$5 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

Friday August 28

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Happy Hour Hootenanny with

Americana / Folk Rock / Acoustic South Orange, NJ

The Coteries

The Coteries are an Acoustic Americana trio born out of the midst of an 11,000 mile road trip across North America in their old VW Van, Trusty Rusty. Being inspired by the singer-songwriters of their past, The Coteries have adopted much of the same touch. They craft songs around stories, and the tight-knit melodies of lead singer Emily Parasiliti. Matt Runciman and Ben Brosh bolster their sound with acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo. As they hit the open roads of the East Coast, the band looks forward to recording their first full length album in 2015.

PLUS

After the Game

Wilberts Fireworks!

And

Reggae / SOCA / Dancehall Grand Haven, MI

Mystic Dub

Mystic Dub is a collaboration of four musicians from many musical backgrounds, bringing their love of the World Beat sound from town-to-town!
With original songs in the styles of Roots Rock, Dancehall, Soca, Ska, and more, The M-Dub crew has received great reviews by audiences of all ages.
Mystic Dub is finishing up debut album, "Roots Trail", which is being produced by Donald Kinsey (of The Kinsey Report - he toured with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh).
Below is a link to a video clip of us playing our original, "Dis Hook" with special guest Don Kinsey at 2008 Coast Guard Fest on the Waterfront Stage.

Starts @ 10pm / ALL AGES / NO COVER charge at the door. Donations appreciated

 

Saturday August 29

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Live on Our Stage

“#1 Blues Artist”- Billboard Magazine

ANTHONY GOMES

Riding out the Summer of 2015 with the #1 charting blues artist Anthony Gomes.

This will be the hottest show of the summer "I gar-on- tee !". MM

Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.  Blues Music Magazine's editor recently declared that, “Gomes' formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues.”  This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.  Gomes has headlined concerts in 17 countries and has had the honor of sharing the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Word of Gomes' electrifying performances has reached Eric Clapton, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Toby Keith, Jonny Lang, Ron White and Vince Vaughn who have all attended Gomes' concerts.  After experiencing Gomes  live, John Goodman referred to him as “a pure soul brother” and comedian Ron White declared his official endorsement of Anthony Gomes.   Perhaps the greatest complement was offered by Morgan Freeman who jokingly professed that Anthony was, “not bad for a white boy.” 

BLUES SOUL w/ a ROCK N ROLL HEART

Starts @ 9pm / ALL AGES / NO COVER charge at the door. Donations appreciated

 

Sunday August 30

Opening at 10AM

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

$3 Mimosa

BEST Bloody Mary in Town

and our world famous Breakfast Burrito

with Fluffy Eggs and Chorizo!

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

 

Friday September 4

Prestigious Folk-Rock from Kansas City

The Blackbird Revue

Husband and wife duo, The Blackbird Revue is garnering national attention with their  delicately driving indie-rock sound . Featured on NBC's The Voice, The Discovery Channel, boasting one of Kansas City's Top Ten Albums of 2013 (Ink Magazine), and named 2015's “Best Americana Band”(Midwest Music Awards), this Kansas City outfit has created a sound that is achingly beautiful, hauntingly memorable and passionately performed. 

From the heart of the Midwest, The Blackbird Revue's worn, comfortable, Americana sound is beginning to garner national atte ... ntion. Featured on NBC's The Voice, and boasting one of Kansas City's top ten albums of 2013 (Ink Magazine), this husband and wife duo has created a sound that is achingly beautiful, hauntingly memorable, and passionately performed.

They've recently shared the stage with such luminaries as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kopecky Family Band, Hey Marseilles, Over the Rhine, and Gregory Alan Isakov, while playing at numerous venues across the Midwest, including the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, and Kansas City's Middle of the Map Fest. A national finalist for the Bud Light Battle of the Bands 2012, The Blackbird Revue was also selected to perform for the Chevy Music Showcase, Kansas City.

PLUS

Alternative / Indie Rock / Folk Rock / Pop Rock band from CLE

New Moon Rising

New Moon Rising is an Alternative / Indie Rock / Folk Rock / Pop Rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. New Moon Rising has drawn from a diverse range of musical influences to create their own unique and eclectic sound spanning multiple genres of music. The members of New Moon Rising include: Terry Campbell (guitar, harmonica, lead vocals, songwriter), Evan Stone (lead guitar, backup vocals), Justin Michael (bass, backup vocals), Steve Deurlein (drums).

Starts @ 9pm / ALL AGES / NO COVER charge at the door. Donations appreciated

Thursaday September 10

nonsense Roots Rock from Detriot!

emma loo and sam

Emma Loo and Sam began performing together in the spring of 2012 mostly in Grand Rapids, MI. Sam grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, moved to GR in 2000, and played with a number of bands including Domestic Problems, Fancy Thermos, and Circus Pig. Emma Loo grew up in Lowell, MI and moved to GR in 2012 to be a rockstar with Sam! Emma has performed with several acts including Otis Blueswell Jr., Mild Bill, and Expansion Pack. Emma Loo and Sam have played at every place that has music in Grand Rapids, MI and in 2014, toured the Midwest and the East Coast. Emma Loo and Sam look forward to memorizing your face so that after it melts, they will be able to re-sculpt it accurately.

ALL AGES / NO COVER charge, Donations appreciated

Friday September 11

Johnny

ELVIS

and the Crown Electrics

Starts @ 6pm / ALL AGES / NO COVER charge at the door. Donations appreciated

Performing Elvis ' greatest songs from the Fifties and early Sixties. One of the most outstanding Elvis tributes in Cleveland!
Johnny Elvis, along with the Crown electrics, will take you back to the 1950’s and early 1960’s with his versions of some of Elvis’s well known and some lesser known songs.
This is one show you do not want to miss!

Saturday Septmber 12

Uncrowned King of Rock and Roll from Pittsfield Pennsyltucky

Norman Nardini

As bass player for the 1970's Pittsburgh rock n' roll band, Diamond Reo, Norman Nardini got his career started. After a very ... brief stay at Berklee School Of Music and more than a few special moments….while still in high school he rented his Hammond B-3 organ and roadied for Billy Preston and Sly and the Family Stone when they came to town…..was hired to play guitar and keys in fake versions of The Sonics and The Cherry People…………backed up Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Detroit Emeralds, and The Manhattans in pickup bands…..played guitar behind Big Mama Thorton and George Harmonica Smith at The Jazz Workshop in Boston Mass. At Fox studio he had the opportunity to play on recordings by Jimmy Beaumont and the
Skyliners, Lou Christy, Terry Bradshaw……Nardini played bass on “The Pennsylvania Polka” Steeler fight song.
After doing an arrangement of “Dancing In The Street” that got picked up by RCA he did an arrangement of Marvin Gaye's “Ain't That Peculiar” that brought an album deal with Big Tree Records that got Diamond Reo started. With a single on the charts The Diamonds appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and did shows with Aerosmith, Rush, Ted Nugent, Kansas, Canned Heat, Blue Oyster Cult……they opened up for Kiss at Cobo Hall in Detroit the night they recorded Kiss Alive. Dirty Diamonds, they're second release was on the Buddah label and was produced by Adrian Barber who had done Aerosmith's first LP……although it didn't do so well at the time, Dirty Diamonds is currently being re-released on Rock Candy Records and is considered to be a classic piece of work……Nardini produced Ruff Cuts The Diamonds third and final LP.
Norman Nardini and the Tigers started tearin' up rock n' roll shows in 1979 opening shows for bands like The Romantics, Joan Jett, and Beaver Brown. In the fall of 1980 The Tigers played Asbury Park's Fast Lane and opened the show for The Rest, one of Jon Bon Jovi's early bands, he and Jon remain friends to this day. Jon had Nardini open his 2011 performance at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. Recorded at Cleveland's legendary Agora Nightclub, Eat n' Alive, which received a 4 star review from Rolling Stone Magazine was released in '81 and kept The Tigers on the road constantly. CBS released Norman Nardini and the Tigers in '83, ole buddy Jon Bon sang BG vocals. With the Tigers broken up, Nardini did one more release with CBS, Love Dog, which featured Rick Derringer, Dr John, and Paul Shaffer and hit in '86 and was followed by a tour with The Radiators.
A tour of Germany as opening act for The Blues Brothers came about because “Smoke Two Joints”, the single off the Circumstantial LP, This Ole Train was hitting the airways just after the Berlin wall came down and folks were exercising their freedom to rock and smoke. Two more LP's on Circumstantial followed, 1993's Breakdown In Paradise and 95's It's Alive.
A highly talented, underground group from Wheeling West Virginia, The Brett Cain Band, worked with Nardini to create some legendary music in the late 90's that resulted in their LP, Rise.
As leader of The Pittsburgh Blues Allstars, Nardini has led their performance at the
Pittsburgh Blues Festival for the last 13 years, shows that have featured the best of the ‘burg Shari Richards, Billy Price, Gary Beloma, Kenny Blake Mark Stutso, and Jill West. The late great Glenn Pavone played his last show with The Allstars at the Blues Fest.
The Redemption LP, which featured new arrangements of his older tunes kept Nardini and his band busy playing week in and week out just like they always had done. Opening slots in front of acts like Johnny Winter, Peter Wolf, Pete Best, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Tommy Castro, and Bernard Allison, John Eddy, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes helped to keep the Pittsburgh rocker at the top of his game.
The Nardini written and produced Rock My Soul LP in 2007 by singer-drummer Mark Stutso came as the result of Nardini hearing this West Virginian sing with Jimmy Thackery's Drivers. In 2010 Stutso sang lead on the Nardini produced JJ Burner LP, Roll On that also featured monster player Warren King on lead guitar.
Bone A Fide was 2011's Norman Nardini release that reached a new hi level for this relentless musical force. Most artist's that have been around as long as Nardini have long since done their best work, not so in the case of Pittsburgh's uncrowned king of rock n' roll.
In 2012 The Nighthawks, Washington DC's best known and longest running blues band included 3 of Nardini's songs on their Damn Good Time Release.
As 2013 is coming to an end, Norman Nardini says that he's just getting started. With a seemingly endless string of exciting new songs and a guitar style that gets stronger as the years roll by Nardini says, “bring out the rest n' let me put ‘em to the test n' we'll see who's good rockin' n' who's just talking”.

Sunday September 13

After the Indians game ~around 3:30

the blues side of folk and the soul side of country~from Austin TX

Zach Pohl

Zach Pohl is an Austin-based roots music artist.

Having lived most of his life in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Zach Pohl now resides in Austin, Texas "The Live Music Capital of the World".
From his early beginnings in DFW, he identified and perfected his musical talents, not only as a gifted singer, but also as a talented song writer and musician.
By age nine, Zach began singing solos in church services and pursued his calling throughout his entire life.  Most of his time in high shcool he spent singing in church and prestigious high school choirs. He continued his singing career at TCU and afterwards withthe Dallas Symphony Chorus.
His musical abilities were evident as early as his singing talents. By the third grade, he began taking piano lessons; in junior high and high school, he played the French horn and trumpet. By the time he graduated from high school, he was singing and playing keys with a local band of musicians.
After graduation, he pursued a degree in music at TCU, graduating in 2002. He also served as a music director for various churches throughout the D/FW area, searching for his niche in life, when a friend approached him about writing a song for her wedding. That inspiration prompted him to begin writing, and since then, he found that niche. Not long afterwards, he decided to play bass for a local rock band. Within six months, he had become their lead singer and songwriter, fulfilling a life-long dream. After the group disbanded, Zach fed his fervor for writing and eventually co-founded a songwriting troupe, finding new inspiration in folk, soul, and blues music. The influence of these talented individuals helped shape his attitude about, and his commitment to, songwriting.
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Pohl played bass, sang lead vocals, and wrote songs for the group Madera. In 2006 he joined Austin songwriter Doug Kent, playing bass and singing vocals together. Later he played guitar and harmonica, sang vocals, and wrote songs for the 508's, a folk group he founded himself.
Today Mr. Pohl pursues his passion with a tireless enthusiasm and commitment. He has been a solo acoustic artist since January, 2008, recording one demo, one live CD and two produced studio CDs . He has sung back-up vocals for Richard Davis, served as interim road manager for Max Stalling, and continues to work with artists like Valenti Funk (The Effinay's) and The Moment Before. He spends most of his time and energy planning his annual cross- country tours. Zach says, “As a solo artist I've been paving my way, cutting my teeth, and paying my dues to establish myself as a songwriter. At times it's a challenging road, but I enjoy every minute and would not give it up for the world. I write songs for the sake of writing songs and I strive to always be true to myself. I continue to write and perform to give back to the music community that made me who I am.”

 

Tuesday September 15

Live on our stage

for Acoustic HappyHour

& Full Band After The Game

Todays Modern Country from Nashville

ANDREW SALGADO

Think = Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes

Andrew started performing at the tender age of five for his family–and hasn't really stopped since. Some twenty years later, following the proverbial long and winding road, he stands solidly on the brink of songwriting and recording stardom. He has opened for such notable groups as Eli Young Band, Toby Keith and Darryl Worley. Additionally, Andrew has already performed at Chicago's legendary Soldier Field, and at various venues in several states. Equally at home in an intimate cabaret setting or on a bigger stage at a county fair, his infectious energy, self-deprecating humor and wide-ranging talents win over audiences time after time. He's also done tireless charity work advocating against bullying and in support of autism and cancer research, causes that continue to resonate deeply with him

No Cover / FREE!

 

Thursday September 17

Singer/Songwriter extraordinaire from CLE

Jim Schafer & Friends

JIM SCHAFER is a singer-songwriter-guitarist based in Elyria, Ohio. A veteran of concerts, clubs, colleges, radio, television and the recording studio, Schafer has a studio CD, "TELL A FRIEND" and a new season of live performance.

Musically, JIM SCHAFER mixes active acoustic guitar work with a voice known for its clarity and sensitivity displaying a style which is uniquely his. An accomplished songwriter, Schafer’s songs are known for their melodic balance, lyrical insight and frequent humor. New this season is a backup ensemble featuring DON KERR on 2nd guitar and RON THOMAS on electric bass which adds instrumental depth and harmony vocals to the mix, making the presentation even more musically interesting and entertaining.

 

Friday September 18

Alternative Rock from Boston

GrandEvolution

GrandEvolution is a female fronted, original alternative rock band from Southern New England influenced mostly by 90's alter ... native rock! Over the years we have played lots of great shows at lots of cool venues (mostly small to medium sized venues, colleges and casinos) with lots of great bands including some of our favorite artists (Soul Asylum, Kay Hanley, Andrew Varner, The Wandas, Everclear, VAST & Aranda)! We've won some local awards including Worcester's Best Indie Rock Band (Worcester Magazine 2009), Best Female Vocalist (Limelight Magazine 2010) and Worcester's Sexiest Musician (Pulse Magazine 2010)! Since 2002 we've managed to release an album every other year all on our own and our latest release titled 'Hopes and Dreams' will be available 4/8/2014! For the latest updates follow us on FaceBook, ReverbNation and Twitter!

plus

rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio

Combining elements of punk, psych, pop, surf and grunge

Erienauts

“A great guitar riff runs through the noisy Pixies-like "Washed Up" and "Teenaged" has a '80s feel to it. Recorded at Bad Racket, the songs on the band's self-titled debut have pop melodies that shine through despite the band's noisy impulses.” — Jeff Niesel , Cleveland Scene

FREE~NO COVER!

 

Saturday September 19

Happy Hour with

Awesome FUN Blues Duo ~5:30

Luther Trammell and John Sutton

Luther Trammell and John Sutton ~ They play with soul and have a sweet sound for fans of all ages. We at Wilberts our so proud and excited to have them back
Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist Luther Trammell brings his dynamic voice and guitar style to the forefront of acoustic blues. Luther has played with power blues bands and as a solo artist that enjoys playing with other artists and tries his best to promote other musicians. You can find Luther still performing his solo act but Luther and John will be performing side by side whenever they can.
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Harmonica player John Sutton has been playing for more than 25 years with artists from all over the USA. John's harmonica style has gained him praise from some of the best. John's acoustic guitar lead along with Luther's pounding rhythm guitar creates a one of a kind listening experience. When the harmonica gets fired up you will not be able to sit still!!

Later on After the game ~9pm

Cleveland OH singer-songwriter

Writer • Rocker • Biker • Geek

Michael McFarland

Unleaded rhythmic alt-pop fuels singer/songwriter and two-wheel troubadour Michael McFarland's engine. Garnering comparisons ranging from modern rock groups such as Matchbox 20 & The Fray to classic singer-songwriters such as Paul Simon & Elton John, the Cleveland, Ohio based performer mixes an intensity with a sensitivity wrapped in effective contradictions. Astride his motorcycle with a guitar strapped to his back, making references to quantum mechanics or science fiction, McFarland embraces and explores his wide spectrum of knowledge, interests, experiences, and hobbies in his music and writing. Michael McFarland in the simplest summary

and

Alternative / Rock Cleveland

Mike Sandy

Mike Sandy is an artist who brings emotion and energy to his songs and stage. Whether playing acoustic shows solo or with his band behind him driving the emotion, he puts on a show that you're not likely to forget.

He has been playing music since he was a child. With genres ranging from acoustic singer/songwriter tunes to hard rock and metal, there is music for any demographic to enjoy. The songs are relatable and catchy. They will stick in your head for weeks, and when you finally run one through there is something brand new to listen to. Mike is always writing new music.

He will be playing shows in Cleveland, Akron and Canton, OH this summer (2015). You can catch him at venues big and small all across northeast Ohio.

 

Sunday September 20

Opening at 10AM

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

$3 Mimosa

BEST Bloody Mary in Town

and our world famous Breakfast Burrito

with Fluffy Eggs and Chorizo!

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Live at At 3:30ish

The Lovechild of Funky Soul and Dirty Blues out of Boulder, CO
Cold River City

In early 2012, six like-minded individuals with a passion for live music and an appreciation for a wide range of musical styles united on a musical journey that would soon become Cold River City. They quickly began to realize the limitless possibilities and unique sound that came from their musical collaboration. They continue to develop an intellectual and danceable style that defies traditional classification.

As a more concrete mentality towards their approach to music evolved, the group began to refer to their music as Psychedelic Groove Soul;  "Simply put, our music comes from the heart and it comes from the mind.  When we get together we find a groove, tap into it with all our energy and we try playing to the sounds that we have been influenced by throughout our entire lives, hopefully stumbling across some new ones along the way."

The band released their debut EP, Start A Change in the summer of 2012. Only five months later they found themselves recording their 12.12.12 EP at Coupe Studios in Boulder. In the ensuing months Cold River City began playing larger venues with greater frequency and had the opportunity to take a new, increasingly groovy direction with their live sound that began to draw more heavily from their blues, funk, and hip-hop influences.

It was the new material written in this time that led to the creation of their debut LP, Let Me Shine. The band had the pleasure of working with the talented Joel Scanlon of Scanhope Sound (Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, New Mastersounds, Euforquestra, The Motet) to put together a unique album with an accurate studio representation of their live performance. Let Me Shine captures the soul of Cold River City and demonstrates not only their technical skill but also their creative ingenuity. The album debuts the “Frankenslide” and features seductive vocal harmonies as well as intricate melodic composition.

All three albums highlight the versatile and dynamic approach to music that Cold River City has taken and continues to strive for in their live performance and studio recordings.

Their live shows reflect the band members' passion for what they do. The band's energy and stage presence captivates their audience making it nearly impossible to remain still. It is this energy and passion that people see in the band that has given Cold River City opportunities to play in venues like The Fox Theatre in Boulder, The Speakeasy in Austin, and festivals like Snowball Music Festival, and Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival.

As the band builds momentum, they look forward to hitting the road again and delivering an unforgettable live music experience to new fans. They are continually developing their sound and anticipate returning to the studio as soon as possible to provide their fans with another glimpse into the music of Cold River City.

 

Monday September 21

Charlotte based Folk/Alt-Country band

Sinners & Saints

Recommended if You Like Langhorne Slim The Avett Brothers Shovels & Rope

Since the band's formation in 2011, Charlotte, NC country crooners Sinners & Saints have brought their live show to many a m ... ain stage or festival with a combination of small regional tours in the Southeast and regular appearances across their native Charlotte. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovel and Rope, 500 Miles to Memphis, Bombadil and many others as they seek to spread their whiskey drinking, shit kickin', sweet loving music to as many ears as they can find. The band is set to make 2015 even bigger with plans for extensive touring, college radio and press campaigns. Their 2014 release, Love and Misery also brings the band's first partnership with Silent Uproar Records, who will help with the promotion and distribution of the release.

The band features Perry Fowler on guitar, vocals, kick snare, and harmonica and Mark Baran on stand-up bass, vocals, kick drum, tenor banjo. Their latest album was recorded by Electromagnetic Radio Recorders in Winston Salem, NC in the fall of 2013. Other southern talent EMRR has worked in the past include The Avett Brothers, The Wood Brothers, Mad Tea Party, Overmountain Men, Lou Ford, and Poprocket. Love and Misery also features special guest Geoff White of Overmountain Men, Appalucia, and Leadville Social Club playing fiddle, mandolin, and 5 string banjo.

PLuS

Rock from Buenos Aires, Argentina ~Compared to St Vincent meets PJ Harvey

Panda Elliot

As seen at SXSW 2015

 

 

Panda Elliot is 3 in 1: woman, band and producer. A fresh new face in the music scene, she recently launched her second album “Forastera”.
She is a restless, young Argentine artist who participated in numerous bands across the world (Venezuela, UK, Argentina) before starting her own project in 2011.

Composer and guitarist, she consolidated her solo career with “Es mi nombre”, her first album. “Forastera” now shows a more confident Panda Elliot, well established in her own style. A personal evolution with clear goals: lots of dancing, sensuality and rock & roll. Together with producer Gustavo Montemurro (Ruben Rada, Jaime Roos) and celebrity guests Hugo Fattoruso and Facundo Guevara, “Forastera” is a project full of flavor!

 

Wednesday September 23

jazz/funkR&B from Nashville TN

DYNAMO

Dynamo was founded in Nashville, TN in late 2012. Group members include Kevin Gatzke (Tenor sax), Andrew Golden (Trumpet), Joshua Blaylock (Keyboard/Trombone), Ryan Connors (Piano/composer), John Murphy (Guitar), Kevin Gift Jr.(Bass), Ross McReynolds (Percussion) and Nathan Felty (Drums).


Dynamo is a new band that is constantly writing original material and playing live shows around the Nashville area. They are known for incorporating special guest vocalists into their live shows in addition to their instrumental material. The band has a unique sound that incorporates elements of funk, R&B, rock and jazz to create a new and exciting style for music lovers to enjoy

 

Thursday September 24

alternative/country/rock and roll-out of Maine

The

Mallett Brothers

Band

Awards Best Band in New England, 2013
Best Album in New England, 2013

The Mallett Brothers Band is an alternative/country/rock and roll band from Maine. Leaning slightly more rock than what we t ... ypically think of as country, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by folk, Americana and singer/songwriter influences as by harder rock, punk and even psychedelic music. Led by brothers Luke and Will Mallett, with Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, and Wally on dobro and electric guitar, it's song-driven music that holds up under close listening but is equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear.

Since forming in 2009, the band has released three full length albums and toured the country extensively, providing support for acts ranging from The Josh Abbot Band, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Robison, and the Turnpike Troubadours to .38 Special, Toby Keith, Chris Caigle, and Travis Tritt. They've appeared on some of the most iconic stages in the country, including Nashville's Bluebird, Austin's Continental Club, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, to name a few. Upcoming tour dates at mallettbrothersband.com/tour

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25

He was Guitarist for the Great~Jr. Wells

ALBERT CASTIGLIA

Internationally Renowned Blues Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter

Rock ‘n' roll is a conveyor belt. Every year, another bright young thing, famous for a finger-snap, then forgotten forever. Albert Castiglia has walked a different path. As the man who once sang, “The road to riches is playing guitar, that's why I'm living inside my car”, he's spent two decades climbing the greasy pole and paying dues with interest.

Born August 12, 1969, in New York, he was a product of that city's great melting-pot community, the son of a Cuban mother and Italian father. At five, the family moved to Miami, Florida, and when the twelve-year-old Albert took his first guitar lesson, a spark was lit that couldn't be snuffed out.
Even so, bills needed paying, and although he made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority (and was later named ‘Best Blues Guitarist' by that city's alt-music magazine, New Times), Albert juggled early gigging with his day job as a social services investigator. Regardless, word spread, and Albert truly arrived on the international radar after Buddy Guy's iconic harp-blower, Junior Wells, heard the young bluesman sing and invited him into the solo band for several world tours. The gig was a shop-window, and though Wells sadly died in 1998, Albert stayed busy, joining the great Atlanta vocalist Sandra Hall for national tours in the late-'90s, and holding his own in onstage jams with everyone from Pinetop Perkins to John Primer.
For a lesser talent with lesser momentum, that role as sideman and gun-for-hire might have been enough. Right from the start, though, Albert had a creative itch that only a solo career and a songwriting carte blanche could scratch. So it began, with 2002's Burn opening his account, followed by 2006's A Stone's Throw, 2010's Keepin On and 2012's Living The Dream.
Each new release was a step up, hammering home Albert's reputation and ensuring there was plenty of classy material to fuel his increasingly well-attended live shows. Now, in 2014, comes Solid Ground. Surfing on the buzz from press and public, supported by a major touring campaign and bolstered by Ruf's marketing muscle, this album is the game-changer and the giant leap. You can keep your bright young things and your overnight success stories. Albert Castiglia is a talent built to last.  

 

Saturday September 26

Afton Musical Showcase

With

City The Kid, Jay King, Antsizzle, Monstars, World Class Records, Bando A1Vannni

 

Sunday September 27

Opening at 10AM

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

$3 Mimosa

BEST Bloody Mary in Town

and our world famous Breakfast Burrito

with Fluffy Eggs and Chorizo!

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

 

Tuesday September 29

Rock stars in the making - BestNewBands.com from Long Island

Wake The Sun

At a time when certain mainstream critics and grumpy pundits would have us believe that pop, country, R&B and other easily d ... igestible genres are all that matters, rock music—the real blues-based, soulful, LOUD thing, not some watered-down-for-the-faint-hearted, edgeless, emo substitute—is not only alive but thriving. WAKE THE SUN is living proof of that.

Sounds Like: Kings Of Leon, Cage The Elephant, Led Zeppelin Official, The Black Keys, The White Stripes

PLuS

Meet The Sea

and

Psychedelic Indie Rock Blues

Paper Morning

In the mid-2000s, a group of young Cleveland-area musicians began collaborating at their public high school. Influenced by the psychedelic sounds of Pink Floyd, the bare-knuckled blues of The Band, and the poetic underpinnings of The Doors, they launched their latest project Paper Morning. The Pixelated EP is both a salute to these established tastes and a venture to new places. 

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  Window Dogs

 

Friday Roctober 2

Ohio's premier Bruce Springsteen tribute band

Swamps of Jersey

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute from Cleveland, Ohio that captures the heart and soul of Springsteen's live performances, but does not attempt to do an impersonation of Bruce.

Known to play a mix of well-known Springsteen hits, as well as special themed shows such as entire albums and re-creations of famous Springsteen concerts.

The bands repertoire spans Bruce's first album, his latest work, and up-to-date live arrangements of E Street Band classics.

FREE ~ NO Cover

 

Saturday Roctober 3

Rock, Funk, Blues band Based out of Buffalo

Randle

and the Late Night Scandals

Almost 3 years in the making, Cheap. Boozey. Dangerous., the debut album of Randle & the Late Night Scandals, has been one of the most highly anticipated LPs to come out of the Buffalo area in quite some time. After a wildly successful CD release party on February 12th, it seems it was well worth the wait. Following 3 straight years of relentless gigging, the Scandals made the time over the Fall of 2014 to record the album with the help of bandmate & Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member Marty Peters. Mixing older fan favorites in with brand new material, Cheap. Boozey. Dangerous. gives us just a glimpse of what this eclectic band has to offer. Blending a variety of musical styles, including funk, soul, blues & great rock & roll, this album is proving to be enjoyable for music lovers of all ages.

 

Sunday Roctober 4

3:30pm After the Indians day Game

Rock / Acoustic / Other Asbury Park

KEITH KENNY

If the audience at a Keith Kenny show were to close their eyes for the performance they would swear that there was a full ba ... nd on stage. The audience, however, is too busy dancing to the one-man acts layered guitar riffs, foot stomping percussion, and emotionally charged lyrics to even think about looking away.
The New Jersey native is able to emulate the sound of a full rock band with his percussive fingerstyle approach to the acoustic guitar and an array of effects pedals. Kenny even customized a vintage red suitcase to use as a kick drum which has appeared with him on stage for nearly a decade of live performances.
His debut appearances at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park paved the way for Kenny's developing one-man band show and led him into the national touring circuit and beyond. During his most recent “Big Red Suitcase Tour” Kenny performed in over 50 U.S. cities from coast to coast and was invited to headline a series of benefit concerts in SE Asia. In recent years he has shared the stage with the likes of Keller Williams, Leon Russell, John Hammond Jr., New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Zen Tricksters and John Kadlecik (Further & Dark Star Orchestra).
On his latest studio release “And the Light Came Blaring In…” Kenny captures the essence of his live solo show, with all the guitars, vocals, and foot stomping performed simultaneously. While he has used a band for several previous releases, on this record Kenny relies more on his lone power of compositional grit than his usual fret board grandeur. With an influential voice that lies somewhere between Neil Young and Ben Bridwell, Kenny delivers clear and concise visions of dynamic musical deliverance. Combining a deep dive into tone, originality and believability, he ushers the listener into his brand new living room of roots riddled rock and roll.
Never going for the standard attack, he flies far from the 12-bar blues, three-chord rock and Americana stereotype to land some place between a rock and a new place. The album illustrates a highly skilled writer who utilizes the same down-home approach in his music as he does with his day-to-day interactions with others. It's a combination that will continue to see Kenny reach exciting new levels as he helps future fans “see the light” of his musical message.
To hear his full discography, watch recent videos, and check out upcoming tour dates visit www.KeithKenny.com

NO COVER charge at the door. Donations appreciated

 

Wednesday Rocktober 7

Nat'l BluesRock/FunkSoul Act from L.A. now based in Nashville

The Voodoo Fix

Take three teenage musicians from totally different backgrounds, put them in an 80's school bus along with their closest artistic allies and what results is the collective, restless spirit that eventually became The Voodoo Fix.  The Southern California rock outfit evolved and established itself with a collective musical energy that continues to wow audiences everywhere. After being discovered in a Nashville club, the band landed an opportunity to record in multiple studios in Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN, and Muscle Shoals, AL; an experience that cemented the band into a rock and roll machine with a heavy heart. “Our show is a rock and roll journey with a lot of stops long the way,” says lead singer Abe Rivers. “We get deep into our element and the line between us and the audience disappears.” After forming in Southern California, the band's blues-laced fusion of rock, funk, and punk captured audiences from multiple generations with two independent EP releases. 

Set for a 2015 release, The Voodoo Fix are debuting with an LP entitled  Don't Be Scared , a masterpiece of an album recorded with drummer/producer Darin "D-Roc" James (Memphis Horns, Solomon Burke, India.Arie) and Grammy-award winning keyboardist/producer Shannon Sanders (Robert Randolph, Johnny Lang, Joe Cocker).  The album is highly eclectic and captures the band's essence with a seamless, genre-bending sound that can only be described as rock and roll. 

The three steady members and driving force of the band are lead vocalist and guitarist Abe Rivers, bassist Will Halsey, and guitarist Scott Parrelli. When people hear Rivers sing, they are immediately reminded of soulful blues legends, but his influences range beyond his blues roots. The San Francisco native is something of a music encyclopedia and true music lover.  “I grew up on Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, but I also loved Nirvana, Pink Floyd, and all kinds of alternative music.  When we met, I showed Scott some Lightnin' Hopkins and Howlin' Wolf, and he showed me Dead Kennedys and The Velvet Underground.  Willy also had a collection of live recordings we all listened to like Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sam Cook. Once we started playing together, we immediately knew we had something.  People just started gravitating to us quickly.”

Adding to the soulful grittiness of Rivers is the bass-heavy thump provided by the wildly adventurous yet rock solid Will Halsey, nicknamed “Captain Willy” (a playful nod to his family relation to Admiral “Bull” Halsey, and earned from operating 'Gus the Bus').  Growing up in New England amidst an eclectic jam band scene, Halsey's style is reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Grateful Dead, but his love for classic funk, dub, and hip-hop are ever present in the Fix catalog.  “I'm all about the groove,” Halsey says, “but I use aggressive funk to get people's attention. Scott and I are the Yin and Yang to this outfit and we've grown to counter and lean on each other to create a powerful sound.” Driving rhythms and hooky guitar melodies are brought on by Los Angeles native Scott Parrelli.  Growing up on the border of LA and Orange County, his style echoes the soul of Southern California punk rock.  “I grew up on punk and classic rock, seeing bands like Social Distortion, Bad Religion, and The Vandals too many times to count. Those guys had a deep effect on me and gave me this feeling, like I could do this too,” explains Parrelli.  “Playing along with Willy's funk rhythms, we find this thing where I'm driving and he's grooving. It feels really good.”

The Voodoo Fix is currently touring the US and will be making their international debut in 2016, following the release of the heavily anticipated  Don't Be Scared  LP.

“The Voodoo Fix combines the swirling guitars of The Black Keys with the grittiness of Howlin' Wolf that will keep fans dancing into the late hours of the night.” – Relix Magazine

“...It's their sheer talent and passion that set them apart...this is a band that pour their lives into their music and it shows.”  -EXCLAIM !

“…This music introduces some desperately needed soul to the scene.”  -MuzikReviews

 “…Perfect style with their fusion of rock & blues into one harmonious soulful enriching sound…[and] ability to tell powerful colorful stories through their music.”  -Junior's Cave

“...Like the funkier cousin to the Black Keys. Wrought with catchy electric guitar riffs and a bass/drum combo to get any room dancing...it culminates in you being in a good mood.”  -Awaken Music

 

Friday Rocktober 9

HUGE!(Bigger than Big itself!)

Garth Brooks Party!

@5 and Just add'd 7:30!

 

Saturday Roctubre 10th

Rock from Barcelona

Jarabe de Palo

Grupo español de pop/rock formado en 1996 liderado por Pau Donés.
En 1996 editan su primer disco "La Flaca". ... El primer sencillo "La Flaca" consigue el éxito mundial un año más tarde gracias a un spot publicitario, llevando al disco a vender varios millones de copias por todo el mundo.
Tras este éxito en un primer disco, Pau buscaba demostrar que el grupo no era "One-hit wonder" (grupo de un sólo éxito), y con esta idea se lanzó "Depende" (1998). En 2001 publicaron "De vuelta y vuelta" su disco más conceptual. Muestra un cambio en la banda con el primer videoclip del álbum, en el que Pau aparece afeitándose la cabeza, desprendiéndose de su característica melena. Para este disco se contó con colaboraciones como las de Antonio Vega, Jovanotti, Vico C y Celia Cruz.
En 2003 la banda pretende mostrar una vuelta a canciones más vitalistas y positivas y lanza "Bonito". En 2004, publica su quinto álbum "1m2" que cuenta con las colaboraciones de Jorge Drexler, Lucrecia o Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)
Jarabedepalo presentó a principios de 2007 su nuevo trabajo, bajo el nombre de "Adelantando". También en este álbum contaron con la colaboración de La Shica y Carlos Tarque (M-Clan).
A mediados de 2008, Jarabedepalo abre su propia discográfica, la Tronco Records. Más que una discográfica, un taller de música, en donde las canciones son lo principal. El primer disco que publica bajo Tronco Records es "Orquesta Reciclando" en Marzo 2009, el primer libro-disco de la banda, 15 nuevas canciones, versiones de sus temas más populares. El grupo es nominado a dos Latin Grammy: Mejor Álbum Pop y Mejor Ingeniería de grabación. "Orquesta Reciclando" ganó el Grammy Latino a la Mejor Ingenieria de Grabación para un álbum.
El 1 de marzo de 2011 Jarabedepalo lanza "¿Y ahora qué hacemos?", su octavo disco y el proyecto más rockero, en el que participan invitados de lujo: Joaquín Sabina, Alejandro Sanz, Antonio Orozco y Carlos Tarque de M-Clan.
En 2012 Tronco Records, además de ser discográfica, asume también el management de la banda.
Jarabedepalo se ha consolidado en América siendo habitual sus conciertos a lo largo de todo el territorio americano. En Julio de 2013 Jarabedepalo actúa por primera vez en el país asiático, en Tokio. 6 conciertos ofrecidos en el mítico club Blue Note Tokyo.
El 5 de noviembre de 2013 es la fecha establecida para el lanzamiento internacional de "Somos", primer single adelanto del nuevo trabajo discográfico de Jarabedepalo, que lleva el mismo título y que llegará al mercado en Febrero de 2014.
Premios:
El grupo ha recibido numerosos galardones a lo largo de su trayectoría, 2 Premios de la Música, Premios Ondas, 11 nominaciones a los Grammy Latinos, 1 nominación a los Grammy Awards y recibió un Grammy Latino por su álbum "Orquesta Reciclando".

Monday Rocktober 12

Indie / Alternative / Rock from Harrisonburg

The Dawn Drapes

The Dawn Drapes are an alternative indie rock trio based in Harrisonburg VA. After playing together in various projects in both the Washington DC and Harrisonburg, VA music scenes, friends Michael Sanzo, Daniel Rice and Eggy Gorman formed the group in late 2012. The band are self-described as:

“Lyrically conscience shimmering rock and roll with a devastating groove.”

While well known in the up and coming Harrisonburg, VA music scene, the band is quickly covering lots of ground up and down the East coast, captivating audiences from New England down through the American south and everywhere in between. In the fall of 2013 the band headed into Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg to work on their debut release She, which includes six original tracks showcasing the band's songwriting and musical talent. Since the release, She has received a wave of positive reviews:
“The disc opens with the dark, progressive bounce of “Ezra.” Brilliant, influential oddities of Steely Dan, Carole King and The National flash across my memory banks as I listen to this stark and arabesque journey to the center of their minds.” – John Pfeiffer – Shoreworld, Asbury Park, NJ

“Clocking in at a little over 28 minutes, She washes over the listener like a concise vivid dream that lingers for the rest of the day. All told, The Dawn Drapes have created a mature piece of art that is remarkably clear in its vision for a debut album” – Mike Schoeffel – The Dominion Collective, Harrisonburg, VA

“It is always a pleasure to listen to high quality music that does not cross that pretentious edge, but instead has thought behind it all that moves it beyond the ordinary boundaries of rock music.” – David Hintz – DC Rock Live, Washington, DC

Moving forward The Dawn Drapes will continue to bring their unique brand of music to the masses, entertaining audiences throughout the east coast and expanding into the universe

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 13

Cavelier Of a Happy Hour

Cav's vs. Bucks (Preseason)

 

WEDNESDAY ROCKTOBER 14

"With a shoot-from-the-hip Memphis attitude, and a STAX-busting explosion of modern blues vision, GTBB represents a welcome changing of the guard." -Living Blues Magazine

Ghost Town Blues Band

 

Thursday Roctober 15

Cavelier Of a Happy Hour

Cav's vs. Pacers (Preseason)

→ Then Starting at 8pm ←

Rockabilly Trio from Saint Augustine Florida

Go Get Gone

Mike - Vocals and Guitar
Angi - Upright Bass and Backup Vocals
Katie - Drums

Formed in early 2009 and comprised of Mike, Angi, and now Katie,"Go Get Gone" was created as homage to a time in early Ameri ... can music that will never be forgotten. Mike has been playing guitar and singing since the age of 3, and Angi has been picking up different instruments and singing for as long as she can remember. With years of combined experience as professional musicians, "Go Get Gone" is the closest you can get to the feeling of first experiencing early Rock and Roll with a modern twist. With an unbridled and lively stage presence, it is more than just a cover band performing songs of long ago.

 

Sunday Rocktober 18

Browns vs. Broncos Brunch

Opening at 10AM

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

$3 Mimosa

BEST Bloody Mary in Town

and our world famous Breakfast Burrito

with Fluffy Eggs and Chorizo!

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

 

Monday October 19

Cavelier Of a Happy Hour

Cavaliers vs. Mavericks (Preseason)

 

Tuesday Rocktober 20

→ Quadruple Bill ←

progressive rock/funk/jazz fusion from Sandusky/Bellevue Ohio

The Big Black Galactic

The Big Black Galactic got their original start in the spring of 2010 where they were in a project together known as Ebin's ... Flow. In the summer of 2013 The set out to find the true passion that drove them. Thus, The BBG was formed. Dance worthy instrumentation intricately wrapped in subtle melodies and atypical transitions is the M.O. of The BBG. A combination of many influences, with the ability to remain ambiguous in the world of genre classification.

pLuS

Stack-math from Akron OH

From Borealis

From Borealis is a three piece post/math-rock band from Akron Ohio.

Mike Lowden- Guitar
Alex Owens- Bass Guitar
Brian Dotin- Drums

Also Welcoming

Prog Rock, Post-Rock, Instrumental from Kansas City

After Nations

face-melting, mind collapsing prog rock.

AND

Instrumental-metal from Cleveland

Everyn

Guitars: Mike Sloan
Guitars: Mike Krzeminski
Drums: Tom Malloy
Bass: Anthony Dolar

 

Friday Rocktober 23

“Tight, classy kick ass…Deep grooving, high energy music…Music to season your soul with.”-Maximum Ink
“…the Charles Walker Band, a quintet whose chops are strong,
whose command of the genre is certifiable, and who generate excitement at every turn.”-Jeff Tamarkin, All Music Guide

The

Charles Walker

Band

Neo-Funk, r&b & soul

Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has refined their unique sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion
of funk, r&b and soul infused with melodic pop influences. Though compared to an array of musicians
(Prince, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, George Clinton, and James Brown), their music retains deepgospel influences and positive lyrical messages.
Growing up, Walker was influenced by Luther Allison, Stevie Wonder, and Prince. He synthesized
those influences while contributing his own ever-growing musical and personal maturity into the CWB
sound. Walker has played saxophone since the sixth grade, when a music teacher said, despite his
protests, he had the perfect mouth for it. He continued his training on sax and keys throughout college,
participating in the prestigious UW Eau Claire jazz program.
Charles Walker’s musical versatility is demonstrated through his strong, passionate vocals,
monstrous saxophone leads and funky keyboard parts. Walker, once a stand-up and improvisational
comedian, is known for his spontaneous, engaging banter. Walker also spends hours planning and
rehearsing the band’s show so it is musically tight AND visually engaging. One fan said, “I had to go to the
bathroom for two hours but held it because I didn’t want to miss a minute!” Porsche Carmon shares the
lead vocal role as well as performing on congas, which adds another dimension and excitement to the
performance. (Nasty Nate P lays rhythms on guitar, The Sledgehammer backs the band on bass, while
Josh Mchatten nails down drums.)
As a testament to their live magic, the group has opened for national acts including Earth Wind &
Fire, Aaron Neville, Robert Cray, BB King, Richard Marx, Eddie Shaw (Howlin Wolf’s Sax Player), Booker T,
Cameo and Bernard Allison. The ensemble has been featured on Fox News, NBC “Live in the Morning,”
nationally syndicated “Discover Wisconsin,” and was the featured artist on the Blues Revue (2010) and Soul
Bag (2007) sampler CDs and has been nominated four years in a row for best soul/r&b act in Wisconsin by
WAMI, winning the award in 2013.
Counting Ghetto Prophet, Charles has released eight albums, each album an evolution in their
sound. Walker says of Ghetto Prophet, released on Ehlona Records: "One in a Million, where the title of the
album comes from, tells the story of a child who grows up impoverished and becomes something great. In
this album, I again departed further in funk and Motown while remembering it’s 2015.”

 

Saturday Rocktober 24

 

Wednesday Rocktober 28

Rock, Progressive, Alternative from Montreal, Canada

October Sky

Originating from Montreal, Canada, October Sky has been playing music together for over a decade. What started as three teenagers with a passion for music developed into a threesome with a common desire to excel in the studio and on stage. The Canadian trio consists of Karl Raymond (vocals & guitars), Alex Racine (drums) and Yanik Rouleau (keyboards). Their musical output includes four albums (2 EP and 2 LP), three music videos, several international tours, and a host of sold-out live performances.

Back in September 2008, October Sky released their first full-length album “Hell Isn't My Home,” which garnered them instant success. The album features 10 tracks which alternate between melodic rock and ambient alternative. The LP earned them three awards for best provincial rock song, rock CD, and rock music video. Two music videos soon followed, one of which was in rotation on MUCH Loud and in the Top 5 on Musique Plus. During this time, the band also performed live on national TV for CTV's Telethon of Stars and was interviewed on Musique Plus.

Since this time, October Sky has not looked back. They followed their debut LP release with a national tour which touched down in 15 Canadian cities from Montreal to Vancouver. Their music often brings them on the road and they have also performed alongside such well-established artists and Alexisonfire, Mobile, Bad Religion, and Michel Pagliaro. As national winners of the Global Battle of the Bands, October Sky represented Canada in London, England in April 2010 at The Scala.

October Sky has stretched their musical muscles in Europe with their first foreign tours in France, Belgium and United Kingdom. The media coverage they regularly receive on air and on paper is a testament to their mounting status as serious musicians. Their live performances feature a mesmerizing, harmonic fusion of music, voices, lights, and video effects. October Sky has now over 200 live performances to their name and their singles have been in rotation on international radio stations.

They have also released world-wide their latest album “The Apotic Season” on June 18, 2012. Their studio work produces strong, alternative riffs punctuated by soft, captivating vocal melodies. The new tracks promise much for the trio for the years to come.

Since the band's inception, October Sky have been reaching forward, both musically and professionally. Their singles bring together the best in alternative music, with songs so engaging you would think you had heard them already. One listen, live or on CD, will ensure you that they offer a great deal and promise even more.

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30

Cav's Official Opening Night Watch Party

 

Saturday Rocktober 31

unique style is a fusion of retro/modern rock from Leeds UK

North Corner

North Corner

North Corner were formed in the ashes of the band ‘D'nile' in 2014. The band consists of members Liam Gray (lead vocals), Ian Wallace (Lead guitar and BV's), Micky Stockburn ( rhythm guitar & keys) and Andy Kearns (Drums), Ryan Mayne (Bass Guitar).

After performing at the Leeds and Reading festivals, North Corner were approached by an American management company who were keen to promote the band in the U.S. Their promo EP soon to be released, consists of the following tracks:

  • Adddicted to you
  • Corridoor of life
  • On these streets
  • Rose

These tracks are available on this by clicking here

The band have also been approached by ‘Made in Leeds' to appear on TV in June. They will take part in a live interview, and play three tracks from their promo EP.

North Corner are a passionate band who have the drive and belief that they can bring fresh music to the industry. Their unique style is a fusion of retro/modern rock, which is full of memorising hooks with tasteful lyrics from Liam, combined with the fierce and melodic music of Ian brings out a refreshing and energetic sound.

The band are currently in the studio writing their first full length album, so watch this space in 2015

and

Hard Rock'n Blues from Westlake, Ohio

The Dirty Baxters

 

Sunday November 1

Browns vs. Cardinals Brunch

 

Tuesday November 3rd

Kinky Friedman

Governor Of The Heart Of Texas


"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder"


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/k/kinky_friedman.html#X5hYXwVS8E2YHWgH.99

Like so many cool people in the boom generation, Kinky Friedman first saw the world through the Peace Corps in the sixties.  Kinky did his PC time in Borneo as an agriculture extension worker, wherein he introduced the Frisbee to the natives and taught farming techniques to people who had been farming successfully for thousands of years.  But it was in Borneo that Kinky began to write the tunes that would propel the rest of his life.

Kinky had formed his first band,  King Arthur & the Carrots  while a student at the University of Texas, prior to his Peace Corps stint, but when he returned to the states, he really got serious with his second band,  Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys , the unit for which he is most famous, musically.

For his first album, Kinky released ‘Sold American' in 1973 for Vanguard Records.  His repertoire mixed  social commentary  (‘We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You') and maudlin ballads (‘Western Union Wire') with raucous humor (such as ‘Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed'). His ‘Ride 'Em Jewboy' was an extended tribute to the victims of  the Holocaust , and one of his most famous tunes from this session, ‘They Ain't Makin'  Jews  Like  Jesus  Anymore,' is still on many hip playlists.

In the mid-'70s, Friedman and the Jewboys toured with Bob Dylan & the Rolling Thunder Revue. By 1976 he had recorded his third album, ‘Lasso From El Paso,' featuring appearances by Dylan and Eric Clapton. The Texas Jewboys disbanded less than three years later, and Friedman moved to New York, where he became a Sunday night fixture at the legendary Lone Star Cafe.  His performances, often featuring guests like Robin Williams and John Belushi, were equally legendary.

During the seventies, Kinky set several high water marks in his early performance career.  In 1975, Friedman and the band taped an  Austin City Limits  show which was never aired. According to the show's executive producer, Terry Lickona, this was the only time in the show's long history that an episode went unaired. Lickona told the  Austin Chronicle  "I've seen it many times –  I think it was a great show, and it might be as offensive today as it was back then." 

Kinky was a musical guest on  Saturday Night Live  in October 1976, the first year of SNL, and he claims to have been the first full-blooded Jew to take the stage at the  Grand Ole Opry .  Apparently, this is true.

Starting in the early eighties, Friedman shifted his creative focus to writing  detective novels , after a bizarre incident at an ATM machine.  Kinky spotted a woman being robbed and dashed to her rescue using his bank card to gain entry to the locked ATM lobby.  The episode unleashed Kinky Friedman, the private detective, and sparked a series of detective novels that have become world-famous.  Featuring a  fictionalized version of himself  solving crimes in  New York City  and dispensing jokes, wisdom, recipes, charm and  Jameson's whiskey  in equal measure, the books are written in a straightforward style which owes a certain debt to  Raymond Chandler , though Kinky has also quite fairly been referred to as the “Mark Twain of Texas.”

Kinky continued to tour throughout the eighties, this time in support of his novels, and a series of international publishing deals took that touring around the globe.  During this period, his musings began appearing in such places as the New York Times, Playboy and Texas Monthly (where he later wrote a regular column).  Ebooks and audio books (read by Kinky, himself) of all his great detective novels are available on line.   

In 1986, Kinky took a break from writing and touring to try something new - politics.  He ran for justice of the peace in his home town of Kerrville, Texas.  Though he lost the race, he did discover a passion for politics.  It would be another eighteen years, but he would revisit that arena.

In the nineties, Kinky began branching out with more personal writings.  Since then he has discussed everything from social mores (‘Kinky Friedman's Guide To Texas Etiquette:  Or How To Get To Heaven Or Hell Without Going Through Dallas-Fort Worth') to armadillos (‘The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic:  A “Walk” In Austin').  He's even written a hit children's book (‘The Christmas Pig:  A Fable').

In 2004, the Kinkster returned to the political field, this time daring the state of Texas to think big and elect him governor in 2006.  Running on a shoestring budget, with help from folks like Jesse Ventura and his Minnesota team of political handlers, Kinky garnered over a half million votes - not good enough to win it, but good enough to influence Texas politics long onto the future.  Kinky was the first candidate in the history of the state to make it onto the November ballot as an Independent candidate - astounding, considering his campaign motto:  “Why the hell not?”

In February 2007, Sustain Records released a compilation of the songs of Kinky Friedman sung by other artists called ‘Pearls In The Snow.'  The album includes contributions by  Dwight Yoakam Willie Nelson Lyle Lovett , and  Kelly Willis , and is one of two Kinky tribute albums available today.  More recently, hot rising star Jesse Dayton recorded a full cd of Kinky songs, which received enormous interest in Nashville and around the US.

A second return to politics in 2014 saw Kinky running for Texas State Agriculture Commissioner on a full-legalization platform that may not have won him an election, but that has been instrumental in Texas now considering both medical use and personal use marijuana legalization in its state legislature, proving once and for all that the Kinkster is truly the governor of the heart of Texas.

And now Kinky has reinvented himself yet again, this time with his first all new studio album in nearly forty years.  Just signed to Avenue A Records/Thirty Tigers, Kinky, with the help of producer Brian Molnar and guitarist Joe Cirotti, presents an “all new Kinky,” with his cd, ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met.'  Filled with never-heard-before Kinky originals and beautifully rendered covers of such artists as Tom Waits, Warren Zevon and Willie Nelson, the new cd is all about Kinky's ultimate ability to deliver much more than just a funny line or humorous tune.  The spare, yet lush arrangements all point up Kinky's unique talent as both a songwriter and interpreter of great material.  Guest performers Nelson, Little Jewford and Mickey Raphael support but never override the simplicity and grace of the tunes and the artist.

The new cd drops on October 2nd, and Kinky hits the road to support it on October 9th.  ‘The Loneliest man I Ever Met Tour' will extend right up into the holiday season, as Kinky, ever the peripatetic, mounts one of the longest tours of his career.  It is also his first record company supported tour since his earliest days with the Jewboys.  It is already being projected as Kinky's most successful adventure yet, in a career filled with wondrously successful adventures.

And there is more on the horizon too!  Kinky has just completed his first detective novel in ten years, ‘The Hard-Boiled Computer,' which will likely mean another extended tour, this time behind the book, in early 2016.  Perhaps even more exciting for the future, Kinky is now collaborating with Billy Bob Thornton in creating a series of television movies based on the who-done-it books, with Billy Bob slated to play Kinky.  So, is Kinky merely the Governor Of The Heart O Texas, or is he President of the Heart Of America?

 

Thursday November 5

Organically Enriched American Music from LA

or

Acoustelectric AGIT-pop Arena Folkountry Rock!

Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls

  "Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls speak to the heartache and joy in the
world, with the wisdom not to try to separate them, and the skill to make
all of it beautiful. They're one of my favorite new groups,.."
- Dave Marsh (music critic, author, editor and radio talk show host)

Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls are back with their new album, and first release for Wayne Kramer's Industrial Amusement label, A Season Undone . From its anthemic title track, the message is clear “...sometimes you have to tear things down to build them back up.” Says Heath, “Sometimes you have to almost destroy yourself to find redemption.” There is harsh reality, but there is also hope. “Searching for the pieces of your heart...” is a long, hard road, but you just might find them all, and put them back together again.

A Season Undone builds on the same foundation of fiery roots rock heard on their previous albums, which prompted Paste Magazine to call their first record, A Vain Hope Of Horse , “A wonderful debut: ragged, soulful, and well written.” Rock journalist Dave Marsh said of their second disc, Packed For Exile , “Jason Heath and The Greedy Souls speak to the heartache and joy in the world, with the wisdom not to try to separate them, and the skill to make all of it beautiful.” High praise, indeed. Their music has attracted such heavy hitters as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman/Rage Against The Machine), Wayne Kramer (The MC5), and Nels Cline (Wilco) to make guest appearances on their albums and at their live show. Heath and his fellow Greedy Souls always return the favors, both musically and by participating in their charity events with them. Of course, the medicine in this band's wisdom is delivered with the heart-pounding, sweet sugar of loud rock and roll. You hear “Turn On (The Radio)” and you're blazing down the road, feeling rebellious, on a highway to a hell of a good time with your partners in crime. But that good time might be a rabblerousing Union port closing, the local jail, or a show for the Midnight Mission on Skid Row. Because as the famed anarchist Emma Goldman memorably said, “If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.” Well, Jason Heath and The Greedy Souls are making damn sure you can dance to it. While you're dancing to it (because you can't help it), however, be sure to listen to the lyrics. In almost every track on this album, you can hear a rally cry, a call to action. “We Came To Work” bellows ... “Tell me can you see the writing on the wall, is there anyone among us who can hear that silence call, the pressure's building at the bottom of the sea, I feel that spirit movin' deep inside of me ...We came to work to shine a light.” Yes ! That inspiration is delivered with wild accordion from Jason Federici (son of the late Danny Federici, longtime organ/accordionist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street band), standout keys from Chris Joyner (Ray Lamontagne, Tom Morello, Amos Lee), blistering guitars from Justin Salmons, and those words sung with gusto by Mr. Heath for a song that could define a genre called “Saloon Rock.” There is a fury to it, and a knowledge that you can never give up. No matter what. The players on the album all deliver spirited performances. Rounding out the aforementioned band members are drummers Abraham Etz and Casey Johnson, Jose Esquivel and Will Mack on bass, haunting lap steel by Tobin Dale, and lush violin by Ysanne Spevack (Smashing Pumpkins, Elton John, David J). Soulful, soaring background vocals by Farayi Dominique and Laura Key elevate several of the tracks, recalling a tent revival or a Sunday service in Harlem. The playing is tight as can be, and it's clear that this album is an all-out labor of love. Love is evident throughout, in fact. Lost love, brotherly love, love of country, lovers loving ... and losing ... and loving again. In “So Far From Grace,” Heath sings, “This might be the hardest thing that I ever do/To admit that I'm a man who can't face his dreams coming true.” That is heavy, that is truth, that is something your mind can chew on, as all the very best music feeds you. “Everything But A Man” recalls Dylan, so good are its lyrics. It reminded me of a time Heath and I were volunteering at PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) in downtown Los Angeles and a man said to me that the hardest part of being homeless was that people don't look him in the eye. When Heath sings, “I'm tired of bein' treated like everything but a man,” I thought of that guy. And Heath is singing it both for that guy, and for us to remember those like him. Even while rocking. Especially while rocking. There's a ballad for a lady, called “Sophia,” so lovely that I sure hope the real Sophia hears it and loves it as much as I do. “Armageddon Town” and “The Secret Fire” both showcase The Greedy Souls' creative instrumentation... while the lyrics hint at something sinister just below the surface. “All The Fighters” and “Evolution Now” take you right back out to the streets to join the struggles, battle cries with banjos, that remind you that through everything, “Your enemy is still your brother.” This band lives that off-stage all day, serving their brothers and sisters through wonderful organizations like The Midnight Mission, Jail Guitar Doors, and The Danny Fund (named for Federici's father, Danny Federici, who passed away from melanoma). The cover photo for A Season Undone was taken by Federici while on tour, during a jaw dropping, tornado-spawning storm in the heart of the country. It beautifully illustrates that same message of its title ... like after a forest fire destroys everything, its minerals create new growth. Life persists. Stars die, stardust always remains. No energy ever really dies. Egos mustbe destroyed to truly live again. Lightning strikes the Tree Of Life, and causes it to thrive in another season. Undone. The title track sums it all up beautifully, when Heath sings, “Darkness has grown but we're never alone, together we are the light.” I think that's exactly what we all need to hear right now in this crazy world, and when that same song ends with, “Our souls are shining brighter than the sun,” I can only agree. Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls have never shined brighter.

A Season Undone is available September 11, 2015 everywhere. Listen. Enjoy. Rock. Act.

 

Monday November 9

Indie Pop Alternative from Eau Claire, WI

The Millenium


"If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they could be, we make them better."
That's the mentality alternative pop rock band, The Millenium, aims to exemplify through their music. Breaking into the scene in early May opening for The Summer Set, the group has since been hard at work playing shows, showcasing their music, and meeting new people. Within a few short months the band has successfully completed numerous midwest and east coast tours securing a loyal fanbase and finding a place in their hearts with their debut EP, "It's So Much Friendlier With Two," a record dedicated to love, loss, and learning - themes that resonate not just with each member individually, but have gone as far as defining our generation as a whole.
While often feeling like a pop band in a punk world, The Millenium strives to bring more non traditional elements into their sound. Incorporating realms of indie, acoustic and electronic styles in a sometimes eclectic fashion, one is sure to appreciate a genuine sound showcasing undeniably catchy and melodically driven tracks intertwined with a playful and inventive blend of acoustic guitar and keyboard.
"These songs are an extension of ourselves, much in the same way as our arms and legs," says The Millenium. "These songs created us more than we created them, and it is with this we hope to connect to our audience through shared experiences."
It was the demise of their previous bands around relatively similar times that brought Kyle Culver and Matt Hasenmueller, from The Last Semester, and Kyle Featherstone from The Picture Perfect, together. Everyone felt drawn together creatively after becoming friends through the music scene while living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After much preparation, they hit the stage for the first time on May 2, opening for The Summer Set at UW-Eau Claire. They have since toured with Hollywood Ending and Late Night Reading
.

PLuS

Indie American alt-country singer songwriter from Joplin, Missouri

Carter Hulsey

(born June 28, 1988) is an American alt-country singer songwriter from Joplin, Missouri. Being raised by his mother and father gave him daily musical exposure to the likes of Willie Nelson, Elton John, and Jerry Jeff Walker — all on vinyl, of course. At age 13, Hulsey found his father’s acoustic Guild guitar, and his long love for music finally came to a head. He started writing songs. Hulsey’s sound and talent was developed with four bands prior to his breakaway as a solo artist in 2008. Hulsey blends honest lyrics, catchy melodies, undeniable hooks, folk and rock.
Three albums and five years later, Hulsey released his newest album, Drive Out, on February 4, 2014. This album that takes a modern twist on “country” with raw emotion, a deep groove and clever storytelling. The strength of the material and performance suggest Hulsey has curated his personal sound and his music is all the better for it. The low-key folk-rock blends with an ambient sound to create a haunting and unique vibe bound to keep the listener coming back for more. Hulsey has a talent for continuing the deep felt conversation with listeners with an intentional voice for love, loss, travel and the grit of southern culture with ease. Hulsey harnesses the story, channels, and delivers to the listener.
Hulsey is known for his captivating live performance delivered with intensity and purpose. It is often lamented that this sound that cannot be captured in the studio. Hulsey’s writing style is that of the un-reliable narrator, assuming the character of others with a talent in telling their story. His concepts and narratives are inspired by great storytellers such as Steven King, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Hit and David Sedaris with musical influence by Todd Snider, Ryan Adams, John Prine, Guy Clark, and Gillian Welch.

AND

Acoustic-soul songwriter from Nashville

Kiernan McMullan

Writing songs to several people in particular and many in general, acoustic-soul songwriter Kiernan McMullan places importance on both honesty and melody as the foundation for his career. Ten years of extensive travel, performing, and crafting songs guided him through five music releases and over 2,000 tour dates by the time 2014 came to a close.
Not really being from anywhere, the Irish-Australian brings an outsider's perspective to his international fan base by writing songs about atypical subjects - covering life on the road, love, anti-love, and complacency. Kiernan was influenced by everything from The Roots to Jimmy Eat World, Rage Against The Machine to Otis Redding, and created his own intersection between the genres. By the age of fifteen, the songwriter knew that this was where he fit. The last few years of touring have proven he made the right decision. To date, McMullan has performed at sold-out shows, festivals and tour dates in the US with well-established talent including the likes of Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran, Dave Mason and Mat Kearney. In Ireland he accumulated a list of shows with big names including The Coronas, Cathy Davy, and The Blizzards.
His newest release, appropriately titled Common Sense, came out this past July and garnered heavy local interest, radio play, and set an even higher standard for his songwriting. Although Kiernan writes about serious and controversial subjects, it's his humor and genuine interest in his audience that always seems to immediately win over the crowd. An old soul, his soft-spoken lyrics consistently captivate rooms, festivals and theaters worldwide. His newest record captures the identity of an independent musician and is an incredible album of well-thought production.
Brought up by an Australian mother and an Irish father, Kiernan was raised listening to artists such as Van Morrison and Lyle Lovett. But it was by studying artists like Ryan Adams, Lupe Fiasco and Marvin Gaye that he developed his eclectic style. Cutting his teeth in both Boston and Ireland, McMullan went on to sign his first record deal with a Warner subsidiary, 111 Records in 2008. With nothing but a hiking bag and his guitar, he hitched and bussed the length of the East Coast and parts of the Midwest, playing shows every other day. "My parents met on a plane, so being a gypsy was always in my genes.." he says. Constant traveling, performing and perfecting his sound have helped him develop an international grassroots following of dedicated fans.

Uncommon outcomes and unique conversations with strangers have fueled Kiernan's insatiable thirst for touring. Included in his plans for 2015 are back-to-back tour dates covering the majority of the year and moving forward with his fourth full-length album. While simultaneously acquiring song ideas and passport stamps, his willingness to physically bring music to his fans marks his path to success. "People romanticize being an entertainer based on the highlight reel they see. You could be playing for 5000 people one night.. and twenty the next. I go wherever people will listen - and that's where you find the stories."

Thursday November 12

Alternative Pop/Rock from Chicago

David Paige

David Paige has a sound that rocks harder than pop and is more accessible than much of today's alternative rock - his music ... is a must for any fans of either genre.

With memorable melodies, powerful grooves, and energetic live performances, David and his band will give you a show that you won't soon forget.

For information on how to blast David Paige's music in your car with the windows down, please visit www.davidpaigemusic.com

 

Friday November 13

Texan & Chicago soulful/rock'n Blues

From The heartland - Columbus OH

Terry Davidson & the Gears

A HOT NEW ALBUM FROM TERRY DAVIDSON & THE GEARS- "SONIC SOUL SESSIONS"

8 WEEKS ON THE TOP 20 NATIONAL BLUES ALBUM CHART - ROOTS MUSIC REPORT 2014!

-BLUESMATTERS MAGAZINE - U.K. REVIEW - APRIL 2015: Terry Davidson has been performing in the USA for close on fifty years, the album is his seventh release and leaves a really positive glow, the thirteen tracks are all self written but sound strangely familiar, there is a good mixture of soulful and harder Blues here covering all the American styles, with Texan & Chicago most prominent. The four piece band deliver their music in a style not too dissimilar to the Rolling Stones and certainly take no prisoners, the pace is non stop with all the band demonstrating high levels of musicianship.  Terry Davidson fronts the band on  vocals and guitar  with a very confident blues, easy vocal style that allows him  to move between  Rock & Roll and slower blues numbers effortlessly. I am sure  the band name  of the "Gears" was suggested as it reflects the ease that they  move between  the styles covered here, there are no weak links with the material,  the highlight  is the final track "Without the Blues" which starts with spoken words  setting  the scene for Terry to sing about the Blues stars he worked with during his career, very cleverly done and I recognized at least twenty individual artists names. Strong rocking blues album that gets better the more you play it.

 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17

UK British Blues Award winner

British blues guitarist who sings with old school soul

Bex Marshall

A unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, rag-time and roots pickin’.

Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heart-ache and rock diva soul.
Bex is a writer of distinction. She pushes the boundaries of blues, with songs that have been called “timeless” with “touches of genius.”
Bex’s latest CD release ‘The House Of Mercy’ has received stunning reviews worldwide. It won 3rd Best British Blues Al-bum of the Year Award 2013 and is featured in DOWNBEAT magazines 'Best Album of the Year’ list 2013 with a rare 4 star review.
Bex Marshall
British blues guitarist who sings with old school soul UK Blues Awards 2013, 2nd place— Best British Blues Vocalist 3rd Best British Blues Album of the Year Award 2013 for “The House of Mercy”

 

Saturday November 21

Legendary American Blues and Roots Rock Band

The Nighthawks

THE NIGHTHAWKS 2015
The Nighthawks are:
Mark Wenner: Vocals, Harmonica
Johnny Castle: Vocals, Bass
Paul Bell: Guitar
Mark Stutso: Drums, Vocals (who's really cool!)

When Mark Stutso, master of the deep groove, joined The Nighthawks at the beginning of 2010, the 21st-century version of the legendary American roots band was complete. With Paul Bell and Johnny Castle in the band for nearly a decade, and founding father Mark Wenner the remaining original, this team outshines all previous incarnations.

The Nighthawks was an idea in Mark Wenner's brain long before he was able to implement it. The musical product of pre-1958 radio in Washington, D.C., he did not know there were rules against mixing blues, R&B, honky-tonk country, doo-wop, gospel and rockabilly into one delicious stew.

In 1972, Mark, then 23, returned to his hometown after a New York City band apprenticeship eager to start a real, work-every-night band based on American roots music. He found a receptive local scene. Washington has long been a musical melting-pot of the kind that made Memphis the source point for the evolution of American music in the second half of the 20th century. It just never had a Stax or Sun record label to tell the world. As the city exploded with an influx of people from all the surrounding states during the Great Depression and World War II, Washington became a hotbed of musical cross-fertilization. When Bill Haley first brought his wacky Pennsylvania mix of hillbilly music and rhythm and blues to D.C. in 1952, people got it. And white kids like Mark found the Howard Theater – now recently restored and part of the historic top tier of the Chitlin' Circuit that included Baltimore's Royal, Chicago's Regal and New York's Apollo – just a 25-cent bus ride away from the suburbs.

In 2009, Sirius XM's Bill Wax , having heard that The Nighthawks were playing some acoustic shows, invited the band to record some live tracks for his “B.B. King's Bluesville” channel. In less than two hours, the band cut almost a dozen tunes. A week later, Bill handed them a mixed version with permission to release. After Bill Wolf's magic-touch in the mastering, Last Train to Bluesville was released on RipBang Records. With the able assistance of publicist Mark Pucci and radio promoter Todd Glazer, the CD won Acoustic Album of the Year at the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards in Memphis in May 2011.

PLUS

THE REAL DEAL BLUES BAND

Cleveland's Priemer Blues and Blues Rock Band.

 

Saturday December 5

Party Like a Vikiing Happy Hour

Cleveland State

Mens & Womens Basketball

comes to the Q!

FYI ~ With any Q event ~It always starts at WILBERTS.

$2 Domestics $3 BOMBS $4 LeBron Jameson's & FireBalls!

 

Sunday December 6

progressive jazz-rock band from Chicago

afternoon show 4-6pm

Marbin

After the Browns game from 4-6pm

Marbin first started in 2007 as an improvised music duo consisting of Israeli-American guitarist Dani Rabin and Israeli saxophonist Danny Markovitch. Markovitch and Rabin met shortly after Markovitch had completed his military service as an infantry sergeant and Rabin had graduated from Berklee College of Music. Since 2008, Marbin has been living in Chicago and performing all over the United States, playing over 250 shows a year with the accompaniment of drummer Justyn Lawrence and Bassist Jae Gentile . They have released four albums: Impressions of a City (2009),as part of Paul Wertico's Mideast-Midwest Alliance, and three under the name Marbin (2009), Marbin as a duo,Breaking the Cycle (2011) with drummer Paul Wertico, bassist Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), and Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), and Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013) with its touring band and an array of thirteen guests. Marbin is currently signed to Moonjune Records and Management.

In addition to their regular schedule, Marbin toured with fusion super group Scott Henderson, Mike Clark, and Jeff Berlin in a series of venues on the east coast and the midwest. In March 2012, Marbin toured with Allan Holdsworth's new trio that consists of Yellow Jackets' bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Virgil Donati.

 

 

Friday December 11

Voted ‘BEST BLUES BAND IN CONNECTICUT' two years in a row in 2013 and 2014

Balkun Brothers

BLUES. ROCK. FUNK. JAM.

Balkun Brothers is an world renowned psychedelic blues-rock band hailing from Hartford, Connecticut (USA). Originally formed in 2010 by brothers Nick and Steve Balkun, Balkun Brothers has been described as,  “Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin' American blues… The band brings a raw, soulful and energetic personality that is a fresh sound for blues and rock 'n roll.”
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Mixing traditional styles of delta and electric blues, with heavy modern rock and funk grooves, the Balkun Brothers are crafting a unique sound and style all their own. The band is fusing the past with the present and pushing the sonic bounds of blues into the future. Though the band's sound is deeply rooted in blues tradition, Balkun Brothers draw from a vast range of influences. The band's live shows and in-studio recordings seamlessly transition between blues, rock, funk, jam, psychedelia and everything in-between.

Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/percussion/vocals) are gaining followers across the world with their gritty hard-rockin' swagger. Balkun Brothers are becoming known for their explosive live shows and are quickly evolving into one of the United States' premier blues-rock acts.

Balkun Brothers was voted the  ‘2015 Best Overall Band In Connecticut', along with  ‘Best Blues Band In Connecticut'  three  years in a row, in 2015, 2014 and 2013, by  CT.com  and the  Connecticut Music Awards . The group also won the  2014 Connecticut Blues Society Band Challenge  and the  2013 Massachusetts Blues Society Solo/Duo Competition . As a solo act, Steve Balkun was named the winner of the  2012 Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Suo Competition , as well as being a grand finalist at the  2013 International Blues Challenge  in Memphis, TN. Steve, was also hand selected by blues-rock great, Joe Bonamassa, as a top ten finalist in the  2013 Guitar Center Bluesmasters Competition  and played with Joe Bonamassa and his band in Los Angeles, CA.

The band released their first self-produced studio EP “God Bless Our Fallout Shelter”  in September of 2013. The collection of only six songs was nominated for album of the year along with the first single  ‘Control Yourself'  for song of the year at the 2014  CTMA's . The EP was also named one of the top 50 albums of 2013 by  LonesomeNoise.com . This album has been followed up by two more EP's, “Bluesch Metal Live From The Baeschment”  and “ WE. IN. DETROIT.”,  both recorded live and proving the strong musicianship of the band and the vast array of musical genres that meld into Balkun Brothers' unique sound.

As Balkun Brothers continues to grow and progress, their following has expanded and an impressive touring schedule has featured them at a variety of festivals including: Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), Strangecreek Campout Festival (Greenfield, MA), East Petersburg Blues Festival (East Petersburg, PA), 2 Left Feet Blues Festival (East Hartland, CT), Harry Brown's Hill Festival (Starks, ME), Yellow Phone Music Festival (Milwaukee, WI), Launch Music Festival (Lancaster, PA), Daytona Blues Festival (Daytona Beach, FL) and various others. Balkun Brothers has performed at countless legendary clubs including Toad's Place (New Haven, CT), The Bitter End (New York City, NY), Nectar's (Burlington, VT),  Black Eyed Sally's (Hartford, CT), Rum Boogie (Memphis ,TN), B.B. King's Blues Club (New York City, NY) and Infinity Music Hall (Norfolk, CT). They have also been a featured act alongside well-know artists such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, James Cotton, Popa Chubby, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Mike Dillon Band and many more.

 

Monday December 14

Crossroads of Rustbelt Blues 2015 Live Music Event Series

The Cleveland Blues Society

Holiday Jam

CBS Jam Nite w/ Memphis Challenge Winners

7:30-11:30~doors 6pm

 

Tuesday December 15

PAUL BIELATOWICZ

&

SIMON FITZPATRICK

(of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy)

Guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick return to Wilbert's for a night of jaw dropping music! Aside from their own solo work, Paul and Simon have been members of legendary drummer Carl Palmer's touring band for several years and have performed over 500 gigs in 30-plus countries around the world. Individually, they have also performed and toured with such musicians as Dream Theater, Neal Morse (of Spock's Beard), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Kee Marcello (Europe) and Les Paul. For this special show, Bielatowicz and Fitzpatrick will take you on a roller coaster ride of the most challenging classical virtuoso showpieces – all played as you've never heard them before!

ABOUT PAUL BIELATOWICZ



Paul Bielatowicz is best known for his virtuoso guitar work with some of the biggest names in progressive rock. He's played, recorded and toured the world with the likes of Carl Palmer (ELP, Asia), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) and Les Paul…to name just a few. His 2014 debut solo album, "Preludes & Etudes," saw him stripping the electric guitar back to basics, presenting it as a classical instrument – no overdubs, effects or studio tricks: just a guitar, an old amp and raw virtuosity. 

ABOUT SIMON FITZPATRICK

Simon Fitzpatrick has toured and recorded with Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Carl Palmer (ELP, Asia), Joe Lynn-Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), Kee Marcello (Europe) and Michael Hill (B.B. King) among others. Not content with simply being in the background, Fitzpatrick has always tried to take bass guitar playing as far as possible. Using all six strings of his extended range instrument, he performs as a lead player, a soloist or polyphonic accompanist. He has recently released his debut solo bass guitar album, "Reflections," in which he uses his virtuoso technique to recreate a wide variety of pieces and styles. You've never seen or heard a bass guitar played like this before.

 

Saturday January

alternative americana roots from Cincinnati

Red Idle Rejects

Country Music Magazine Review

Steve Bowling is the singer and main songwriter of the Red Idle Rejects, who were just called ... , Red Idle. The name was changed after the band members initially rejected the songs on the new CD, as “too country”. They are not. Can a song be, too country? Probably not, for readers of this magazine. The press release for the disc, calls it a concept album, telling the tale of, “an Appalachian who moves to the city only to discover heartache, but ultimate triumph, found therein”. All ten songs do stand on their own as well.

First song, Mean Dry County, which is also a single, has a country/rock “n” roll feel, and Steve Bowling really “attacks” the tune with lots of passion. The track, Ruthie, is a stunner: a dark bluesy country song with a timeless feel. It's a foot-tapping delight featuring a nagging guitar that gets in your head, and let's not forget the fiddle. Wonderful!

The band may have got nervous about the CD's final three songs, all of which are pure, real country. Where The Lonely Reside has a classic crying-in-your-beer feel, Simple Blue sounds like Commander Cody at his most country, and A Mountain track, with added banjo. The album does have one rock song, Divorce,sounds a little like The Jefferson Airplane with a punk edge. This is one of the better rock tracks of recent years. The song also throws up a dilemma for The Red Idle Rejects. Clearly they can do

quality rock and country, but which way should they go? The more traditional country songs here are so strong, that the country road seems the one the band need to be on.

Steve Bowling is a real find, a very high quality songwriter, with a strong voice, a little over-the-top at times, but it works. Red Idle have performed a fair number of covers, including a very reasonable version of Fleetwood Mac's Black Magic Woman, but any band who has a songwriter of Steve Bowling's talent should be performing, all or mainly original songs. That way the band will create their own identity. This seems to be the way forward. The Red Idle Rejects have clearly got something, it would be a great pity if they lost it. ....Country Music People,

 

Saturday January 23

Tennessee Southern Blues, Soul, Old School R & B, Boogie from Nashville

John Sutton Band

John Sutton has been rocking the Southeast and Midwest for the past 15 years building his ever expanding fan base. Three piece (sometimes 4), in your face, get you involved rock, country, blues, soul, r&b ... John, Kidd, Eric and Matthew bring vast stage experience to their performances. These Tennessee based boys are at home on any stage. Their latest album 'The World' is bring new excitement to every venue.

Their music is influenced by people with soul and groove, old and new. Al Green, JJ Grey & Mofro, Eric Church, Buddy Guy, George Strait, Robert Crey, Otis, Soulive, G Love, James Brown, Subdudes, Jack Johnson, Gov't Mule, Big Head Todd, for example and the list goes on. “We are true fans of Soulful music!!!” states Sutton.

To quote a review in The Nashville Underground Music Scene, “Three guys who moved to Nashville to be apart of a thriving music scene that they are rarely part of due to their excessive road schedule. Their performances are fun, exciting, and full of great playing.”

Over the past 15 years JSB has been performing for any and all crowds throughout the Southeast and Midwest turning their shows into crowd sing-alongs with both their original and cover music. From club to private party to festival this band loves to perform. As the band has grown, JSB has been through several line up changes. This JSB is truly at home on stage and on the road. A band of professional minded musicians they share a common goal of entertaining everyone who is kind enough to pay them a listen.

Their songs are written in such a way that the purpose of the lyric is not lost in the live jam. Always fun!!! Always a party!!! Always a jam!!! The music comes first right along side the fans of their music. A truly appreciative band, with all the love and support they are getting from their fans, JSB is in this for the long haul. Rock!!! Country!!! Southern Rock!!! Blues!!! Soul!!! Rhythm & Blues!!! Music for the lovers of music

FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!

→and remember To be nice & Have A GOOD Time!←

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