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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$3 DOMESTICS

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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
$3 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 3 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 90-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!
OUTSTANDING!

 

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

 

All shows are all ages. 

Start @ 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!

A website helping fans of concerts and events find hotels close to the
venues →

ConcertHotels.com

 

EVAN (my oldest 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!

Founders

RUBAEUS

Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, Rubaeus is Founders' way of celebrating the joys of summer year-round. This stunning berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing. No question about it, this beer is 100% Founders.

FRUITS OF LABOR
Rubaeus defies subtlety and proves to be the perfect accompaniment to those long days, no matter the season, with a friend by your side and adventure out in front of you. Enjoy summer year-round with Rubaeus.

GREAT LAKES Rally Drum Red Ale

With a tip of the cap to Tribe superfan and bleacher seat percussionist John Adams, our Red Ale fields a double header of bitter hop and roasted malt flavors.
FLAVOR
Citrusy and piney all-American hops wind up and deliver the pitch to cleanup hitter dry roasted malt

 

Bell's Oberon Ale

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

It's Back!

Leinenkugel 
Summer
Shandy


SMELL: Strong odors of artificial lemonade are slightly offset by mild wheat aromas along with subtle scents of honey and spicy hops.
3 out of 5
TASTE: The palate is instantly violated at first sip by strong flavors of bittersweet, artificial lemonade. The bitterness is immediately bolstered as mild flavors of stale cracker strike the taste buds. Mild flavors of wheat and grass attempt to rectify the initial failure, but fail to do so. Not even the trailing of the mild spicy hop and subtle honey flavors can ameliorate the overpowering bitterness.
2.5 out of 5
NOTE: What smelled mediocre, proceeded to taste displeasing. The bitterness from the lemonade and grain profile was too much to bear. This was not a terrible beer as I would prefer this over Bud Light any day, but this certainly made my foul beer list.

 

Epic Brewing Los Locos Mexican-Style Lager

Los Locos is a sessionable, refreshing lager with a hint of corn sweetness, a dash of sea salt and the perfect kick of natural lime juice. It not only pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican dishes but is a great accompaniment to all of your favorite summer activities

 

Great Lakes Hops Maddness


Formerly known as Quitness. Beware, drinker! Hop hysteria could happen to you! Especially after indulging in our dry-hopped Double IPA's shockingly intense tropical aromas and hair-raising bitterness.

Samuel Adams Cold Snap

Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way

 

Stella Artois Cidre

Crisp and refreshing belgian cider made with hand-picked apples

 

Victory Brewing Company DirtWolf

HOPS: Citra, Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe
MALTS: Pilsner, Ligh Caramel Malt, Dextrose
Flavor: Citrus, pine, resin, tropical fruit, loaded hop nose from heavy Mosaic and Simcoe dry-hopping. Full bodied with hop bitterness and resinous hop flavor. Leaves a lasting impression. Citra: heavy citrus aroma, fruity flavor; Chinook: grapefruit, resinous pine; Simcoe: dry, piney; and Mosaic: earthy and mildly floral, with notes of sweet citrus and spice..

Lagunitas Aunt Sally Sour Ale

A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale. We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what's the difference? It's sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally's out there, You know who you are...

 

Brew Kettle "All For One" Session IPA


This is a very solid session IPA. Citrusy and tropical with lean malts means big hop flavor dominates. It begs you to drink another and another. Yes please. I'm happy to oblige.

GO CAV'S

 

Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA

A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish....malt, take a back seat please

Odd Side Bean Flicker Blonde w/Coffee

     

Clean burnt gold with a large white foam head leaving fishnet lace all over.
Smell is a little metallic and vegetal--(what is it with light Odd Side ales and the cabbage patch? Seriously it almost smells like raw potato)--with coffee and vanilla.
Taste is coffee, vanilla, and shortcake with a tiny spritz of lemon and a hint of grassy or vegetal earthy bitterness.
Feel is full but light, frothy and semi-wet

Fat Head's Bumble Berry

A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave a thick halo and light wisping. Solid retention.

S - Ohhhh yah. Blueberry explosion. Fresh berries and light skin notes. There is some faint grain aroma along with some very faint honey aroma. Loving how blueberry forward this is.

T - A tad too much honey for me that overshines the natural sweetness and deliciousness of blueberries. Blueberries are nice, fresh tasting. Almost dessert like. I get some faint malts and super, super light earthy/grassy hops. Mighty tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is great, not over carbonated, not too sweet. I can definitely see gulping this back on a hot summer day.

O - Overall this was a mighty tasty beer, definitely my favourite blueberry beer to date.

 

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 Monsters, Gladiators  Games or ALL Gateway Events..........with

$2-Domestics

-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-

Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$6 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

"When I went to school, they askedme what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
John Lennon

 

Tuesday September 26

Twins vs Tribe

Start Your Game Day With

The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

Wednesday September 27

Twins vs Tribe

Start Your Game Day With

The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

Happy Hour w/

Awesome Americana! Expect stellar guitar work, soulful vocals and thought-provoking songs from Ashland City, TN

MARK STUART

Mark Stuart will spend 2016 doing what he has always done. He will tour full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to thestage. Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing.
After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar "chops", and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife ("Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart"). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask JasonRingenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.
One can find Mark Stuart on any given night in a small theater, coffeehouse, house concert, festival stage, club, church auditorium, etc. giving it his all. Aside from that, he could be instructing at a guitar clinic, songwriting workshop, or playing on someone's recording session. As co-owner of Gearle Records he has produced or co-produced many albums.
Stuart's career has repeatedly taken him to all of the USA, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom, and, has spanned several decades.

Later on that night......around 9pm

Postmodern Idealism in the Modern Popular American Songbook from Boston, MA

GRIFFIN ROBILLARD

Boston's Griffin Robillard fashions folk-tinged indie rock that bursts with vitality while simultaneously wrestling with life's uncertainties. Cracks in the Cei ling, the twenty-two year-old's full-length debut, pays homage to the Americana tradition while drawing from an expansive sonic and vocal palette. From Bryan Ferry's nervy croon to Wilco's early raw energy, Robillard casts a wide net to reinterpret what it means to make guitar music in 2017.
Both a songwriter and a frontman, his music has drawn comparisons to the point at which old meets new—“Rufus Wainwright meets Neil Diamond,” being amongst the most amusing. The Minneapolis native, raised on his musician father's record collection of CSNY and Jackson Browne, began writing songs at age six and started to experiment with recording in high school out West in Salt Lake City, Utah. Playing everything from folk to grunge in various bands, Robillard eventually relocated to Boston to attend college, when he became serious about writing. “For a long time it was something I did in my spare time. A poem or song here and there. I went into college pursuing a biology degree. I failed spectacularly,” explains Robillard. Discouraged, he decided to go back to basics and hone his craft on the page without his guitar, nurtured and mentored by novelist professors Elizabeth Graver, Christopher Boucher, and poet Kim Garcia. “Writing fiction and poetry was an itch that I could never satisfy and because what I was writing was just so bad, it just made it more frustrating. That's probably why I ended up studying it at university.”
Written over a year while living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Cracks in the Ceiling chronicles a time of profound change. “I had a fresh start, getting to know myself again after a really rough two years,” Robillard says. “In hindsight it was probably a form of depression, but the fog lifted and I also met my now girlfriend there. It was pretty overwhelming. I was writing as fast as I could.” The titular opening track, “Cracks in the Ceiling” recounts the feeling of a flood of optimism in the midst of intense doubt, beginning with a lone drum-loop as an array of acoustic and electric guitars swell into a balladic chorus. “The first song is all about how love between two people can double your view of the world, but just because you see more— through aging, experience, or the love itself—doesn't mean we can escape a lot of the half-truths we tell ourselves.”
While the record may begin on a high note, it ends on more ambiguous middle ground, a fact Robillard is proud of. “Whether it was writing poetry or songs, when I first started, I was blackening the page more or less, trying to emulate this very dark, introverted voice of my more literary musical heroes,” he confesses. “It didn't suit me at all! Think Nick Cave, Ian Curtis. I like humor and absurdity—it has to all be present or there's no soul in the songs for me. I feel with these songs it was the first time I stumbled into my own voice.”
Robillard teamed up with producer Jon Niess, a family friend, who assembled an all-star ensemble of Austin musicians at his studio, Austin Signal. With studio wizard Charlie Kramsky (Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello) on the board, the album was laid down in just four days and put in the hands of Erik Wofford (My Morning Jacket, Explosions in the Sky, Bill Callahan) for final mastering.

Cracks in the Ceiling is out for release September 15th, 2017.

THURSDAY September 28

DAY GAME!!

Opening at 9:30AM

Twins vs Tribe

Start Your Game Day With

Breakfast Burrito

Whipped Fluffy Eggs, Chorizo Sausage,Tater Tots, Fresh Jalapenos, Chopped Tomatoes, Scallions All Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla

OR

BREAKFAST QUESADILLA

OR

French Toast Creme Brulee'

Plus The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

a visual & soulful blend of rock, funk, soulful, jam from Ocean Beach CA

BROTHERS GOW

Borrowing from a massive cache of influences, Brothers Gow, based in San Diego, CA, by way of Flagstaff, AZ, is a funk-rock-improv quintet that relies on though tful lyrics, deep grooves and improvisational tact to keep each show sounding fresh and unique. The band's energetic stage presence combined with powerful vocal harmonies, complex arrangements, ripping guitar solos and the band's awe-inspiring lighting makes each show memorable. Relentlessly touring and committed to their sound, they have criss-crossed most of the western United States since 2007, playing landmark venues such as Nectar's in Seattle, Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Rialto Theater in Tucson, The Top Hat in Missoula, Brick and Mortar in San Francisco and House of Blues in San Diego.

Brothers Gow, composed of Alex Gow Bastine (keys, vox), Carson Church (bass), Kyle Merrill (guitar, vox, trumpet), Ethan Wade (guitar, vox), and Nathan Walsh-Haines (drums, vox) serendipitously landed in the beautiful coastal city of Ocean Beach in San Diego where they were finally able to hone their true style & sound using the ocean as their inspiration. Their lighting designer and additional band member, Matt Collier (MC6), brings his own artistic nuance to add to the overall live experience. With a three tier intelligent lighting rig and advanced software, Collier uses texture and movement to create a truly dynamic and engaging light show.

Brothers Gow is poised and ready to make huge strides in 2014. They'll be embarking on an extensive Summer Tour and are releasing their 4th album, Reflections, due out soon. The new album features a mix of uptempo ballads, proggy instrumentals, angelic harmonies and introspective lyrics meant to inspire loving what you do and doing what you love. Also to mention is the establishment of the Brothers Gow Foundation for Music Education and the opening of Ocean Beach Rock and Roll – an all ages school for the Ocean Beach community to be able to learn a multitude of instruments at any level!

Be on the lookout for this genre bending, eye dilating, groove modulating quintet that lives for the road and breathes for the show.

Friday September 29

Ohio’s premier Bruce Springsteen tribute band

SWAMPS

OF

JERSEY

Ohio’s premier tribute to “The Boss” the quintessential Bruce band, born out of a mutual love of he's great music and powerful stage presence.
Swamps of Jersey is a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute from Cleveland, Ohio that captures the heart and soul of Springsteen’s live performances. They lay a mix of Springsteen hits, as well as some hidden BS gems.

Born down in a dead man's town

 

Saturday September 30

Happy Hour w/

Great American standards from Frank to Dean to Elvis to Buble

Sinatra CLE

Sinatra CLE is a jazz quartet that performs the music of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Michael Buble, and many others. Patrick (vocals) is supported by Randy on piano, Shawn on bass, and Scott on drums to bring you the best that Cleveland has to offer!

After the Game

progressive funk rock from CLE

YOSEMIGHT

The Cleveland born and bred Yosemight, have come a long way since their roots in 2012. Having played over 150 shows in 2014, don't be surprised to see these guys on numerous bills all over this summer. While mixing aspects of just about everything will assuredly fill any harmonious hunger you may crave, it's the live experimentation that will catch your ear. With an extensive tour scheduled, Yos emight will make appearances in places like Chicago, Missouri and Colorado this spring 2015. Following their debut run out west, they head back to Ohio to play a number of shows and festivals like (The Ville, Tribal Connection and May Daze) with groups like (Dopapod, Papadosio and Joe Russos Almost Dead). Yosemight is regularly updating their music, posting songs from recent shows online for free! Check out www.yosemight.com for our free album download, videos, merchandise or anything else!

 

Sunday Rocktober 1

Opening at 9:30AM

BENGALS vs Browns

&

White Sox vs. Indians

Start Your Game Day With

Breakfast Burrito

Whipped Fluffy Eggs, Chorizo Sausage,Tater Tots, Fresh Jalapenos, Chopped Tomatoes, Scallions All Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla

OR

BREAKFAST QUESADILLA

OR

French Toast Creme Brulee'

Plus The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

Fan Appreciation Show starting at 1pm with

Acoustic Roots Blues Master

Doug MacLeod

WINNER OF THE 2017 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR & MULTIPLE BMA WINNER

2017,16 and 14 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year
2014 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album Of The Year- "There's a Time'
2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year

Doug MacLeod’s newest release, ‘Break The Chain’, is quite possibly his strongest release to date, which speaks volumes.
Each song extremely personal and at the same time, universal; covering subjects topical, humorous, and soulful; from the satirical to the sublime.
The title song, ‘Break The Chain’, which was co-written and performed with his son Jesse. The song focuses on breaking the cycle of family violence and abuse, Doug and Jesse confront this pervasive issue directly. Together, they share the healing, reconciliation and peace available to all who work to prevent the cycle and Break The Chain.
"Like all great blues men, MacLeod lives his music, and the songs are not just on the tips of his fingers and tongue, they are one with his being.”- Blues Music Magazine
MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.
Doug is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, most recently the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.
He is an international touring artist who writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters and carries forward a valuable tradition.
As a youth Doug overcame abuse and a crippling stutter by turning to music. After picking up a guitar, and singing - he found his voice.
MacLeod's playing landed him sideman gigs with George 'Harmonica' Smith, Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Lowell Fulson and Big Mama Thornton. Over 30 years, 21 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. August Wilson requested his soulful slide guitar playing in the Los Angeles opening of "Gem of the Ocean”.
From 1999 to 2004 Doug hosted Nothin' But The Blues, a very popular weekend blues show on Los Angeles' KLON-KKJZ. He has also been the voice for The Blues Showcase on Continental Airlines. For ten years he penned "Doug's Back Porch," a regular feature column in Blues Revue Magazine in which he shared his humorous and insightful stories with thousands of readers. He is one of the four featured artists in the movie “Resonate: A Guitar Story”, the feature documentary on the making of National Guitars.
Like the old masters who taught him, MacLeod's music expresses life and times through an intangible, elusive quality that may simply be a keen sense of what matters most. Doug’s music, stories, and philosophy provide a healing that has helped others overcome the hardships of their lives.
Doug subscribes to the philosophies he learned from country bluesman Ernest Banks of Toano, VA.
"Never play a note you don't believe” and "Never write or sing about what you don't know about.”
As Pee Wee Crayton's widow Esther once told Doug, "You have a message and you'll send that message mainly to the people who don't go to church." Amen.

opening

CLE's first rate songwriter and a champion guitar player ~ Blue Lunch Band Leader!

BOB FRANK

Bob Frank Bio
About Bob Frank Cleveland Magazine said, "Aside from being an accomplished guitarist, Frank boasts a encyclopedic knowledge of old-timecountry, blues and bluegrass music." The Free Times added, "Frank is a first-class guitarist and vocalist." Jazz and Blues Report added, "A sure-fingered, veteran player, skilled in a wide spectrum of black and white rootsstyles, Frank comes off as a performer with a strong sense of identity." Andin a recent cd review, Vintage Guitar Magazine said, “Frank is a first rate songwriter and a champion guitar player.”A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Bob spent eighteen years as the leader of the Hotfoot Quartet, touring throughout North America and recording several albums. As a sideman he has worked with Robert Lockwood, Wallace Coleman, fiddler Howard Armstrong, the Falls City Ramblers, and British bluesman Long John Baldry. Bob has played many different kinds of music including bluegrass, old-timey, swing, rock, reggae and Caribbean soca, but is known these days as an expert in a wide variety of blues styles.Bob joined Blue Lunch in 1995. As well as playing guitar and serving as one of the band’s lead vocalists, Bob contributes as the primary song writer in the band. He also acts as producer for the band's recordings. During the day Bob works through Young Audiences, performing traditionalAmerican music assembly programs for children. He has done over 3000 of these programs in schools throughout the United States.Bob is also one of the founders of the Cleveland Blues Society. He is currently a board member of that organization and serves as the director of the educational committee and the historical committee. Bob and his wife Ellen have two grown children. They live in Shaker Heights.

 

Monday Rocktober 2

It's a Cav's

Wine and Gold Happy Hour

$3 glass's of Wine & $2 Goldschläger

 

Wednesday Rocktober 4

Cav's vs. Atlanta

Plus The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

"Siberian Surf Rock"

More potent than a Molotov cocktail! from U.S.S.R. byway of Venice Beach!

Igor and

THE RED ELVISES


If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this traveling rokenrol party is constantly in motion and cons istently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining performers to bring into the fold.
Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from all over the world including United States, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria - to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba, ukulele and more. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.
German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search.
Igor started Red Elvises in 1995, following a dream he had that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia).
Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. Whatever the event and wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.

 

Friday Rocktober 5

Happy Hour with

Original Indie Rock from CLE

Michelle Romary Trio

Michelle Romary is a Cleveland based singer, songwriter, and recording artist with 2 new EPs released this past year. Described by Cleveland Scene Magazine as h aving "...incredible songwriting ability and amazing vocals..." her recent EP, Torrent, was released in May 2016 following her solo debut pop/rock EP, "Floating Shift," released on October 16, 2015. Both EPs were written by Michelle, and arranged, recorded, mixed, produced, and mastered by Michael Seifert, a multi-platinum award winning music producer, writer, arranger and recording engineer based in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Influenced and inspired by strong, honest female singer-songwriters like Dolly Parton, Ani DiFranco, Linda Perry and Sara Bareilles, Romary's music could be similarly characterized as beautifully honest and sincere." - Danielle Immerman, Cleveland Scene Magazine, May 24, 2016
She is a pop/rock songwriter focusing on her passion for writing meaningful, honest lyrics, and singing a unique melody accompanied by music that touches your soul. She carries her passion and energy with her on stage at every performance, and surrounds herself with an excellent ensemble of talented musicians who make up her 5-piece band. Her televised performances; features in regional & local magazines; airplay on national & local radio shows; podcasts; and hefty live performance schedule of over 100 shows a year continues to contribute to her popularity throughout Ohio and beyond.

 

Saturday Rocktober 6

Celtic / Irish Punk / Psychobilly Rock from Rochester NY

1916

1916 is quickly become the hardest hitting Irish Rock band this side of Dublin city!

Steve Ladue’s drums thunder through the music to generate the distinctive backbeat that makes 1916 so easy to rock out to . He has played in several bands over the years and brings his experience to the table as a truly gifted performer. Chris VanCleve attacks the upright bass with a fury that you have to see to believe. He combines Rockabilly with Irish Rock to make a kickass and in-your-face sound. Bill Herring belts out the tunes with a dizzying performance that will leave you wondering where all the whiskey went. His chops as a vocalist and his skill with his trusty Gretsch combine to make a volatile blend of Irish Punk that could make a grizzly bear purr.

OPENING

Cleveland, OH’s Own World’s Greatest Traditional/Contemporary Irish, Folk, Bluegrass, Punk Rock Band in the Universe!

CRAIC

The American-Irish Punk Band “CRAIC,” named for the Gaelic term meaning interesting banter & good company including music & good drink, takes traditional Irish music and turns it into an energy driven, fist pumping, “in your face” good time. CRAIC is full of a wide diversity of influence which makes the talent of the band stand out, from the beautiful sounds of the tin whistle, to the plucky hollow, bright, incisive clarity of the banjo, to the rich deep sound of the acoustic guitar, all backed up by drums, bass and the distortion of the electric guitar. Topped off with the wailing voices of all, you'll surely enjoy the full-body sound of CRAIC.

Thursday Roctober 12

UK Blues-Award Wining Artist/Producer from London..."at last a woman who plays guitar like a goddess, sings like an angel, writes like Dylan and smiles like the devil" Booker T.

BEX MARSHALL

"Bad Ass British Blues!"

We ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING BEX MARSHALL HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN THE EUROPEAN BLUES AWARDS

UK British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’.
Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with anything up to a 7 piece band, she is literally a musical tornado. Bex Marshall was nomininated to the top three in Best Solo/Acoustic Artist 2015 in the European Blues Awards and won an award at the UKs Blues Awards 2013 for Best British Blues Vocalist and album
On Bex’s latest self produced album you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colorful bluegrass all with an exciting lyrically British twist.

Biography
A Devonshire lass now residing in London, the product of two very different family’s, one blue blooded landed gentry, the other Irish Romany.
As a child at family gatherings her uncles would always play and stand her on the table to sing, at 11 years old she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David and started playing, she got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards which stretched her fingers and gave her a great basis for her own music to develop, flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin’, rock and on to blues and roots where she is now in her element.
She always had a passion for travelling, its in her blood and trained as a croupier at 18 began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners to Park Lane even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains and always with a guitar on her back living and storing tales.
She is a musical adventuress, described in the world press with comparisons to Memphis Minnie, Joan Armatrading, JJ Cale, Derek Trucks and….“Bonnie Raitt and Led Zep jamming in an everglade moonshine joint”.

Bex has been asked to be the guest JANIS by ‘Big Brother and the Holding Company’s original guitarist Sam Andrews on their their upcoming 2014 European Tour!

Reviews

‘…sounds like a breakthrough album’– Rock n Reel (R2) UK

‘…Marshalls album is of such class and maturity, without an apparent weakness or filler’ – Blues Matters UK

‘…As a writer she’s mastered the art of making new material sound like its been found in long forgotten vaults –Net Rhythms UK

‘..She has harnessed the power of the blues without resorting to cliché or plagiarism – – Spiral Earth UK

‘..deserves wider recognition for her spit and saw dust vocals and fluid resonator guitar licks…Classic Rock Magazine UK

‘..Marshalls competent axework has Mark Knopflers feathery touch’ – LA Weekly US

‘…the blues ‘Black Guitar’ culminates in a slide guitar clamour Derek Trucks would be pleased to call his own’ – Downbeat Magazine US

..a younger version of Bonnie Raitt. Seldom do we hear such blues inflected rawness in female guitar players and its so refreshing to hear it done with such authenticity and assurance’ – Folk and Roots Magazine UK

‘…..Bex Marshall’s voice draws up the ghosts of old blues women’s heartaches’, Outlaw Magazine US

‘…the absolute stand out on this album is Marshalls vocals’ – Root of Rock Magazine NZ

‘She has all those essential vocal frailties that make the difference between soul and soulful’, Folk and Roots Magazine UK

 

Friday Roctober 13

It's a Musical Showcase!

 

Saturday Roctober 14

Roots Rock, Americana, Experimental, Blues, Funk Jam band!

from Charleston WV

PALE NOVA

Pale Nova, is a quartet that crafts driving rock tunes with an Americana flavor, laid back but with high energy. Pale Nova is known for thoughtful songwriting, harmonic vocals, and tight playing that includes extended jams and tasteful soloing.

PLUS

P-Dub is New York City's #1 Powerfull Reggae band

Predator Dub Assassins

P-Dub is a New York City based artist who, together with his band Predator Dub Assassins, has developed a unique brand of contemporary music fusing Hip Hop and RnB with Pop and Reggae elements.
Since 2005, P-Dub and Predator Dub Assassins have released 5 full length albums: "Predator Dub Assassins" (2005), “The Hardest” (2007), “East Coast Dub Cartel Volume One” (2008), ”Fully Qualified” (2009), and P-Dub's solo debut “Frontline” (2010). The group made an appearance on the hit TV series “American Chopper” in 2009, and supplied music for other popular TV programs on the Food and Fuel TV networks.
As a singer/songwriter and producer, P-Dub has worked with a diverse range of artists including: Akon, Britney Spears, Twista, Trina, Sean Kingston, FloRida, Collie Buddz, Dipset/The Diplomats, Pharoahe Monch, French Montana, Jadakiss, Three 6 Mafia, Paul Wall, Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, Wayne Wonder, Billy Blue (Def Jam), Ace Hood and others. He has also appeared on some of the same albums as pop luminaries like Lady Gaga, P-Diddy, Trey Songs, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Lil' Wayne, seeing a #1 Independent (Billboard), #2 Rap (Billboard), #4 Hip Hop/RnB (Billboard), and two top 10 albums on iTunes (reggae) in the process.

Tuesday Rocktober 17

Cav's Home Opener Party

with

Johnny Elvis & the Crown Electrics

As Always-It's a PaRtY!!!!!

 

Wednesday Roctober 18

Blues Supergroup GOLDEN STATE

LONE STAR BLUES REVUE

featuring

MARK HUMMEL, ANSON FUNDERBURGH,

MIKE KELLER

with special guests

CORKY SIEGEL & BILLY BOY ARNOLD

A series started by Mark Hummel in 1991, the Blues Harmonica Blowout has become an international event, having played many notable blues festivals in the United States, Canada and Europe. The list of participants over the last 22 years is a Who's Who of Blues Harp History, and every installment is an exciting collection of talent. The past two decades have seen the emergence of young harmonica-led blues bands. In California, groups that draw their inspiration from the Chicago school but add elements of jump blues and rock ‘n' roll into the mix have come up with an exciting new style of West Coast blues. In Oakland, the northern capital of California blues, resides the incredibly powerful harmonica player and vocalist Mark Hummel, who has been a major force in shaping and defining this musical genre. Mark Hummel is a road warrior – a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound – a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. Mark's albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals have firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe. Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters. At a young age he joined the renowned Siegel-Schwall Band that toured the major rock palaces and clubs in the 1960's and 70's. With this band he shared the stage with blues masters Little Walter, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Based in Chicago, Siegel has enjoyed a successful career as a composer and blues pianist as well as his harmonica playing.

“There's a fine line between a genius and a madman – and Corky walks it.” – Joe Nardome's Gallery of Sound

Billy Boy Arnold is a contemporary of James Cotton and Junior Wells. Arnold got his start with Ellis McDaniels in Chicago in 1955, where together they created the “Bo Diddley” sound at Chess Records. Billy Boy learned harp at the feet of the legendary John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson when Billy was just 12 yrs. old. Billy went on to record singles for VeeJay like “Wish You Would”, “Ain't Got You” and “You Got Me Wrong” with an allstar band made up of Jody Williams, Otis Spann and Syl Johnson.

“Arnold's musicianship authenticates his place among the great blues harmonica players in history.” – Blues Revue

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Mark Hummel is a harmonica God” – Blues Review Magazine

“Mark Hummel has grown into one of the most formidable blues harmonica blowers on the planet. He also carries one of the tightest combos on the road.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian

Opening

Tony Holiday and the Velvetones

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones mix their many influences into a musical gumbo of Dirty Rock and Down Home Blues . With Tony Holiday on harmonica and guitar, Ad am Fifield on the Hammond organ, and Dave Idan on drums, it's a compact trio that packs a big punch and will keep the place dancing till the sun comes up.
Tony Holiday and The Velvetones travel the country spreading their music. Based out of Salt Lake City, you'll either find them currently on tour or prepping hard for their next one. It's just what they do-they live and breath the open road.

Friday Rocktober 20

Instrumental Fusion Rock from San Luis Obispo, CA

Travis Larson Band

The soulful fury of this talented three-piece, the Travis Larson Band, washes the stink of the recording industry's lame offerings out into the gutters while u nleashing it's unique brand of instrumental rock fusion (think of a musical stew mixing a thick brown Rush gravy with big hearty chunks of Steve Morse and a dash of Jeff Beck).”
Comprised of Travis Larson (guitar), Jennifer Young (bass), and Dale Moon (drums), TLB's complicated phrasing, impossible timing, and seamless flow cause some to suspect that the band must surely operate from only one, albeit enormous, brain.
With seven studio albums and three full-length performance DVDs, the award-winning Travis Larson Band is firmly rooted as one of instrumental music's premiere acts, having worked on record with Steve Lukather (Toto), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Dixie Dregs), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock).
Years of ambitious touring and shared live billing with notables such as Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), The Aristocrats, has established the band's reputation for live performances that masterfully deliver full throttle rock-fusion.
Travis Larson Band's 2011 studio release Soundmind earned accolades as Guitar Player Magazine Editor's Top Three. Endorsement relationships include Ernie Ball/MusicMan, Electro-Voice, Digitech, Markbass, DV Mark,Gretsch, and Sabian.

Wednesday November 1

Vaughan / Hendrix-inspired blues-rock

Award Winning

Native American Music Award for

"Blues Album of the Year" "Group of the Year"

PLUS #3 & #2 on Billboard Top Blues Albums

Experience Hendrix touring member

Indigenous

Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.
Mato Nanji's father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a well-known and highly respected spiritual advisor and spokesperson for the International Indian Treaty Council.  In addition to this leadership role, he was an accomplished musician and a member of the musical group, The Vanishing Americans.  Formed by Greg and his brothers in the ‘60's, The Vanishing Americans toured nationally and shared bills with such legends as Bonnie Raitt.  Besides being heavily influenced by the music his father and uncles were making, Mato was exposed to Greg's vast collection of blues records by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King.  Consequently, Mato embraced and began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age.  With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens.After much time invested in practicing and building a following, they began touring extensively across the country.  In 1998, they released their award winning debut album  Things We Do .  The title track's video, directed by Chris Eyre ( Smoke Signals ), won the American Indian Film Festival Award and was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.  Indigenous' music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King's Blues Tour in 1999.  Sadly, Mr. Zephier would pass away before seeing his children receive this great honor.
With momentum gaining, Indigenous' 2000 sophomore release,  Circle,  was produced and arranged by Stevie Ray Vaughan's longtime friend and collaborator, the late Doyle Bramhall, Sr.  Three more cds; Fistful of Dirt (2002),  Indigenous  (2003) and  Long Way Home ( 2005) would follow before the 2006 decision by the siblings to ‘disband' and pursue their own musical paths but Mato carried on with the Indigenous band name.  “Playing with my family for 10 years was a lot of fun, but it was time to grow and keep moving forward.” Mato continued touring and in 2006 released  Chasing The Sun .  Two of the cd's songs, “Come On Home” and “Leaving”, were featured on the hit Discovery Channel show  The Deadliest Catch.  “Come on Home” was also featured on FX's  Sons of Anarchy .
On 2008's  Broken Land s, an intensely personal record, Mato and Leah, his lyricist and wife, pay tribute to his Native heritage.  The album decries the poverty, isolation and reality of life on the reservation with “Place I Know . ” The album gains its title from the line , “all is lost in these broken lands.” Of  The Acoustic Sessions (released in 2010), Mato commented, “It's a collection of some of my favorite songs that celebrate 10 years of releasing albums. Every song that I have ever written began with the acoustic guitar, so it only felt natural to create an acoustic album.”  Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji  (2012) would mark Nanji's debut on the  Blues Bureau International  label and the beginning of his collaboration with noted producer, Mike Varney.  Joining Mato on the disc's opening track “Free Yourself, Free Your Mind” is the soulful Jonny Lang.  On it, the two guitar-masters trade vocals and guitar solos.  It's truly a blues lover's ‘match made in heaven'.In addition to his Indigenous ‘day job', Mato Nanji has been a member of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002.  Playing alongside original Jimi Hendrix band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell, the tour roster includes some of today's blues greats including Buddy Guy, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Robert Randolph. Once the 2012 Experience Hendrix Tour concluded, Mato and fellow EHT tour mates  David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) would collaborate and release the hard-driving, psychedelic blues-infused  3 Skulls and the Truth (Blues Bureau International) disc .  The album's no-holds barred setting is the ideal foundation for the three veteran axemen to simply ‘let it fly'.  February 2013 would bring the Mato Nanji-inspired release from trance-blues artist Otis Taylor, My World Is Gone  ( Telarc ).  Mato and Otis explore the plight of the American Indian people in a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary.  "Mato inspired the entire direction of this album," says Taylor.  "We were talking about history backstage at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert he had just played, and, in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation, he said 'My world is gone.'  The simplicity and honesty of those four words was so heavy, I know what I had to write about." "My dad was my favorite musician so he really influenced me a lot with everything.  I just felt it was time to pay tribute to him and his band," says Nanji. That tribute, Vanishing Americans , was released on May 21, 2013 and promptly found its place on iTunes Top 10 Blues Chart.  Blues Rock Review (6/5/13) said: “each song is brought together with heavy and powerful guitar riffs akin to those of Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix, while bellowing, raspy vocals turn a talented guitarist's vision into a relatable song for many, just as any praiseworthy blues album should.” “Mato continues to refine his guitar and vocal vocabularies with each new release and is also expanding his songwriting skills with his wife Leah,” said producer Mike Varney of Time Is Coming (May 2014). From the infectious opening track of “Grey Skies”; the Soundgarden/Rage Against the Machine influenced “Won't Be Around No More”; and the gut-wrenching blues of “Don't Know What To Do”, and at all points in between, Mato Nanji “tears at his guitar strings, bending and shaking them to within an inch of their life, it is clear that he is no mere copyist. He is a genuine virtuoso…” (Rhys Williams, bluesblastmagazine.com 5/14). Ultimately, Mato dedicates Time Is Coming, to the Indigenous youth and all young people on the Indigenous reservations. Of the song says Nanji; “still to this day, the struggle continues to just live in peace.  Growing up here on the reservation I've seen a lot of broken families…broken homes.  I feel our families' “Tiospaye” are the core of what makes us who we are.  Now family and its meaning is not as strong as it used to be for our people…almost non-existent.  So I send my heart and soul out to the indigenous children having a tough time in their lives and in their homes.  This record is inspired by them and made in their honor.  I hope for the best for all.  Tomorrow is another day.”
The Plateros, a three piece award winning family band from the Navajo Nation in Tohajiilee, New Mexico consider Mato Nanji and Indigenous one of their greatest musical influences. Levi and The Plateros played their first show, a festival in Bird Springs, AZ in December 2004, and by April 2005, they would find themselves onstage performing at the largest PowWow in the world, The Gathering of Nations.  Lead guitarist Levi, with his natural born talent, slid across the stage with power chords and screaming blues that amazed the packed crowd.  He was just 13 years old.
In the years to follow, Levi, along with his cousins Douglas Platero on drums and Bronson Begay on bass would receive numerous nominations for native music and video awards, and their cd Hang On would take home a win for Best Blues Album at the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards.
In 2012, they joined Indigenous for The Kinship Tour, with The Plateros opening the double bill.  They would join Mato for blistering encores that would bring the proverbial house down. Touring in support of Time Is Coming in the summer of 2014, Mato Nanji would once again call on Levi, Douglas and Bronson to hit the road with him.  This time, though, would be different.  They would be onstage as Indigenous' rhythm section;  Mato and Levi trading leads and solos while Bronson and Douglas provided the strong, stable rhythmic foundation that allowed the two guitarists to 'tear it up'. As the band made its way across the east coast, the after show buzz was audible.  The incendiary chemistry of Mato Nanji, Levi Platero, Bronson Begay and Douglas Platero innate.

They are Indigenous!

 

Friday November 3

Conscious Music Collective of Folk, Soul, Indie, Rock, Hip Hop

Satsang


Awards Magic City Music Awards

Best Male Vocalist
Album of the Year
Best Americana/Roots

Satsang is a conscious music collective. Creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection.  The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more. 

Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn't until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”

On March 20th, 2017 the band will be releasing their sophomore full length album Pyramid(s) on the Rootfire Cooperative Label. Featuring guest appearances by Nahko Bear and Tim Snider of Medicine For The People, Wookiefoot, Tubby Love, and Grammy Award winner Chris Berry. It's safe to say Satsang is well underway to a big year.

↓  QUOTES  ↓

"For a generation lost in a sea of mindless beats and meaningless words, Satsang is a breath of fresh air.  In a time where poetry feeds and stems from rebellion and roots music resurfaces as the anchor for social justice and people powered movements, these kinds of troubadours are imperative for greater change.  I am honored to be witnessing these young men hold a torch for positivity and love in the struggle and remind us all that change takes hard work, but together we can preserve a world that we all want to live in.” - Nahko

" I welcome Satsang warmly to my senses. I'm instantly drawn to the familiar style of singing that devours island radio; caught off guard by harmonic elements.  I like this!" - HIRIE

"Satsang is a Sanskrit word that translates to mean “being with the truth.” Satsang (the band), is a Montana-based trio, creating some of the most exciting underground and conscious music released today. Their Americana style is at times part folk, part melodic hip hop.”  - Rootfire

 

Saturday November 4

It's a Musical Showcase!

 

Saturday November 11

A frenzied mélange of progressive rock, jazz fusion, and funkabilly, lead by electric violin virtuoso

Joe Deninzon's

Stratospheerius

CD Release Party

Lead by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon ( www.joedeninzon.com ), who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius has showcased thei r “frenzied mélange of alt-bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world. The New York-based group has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, and John Scofield, among many others. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, rock with Gypsy influences. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and was named "Best Jam Band" in the Musician's Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz, among other publications. Their latest release, "Headspace", has been receiving unanimous critical acclaim and radio airplay worldwide. The group has just completed their fifth CD, “The Next World…”, due out in 2012.

“If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”
-David Budin, www.coolcleveland.com

opening

Metal / Progressive / Fusion from CLE

EGO


Biography Like a young phoenix rising above its former fiery ashes, this Cleveland-based band blazes with an undeniable fury and passion. Formed in 2006, EGO combines the power of prog, fusion, and their own intense instrumental riffs that have accelerated them to the next level. Guitar virtuoso Mike Risko composes all of EGO's creations with the collaboration of experienced keyboardist Dan Schostek. The band has released two CDs, their self-titled debut in 2006 and "Resistance is Futile" in 2011. Inspired by bands like Dream Theater, Return To Forever, Fates Warning, and Planet X, EGO brings scorching leads, powerful rhythms, and creative hooks that transcend audiences and make this band who they are... EGO!!!

EGO has performed with The Tubes, Michael Schenker Group, Tim "RIPPER" Owens, Between The Buried & Me, Chimaira, Cynic, Scale The Summit, Devin Townsend Project, Edguy, Cellbound, Firewind, Taproot, Michael Harris, Joe Stump, The Sean Baker Orchestra, Frank Hannon (Tesla), Tantric, Genitorturers, Travis Larson Band, Wretch, Eternal Legacy, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Johnny A, Echoes of Eternity, and Into Eternity.

Thursday November 16

Charlottesville, Virginia's most intriguing musical export since the Dave Matthews Band

The Barons

"Hailing from historic Charlottesville, Virginia in 2015, The Barons manage to combine youthful themes of love and fear with their ethereal, booty shakin' rock n' roll music. Fresh into their twenties, The Barons are frontman Peyton Alley, lead guitarist Josiah Ragland, drummer Ryan Boone, and bassist Kirtland Gray. With multiple sold out shows in the US college scenes, headlining 50,000+ festivals, a national headlining US tour and supporting the tours of top Billboard alternative artists (i.e. Judah and the Lion, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Barns Courtney etc.) all behind their back, The Barons have quickly developed their arena potential. Only 6 released singles are currently to the band's name, but there's no question their writing is prep for an LP. Songs like Plane, Rattle, and Hands On really stand out to me as the essence of rock n' roll. Loud guitars that yearn to cut through the road less travelled.  And other singles : Mary Anne, Light Up, and Crown appear as the band's approach to young love. Mary Anne specifically has received the majority of this via national iHeart Radio and college radio play. All of their tunes grasp the art of both rock n' roll and pop music. Rock yet easy enough for your Springsteen mom to swallow. Pop yet just enough for your local virtuoso to tell you it's not sold out. All in all ,

 

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

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

WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!

Of Rock'n Cleveland