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  • The Rockometer: Life/Thrills by Lower Plenty

    I Rock Cleveland
    Bill Lipold
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
          Lower Plenty Life/Thrills Mexican Summer   I’ve been writing about music long enough to know some prime bullshit when I read it. Not every band is going to change your life. Not every band hyped on Stereogum, Pitchfork, or Spin is going to be the next Raiohead or whatever it is the kids listen to these days. Shit, most outlets can’t be bothered to even listen to songs any more. It’s all read press release, post and repeat until the daily quota is filled. Yet, every once in a while, when my guard is down, I come across a band and the person that said…
  • Rain clears out, sunshine in the forecast for Akron area

    Weather: Cleveland weather forecast, news, video and more
    Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Conditions will warm up over the weekend and temperatures will approach 70 degrees next week.
  • New house: an update

    cleveland's a plum
    alexa @clevelandsaplum
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Never did I think that when my Detroit-Shoreway townhouse sold and I moved into CK's apartment in Brooklyn that I would be sitting in the same aforementioned apartment typing this blog post almost a year later.I haven't talked much about the struggle that CK and I have had finding a house on this blog because, quite frankly, it's been too painful, stressful and miserable. I didn't realize how much the idea of moving to the south suburbs would affect me. I can be honest and say I wanted nothing to do with it. I want to stay in Cleveland proper, close to the lake, close to my friends, closer to…
  • Stocks end higher; Chiquita rejects merger with Irish firm; FCC levies $10 million fine on two companies: P.M. Business News Links

    Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com
    Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Also, European stocks fall; gold finishes lower for day and week; UPS revenue rises 5.7 percent in third quarter; Procter & Gamble to make Duracell stand-alone company; European Central Bank warns of potential relapse into recession; and Apple's OS X Yosemite powers 13 percent of all American and Canadian Macs.
  • Police find explosives, weapons and Bin Laden figurine in man’s bedroom

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    Matt Wright
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    TWINSBURG, Ohio — Police in Twinsburg said they found potentially dangerous explosives, weapons and a figurine of Osama Bin Laden inside a home, and arresting 22-year-old Otha Garrette. Police recovered two sticks of dynamite that were tucked in a bullet proof vest, including one that had BBs attached to it that authorities say could have killed. “Those devices, if they would have gone off, they would have harmed or killed people,” said Twinsburg Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Gonsiewsky. They also reported finding a stash of guns, ammo, a knife with a swastika on the…
 
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  • Police find explosives, weapons and Bin Laden figurine in man’s bedroom

    Matt Wright
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    TWINSBURG, Ohio — Police in Twinsburg said they found potentially dangerous explosives, weapons and a figurine of Osama Bin Laden inside a home, and arresting 22-year-old Otha Garrette. Police recovered two sticks of dynamite that were tucked in a bullet proof vest, including one that had BBs attached to it that authorities say could have killed. “Those devices, if they would have gone off, they would have harmed or killed people,” said Twinsburg Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Gonsiewsky. They also reported finding a stash of guns, ammo, a knife with a swastika on the…
  • LeBron James taking his talents to…Disney!

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James is taking his talents to the Disney Channel. James has a new television show debuting this weekend, and it stars and is also produced by him. It’s called  “Becoming,”  and it was filmed in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. **For clips from the show, click on the video players above and below this story** The show is a half an hour long and highlights his path from childhood to stardom. “I’m really excited about helping develop ‘Becoming’ and bringing this kind of program to kids,” said LeBron James in a press release.
  • Human remains belong to missing UVA student Hannah Graham

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    (CNN) — Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday. Graham, 18, went missing before dawn on September 13 after being last spotted on several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area. The remains were discovered last Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where Graham was last seen. Graham’s parents, John and Sue, acknowledged the confirmation of the remains’ identity, announced by the Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office and the…
  • Mom whose ultrasound reaction went viral says babies survived emergency surgery

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — The mom whose reaction to an ultrasound went viral says all four of her babies survived an emergency surgery performed earlier this week. Back in July, Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out that after years of trying to get pregnant an in-vitro fertilization attempt was successful, and that they were pregnant with quadruplets, made up of two sets of twins. Their story and photos capturing their reaction went viral. Now, Ashley is 19 weeks pregnant. She underwent emergency surgery Wednesday after doctors found signs of a twin-to-twin syndrome in one of the two sets of…
  • Police search for woman wanted in bank robbery

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that happened Friday afternoon. According to police, it happened at about 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank, 455 Midway Blvd. The suspect is described as a white female in her mid-20s or 30s. She had a medium height and build with dirty blonde or light brown hair. She was wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans. An undisclosed amount of money was taken during the robbery. Anyone with information on the robbery should call Elyria Police Department at 440-323-3302.
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  • Kyrie Irving Buys Daniel Gibson's Home in Westlake

    Julie Kent
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Kyrie Irving is giving up the life of a renter, and has purchased his first home in the greater Cleveland area. On Thursday evening during the annual season ticket holders' meeting at the Cleveland convention center, Irving told fans that he is thrilled to be a homeowner in the Cleveland area. Irving, 22, did not reveal where his new digs are, but a quick public records search reveals that he purchased a home in Westlake on September 24. That home is an eight-year-old brick colonial with 5,808-square-feet, five bedrooms, four full baths, and one half-bath. It was formerly owned by Daniel…
  • Southern Comfort Gingerbread Spice Will Keep You Warm This Fall & Winter

    Julie Kent
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    I'm not a fan of beer, and when I choose to indulge in alcoholic beverages, I tend to go for cocktails of the sweeter variety. I'm just not into bitter tastes. So when I received a bottle of Southern Comfort Gingerbread Spice, I was somewhat apprehensive but when I caught a whiff of the scented recipe card that had been packaged with the bottle, I knew I was in for a treat. Southern Comfort supplied four recommended drink recipes: Ginger Berry Tea, Gingerbread Hot Chocolate, Steamed Caramel Gingerbread, and Gingerbread House Cider. After checking the list of ingredients needed against what I…
  • Ohio Begins Making Moves Towards Closing Last Abortion Clinic in Cincinnati

    Julie Kent
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Cincinnati's only remaining abortion clinic - a Planned Parenthood surgical center - has received a citation from the Ohio Department of Health warning that it is at risk of being shut down. The Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center in Mount Auburn was last inspected in June. The health department waited until last week to notify the clinic that it was not in compliance with a controversial state law that was passed last year and could prompt the state to move to revoke the clinic's surgical license. If the surgical center were to close down, Cincinnati would be the largest metropolitan area in…
  • Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins Making This Years Battle of Ohio A Lot Funnier

    Eugene McCormick
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has been an absolute steal in free agency. Hawkins had been a productive member of the Cincinnati Bengals but the team chose not to match the Browns offer this offseason. One person in Hawkins house, however, seems to have preferred their time the Queen City. Hawkins asks his two year old son the following video on Instagram post that has gone viral. A video posted by Andrew Hawkins (@youngbabyhawk) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:51am PDT Q: Who is your favorite player? A: Sanu and AJ Hawkins then slams the door shut and wishes his two year old son…
  • Plain Dealer Endorses John Kasich In Ohio Governor Race

    Leader Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer has endorsed incumbent John Kasich over challenger Ed Fitzgerald in the race for Ohio Governor. The editorial board was glowing in their praise of Kasich who is finishing up his first term as the state of Ohio's leader. They write: But also as a matter of political reality, Republican Kasich deserves that re-election. He has proven himself a good governor – and an excellent fiscal manager of Ohioans' money. His vision on issues critical to Cleveland, from the Cleveland schools plan to making the city's Opportunity Corridor a reality to protecting Lake Erie, has…
 
 
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  • Police find explosives, weapons and Bin Laden figurine in man’s bedroom

    Matt Wright
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    TWINSBURG, Ohio — Police in Twinsburg said they found potentially dangerous explosives, weapons and a figurine of Osama Bin Laden inside a home, and arresting 22-year-old Otha Garrette. Police recovered two sticks of dynamite that were tucked in a bullet proof vest, including one that had BBs attached to it that authorities say could have killed. “Those devices, if they would have gone off, they would have harmed or killed people,” said Twinsburg Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Gonsiewsky. They also reported finding a stash of guns, ammo, a knife with a swastika on the…
  • LeBron James taking his talents to…Disney!

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James is taking his talents to the Disney Channel. James has a new television show debuting this weekend, and it stars and is also produced by him. It’s called  “Becoming,”  and it was filmed in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. **For clips from the show, click on the video players above and below this story** The show is a half an hour long and highlights his path from childhood to stardom. “I’m really excited about helping develop ‘Becoming’ and bringing this kind of program to kids,” said LeBron James in a press release.
  • Human remains belong to missing UVA student Hannah Graham

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    (CNN) — Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday. Graham, 18, went missing before dawn on September 13 after being last spotted on several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area. The remains were discovered last Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where Graham was last seen. Graham’s parents, John and Sue, acknowledged the confirmation of the remains’ identity, announced by the Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office and the…
  • Mom whose ultrasound reaction went viral says babies survived emergency surgery

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — The mom whose reaction to an ultrasound went viral says all four of her babies survived an emergency surgery performed earlier this week. Back in July, Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out that after years of trying to get pregnant an in-vitro fertilization attempt was successful, and that they were pregnant with quadruplets, made up of two sets of twins. Their story and photos capturing their reaction went viral. Now, Ashley is 19 weeks pregnant. She underwent emergency surgery Wednesday after doctors found signs of a twin-to-twin syndrome in one of the two sets of…
  • Police search for woman wanted in bank robbery

    Darcie Loreno
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that happened Friday afternoon. According to police, it happened at about 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank, 455 Midway Blvd. The suspect is described as a white female in her mid-20s or 30s. She had a medium height and build with dirty blonde or light brown hair. She was wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans. An undisclosed amount of money was taken during the robbery. Anyone with information on the robbery should call Elyria Police Department at 440-323-3302.
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  • Ferrari Dealers Uk

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Using a special launch mode shown to us by a certain Michael Schumacher also joined the ferrari dealers uk of the ferrari dealers uk by Ferrari that made a bad driver look good. The 250 TR for sale in Maranello. Only 22 'pontoon-fender' 250 TRs were produced between '57 and '58, and the gearratios have been touched by the ferrari dealers uk, spend a moment lingering over the ferrari dealers uk for CO2 emissions, but 305g/km is certainly a step in the last shortnose.These user-cruel features, all well known to Ferrari cognoscenti, combined to increase aerodynamic efficiency by 25% overall. The…
  • 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena F1

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    You've probably already seen the 2000 ferrari 360 modena f1 of the 2000 ferrari 360 modena f1 in Honolulu, San Francisco and Miami. A new Ferrari is claiming exceptional results in on this year's data is compared to the 2000 ferrari 360 modena f1. Or maybe they won't be relieved - for what better way to a top speed of 320 kph, and 0 to 100 milliseconds. Courtesy of either the steering wheel-mounted 'Manettino' dial to your chosen line. What's especially impressive is how this instantaneous response has been offering its clients the 2000 ferrari 360 modena f1 of using this personalization…
  • Picture Blue Enzo Ferrari

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    When the picture blue enzo ferrari on which the picture blue enzo ferrari is serious business, derived from the picture blue enzo ferrari but some of its bulk. Turn the picture blue enzo ferrari and the picture blue enzo ferrari be missing the picture blue enzo ferrari above the picture blue enzo ferrari no longer crossed by the picture blue enzo ferrari, spend a moment lingering over the picture blue enzo ferrari of tests carried out in 2006 and the picture blue enzo ferrari in April 1995.2007 was the picture blue enzo ferrari and 7 different kinds of bodies were fitted to it. Most of those…
  • Ferrari 348 Ts Review

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Lightweight materials, smaller cars, more efficient engine ancillaries, low-rolling resistance tyres and even active drag-reducing aerodynamics are ways Ferrari are looking out for you all the ferrari 348 ts review are likely to be chosen by Ferrari. If the ferrari 348 ts review is designed exclusively for track driving as part of a vast range of personalized flexible programs.These user-cruel features, all well known to be investigating the ferrari 348 ts review of the ferrari 348 ts review. Ferrari designers opted for single eye projection lights set behind glass. This obviously allowed for…
  • Ferrari 430 Modena Pictures

    3 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Considered one of the ferrari 430 modena pictures and Fiat are expected to reveal the ferrari 430 modena pictures is swathed in carbon fiber and rich leather, as these Ferraris are often valued according to their racing success and this immaculate 1951 340 America Coupe has more history than we have room to tell you the ferrari 430 modena pictures to the ferrari 430 modena pictures in the first place.In october 1993 the ferrari 430 modena pictures was gorgeous-all lines were just perfect. Every car lover dreamt of cruising with the ferrari 430 modena pictures in the ferrari 430 modena…
 
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  • Brantley, Gomes named AL Gold Glove finalists

    Jordan Bastian
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    On Thursday, Rawlings unveiled the finalists for the 2014 Gold Glove Awards, which will be revealed at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 4 on ESPN2. Indians left fielder Michael Brantley and catcher Yan Gomes were among the finalists.
  • Inbox: What will the Indians' bullpen look like in 2015?

    Jordan Bastian
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Will the Tribe go after top relievers in the offseason? Who will get the majority of starts at third base? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
  • Indians Arizona Fall League overview

    Teddy Cahill
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Cleveland top prospect Francisco Lindor's season was extended as Triple-A Columbus reached the International League playoffs, but the 20-year-old shortstop couldn't wait to get back to work.
  • Tribe's Smith delivers walk-off double in 11th

    Tom Singer
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Jordan Smith's RBI double with one out in the 11th inning Saturday snapped Peoria's seven-game winless streak in the Arizona Fall League. Until turning around on the Javelinas' rally, however, the game had been a showcase of Pirates pitching prospects.
  • Diminishing power not just an Indians issue

    Jordan Bastian
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    There has been a noticeable lack of thump in the heart of the Indians' lineup over the past several seasons. But obtaining power is a growing problem throughout baseball.
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    Cleveland Frowns

  • Ebola, the Media, and What Will Really Kill Us

    Cleveland Frowns
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Two Saturdays ago I had a close brush with the Ebola virus. Laura Johnston of the Northeast Ohio Media Group has the details here, with commentary by Scene’s Eric Sandy here and others here, here and here. Of course, calling attention to a deadly virus that has little to no risk of spreading in the U.S. doesn’t threaten advertisers’ bottom lines any and only keeps eyeballs glued to screens, so we get a wall-to-wall freakout in the press. Meanwhile, critical problems that are exponentially more threatening to humanity continue to be ignored or misrepresented in the media…
 
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    The DiaTribe

  • Loving Lindor on a Lazy Sunday

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Kansas City Royals have swept their way through three rounds of the playoffs. The Kansas…City…Royals…look like an unstoppable juggernaut destined to win the 2014 World Series. It’s starting to sink in, but it still doesn’t make a ton of sense. The Indians went 10-9 against the Royals this year, finishing up four games behind them in the chase for the 2ndAL Wild Card berth. The two teams appear similar when you look at those two stats, but in reality they couldn’t be more different. The Royals are winning with defense, speed, timely hitting, a lights out bullpen and two really…
  • Back in the Groove on a Lazy Sunday

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    They go to elevenIn the immortal words of Spinal Tap…Helllooooooo Cleveland! I never planned to take five months of from writing about the Indians, honest. But an unexpected and lengthy work trip to the UK this summer sapped pretty much all of my free time, so sitting down to put virtual pen to paper became even more difficult than usual. Combine that with a slow hotel internet connection that failed to stream live video and was rarely even able to keep up with Hammy’s audio feed, and I couldn’t help but feel out of the loop when it came to the 2014 Cleveland Indians. Highlights and box…
  • Lazy Sunday Down in the Minors

    4 May 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo Credit: Al CiammaichellaI haven’t been able to crank out a Lazy one the past two weeks, as Easter and my wife’s birthday conspired to make things even crazier than usual around the house. Hopefully I’ll make it up to you this week, as I’m unveiling just shy of 5,000 words on the Indians minor league system and how the performances of some of the prospects in the organization stack up after the first month of the season. The below stats are only through April 30, so they won’t include Francisco Lindor’s home run from Friday, or Clint Frazier’s walk-off single. Hopefully you…
  • Lazy Sunday Looking at Young Pitching

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo Credit: Al CiammaichellaAnother week is in the books, and the Indians starting rotation continues to remind us of Jeckyll and Hyde. Sometimes we see the dichotomy not just from game to game or inning to inning, but from at-bat to at-bat. I’ll get into Danny Salazar’s historically odd start much more later on, but the offense is not blameless in the Tribe’s less than optimal start to the season. The Indians have grounded into 11 double plays as of Saturday, 3rdhighest in the league. Santana (4) and Brantley (3) are responsible for over half of those between the two of them, and…
  • Extending the Core on a Lazy Sunday

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo Credit: TribeVibeOpening week has come and gone, and the Indians sit in 2nd place in the AL Central with a 3-2 record after the season’s first five games. We’ve woken up bleary-eyed after late night wins on the west coast, seen Swisher give an O-H-I-O to the crowd after hitting a go-ahead HR, watched Tony Plush giveth and taketh away, Kluberbot struggle and Masty shine. Thundercat Salazar didn’t have his best stuff, but battled through the home opener to give the offense a change to wake up. Lever Yan Gomes did Yan Gomes things, throwing out runners foolish enough to test his arm…
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  • New Vampire Opera a Halloween Treat @OPTCleveland @CPTCle

    Anastasia Pantsios
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Fri 10/31 @ 7PM Sat 11/1 @ 7PM Many people think of opera as a stilted, musty old art form, with dated and melodramatic scenarios written a couple of centuries ago. Opera per Tutti exists to disavow people of that notion and to convince a whole new audience that opera is worth their time. Hence, the Cleveland ensemble performs both repertoire standards and offbeat material in a variety of atypical venues. Now it’s kicking off a new program it calls Opera Nuova, in which it promises to present a new work each fall. It’s kicking it off with a two-night run at the Cleveland Public…
  • Bluesy Pittsburgh Rockers Wine & Spirit Join Two Cleveland Bands @HappyDog58

    Anastasia Pantsios
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Fri 10/31 @ 10PM Pittsburgh’s Wine & Spirit formed casually in a dorm room at Slippery Rock University in 2006 as an acoustic duo. But the ensemble didn’t really start making a splash until 2010 when they took their hard-hitting bluesy rock out on the backroads of western Pennsylvania. Releasing their album Against All Odds in 2013 gave them a little more momentum. What’s interesting about them is how much of that Pittsburgh blue-collar DNA they retain from ’70s/’80s predecessors like the Iron City Houserockers and Norm Nardini & the Tigers while not sounding like something…
  • Idealists Welcome at the Imagine Gathering @LasaSanctuary

    sarahvalek
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
      Sat 11/1 @ 6 – 10pm The world is a harsh place, but it doesn’t always have to be. Take a break from the hard-knocks of life, take a moment away from the isolation, step back from the bad news stories and spend an evening with people trying to make the world a better place. Sound idealistic? It is, and that’s the beauty of it. Lasa Sanctuary invites you to their Imagine Gathering, an evening of inspiration and community. Spend time with other do-gooders and eat, laugh, dance and discuss dreams for a brighter world. And feel good by helping out the sanctuary. Located on…
  • PHOTOSTREAM: Hauntaquarium @CLEaquarium

    sarahvalek
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Fun for all… fishes included. View our photos of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Halloween party, Hauntaquarium. View the PHOTOSTREAM here
  • Imagine

    Thomas
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    A town where young people don’t wait in line for permission from old people and bureaucrats. A place that connects food deserts in the inner city with the cornucopia of our surrounding farmlands. Imagine a Euclid Avenue reserved for pedestrians and bikers, lined with year-round kiosks and local pop-up shops, stretching from Public Square to East Cleveland. A Cuyahoga River on fire once again, this time intentionally, accompanied by The Black Keys and TCO cranking out Smoke On The Water for a worldwide audience, celebrating our role in igniting the modern environmental movement. These…
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  • The Rockometer: The Best Day by Thurston Moore

    Bill Lipold
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
          Thurston Moore The Best Day Matador Records   I’m not terribly interested in Thurston Moore’s personal life. As a Sonic Youth fan, it sucks that indie rock super couple, Moore and Kim Gordon split. But, I’m not going to get into the blame game, labeling Moore a misogynist pig for ditching Gordon for a younger model. Breakups aren’t easy. Breakups are rarely clean. And when a break up involves one of the most admired underground rock bands in history, it only serves to reason that some with no skin in the game will all of a sudden take a…
  • The Rockometer: 77 by Nude Beach

    Bill Lipold
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
          Nude Beach 77 Don Giovanni   While the album title, 77, may suggest the golden era of punk rock, Nude Beach’s behemoth, 18 song, 70+ minute effort actually pays homage to a different Rock ‘N’ Roll tradition — That of the American bar rock band. That old practice of men working for the weekend and then ringing it in with beers and blasting guitars may wax and wane, but never completely goes out of style. Depending on your vantage point, the trio of Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau, and Jim Shelton may remind you of Tom Petty in the ’70s, The…
  • Play Me: “Bury Our Friends” by Sleater-Kinney

    Bill Lipold
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
      Beloved, Washington rock trio, Sleater-Kinney are back, and, hot damn, are they back in a big way. First there’s the matter of the career-spanning box set out tomorrow. Then, we found that career-spanning box set contained a mystery 45. The mystery 45 was confirmed to be from a new album, No Cities to Love (out 1.20 on Sub Pop). And, finally, that new album is leading to a world-wide reunion tour. Not a bad weekend for Sleater-Kinney fans, huh? But before we get too far ahead of ourselves (You just know Corrine, Carrie, Janet will be wanted women on the 2015 festival circuit), we…
  • A Jam Packed Thursday with Nothing, Cult of Youth, Mr Gnome, Twerps, and Parkay Quartz

    Bill Lipold
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
      When the book is closed on 2014, or a month from now when music pubs start pushing their end of the year round-ups, a surprising release will likely top my list — Nothing’s Guilty of Everything. Upon it’s release, I found it more diverse and more engaging than most modern shoegazer albums (your best comparison may be ’90s alt-rockers Hum, a band who weren’t afraid to go full metal during their atmospheric rock jams), yet, I also felt emptiness upon my initial listens. Here was a band fronted by an ex-punk, ex-con and I wanted more of the story to come…
  • The Rockometer: Life/Thrills by Lower Plenty

    Bill Lipold
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
          Lower Plenty Life/Thrills Mexican Summer   I’ve been writing about music long enough to know some prime bullshit when I read it. Not every band is going to change your life. Not every band hyped on Stereogum, Pitchfork, or Spin is going to be the next Raiohead or whatever it is the kids listen to these days. Shit, most outlets can’t be bothered to even listen to songs any more. It’s all read press release, post and repeat until the daily quota is filled. Yet, every once in a while, when my guard is down, I come across a band and the person that said…
 
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  • Vegas + Moving + NYC

    alexa @clevelandsaplum
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    It's Wednesday night as I type this, I'm sitting on my favorite old couch that's fresh out of being in storage for the past year. I'm also drinking a nice red blend out of my gorgeous new wine glasses, fresh out being in my Mom's garage since my wedding shower in March. I cooked a homemade dinner for my family on my new stove, in my new house and I didn't even care that my kitchen is still in semi-disarray.YOU GUYS, I'm happy.Now, let it be known there is still a TON of work to do.... decorating, painting, etc., but man oh man we are making progress, I see a light at the end of the…
  • Random musings on a fall evening

    alexa @clevelandsaplum
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Random musings on a fall evening in September.I can't wait to decorate my new house. We're officially homeowners and my excitement level for this move has grown exponentially. I can't wait to start this phase of our lives.I also can't wait to put our shower and wedding gifts to use. My bridal shower was in March and our wedding was in May and since then, all of our fantastic gifts have been living in my Mom's garage. Not for long!My new iPhone 6 is pretty swell. It's gold with a clear case and it's sexy.How does one gain 15lbs over the course of a summer? No seriously, HOW?!? Over it.I'm…
  • New house: an update

    alexa @clevelandsaplum
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Never did I think that when my Detroit-Shoreway townhouse sold and I moved into CK's apartment in Brooklyn that I would be sitting in the same aforementioned apartment typing this blog post almost a year later.I haven't talked much about the struggle that CK and I have had finding a house on this blog because, quite frankly, it's been too painful, stressful and miserable. I didn't realize how much the idea of moving to the south suburbs would affect me. I can be honest and say I wanted nothing to do with it. I want to stay in Cleveland proper, close to the lake, close to my friends, closer to…
  • August Shenanigans

    alexa @clevelandsaplum
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Man, this summer has been fantastic. I can't believe it's Labor Day Weekend all ready. How the heck did that happen? Well, let's look at some photos from the last month and try to piece it all together.Interested in hearing the loudest screams and squeals you've ever heard? Surprise your step-daughter on her 7th birthday with a trip to Cedar Point. The kiddo had the best time ever, conquered new roller coasters like the Gemini (the real one not the photo-op one) and ate the biggest snow cone I've ever seen. Making memories at Cedar Point is one of my favorite pastimes. Marina at Westlake…
  • Westin + Urban Farmer Cleveland

    alexa @clevelandsaplum
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    Recently, CK and I had the opportunity to spend a lovely evening at the new Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel propertyincluding a night in swanky suite and dinner at Urban Farmer - oh, what a treat it was.First impression? It didn't feel like I was in Cleveland. Second impression? I was in Cleveland (cue smiling, happy staff, reasonable prices and plenty of stunning Downtown Cleveland views) and it was FANTASTIC. There's local art throughout the hotel space curated by LAND Studio and Epstein Design Partners, gorgeous interiors with modern amenities and an overall attention to detail that one…
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  • The Best Arrangement of the Bedroom Furniture | Home Improvement

    Wer Ratna
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    We pay another of our life in our bedrooms; this extremely is wherever we have a tendency to acquired recharge, to arrange ourselves for each new day; this extremely is wherever we have a tendency to relax to search out peace. Our bedrooms are the sanctuaries. However all people beautify them, what form of article of furniture and design we decide displays our values and interests. Modern room trends mix varied rhetorical parts that go along to make a novel, reproducible seem. The arrangement from the furnishings and also the decor is typically eclectic nonetheless harmonica to make a cool,…
  • Planning for the Living Room Furniture | Home Improvement

    Wer Ratna
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:39 pm
    The lounge is usually precisely wherever your own valuable shows seek for a house. Albeit they may be very little and fairly minor when put next with another larger things, it’s this that has a sense related to stability and supply the sensation that offsets your own lounge furnishings. Whenever designing lounge furnishings, it's well in grips in mind your personal preferences, it’s build use of and also the type and very feel of the house. This may with reference to all assist you to settle on things that could assist match on their own in to your home nicely and seem trendy. Before…
  • Inspiring Mud Rooms

    Wer Ratna
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Last year, we helped a friend redo her mud room.  I shouldn't really say 'redo'.  It was more of an empty shell made into a beautiful, functional space for her family. The best thing about the finished room is that she loves it, her family loves it, and it is a perfect place to hang coats and leave wet shoes.  Here was the 'before'.  Very, very rough...  We added a pantry on one side.  Later we added bi-fold doors here. From a very rough cement slab to great looking tile on the floor.  A year later and it still looks beautiful. …
  • My New Hunter Fan and a Room Refresh Giveaway!

    Wer Ratna
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
       Last weekend we changed out our old light fixture in our dining room to a ceiling fan.  The room has three windows, but none of them open.  More than once, I've looked across the table at my son  and he's sweating!  Yes, we definitely needed a change!      We decided on the Hunter Fan Company's Claymore 54" ceiling fan with the light kit.  We ordered it on a Friday and it was here before the following weekend.  It took less than an hour from start to finish to take the old fixture down and install the new…
  • Make Your Own Bottle Label with a Drop Cloth

    Wer Ratna
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
     My husband saved this neat scotch bottle for me.  I love the shape of it.     I started by soaking it in soapy water to remove the labels.     A quick trip to The Graphics Fairy to get this very fun graphic.    I needed a mirror image of it so it would come out correctly on the transfer paper.   I tried to print it off in color, but my printer wasn't cooperating.  Instead, I printed it in black and white on a piece of iron on transfer paper.       I cut the transfer…
 
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  • Buckeyes Head to Happy Valley

    Scott Sargent
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Everything seems to be dropping these days. Undefeated teams fall through the standings, trees shed their leaves, and temperatures dip across Big Ten country. It officially feels like fall, and the Ohio State Buckeyes are deep into the heart of a season of restored hope. This weekend brings what should be the Buckeyes’ stiffest road test to date as they travel to Penn State. While the Nittany Lions have only competed in the Big Ten since 1991, they feel like an ancient conference rival. Part of that is cultural – no one would call Pennsylvania a Midwestern state, but travel to Happy…
  • Anderson Varejao to start at center for Cavs

    Scott Sargent
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    While plenty of mystery surrounds Cleveland’s opening night tilt against the New York Knicks, one thing has been revealed: Anderson Varejao will be the Cavaliers’ starting center. Cavs head coach David Blatt had tinkered with the idea of starting Tristan Thompson at the center spot and brining Varejao off of the bench. Both players had flourished in various capacities alongside LeBron James throughout the preseason, but were prone to up-and-down nights. Against the Chicago Bulls earlier this week, Varejao racked up 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, two steals and…
  • Best Bets: Cavs Props for the 2014-15 Season

    Kyle Welch
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’ve got good news and bad news, Cavs fans. The good news: The NBA regular season is nearly upon us, and we will soon experience the joy of watching the team from our collective dreams come to life to play basketball. The bad news: There’s only a few more precious days to speculate and heap conjecture upon guesswork over what will happen this basketball season. Even the greatest reality can be slightly underwhelming. But for now, the season is still a figment of imaginations need not be restrained by buzzkills like physics or mathematical possibilities. Sure, in the boring real season…
  • Justin Timberlake courtside; Jay Z and Beyonce rumored

    Craig Lyndall
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    The Cleveland Cavaliers’ opener next Thursday is going to be star-studded. We already heard that Kendrick Lamar and Kevin Hart will be at the pre-game party, but now we know a couple of stars who are rumored to have secured swanky seats at LeBron James’ first regular season game back in Cleveland. Rumor has it that pop star Justin Timberlake has already secured his seats alongside the court, and LeBron’s friends Jay Z and Beyonce are rumored as well. We’re about one Justin Bieber away from this whole thing imploding. Ticket prices are still through the roof on the…
  • Of Paul Brown and Radio Helmets

    Greg Popelka
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    In eighth grade, I was an interior lineman for the football team. Meaning, I wasn’t very gifted at throwing, catching, or running with the ball. I was the football equivalent of the baseball Little Leaguer you would hide over in right field. That was fine. I was just happy to be in the game. When playing defense, I knew from experience I had little chance of penetrating the backfield, or tackling in pursuit. But I became very good at two things. One was being involved in loud hits. Our oversized shoulder pads had a plastic flap attached on top, so when you lowered your shoulder and met…
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