PREVIEW: WELSHLY ARMS at EXIT/IN on 10/10/18

In 2017, the world was captivated by the grit and groove of a song called “Legendary,” birthed by a band called Welshly Arms from Cleveland, and inspired by living legend LeBron James. Since then, Welshly Arms has amassed over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, conquered late-night television, and set major festival stages on fire…

PREVIEW: MARIAN HILL at MARATHON MUSIC WORKS on 5/6/18

For Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, lifelong friends who met in a middle school production of “The Music Man,” it all began with whisky. Or rather, “Whisky.” “Jeremy came home on a break from college and showed me the beat that would become ‘Whisky,’” Gongol explains of Marian Hill’s seminal song which appears on their…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with WELSHLY ARMS

From its longstanding tenure as a musical tastemaker city to its outstanding professional sports reputation, it’s no secret that Cleveland rocks. “The straight-up rock n’ roll culture goes hand-in-hand with the overall culture in Cleveland,” says Welshly Arms frontman Sam Getz. “We love our sports teams here. We all go through these peaks and valleys…

ALBUM REVIEW: “HOSTAGE” EP by GRIFFIN OSKAR

Griffin Oskar never intended to be in the spotlight; at 21 years old, he packed his bags and headed to Los Angeles to find work behind the scenes. Thank goodness that sometimes, best laid plans often go awry, because if he’d had his way, the world might have never gotten the chance to experience Hostage,…

“YOUNG BLOOD” – NEW MUSIC from NOAH KAHAN

Twenty year old American songwriter, Noah Kahan, who hails from rural Strafford, Vermont (population 1,000), has released “Young Blood,” via Republic Records.  With a true gift for songcraft and storytelling honed during long winters in the serene expanse of his family’s 133 acre tree farm, Kahan’s lyrics brim with youthful wit and wisdom, recounting tales of…