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More valuable than all the steel we mill - Dreadful Yawns, Clovers and Afternoon Naps - spread the word... get it heard
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 21:29.
More valuable than all the steel we mill, Cleveland has forged from our blighted, industrial, rustbelted, toxified, sprawling fruited-plains some of the most innovative, transformational music ever heard on Earth, since long before we gave birth to Rock and Roll.
Perhaps being from here tunes my ears to prefer homegrown talent - the Cleveland Orchestra is my favorite orchestra on Earth, as well - but the world agrees Cleveland-influenced bands like Pere Ubu (and Rocket From the Tombs, Two Pale Boys... all things David Thomas), Dead Boys, Tool, Marilyn Manson and Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony - each with unique musical styles - have created some of the most important music in history.
So I always expect to find great music coming from emerging bands at small clubs in Cleveland, and seek them out.
Thanksgiving weekend didn't disappoint, as three important young Cleveland bands assembled a great show at the Beachland Tavern - a benefit celebrating the fifth anniversary of the This Way Out vintage clothing store (located in the Beachland basement). Dreadful Yawns, The Clovers and Afternoon Naps each offering exciting and stylistically unique performances that showed indie rock in Cleveland is vibrant and alive... at times even fun.
Check out Dreadful Yawns, The Clovers and Afternoon Naps in the videos below, on MySpace and YouTube, and live as they play around Cleveland.
Cleveland musicians give our region its loudest, most valuable and authentic voice to the world, heard by the most people on Earth, on all media. Show your love - spread the word - get it heard.