Giving Joy

Several home-grown projects created to give to others during the holidays highlight December’s calendar. Lash LaRue’s annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge presents a variety of events to bring toys to the children on the reservation and to provide funds for the emergency propane fund that helps elders and families have adequate heating fuel for […]

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Ten Questions with Middle Kids

Middle Kids’ debut LP, Lost Friends (Domino, 2018) is one of the funnest, hookiest, prettiest records of the year. I point to the band’s Australian roots (they’re from Sydney) for their music’s sheer golden-sun tunefulness, because in my experience, those Aussies know their way around a beautiful melody (And as Exhibits A, B and […]

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Ten Questions with Cloud Nothings

Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings began as singer/songwriter/frontman Dylan Baldi’s secret basement project that caught fire in a big way, resulting in a record deal with rising indie label Carpark Records (Speedy Ortiz, TEEN, Dan Deacon). Through the course of their five-album career spanning back to their self-titled 2011 debut, the project has worked […]

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Cloud Nothings – Nov. 13

November 13 Cloud Nothings The Waiting Room WaitingRoomLounge.com Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings infamously started in songwriter Dylan Baldi’s parents’ basement as an outlet for the high school social outcast to imagine a future as a famous musician. Signing to Carpark Records and constant touring sparked the band’s promising […]

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