Common is seemingly everywhere — including at Agora Cleveland in August

The very uncommon Common is so commonly seen on screens big and small you almost can forget he is, first and foremost, a musical artist. Also known as Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Common started making waves in the world of music in the 1990s, with major-label debut, “Like Water for Chocolate,” hitting in 2000. The rapper has released several full-length albums since then, the most recent … Continue reading Common is seemingly everywhere — including at Agora Cleveland in August

‘Gravity’ will pull Gryffin into Agora Cleveland in November

It will be cold again by the time Gryffin arrives in Cleveland to heat up the Agora. AEG, the event promoter that hosts shows at the Agora, recently announced the musician and producer will play a show at the remodeled venue on Nov. 2 in support of his forthcoming full-length debut album, “Gravity.” Here’s some background on the artist from a news release provided by … Continue reading ‘Gravity’ will pull Gryffin into Agora Cleveland in November

Jack White’s Raconteurs set Agora date in support of coming album ‘Help Us Stranger’

Jack White is returning to rock Northeast Ohio. Sorry to those of you hoping this means a White Stripes reunion or even a solo show by the singer and acclaimed guitarist. No, White will play Agora Cleveland Aug. 15 with side project The Raconteurs, a group that also consists of Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. The band will be on a tour of … Continue reading Jack White’s Raconteurs set Agora date in support of coming album ‘Help Us Stranger’

Glen Hansard will support soon-to-be-released ‘The Wild Willing’ with Agora show in September

I know where I’ll be the night of Sept. 7: Agora Cleveland. That’s because that’s where Glen Hansard will be that night. A singer-songwriter probably best known as one half of the folk-rock duo The Swell Season and the costar of the music-powered 2007 romance-drama “Once,” Hansard always will be, first and foremost to me, the lead singer of Irish rock band The Frames. I … Continue reading Glen Hansard will support soon-to-be-released ‘The Wild Willing’ with Agora show in September

Wu-Tang Clan sets Cleveland show

It’s all fun and games until the Wu-Tang Clan comes to town. That’s what will happen when the acclaimed rap act brings its tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” to Agora Cleveland June 2. (The album, the group’s debut, actually dropped in 1993.) Says a release, provided by the Agora: Twenty-five years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan changed hip-hop music forever. … Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan sets Cleveland show