Heavy-rock giants Tool finally returning to Cleveland in support of ‘Fear Inoculum’

There are big shows, and then there are big shows to ME. I’ve seen Tool a couple of times in the years since — in Cincinnati and Toledo — but I haven’t seen the incredibly brilliant art-metal band play album from a then-new album since their show on Sept. 25, 2006. That all changes when Tool — which just released its first album in what … Continue reading Heavy-rock giants Tool finally returning to Cleveland in support of ‘Fear Inoculum’

‘Bachelor Live on Stage’ is Playhouse Square-bound in April

Not remotely a fan of reality TV, I’m reminded the ABC dating show “The Bachelor” apparently still is a big thing certain nights when I doze off to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The host of the ABC late-night host — possibly because he’s contractually obligated or perhaps because he actually likes the show — talks a lot about that night’s goings-on when the show is in … Continue reading ‘Bachelor Live on Stage’ is Playhouse Square-bound in April

Go to the moon at Great Lakes Science Center with ‘Apollo 11’ in DOME Theater

Even as commercial spaceflight inches toward becoming slightly more attainable for more people, let’s face facts: You probably are never going to the moon. Yeah, it’s a bummer to hear. I’m sorry to break it to you. However, you may be able to trick yourself into feeling you’re actually pretty close to earth’s natural satellite during a visit at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center. The … Continue reading Go to the moon at Great Lakes Science Center with ‘Apollo 11’ in DOME Theater

The ‘Dedicated’ Carly Rae Jepsen will perform at House of Blues Cleveland in July

Feel like catching a concert in a few months? Well, call me. Maybe. Apologies for that intro, but it felt like the obligatory way to ease into the fact that pop singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen — best known for 2011 hit “Call Me Maybe” — has announced a show July 14 at House of Blues Cleveland. The Canadian recording artist will be on the road … Continue reading The ‘Dedicated’ Carly Rae Jepsen will perform at House of Blues Cleveland in July

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