Akron’s own Black Keys returning to The Q, with Modest Mouse in tow

It’s still amazing to me that two guys from Akron, whose band, The Black Keys, offers what is, for the most part, straight-ahead, if highly addictive rock, can headline arenas. I mean, I saw singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney absolutely pack Agora Cleveland years ago for a blistering show, but while the Agora isn’t some tiny club, it isn’t Quicken Loans Arena, either. … Continue reading Akron’s own Black Keys returning to The Q, with Modest Mouse in tow

Pencil in March 21 for Kelly Clarkson at the Q

Kelly Clarkson is embarking on a journey to find the meaning of life, and it will bring her to Cleveland. Well, in truth, the first winner of “American Idol” — way back in 2002(!) — and current pop star is going on what’s billed as the “Meaning of Life” Tour, and it includes a date at Quicken Loans Arena on March 21. And, to further … Continue reading Pencil in March 21 for Kelly Clarkson at the Q

With ‘No Tears Left to Cry,’ Ariana Grande sets March date at The Q

Normally, I don’t muster up a whole lot of interest when it comes to celebrity couples. In fact, I often feel like the the last person to know about whatever the modern equivalents of a Brangelina or a Kimye are, at least for someone otherwise pretty wired into the entertainment world. So at some point within the last few months I was shocked to learn … Continue reading With ‘No Tears Left to Cry,’ Ariana Grande sets March date at The Q

‘End of the Road’ for KISS includes gig on March 17 at The Q

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like … KISS? Well, who cares? On March 17, move over, Detroit — for it will be “Cleveland Rock City” that night. KISS, a band that was rocking stages in wild makeup and with outrageous antics while some of us were in diapers, has announced its “End of the Road” world tour, which brings them to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena … Continue reading ‘End of the Road’ for KISS includes gig on March 17 at The Q

New Kids on the Block teams with Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature for ‘Mixtape Tour’

Young boys love silly things such as “Star Wars,” and they grow up to be men who help movies such as 2015’s “The Force Awaken” shatter box office records. (I should know; I paid to see that movie roughly five times — after having already seen an advanced screening to review it.) Young girls, on the other hand, love silly things such as boy bands, … Continue reading New Kids on the Block teams with Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature for ‘Mixtape Tour’