Today is the first day in a series of shows that Cleveland’s own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be putting on as part of their Summer in the City event! It kicks off with the Carolina Chocolate Drops with openers the Lighthouse and the Whaler, but expect me to be there next week for Free Energy! And then for the Modern Electric opening for Deer Tick on August 11th, and Megachurch for Trans Am on the 18th! The best part about these shows…THEY’RE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just show up, and enjoy some sweet music! I saw Akron/Family when they were a part of this last year, and it was so so so rad. All shows start at 7pm, and just to let you know, they will start right at 7pm! So see y’all there!
Archive for the 'The Lighthouse and the Whaler' Category
Tags: Folk, Indie, Pop
Genre: Folk, Indie, Pop
Location: Cleveland, OH
02. White Days
04. The Stars and the Trees
05. Of the Heavens and the Earth
06. Two Years Ago
07. Under Mountain, Under Ground
08. Soon You’ll Be Found
09. Into The Dark
10. Always For You
The Cleveland music scene never aims to disappoints, as The Lighthouse and the Whaler are one of the newer bands to get thrown in the mix. The Lighthouse and the Whaler have been around since 2008, playing shows and such, but lately they have been getting some great press (“Band To Watch in 2010″ from Cleveland Scene mag) for their live shows and their recently released self-titled debut. The Lighthouse and the Whaler is a equally impressive and triumphant debut for these CLE guys. One of the best things about the songs is the warmth they give off, making you feel like you’re drinking some hot coffee right next to a fire in a quiet empty house. On top of the warm sound, their album takes on an ambitious orchestral pop tone, as pleasing harmonies, mandolin, piano, strings, and many other instruments show up quite a lot. Opener “Morning” begins with soaring harmonies, right into the very likable “White Days”. Near the end of the debut, “Into The Dark” plays gloomy and haunting, with a gorgeous composition throughout. I highly recommend this album, as it seems this band might be stirring things up in the Cleveland scene soon.