Cleveland Music Scene

Let’s SPRING Into BREAK!!!! by ClevelandBloggers
March 27, 2010, 3:33 am
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Guess what, you guys?!?!?!!! It’s SPRING BREAK!!!! No staring at the clock in math class or running 80 bajillion laps in PE for a whole week! So, what better a way to spend all this free time than to listen to some music? But not just any music, of course. We need spring-worthy music! (Despite the un-springish weather this week) So ladies and germs, here is THE SPRING BREAK PLAYLIST!!!!!

  1. Fake Palindromes” – Andrew Bird
  2. Like It Or Not (Version 2)” – Architecture In Helsinki
  3. Devil’s Haircut” – Beck
  4. Polite Dance Song” – The Bird and the Bee
  5. No Rain” – Blind Melon
  6. Furr” – Blitzen Trapper
  7. Song 2” – Blur
  8. One Love/People Get Ready” – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  9. Cannonball” – The Breeders
  10. First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
  11. Pictures of You” – The Cure
  12. Mr. Jones” – Counting Crows
  13. Blue Day” – Darker My Love
  14. Me, Myself, and I” – De La Soul
  15. Little Bribes” – Death Cab for Cutie
  16. Wait It Out” – Dog Day
  17. Take a Picture” – Filter
  18. Slow Motion” – Forest Fire
  19. The Ruminant Band” – Fruit Bats
  20. (Not Just) Knee Deep” – George Clinton & Parliament Funk
  21. Poprocks and Coke” – Green Day
  22. I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” – Ida Maria
  23. Summertime Rolls” – Jane’s Addiction
  24. Tree Hugger” – Kimya Dawson
  25. Another Sun” – Malakai
  26. Electric Feel” – MGMT
  27. Other People’s Lives” – Modest Mouse
  28. Hey” – Pixies
  29. All the Go Inbetweens” – Silversun Pickups
  30. Feel It All Around” – Washed Out
  31. Island in the Sun” – Weezer

There you have it; the Spring Break Playlist! If you click the names of the songs you can listen to them. Enjoy, and have an awesome break! 🙂


(P.S.) Fantastic Mr. Fox just came out…and the soundtrack is FANTASTIC!


“You’re Almost Alice.” by ClevelandBloggers
March 20, 2010, 6:19 am
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Tim Burton’s new version of Alice In Wonderland has gained much popularity among the music world, one reason due to its supporting album titled Almost Alice. The soundtrack includes original songs written especially for the theme of the movie, by bands such as All Time Low, Robert Smith, Owl City, 3Oh!3, and Motion City Soundtrack.

The album has a variety of different styles of music, but the majority of songs have a strong pop influence in them. Recently, there was an event supporting the album and the movie, held in Hollywood. Never Shout Never, Metro Station, and 3Oh!3 played short, fun sets, and each band showcased their new song on the album. Afterwards, the cast of the movie was introduced by Tim Burton for five seconds of fame… And then disappeared.

Although the event was not the greatest concert ever held, it was still entertaining, and gave people a taste of what was coming up on the new album.

One song on the album that sticks out like a sore thumb is the ending track, called Alice’s Theme, which is the main musical score for the movie, written by Danny Elfman. Yet, I was blown away with how spectacular the song was, and it took me quite a long time to finally play a different song. Elfman has combined the eerie sounds he created Nightmare Before Christmas, and added in dramatic children’s choirs and heavy woodwind instruments. Overall, I can promise that this album will have something for everyone.


1.             “Alice”               Avril Lavigne             3:35

2.             “The Poison”               The All-American Rejects             3:53

3.             “The Technicolor Phase”               Owl City             4:27

4.             “Her Name Is Alice”               Shinedown             3:38

5.             “Painting Flowers”               All Time Low             3:25

6.             “Where’s My Angel”               Metro Station             3:39

7.             “Strange”               Tokio Hotel and Kerli             3:51

8.             “Follow Me Down”               3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch             3:23

9.             “Very Good Advice”               Robert Smith             2:58

10.             “In Transit”               Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz             4:02

11.             “Welcome to Mystery”               Plain White T’s             4:28

12.             “Tea Party”               Kerli             3:29

13.             “The Lobster Quadrille”               Franz Ferdinand             2:08

14.             “Always Running Out of Time” Motion City Soundtrack             3:00

15.             “Fell Down a Hole”               Wolfmother             5:04

16.             “White Rabbit”               Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

By Natalie Knipe

The Temper Trap 3-10-10 by ClevelandBloggers
March 13, 2010, 6:35 am
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First of all, I’d like to apologize for the late post (my computer HATES me!) Second…Austrailia is on a roll! First Architecture In Helsinki and now The Temper Trap! On Wednesday (3-10-10) I went to The Fonda to see The Temper Trap. Darker My Love opened for them and they were pretty good; although they occasionally sounded like The Beatles. Darker My Love had a really cool psychedelic sound that you don’t often find anymore. I definitely recommend listening to their song, “Blue Day”.

After much anticipation, The Temper Trap FINALLY came on set! They have a really peaceful yet passionate quality to their music. The Temper Trap sounds very to similar to The Color Turning…but the Temper Trap’s Dougie Mandagi’s vocals are much better. When he sings, everything stops. Dougi nailed every single note and actually sounded much better live than on the album. They’re quite an eclectic group of people…and together they make a grand sound. The bass player, Jonathon Aherne is INSANE! He really knows how to entertain the crowd. Most of The Temper Trap’s songs are pretty mellow; but when they played “Drum Song” they got a lot more intense. There are no vocals in the song. Instead Dougie teams up with the drummer, Toby Dundas and the rest all grab drums while Lorenzo Sillitto continues to play the guitar. It’s a really crazy beat…hence the name “Drum Song”.

The song that made many people discover The Temper Trap is “Sweet Disposition“. It was played twice in the movie (500) Days of Summer. This song echoes off the walls when you play it and the lyrics are really honest and vulnerable. “Sweet Disposition” definitely makes you think (and it’s good for going to the beach…at night!). I would have to say my favorite Temper Trap song is “Down River“. I like how they all sing together and I think the lyrics are very thoughtful. The Temper Trap attracts all sorts of fans. You could be one of them!

Check out their website for tour info and more here.


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Architecture In Helsinki by ClevelandBloggers
March 8, 2010, 5:02 am
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We must all thank Australia for this wonderful gift: Architecture In Helsinki. They’re a spastic indie-pop band composed of five people (formerly six). Architecture In Helsinki uses a wide variety of instruments such as: trumpets, tubas, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, recorders, analog synthesizers, samplers, handclaps, and…the GLOCKENSPIEL!!! They’ve toured with many bands such as Death Cab for Cutie and Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah. Architecture In Helsinki can easily be described in one word: BIZZARE. But the good kind! Their song “It’s Almost a Trap” has been featured on an episode of the new MTV show, My Life As Liz.

My favorite song by Architecture In Helsinki is “Spring 2008“, from the album Fingers Crossed. You can download the song “Like It Or Not (Version Two)” for free on Urban Outfitters LSTN (once again!). It’s a really cool video, you can watch it by clicking the name of the song. You don’t often stumble upon a group as unique as Architecture In Helsinki. They can be very dreamy and soft or high-strung and convulsive. If one band could be compared to Architecture In Helsinki it would be Los Campesinos!

Some of Architecture In Helsinki’s best albums are Places Like This, In Case We Die, and Fingers Crossed. Hopefully they’ll be touring America soon…and producing some new albums! You can visit their MySpace by clicking here. Enjoy!


(P.S.) On Wednesday I’m going to see The Temper Trap with your Cleveland Life Blogger, Halyna…so expect a review on Thursday!