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  Music Monday : ticket giveaways (2 shows!)

Happy Trick or Treat Cleveland! Hope you were able to get your spooky  party on this past weekend. I attended a rockin Halloween Party at Redstone and it was full on crazy cool. So many amazing costumes, so much effort and yes, in true adult Halloween fashion, lots of sexy zombies, school girls and cheerleaders. I had no idea that Redstone even had an upstairs area capable of such a dance party, very cool space.

Anyhow, if you missed this past weekends Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings sold out show at the Beachland, I have two upcoming shows you don’t want to miss, PLUS I have TWO free pairs of tickets to giveaway! (one pair to each show)

This week kicks off a series of events for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s, 2011 American Music Masters series honoring the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.

There is actually an entire weeks worth of workshops, lectures and smaller concerts (some FREE!) cumulating with a day of learning at the annual conference and a star studded tribute concert on Saturday night, November 5th. For information on any of these events make sure to go visit the special Rock Hall site dedicated to this week of celebration!

The second music happening to tell you about, while not quite as big as Ms. Aretha is AM & Shawn Lee. Making their Cleveland debut Tuesday, November 8th at the Beachland Tavern this LA indie pop group will “whoo” you with tunes. Their sound is very 60’s groove, Rolling Stone calls them “hypnotic” and if you are like me and love Thievery Corporation, AM & Shawn Lee have been touring with them so you know they are good! Seattle Weekly even called them one of the “BEST Live Shows of the Year,” and we all know how many good shows past through that rainy city. (Also, visit their site for a FREE mp3 download of their first single, “Dark into Light”)

To win a pair of tickets to either the Saturdays Aretha Tribute concert at the State Theatre or the November 8th,  AM & Shawn Lee show at the Beachland Tavern, either leave a comment below including which show you are interested in & your email (need to contact the winner) OR follow me and tweet the following about the contest “I want to win tickets to (Aretha or AM Shawn Lee) @iheartclev”

Winners will be notified by Friday, November 4th around lunchtime! Happy Music Monday yall. :)

  CLE Contests : BIG WINS!

Yesterday was a day of BIG WINS for our fair city. I’d like to send out a few congrats.

To our Brownies, amazing win! You always manage to keep us guessing until the bitter end. Thanks for pulling through with a win yesterday. Congrats!

To the amazing foodies and competitors at Hodge Podge. Your second place win on the Great Food Truck Race is something to be SO SUPER proud of. Not only did you prove to the rest of the country that we Clevelanders can compete in the food world, but that we have people like you who can A) cook and B) show wonderful sportsmanship. Seriously, we are so proud of you!

My last shout out goes to Cleveland’s own, Comedian Ryan Dalton. Ryan placed FIRST in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas over the weekend. His jokes and stand up made him shine through all the others and take home quite a trophy. To see when this local boy is going to perform around him, follow him on twitter and/or facebook…let’s just say some of his posts will make you blush or giggle!  To catch Ryan in action stop by Brothers Lounge this Wednesday! We can’t wait. Ryan, I am thrilled for you.

  Brooke Fraser @ Beachland, giveaway!

It is another one of those days…chilly, damp and the perfect singer-songwriter music type of day.

Today I am swaying to the tunes of the lovely Miss Brooke Fraser. A native of New Zealand, Brooke will be visiting the Beachland (in the ballroom) next Monday night, May 9th to promote her new album “Flags.”

I think her sound is a blend of Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat with a twist of the unique sounds of  feist.

To listen to some of her songs, like her on Facebook, nice music to get you though today.

I have a pair of tickets to see this show, so drop me a note and let me know if you would like to spend your Monday night with the musical songstress, very talented and beautiful Brooke Fraser (tickets will be give away by Friday at noon). Hope to see you there!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…indie films jingle belling and Tower City swelling, snowcaps and a beer….it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Yes Cleveland we are officially in the midst of the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival and boy, it has been such an amazing ride. The overwhelming sell out crowds, the unique movies in all sorts of languages, some sappy some scary some even simple life lessons…there is something for everyone.

I have TWO FREE film fest vouchers (for any non sold out or stand by film), all you have to do it tell me your favorite move (film fest or not,) include your name and email address, and I will randomly choose a name tomorrow Friday April 1st (NO JOKE!) at noon. These vouchers will not admit you to a film, but you must go to Tower City and exchange the vouchers for an actual movie ticket.

Good Luck. Happy Film Fest!

  Rock ‘n Roll Monday (Win free tickets!)

Happy sunny Monday Cleveland. I don’t know about you, but when it’s sunny on a Monday I find myself smiling and excited to tackle the week. It also makes for getting out of bed MUCH easier.

As we start to come out of hibernation from a chilly Cleveland winter, the spring events have started blooming. From fundraisers and concerts to special sales and events, there are lots of spring-like events upon us. Get psyched!

Did you know we are less than a week away from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2011 Induction Ceremony? Monday, March 14th, beginning at 7pm, the Museum will be the only place in town to watch the evening celebration unfold. The 3+hour simulcast (live from NYC)  will kick off at 8:30pm, with your $5 ticket you will also be free to roam the entire museum. There will be refreshments available for purchase and a drawing for two FREE tickets to next years Induction Ceremony. Sounds like a great night to be hanging out at the Rock Hall.

Want to win a pair of tickets to next weeks event? (YES!) tell us which  performer inductee (Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love & Tom Waits) is your favorite and why. Favorite song? Best concert? Childhood memory? I can’t wait to hear from you.

Best comment wins…winner to be named Friday, March 11th…get creative!