Our story begins with a chance meeting in Buffalo at Nietzsche’s. It was a winter Sunday afternoon in 1988 and both of our groups were scheduled to play together.
On February 21, 2015, bars across Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood were filled to capacity. Crowds huddled around fire pits.
In 1968, the students returning to my suburban Detroit Catholic high school, Bishop Gallagher, had a surprise waiting for them: For the back-to-school dance that September, someone had booked the MC5
Belt is proud to host the world premiere of the video for Chicago marching band/mobile orchestra Mucca Pazza's "The Sit Down Waltz."
I am a bespectacled 23-year-old with a deep affinity for Oxford shirts, Levi’s skinny jeans, and overpriced beer and coffee, and I, like so many of my kombucha-sipping contemporaries...
Just before 5pm on Sun., May 31, Seattle-based singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile looked out at the large, energetic and sweaty crowd from her perch, front and center on the Nelsonville Music Festival’s Main Stage...
Country and … Michigan? Flint’s Whitey Morgan Battles for the Soul of Country Music, One Gig at a Time
After an hour-long drive, Doug Suiter is sitting at high stool at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan, one hand on his knee and the other wrapped around a sixteen-ounce can of Bud Light, waiting to see if Whitey Morgan is the real deal.
Jon Fine is a longtime business writer currently serving as executive editor of Inc. magazine, a James Beard-award winning food and wine writer, and the former guitarist for such barely-known bands as Bitch Magnet, Vineland, and Coptic Light.
In 2009, Derek Stanton and his band Awesome Color had just moved back to their native Michigan from New York City.
“Play me something” says the tenor master during our first lesson together. I squirm uncomfortably in my socks, having left my shoes at the door of the immaculate if modest music studio.
Henry “Hank” LoConti, music legend and founder of the Agora, dies at the age of 85 after nearly 50 years in the music business in Cleveland.
Rustbelt Almanac interviews Andre Costello about music and making it in Pittsburgh.