Cleveland Rocks: PPF’s own Ryan Laubenthal sat down with Morgan Mecaskey, to discuss all things music. Morgan performed with Clare Feorene and Taylor Lamborn as part of a Songwriters in the Round Waterloo Makes Music event held at the Cleveland Rocks Shop on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Girl Cologne’s new single “My Baby,” produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Fiona Apple), is set to release on March 24th 2023 with Tragic Hero Records. The band’s sound is uniquely modern while rooted in classic influences; Girl Cologne harnesses the turbulent energy of youth and sweetens it with a dash of 90’s nostalgia to create a sound that is equal parts impassioned and sophisticated. Think bands such as Mom Jeans, The Regrettes, and Peach Pit.
As Women’s History Month begins, we turn our attention to those who have pushed boundaries, smashed stereotypes and created a path for future generations of artists and creators — and all right here in Cleveland. The conversation wouldn’t be whole without hearing from those women who fight for the arts both on and off stage. Here, we look behind the curtain at the owners of many of Northeast Ohio’s biggest venues: the women carving out safe spaces for performance and culture in every corner of the city.
The Ohio University Music Industry Summit features an exclusive gathering of prominent artists and music industry leaders for informative panels and compelling interviews, as well as networking and learning opportunities for registrants. Registration is free and open to anyone and is required to attend the Summit. Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available. Mark your calendar for the 5th annual event: Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2023 on OHIO’s Athens Campus.
Brite Winter features about 20 bands on three stages, starting at 3 p.m on Saturday. Tickets, $10-plus, are available at britewinter.com. Capping the day is Welshly Arms, a band set to return to the fest as its headliner. Other performers include Signals Midwest, Fox Royale, Grumpy Plum, Skuff Micksun and Detention. It all goes down on the West Bank of the Flats, underneath the Main Ave. bridge in Cleveland, with Welshly taking the West Bank Stage at 10 p.m.
On Wednesday, Tri-C announced the lineup for the 44th Annual JazzFest, set to run June 22-24 at Playhouse Square. Following last year’s return to Playhouse theaters — after a pandemic-induced derailment forced Tri-C to stream the event in 2020 and plan a smaller in-person performance at Cain Park in 2021 — the fest hits 2023 with powerhouse musicians including Herbie Hancock and the 2023 Grammy’s Best New Artist, Samara Joy.