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SURVIVAL KIT is an art gallery and alternative event space for emerging and local artists, craftspeople, and performers! Our first show, “ninety-four,” features paintings and photographs by resident artists Alex Tapié and Suzanne Cofer. Don’t miss the premier on Friday, December 17th, 2010 from 5 - 9 pm.Opening evening also features a CD release and music box horn performances by Leia Von Hohenfeld and tasty homemade caramel samples by Please.Survival Kit is located on the third floor of 78th Street Studios at 1305 W 80th St, Cleveland, OH 44102

survivalkit:

SURVIVAL KIT is an art gallery and alternative event space for emerging and local artists, craftspeople, and performers!

Our first show, “ninety-four,” features paintings and photographs by resident artists Alex Tapié and Suzanne Cofer.

Don’t miss the premier on Friday, December 17th, 2010 from 5 - 9 pm.

Opening evening also features a CD release and music box horn performances by Leia Von Hohenfeld and tasty homemade caramel samples by Please.

Survival Kit is located on the third floor of 78th Street Studios at 1305 W 80th St, Cleveland, OH 44102

The Lakewood Arts Festival is happening this weekend on Saturday, August 7. Detroit Avenue in central Lakewood will close to automobiles, and host over 160 artists and entertainers. After 30 years in one of Cleveland’s most stable and vibrant urban communities, the festival has reputation for combining quality local and national artists.

Musical highlights include the Buried Wires at 1 PM, followed by Filmstrip at 2 PM. We will talk more about Filmstrip later - their Record Release at the Happy Dog takes place later that night - and for now we’ll talk about the Buried Wires.

Taking musicians already involved with other bands (not to mention bands of varied genres) is likely to generate a sense of depth and reward, or meaninglessness and peril. In the case of the Buried Wires, it seems to be the former. Their melancholy pop is reminiscent of The Cure, but stripped down and influenced by a tinge of American Folk.

They’ve already had some notable gigs in just a year after their formation, including the Midpoint Festival Reveal Showcase in Cincinnati,  this summer’s Made in the 216, and Left Bank Band Camp on the Superior Viaduct. We are happy to see them perform at this year’s Lakewood Arts Festival!

Megachurch prepares for world domination tonight at the Beachland Ballroom with their groove heavy arena-style rock. After breaking onto the scene, they garnered a number of converts to the dueling bass concept. Last summer, they impressed us at our favorite punk rock bars, DIY spaces, and backyard barbecues. They even supported Mission of Burma last summer at Studio-A-Rama sponsored by 91.1 FM WRUW. This year, they kicked off their first tour with a self-titled debut album release. You can [and should] purchase the album at their show tonight or download on iTunes.