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!