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Peter Chakerian is the Managing Editor of CoolCleveland, a free, subscription-based "e-blast" newsletter in Northeast Ohio. His work has appeared in The Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Northern Ohio Live, Scene Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, Sun Newspapers, and the Cleveland Free Times, among others. His blog has nothing to do with the Cavedogs.
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Yo La Tengo celebrates 20 years of recording with another delightful slice of big, daydreamy retropop.
Bob Rock meddles with another act that ain't broken. Somehow Canadian alt-rockers the Tragically Hip survive the production anyway.
Hornsby box set celebrates 20-year recording career Resplendent left turns, collaborations and live work clearly outshine pianist's pop star moments.
David Thomas delivers another slice of artsy post-punk, fronting yet another version of Pere Ubu. Iconic, post-modern cinema for the skull ensues.
Quintessential collection celebrates Pretenders' heyday and brusque, vulnerable frontwoman Hynde, who set male-dominated music industry on its ear.
Singer-songwriter's trapped-in-time warmth and contentment fuses with indigenous persuasions. Mellow, disarming songcraft results.
Tough, indie southern gal goes darker, grittier with whiskey-soaked road house affair. For blues fans and road house rockers alike.
Shrewd, organic roots-rock act Rocco DeLuca & the Burden has an air of danger, but doesn't need manager "Jack Bauer" to save them.
Patriotic guitarist/wordsmith delivers his most engaging, complete effort to date. Overly sensitive right-wingers need not apply.