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The Beyonderers

Friday August 2
MUSICA
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm

The Beyonderers are an instrumental trio from Akron, OH. They somehow combine the reverb and twang of 60's surf rock with the distorted attitude of Link Wray and top it all off with the arrangements and guitar pyrotechnics of 80's thrash metal to create something disturbingly new.

Their records are short but cram an album's worth of riffs into half the running time. They are efficient. David's guitar sounds like a lightsaber slicing the audience like the stomach of a frozen tauntaun, Andrew's bass rumbles like an air raid siren approaching from two counties over, and Anne's drums rattle with the intense staccato of artillery being fired from a cannon mounted to the chest of a 3-story robot.

At the same time that the Beyonderers' are releasing albums, Navy pilots regularly encounter UFOs, the US government has admitted the existence of a secretive branch of the military that investigates unidentified aerial phenomena, and the majority of the country's cattle mutilations have been tied to the 37th Parallel that runs lengthwise through the plains. Is all of this happening at the same time simply by chance? The Beyonderers do not believe in coincidences.

BANDCAMP

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Caveman

Saturday August 3
MUSICA
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 9pm

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Coup De Grace

Saturday August 3
EARTHQUAKER DEVICES HQ
2:30pm

Coup De Grace is a indie psych-rock trio based out of Akron, Ohio. Consisting of, Nick Reese, Joe "Hoseff" Garcia, and David "Tig" Tigelman, Coup brings a final blow to your mind. Their music fuses the energy of powerful lyrics with upbeat vibes, a strong jam influence, and the occasional guitar freak-out.

BANDCAMP

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Green Tree Novelty Tea

Saturday August 3
EARTHQUAKER DEVICES HQ
4:00pm

Green Tree Novelty Tea is a two piece Prog Rock duo that consists of Eric Vaught on drums and Corey Haren on Hybrid guitar. GTNT’s music is composed to be deep and exploratory and to expand the possibilities of what a standard two piece band is capable of sounding like.

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I Can't Go For That (Hall & Oats Tribute)

Saturday August 3
EARTHQUAKER DEVICES HQ
1:00pm

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Lisa Bella Donna Quartet

Friday August 2
BLU JAZZ+
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Lisa Bella Donna’s quartet consists of longtime veteran Columbus jazz musicians Doug Neel on Guitars & Trombone, Jim Tussing on Bass, Lisa on Keyboards, and Shane Willis on Drums. The quartet will be performing a full evening of original compositions while inflicting deep grooves & improvisation all throughout.

Lisa’s compositions evoke impressions of jazz fusion of the 70s. A mainstay in Lisa’s writing is the influence of TV & Film scores which allow a great invitation to connect a wide variety of moods and styles together in a single program of music. Extensive and organic use of synthesizers and sequencers are also interpolated throughout the set. Lisa is always trying to bring a clear and present rotation to the colors of the musical landscape.

Also you will hear immediate chemistry and conversational rapport of the musicians in the moment. This is a quartet that listens as much as it plays through it’s musical waves.

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Mourning [A] BLKstar

Friday August 2
MUSICA
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm

Mourning [A] BLKstar is a multi-generational, gender and genre non-conforming amalgam of Black Culture dedicated to servicing the stories and songs of the apocalyptic diaspora. Creating songs of both eulogy and revolution, the expansion of 21st century Black consciousness is felt in waves through Cleveland's Mourning [A] BLKstar. A force that has deep conviction, purpose, and weight, songs are voiced through a lens of chopped up drum grooves, stark melodies, washed-out synth tones, and historic sample pulls.

mourningablkstar.com

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Night In

Saturday August 3
EARTHQUAKER DEVICES HQ
3:15pm

Too old to quit but too young to die: Night In is a indie/punk outfit formed by members of the late Cleveland blackened death metal band Abstraction. A cordial hangover from a years long extreme music binge, Night In gives an outlet to members love of 80’s post punk, Japanese indie, and Minneapolis punk, expelling a strange but familiar sound. Like a barfight at a Comic-Con, Night In is a nerdy calamity, fun but kind of depressing, self aware and yet not at all. Night In blends pop hooks with cathartic bombast like a college rock band severely under prescribed of anti-anxiety medication. The demo “Here goes nothing” was released at some point in 2018.

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NIIGHTS

Saturday August 3
MUSICA
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 9pm

NIIGHTS shift seamlessly between shimmery pop and heavy riffing through dense layers of texture. Ethereal female vocals channel early 90s shoegaze and dream pop, and meld with prog-leaning riffage inspired by Failure, Smashing Pumpkins, and Black Sabbath, as NIIGHTS enraptures audiences with seismic shifts in dynamics through their intense live performances.

NIIGHTS, helmed by co-writers, Jenna Fournier and Frankie Maraldo, released their second record Hellebores on Sun Pedal Recordings in 2019. Quickly garnering the attention of national press, including Stereogum and Fader, the group supported cult-favorites Elvis Depressedly in the Spring and are geared up to return for a second time to Japan in the Summer of 2019.

niightsband.com

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The Party of Helicopters

Saturday August 3
MUSICA
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 9pm

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Pleasure Leftists

Friday August 2
MUSICA
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm

Pleasure Leftists are reformed hardcore punks and a singer like crying Dracula. If Cher joined U2, gloom would be thrilling. In 2013 the band began performing without makeup thinking that it was time to leave the makeup behind and have a fresh start.

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Tom Breaker and the Pettyhearts

Saturday August 3
EARTHQUAKER DEVICES HQ
1:45pm

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