The Weapons of Mass Creation benefit returns, this time to the Beachland Ballroom, March 22. The benefit is huge because it goes a long way in helping us afford to put on Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in the summer and a chance for fans to not only get a taste of what’s to come at WMC 4, but to actively get involved and support your local art and music community.
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110
March 22, 2013
6:30 Doors, 7:30 Show
Four years ago, Weapons of Mass Creation (WMC) was just a seed of an idea. This year marks a turning point for growing the event into a self-sustaining and more broadly appealing festival. WMC began as a movement to inspire and enable the creative mind, and that is still our main focus. We are happy to see the ideas and talents of our community come together to make good things happen. Weapons of Mass Creation is a celebration for those who love to create. Join us Friday, March 22 at the Beachland Ballroom for a special benefit concert complete with unique door prizes, inspiring presentations, and performances by some of the best local talent!
Jeff Finley, the Founder of WMC is really looking forward to the event. “The warm and fuzzy feelings we experienced during last year’s WMC Fest will return again at the benefit show,” Finley says. “It will remind us all how lucky we are to have such inspiring local talent and that Cleveland really is a hotspot for creativity! The benefit has the potential for huge impact because it can go a long way in helping Go Media fund Weapons of Mass Creation Fest this summer (August 16-18th at Cleveland Public Theatre). Plus, its a chance for fans to not only get a taste of what’s to come at WMC 4, but to actively get involved and support your local art and music community.”
The website goes live later this week.
Beachland Ballroom Benefit Concert
OHIO SKY (ohioskymusic.com/)
LEAH LOU & 2 LEFT SHOES (facebook.com/LeftShoes)
FREEZE TAG (facebook.com/freezetagmusic)
Now on the tails their 2012 full-length Curses, Cleveland’s Ohio Sky has come to be regarded for their psych-tinged brand of spacey, brooding rock and Vince DiFranco’s signature vocals that floats above a proggy, powerhouse wall of sound. Since the release, Ohio Sky has garnered international reviews and a coveted spot opening for Torche at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, further cementing the reputation for their intensity of their live shows.
Marcus Alan Ward, better known as Freeze-Tag, emerged at a moment when the lines between electro and soul experimentation were blurring and becoming more accessible than ever. A blend of synthy echoes, tense electronics and heavy drum lines, Freeze-Tag draws inspiration from visual artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Henri Rousseau and his musical background that cites influence from the Mars Volta, Bjork and the Deftones. For his EP dropping this month, Eskimo, he’ll move away from the sparse vocals of debut Wldflwr_hny, giving his rich, multilayered harmonies the spotlight they deserve.
Leah Lou & the 2 Left Shoes
Leah Lou & the 2 Left Shoes, the duo of guitar and ukulele player Leah Lou and bassist Daniel Lee, has long been a staple to the city’s indie folk scene. Last year, Dotty brought an album of cheeky confessionals that traded between fizzy pop kiss-offs and candid sentimentality. Lou’s vocals are known for their range of saccharine sweet and snappy angst, perfecting her tongue-in-cheek jabs at love lost.
“Get ready to get PUNCHED!” is the battle cry of Kent’s tiniest political activists and Dead Milkmen fans. The self-professed “lovechildren of Kimya Dawson,” and rightfully so, twee sisters Vivian Ramone, 16, and Midge Ramone, 12, have the little-sister, big-sister quirk and kitsch shtick down to a ukulele and accordion-wielding tee, all while channeling the lo-fi spunk of Le Tigre. Their cult-like following is no surprise; they’re endearingly loveable and rooted in the folk-punk ethos – they’ve already founded their own youth arts organization, Magnetic Bunny, and have organized community fundraisers all before they could legally cast a vote.
Door Prizes, Raffles, Special Pre-Sale Tickets, WMC Merch and MORE.
Hosted by Pat The Producer from 87.7′s Inner Sanctum Show!
Tickets available for $10 at: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/3408484/beachland
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/415962768485408/