A Beautiful Thursday for Edgewater LIVE

A special report by The Gordon Square PRINT

Edgewater LIVE, the wildly popular summer concert event continued this past Thursday with live music, local food trucks and entertainment on our Cleveland lakefront.   Edgewater Beach and the Cleveland Metroparks host Edgewater LIVE every Thursday through August 11 (no Edgewater LIVE on July 21 due to the Republican National Convention), from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  The Gordon Square PRINT attended Edgewater LIVE this past Thursday, June 30, taking the shuttle from the Capitol Theatre to the W. 73 Street tunnel to Edgewater Beach, where we enjoyed live music from Victory Highway, explored many of Cleveland’s best food trucks, and spoke to Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman about the weekly event, the Gordon Square neighborhood shuttle, this week’s band, the food, stand-up paddleboarding lessons (from SUP CLE Stand Up Paddleboarding at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and free beginner’s yoga classes (from The Source Yoga Studio at 7 p.m.).  Please visit clevelandmetroparks.com and stay close to the Cleveland Metroparks Facebook page for Edgewater LIVE travel tips.

A Giant Dog Punks it up at The Happy Dog

A Giant Dog at the Happy Dog

A Giant Dog at the Happy Dog (photo by Michael Paredes)

by Michael Paredes

On Saturday, May 21, The Happy Dog presented a live musical showcase featuring Austin punk-rockers A Giant Dog, as well as local rock bands Goldmines and Shitbox Jimmy.

Goldmines from Cleveland is comprised of Mandy Aramouni on lead vocals and guitar, Heather Gmucs on bass and vocals, Roseanna Safos on Drums and vocals, and Jeanna Lax as the newest addition on guitar and vocals. They are celebrating the release of their newest, self-titled EP, which was released in early May. Most of the band has been playing together for 7 years and their music reflects the spirit that they feel Cleveland embodies.

“I think that Cleveland is like the underdog and I think that we write a lot of songs that kind of root for the underdog,” said vocalist Mandy Aramouni. “We are all built from scratch, we’re all self taught, born in the blue collar suburbs of the city, so I think that’s how Cleveland has definitely shaped us. We know how to work hard and we know what we want to do, and this is just the funnest thing to do, to rock and roll.” Continue reading