*See Below – An awesome Cleveland blog with topics such as events, fashion, vegetarian and vegan eating and much more!

Cheap Date Cleveland – Letting Clevelanders know about perfect date spots around town that won’t cost you too much!

Citizen Dick – A top MP3/album review/show review blog split between Chicago and Cleveland.

Cleveland Is Alright – A blog focused on high quality videos of Cleveland bands or touring bands in venues.

Cleveland Town Topics – A tumbler with cool and hip events in Cleveland!

Dust Sleeve – A cool kid who wants to share some great Cleveland music and events!

I Heart Cleveland – All sorts of stuff from this diverse Cleveland blog.

I Rock Cleveland – Sweet blog from Cleveland’s own Bill Lipold, and the dude loves rock n’ roll!

Mara Robinson Pics – Photographer who I see running around Cleveland shows all the time!

ninepanelgrid – The incredible artwork of Cleveland famous John G.

You Know You’re From Cleveland When… – …you read blogs from Cleveland about Cleveland!


Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – The center of the Waterloo Arts District, a warm and inviting venue on Cleveland’s East Side with tons of good bands all the time.

Believeland – An up-and-coming DIY venue located in Lakewood put on by some of the Cloud Nothings kids and former Dreadful Yawns guys.

Blue Arrow Records – A relatively new record store in Cleveland with tons of vintage vinyl and books, all very reasonably priced.

C.L.E. Clothing Co – Awesome tee-hats with a whole bunch of Cleveland love!

Gotta Groove Records – A record pressing plant in Cleveland, need I say more?

Great Lakes Brewery Company – Cleveland microbrew specializing in all sorts of ales and other kinds!  Holy Moses is my personal favorite.

Indigo Imp – Another excellent microbrew in Cleveland, with totally delicious Belgian-style ales!

Music Saves – Amazing record store on Cleveland’s East Side, basically my second home.

My Mind’s Eye – Another super great record store, located on the West Side with loads of noise, experimental, and metal to keep you happy.

Now That’s Class – Bar and venue on Cleveland’s West Side, go here for metal, punk, and noise.

Salty Not Sweet – Cute little store on Waterloo with all sorts of handmade goods, make sure you check out their cards!

Star Pop – Mega-cool store on Waterloo with  vintage and modern toys, clothes, games, and a ton of other stuff!

The Grog Shop – Famous Cleveland venue in Coventry where I’ve seen a countless amount of great shows, and it helps that the people who work there are super nice!

The Happy Dog – Hosts tons of great bands on the weekends, while helping everyone stuff their faces with their famous hot dogs covered in your choice of 50 toppings!

Waterloo Arts Fest – The super cool arts festival that happens every June down on Waterloo Rd. in Collinwood!


Afternoon Naps – A glowing twee band in a loaded Cleveland pop scene.

Annabel – A indie rock/shoegaze three-piece based out of Kent.

Bears – One of my favorite pop bands ever.

Cloud Nothings – One of the best bands out of Cleveland in recent memory, a perfect pop formula.

Coffinberry – An excellent indie-rock/folk band with a solid debut under their belt.

Exit Stencil – One of the best labels in Cleveland, with groups such as The Dreadful Yawns, Mystery of Two, Hotchacha, and Like Bells.

Herzog – Cleveland native with new bands praising love to 90s indie rock.

Hotchacha – All girl indie rock band, and it’s a plus that they’re all pretty cute!

Lowly, The Tree Ghost – Grab a cup of coffee and relax to this warm Cleveland six-piece.

Mayfly Records – Hardcore punk label based out of Mansfield, OH.

Megachurch – Two bassists, one drummer, and a load of religious and political mockery.

Mystery of Two – Cleveland post-punk band on Exit Stencil.

Prisoners – Super young guys playing super gnarly garage-rock.

Safari – Catchy post-punk trio, check out their great new album Maybe Tomorrow.

The Dreadful Yawns – Indie rock/folk group that has been around Cleveland for the past few years, and oh have they been good!

The Hot RailsThese guys love beer and rock n’ roll!

The Modern ElectricThese ultra-talented youngsters play beautiful indie-folk ballads, and they love Cleveland (PLUS!)

This Moment In Black History – The kings of Cleveland punk.

Trouble Books – A husband and wife making pretty sounds in Akron.

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