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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$3 DOMESTICS

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Whiskey Island

"PEOPLE'S CHOICE"

AWARD WINNERS

@

Great Lakes Brew B-Q

with our

Thank You Thank YOU very much

WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$3 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 3 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 90-Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
OUTSTANDING!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.902.4663

 

All shows are all ages. 

Start @ 8:00 p.m.

unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours before show

time. Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make

them by calling or texting me

@ Text>

2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

A website helping fans of concerts and events find hotels close to the
venues →

ConcertHotels.com

 

EVAN (my oldest son) AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, Wakes & Weddings, Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done themAll Such as...

(Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell # 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

 

ON TAP!

Founders

RUBAEUS

Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, Rubaeus is Founders' way of celebrating the joys of summer year-round. This stunning berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing. No question about it, this beer is 100% Founders.

FRUITS OF LABOR
Rubaeus defies subtlety and proves to be the perfect accompaniment to those long days, no matter the season, with a friend by your side and adventure out in front of you. Enjoy summer year-round with Rubaeus.

GREAT LAKES Rally Drum Red Ale

With a tip of the cap to Tribe superfan and bleacher seat percussionist John Adams, our Red Ale fields a double header of bitter hop and roasted malt flavors.
FLAVOR
Citrusy and piney all-American hops wind up and deliver the pitch to cleanup hitter dry roasted malt

 

Bell's Oberon Ale

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

It's Back!

Leinenkugel 
Summer
Shandy


SMELL: Strong odors of artificial lemonade are slightly offset by mild wheat aromas along with subtle scents of honey and spicy hops.
3 out of 5
TASTE: The palate is instantly violated at first sip by strong flavors of bittersweet, artificial lemonade. The bitterness is immediately bolstered as mild flavors of stale cracker strike the taste buds. Mild flavors of wheat and grass attempt to rectify the initial failure, but fail to do so. Not even the trailing of the mild spicy hop and subtle honey flavors can ameliorate the overpowering bitterness.
2.5 out of 5
NOTE: What smelled mediocre, proceeded to taste displeasing. The bitterness from the lemonade and grain profile was too much to bear. This was not a terrible beer as I would prefer this over Bud Light any day, but this certainly made my foul beer list.

 

Epic Brewing Los Locos Mexican-Style Lager

Los Locos is a sessionable, refreshing lager with a hint of corn sweetness, a dash of sea salt and the perfect kick of natural lime juice. It not only pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican dishes but is a great accompaniment to all of your favorite summer activities

 

Great Lakes Hops Maddness


Formerly known as Quitness. Beware, drinker! Hop hysteria could happen to you! Especially after indulging in our dry-hopped Double IPA's shockingly intense tropical aromas and hair-raising bitterness.

Samuel Adams Cold Snap

Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way

 

Stella Artois Cidre

Crisp and refreshing belgian cider made with hand-picked apples

 

Victory Brewing Company DirtWolf

HOPS: Citra, Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe
MALTS: Pilsner, Ligh Caramel Malt, Dextrose
Flavor: Citrus, pine, resin, tropical fruit, loaded hop nose from heavy Mosaic and Simcoe dry-hopping. Full bodied with hop bitterness and resinous hop flavor. Leaves a lasting impression. Citra: heavy citrus aroma, fruity flavor; Chinook: grapefruit, resinous pine; Simcoe: dry, piney; and Mosaic: earthy and mildly floral, with notes of sweet citrus and spice..

Lagunitas Aunt Sally Sour Ale

A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale. We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what's the difference? It's sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally's out there, You know who you are...

 

Brew Kettle "All For One" Session IPA


This is a very solid session IPA. Citrusy and tropical with lean malts means big hop flavor dominates. It begs you to drink another and another. Yes please. I'm happy to oblige.

GO CAV'S

 

Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA

A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish....malt, take a back seat please

Odd Side Bean Flicker Blonde w/Coffee

     

Clean burnt gold with a large white foam head leaving fishnet lace all over.
Smell is a little metallic and vegetal--(what is it with light Odd Side ales and the cabbage patch? Seriously it almost smells like raw potato)--with coffee and vanilla.
Taste is coffee, vanilla, and shortcake with a tiny spritz of lemon and a hint of grassy or vegetal earthy bitterness.
Feel is full but light, frothy and semi-wet

Fat Head's Bumble Berry

A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave a thick halo and light wisping. Solid retention.

S - Ohhhh yah. Blueberry explosion. Fresh berries and light skin notes. There is some faint grain aroma along with some very faint honey aroma. Loving how blueberry forward this is.

T - A tad too much honey for me that overshines the natural sweetness and deliciousness of blueberries. Blueberries are nice, fresh tasting. Almost dessert like. I get some faint malts and super, super light earthy/grassy hops. Mighty tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is great, not over carbonated, not too sweet. I can definitely see gulping this back on a hot summer day.

O - Overall this was a mighty tasty beer, definitely my favourite blueberry beer to date.

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

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The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you

can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little

person soon will grow

up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say,

"I love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from

deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home Monsters, Gladiators  Games or ALL Gateway Events..........with

$3-Domestics

-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$4- Microbrews-

Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$6 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

"When I went to school, they askedme what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
John Lennon

 

Saturday Rocktober 21

Opening at 11:30 for

A MONSTER / CAVALIER

of a Happy Hour

With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Live on Our Stage

For Happy Hour

Brooklyn-based Blues/Soul Artist
Sean Carroll

@ 9pm

Revivalist Rock, Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance from Omaha

Kris Lager Band

Kris Lager Band has been hard at work for over a decade spreading and honing their Revivalist Rock, Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance music across the country. When it comes to energetic and heartfelt live music performances KLB is second to none. They have worked with, toured, and recorded alongside some of the industries finest. All the while managing to avoid the pitfalls of the road and the rock’n'roll lifestyle that far to often derail a band on the verge of breaking out. 

Their new album ‘Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance’ is a continuation to their ever exploring musical tastes and approach. An all analog and mostly live recording produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald of Monophonics fame features their trademark lo-fi sound. The record was recorded in the bay area at Transistor Studios and mixed by Sergio Rios of the stellar funk ensemble, Orgone. It is a powerful statement of road life, love & romance, a splash of social commentary, and a few old fashioned fun jams. All tied together with heavy guitar grooves, funky drums, thick keys, and powerful bass.

The record is a follow up to their Tab Benoit produced recording Platte River Runaway which showcases a more laid back and bluesy effort. The Louisiana legend helped bring to life a strong bluesy and country side that hasn’t been showcased very often from these troubadours. The recording was conceived after a swamp ride off of the Intercostal Canal of Louisiana’s bayou. Tab believed that if they were going to make a record together they’d first have to get a little taste of the swamp and experience treeverb. The sound of the music reverberating off of the water and the cypress trees. Which Tab mimics on one of the key tracks ‘Slow Down’. Through that boat ride and ‘near death experience’ another KLB live staple came to life, ‘Sunshine On The Bayou’ 

KLB is spearheaded by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Kris Lager, who rips out face melting solos and hypnotic riffs. Jeremiah Weir on keyboards and percussions is the perfect melodic counterpart and always brings the high holiness to the stage. The backbeat of the band is brought to you by freestyle extraordinaire John Fairchild, who has logged seven years with the group and is a tour de force on the kit. Brandon Miller rounds out the ensemble on bass with a solid low end that holds it all together and a high kick Chuck Norris would be proud of.

 

Saturday Rocktober 21

Opening at 9AM

BROWNS BRUNCH PARTY

Best Bloody Mary's $4

Damn Delicious Mimosa $3

BIG Ass Brunch Burrito

Breakfast Quesadilla

Crème Brûlée French Toast

+

The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

 

Tuesday Rocktober 24

Bull's vs. Cav's

As Always-It's a PaRtY!!!!!

With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Thursday ROCKtober 26

Huge GUNS & ROSES Party

With THE Best Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Live on our stage

Progressive Rock/Jam Band/Funk/Jazz/Blues from Boulder, CO

AMORAMORA

“They radiate a frothy amalgamation of funky jam vibes infused with catchy vocals that are sure to ingrain themselves in your cranium.” – The Dankles

Amoramora is a traveling, working, multipurpose rock and jazz fusion quartet from Boulder, Colorado. With members from Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Boulder, the band formed after crossing paths in 2015 and has been performing, as well as expanding their extensive catalog with original material ever since. After gaining traction amongst the legendary students at the University of Colorado, the group of composers and multi-instrumentalists quickly jumped from packed house parties, to small bars, and then to bigger stages. An Amoramora experience is an eclectic mix of improvisational musical gumbo, blending and stirring together integral aspects of Progressive Funk, Psychedelic Rock, African High Life, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Soul. Astronomic compositions take the listener on an engaging journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, trumpet, and EWI mixed in with vocal harmonies add up to truly original and endless musical possibilities – and have been proven to create large dance parties in cities like Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Breckenridge, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, Durango, Nederland, and more.
The quartet, two of which are formally trained jazz musicians from University of Colorado at Boulder & University of Miami (FL), create a fresh and different set list every night to keep their audience engaged and returning to listen to what the four have to offer. Often creating intriguing theme nights for audiences members, in 2016 the band hosted a ‘Big Lebowski Night' in their hometown, complete with two sets of original material, costumes, extensive production, and musical teases with covers tied into the selection inspired by the feature film. The group has also played as ‘Smoked Gouda: A Tribute to the String Cheese Incident' multiple times, paying homage to a group from their home state. Adding to the history of themes the boys also concocted an 80's-themed Halloween show in late 2016, featuring their first ever ‘Wheel of Fortune Set' where they had audience members spin the wheel in order to select an improvisational idea from it, and the band would then play it.

Friday Rocktober 27

Rock + Soul Duo with Pop Sensibilty, lots of heart, & just the right amount of sass from upstate NY

SIRSY

Rock + Soul Duo with Pop Sensibilty, lots of heart, & just the right amount of sass. < sirsy.com > Fronted by charistmatic lead singer, Melanie who is also the band's drummer and plays a full kit standing up. Melanie also plays bass parts on a keyboard with her drum stick and even throws in an occasional mean flute solo. Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well loved Rickenbacker through a pedal board full of vintage effects. He also pays bass with his feet. SIRSY is known for passionate performances that often include lots of stories from the road, laughs, and dance parties. It's a good time!

PLUS

Alternative, Power Pop, Garage Rock from CLE

the lowlies

Crochet and needlepoint, drawing obscenities with sidewalk chalk, comic books, crop dusting, scrapbooking, quantum physics, selective hearing, baby asprin, and writing and playing original music.

Saturday Rocktober 28

Halloween Party w/

ALt/ROCK from CLE

THE SKIES ABOVE US

A modern epic alternative rock punch surrounded with melodic jabs. We are an alternative rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.

Plus

instrumental rock band from Northeast Ohio

THE BATTLE

The Battle is an instrumental rock band from Northeast Ohio. They are brothers Donne (drums) and Ron Copenhaver (guitar), Chris Shaheen (guitar), and Tom Nemo (bass).
The Battle have an edge. While not by definition a heavy rock band, many of the riffs blur the line between heavy and alternative rock. The brothers have joked that they are Explosions of the Stone Age, a reference to two of their influences, instrumental band Explosions in the Sky, and Queens of the Stone Age. There is a push and pull in the music. Songs that start out dissonant and staccato can end sweeping and cinematic, yet while listening the transition feels seamless and natural. The Rustbelt Chronicles calls The Battle "heavily intense and captivating" and, "a four-piece marvel."
The brothers have appeared as featured musical guests on ESPN 850 WKNR Cleveland and QFM 96.3 in Columbus. The Battle appeared as a featured band at ESPN 850 WKNR host Tony Rizzo's annual holiday party in 2014. A song written by the brothers also appeared in the Steph Greegor independent short film Olsky . Truth, Like Light, Blinds , the band's latest album, is out everywhere now. 

and

acoustic duo from Cleveland, Ohio

SUITCASE RECORD

 

Wednesday November 1

Vaughan / Hendrix-inspired blues-rock

Award Winning

Native American Music Award for

"Blues Album of the Year" "Group of the Year"

PLUS #3 & #2 on Billboard Top Blues Albums

Experience Hendrix touring member

Indigenous

Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.
Mato Nanji's father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a well-known and highly respected spiritual advisor and spokesperson for the International Indian Treaty Council.  In addition to this leadership role, he was an accomplished musician and a member of the musical group, The Vanishing Americans.  Formed by Greg and his brothers in the ‘60's, The Vanishing Americans toured nationally and shared bills with such legends as Bonnie Raitt.  Besides being heavily influenced by the music his father and uncles were making, Mato was exposed to Greg's vast collection of blues records by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King.  Consequently, Mato embraced and began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age.  With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens.After much time invested in practicing and building a following, they began touring extensively across the country.  In 1998, they released their award winning debut album  Things We Do .  The title track's video, directed by Chris Eyre ( Smoke Signals ), won the American Indian Film Festival Award and was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.  Indigenous' music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King's Blues Tour in 1999.  Sadly, Mr. Zephier would pass away before seeing his children receive this great honor.
With momentum gaining, Indigenous' 2000 sophomore release,  Circle,  was produced and arranged by Stevie Ray Vaughan's longtime friend and collaborator, the late Doyle Bramhall, Sr.  Three more cds; Fistful of Dirt (2002),  Indigenous  (2003) and  Long Way Home ( 2005) would follow before the 2006 decision by the siblings to ‘disband' and pursue their own musical paths but Mato carried on with the Indigenous band name.  “Playing with my family for 10 years was a lot of fun, but it was time to grow and keep moving forward.” Mato continued touring and in 2006 released  Chasing The Sun .  Two of the cd's songs, “Come On Home” and “Leaving”, were featured on the hit Discovery Channel show  The Deadliest Catch.  “Come on Home” was also featured on FX's  Sons of Anarchy .
On 2008's  Broken Land s, an intensely personal record, Mato and Leah, his lyricist and wife, pay tribute to his Native heritage.  The album decries the poverty, isolation and reality of life on the reservation with “Place I Know . ” The album gains its title from the line , “all is lost in these broken lands.” Of  The Acoustic Sessions (released in 2010), Mato commented, “It's a collection of some of my favorite songs that celebrate 10 years of releasing albums. Every song that I have ever written began with the acoustic guitar, so it only felt natural to create an acoustic album.”  Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji  (2012) would mark Nanji's debut on the  Blues Bureau International  label and the beginning of his collaboration with noted producer, Mike Varney.  Joining Mato on the disc's opening track “Free Yourself, Free Your Mind” is the soulful Jonny Lang.  On it, the two guitar-masters trade vocals and guitar solos.  It's truly a blues lover's ‘match made in heaven'.In addition to his Indigenous ‘day job', Mato Nanji has been a member of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002.  Playing alongside original Jimi Hendrix band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell, the tour roster includes some of today's blues greats including Buddy Guy, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Robert Randolph. Once the 2012 Experience Hendrix Tour concluded, Mato and fellow EHT tour mates  David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) would collaborate and release the hard-driving, psychedelic blues-infused  3 Skulls and the Truth (Blues Bureau International) disc .  The album's no-holds barred setting is the ideal foundation for the three veteran axemen to simply ‘let it fly'.  February 2013 would bring the Mato Nanji-inspired release from trance-blues artist Otis Taylor, My World Is Gone  ( Telarc ).  Mato and Otis explore the plight of the American Indian people in a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary.  "Mato inspired the entire direction of this album," says Taylor.  "We were talking about history backstage at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert he had just played, and, in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation, he said 'My world is gone.'  The simplicity and honesty of those four words was so heavy, I know what I had to write about." "My dad was my favorite musician so he really influenced me a lot with everything.  I just felt it was time to pay tribute to him and his band," says Nanji. That tribute, Vanishing Americans , was released on May 21, 2013 and promptly found its place on iTunes Top 10 Blues Chart.  Blues Rock Review (6/5/13) said: “each song is brought together with heavy and powerful guitar riffs akin to those of Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix, while bellowing, raspy vocals turn a talented guitarist's vision into a relatable song for many, just as any praiseworthy blues album should.” “Mato continues to refine his guitar and vocal vocabularies with each new release and is also expanding his songwriting skills with his wife Leah,” said producer Mike Varney of Time Is Coming (May 2014). From the infectious opening track of “Grey Skies”; the Soundgarden/Rage Against the Machine influenced “Won't Be Around No More”; and the gut-wrenching blues of “Don't Know What To Do”, and at all points in between, Mato Nanji “tears at his guitar strings, bending and shaking them to within an inch of their life, it is clear that he is no mere copyist. He is a genuine virtuoso…” (Rhys Williams, bluesblastmagazine.com 5/14). Ultimately, Mato dedicates Time Is Coming, to the Indigenous youth and all young people on the Indigenous reservations. Of the song says Nanji; “still to this day, the struggle continues to just live in peace.  Growing up here on the reservation I've seen a lot of broken families…broken homes.  I feel our families' “Tiospaye” are the core of what makes us who we are.  Now family and its meaning is not as strong as it used to be for our people…almost non-existent.  So I send my heart and soul out to the indigenous children having a tough time in their lives and in their homes.  This record is inspired by them and made in their honor.  I hope for the best for all.  Tomorrow is another day.”
The Plateros, a three piece award winning family band from the Navajo Nation in Tohajiilee, New Mexico consider Mato Nanji and Indigenous one of their greatest musical influences. Levi and The Plateros played their first show, a festival in Bird Springs, AZ in December 2004, and by April 2005, they would find themselves onstage performing at the largest PowWow in the world, The Gathering of Nations.  Lead guitarist Levi, with his natural born talent, slid across the stage with power chords and screaming blues that amazed the packed crowd.  He was just 13 years old.
In the years to follow, Levi, along with his cousins Douglas Platero on drums and Bronson Begay on bass would receive numerous nominations for native music and video awards, and their cd Hang On would take home a win for Best Blues Album at the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards.
In 2012, they joined Indigenous for The Kinship Tour, with The Plateros opening the double bill.  They would join Mato for blistering encores that would bring the proverbial house down. Touring in support of Time Is Coming in the summer of 2014, Mato Nanji would once again call on Levi, Douglas and Bronson to hit the road with him.  This time, though, would be different.  They would be onstage as Indigenous' rhythm section;  Mato and Levi trading leads and solos while Bronson and Douglas provided the strong, stable rhythmic foundation that allowed the two guitarists to 'tear it up'. As the band made its way across the east coast, the after show buzz was audible.  The incendiary chemistry of Mato Nanji, Levi Platero, Bronson Begay and Douglas Platero innate.

opening

BOB FRANK

Dear Bob ~ About Bob Frank Cleveland Magazine said, "Aside from being an accomplished guitarist, Frank boasts a encyclopedic knowledge of old-time country, blues and bluegrass music." The Free Times added, "Frank is a first-class guitarist and vocalist." Jazz and Blues Report added, "A sure- fingered, veteran player, skilled in a wide spectrum of black and white roots styles, Frank comes off as a performer with a strong sense of identity." And in a recent cd review , Vintage Guitar Magazine said, “Frank is a first rate songwriter and a champion guitar player.” A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Bob spent eighteen years as the leader of the Hotfoot Quartet, touring throughout North America and recording several albums. As a sideman he has worked with Robert Lockwood, Wallace Coleman, fiddler Howard Armstrong, the Falls City Ramblers, and British bluesman Long John Baldry . Bob has played many different kinds of music including bluegrass, old- timey , swing, rock, reggae and Caribbean soca, but is known these days as an expert in a wide variety of blues st yles. Bob joined Blue Lunch in 1995. As well as playing guitar and serving as one of the band's lead vocalists, Bob contributes as the primary song writer in the band. He also acts as producer for the band's recordings. During the day Bob works through Young Audiences , performing traditional American music assembly programs for children. He has done over 3000 of these programs in schools throughout the United States.Bob is also one of the founders of th e Cleveland Blues Society . He is currently a board member of that organization and serves as the director of the educational committee and the historical committee. Bob and his wife Ellen have two grown children. They live in Shaker Heights.

They are Indigenous!

 

Friday November 3

Conscious Music Collective of Folk, Soul, Indie, Rock, Hip Hop

Satsang


Awards Magic City Music Awards

Best Male Vocalist
Album of the Year
Best Americana/Roots

Satsang is a conscious music collective. Creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection.  The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more. 

Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn't until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”

On March 20th, 2017 the band will be releasing their sophomore full length album Pyramid(s) on the Rootfire Cooperative Label. Featuring guest appearances by Nahko Bear and Tim Snider of Medicine For The People, Wookiefoot, Tubby Love, and Grammy Award winner Chris Berry. It's safe to say Satsang is well underway to a big year.

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"For a generation lost in a sea of mindless beats and meaningless words, Satsang is a breath of fresh air.  In a time where poetry feeds and stems from rebellion and roots music resurfaces as the anchor for social justice and people powered movements, these kinds of troubadours are imperative for greater change.  I am honored to be witnessing these young men hold a torch for positivity and love in the struggle and remind us all that change takes hard work, but together we can preserve a world that we all want to live in.” - Nahko

" I welcome Satsang warmly to my senses. I'm instantly drawn to the familiar style of singing that devours island radio; caught off guard by harmonic elements.  I like this!" - HIRIE

"Satsang is a Sanskrit word that translates to mean “being with the truth.” Satsang (the band), is a Montana-based trio, creating some of the most exciting underground and conscious music released today. Their Americana style is at times part folk, part melodic hip hop.”  - Rootfire

Saturday November 4

It's a Musical Showcase!

 

Saturday November 11

A frenzied mélange of progressive rock, jazz fusion, and funkabilly, lead by electric violin virtuoso

Joe Deninzon's

Stratospheerius

CD Release Party


Led by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon, who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius have showcased their “frenzied mélange of progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world. Their latest album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features contributions from Renaissance's Rave Tesar and jazz artist/Testament guitar Alex Skolnick. The New York-based group has opened for Martin Barre, The Levin Brothers (Tony and Pete), Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, and John Scofield… Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, rock with Gypsy influences. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and was named “Best Jam Band” in the Musician's Atlas Independent Music Awards.

“If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”
-David Budin, www.coolcleveland.com

opening

Metal / Progressive / Fusion from CLE

EGO


Biography Like a young phoenix rising above its former fiery ashes, this Cleveland-based band blazes with an undeniable fury and passion. Formed in 2006, EGO combines the power of prog, fusion, and their own intense instrumental riffs that have accelerated them to the next level. Guitar virtuoso Mike Risko composes all of EGO's creations with the collaboration of experienced keyboardist Dan Schostek. The band has released two CDs, their self-titled debut in 2006 and "Resistance is Futile" in 2011. Inspired by bands like Dream Theater, Return To Forever, Fates Warning, and Planet X, EGO brings scorching leads, powerful rhythms, and creative hooks that transcend audiences and make this band who they are... EGO!!!

EGO has performed with The Tubes, Michael Schenker Group, Tim "RIPPER" Owens, Between The Buried & Me, Chimaira, Cynic, Scale The Summit, Devin Townsend Project, Edguy, Cellbound, Firewind, Taproot, Michael Harris, Joe Stump, The Sean Baker Orchestra, Frank Hannon (Tesla), Tantric, Genitorturers, Travis Larson Band, Wretch, Eternal Legacy, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Johnny A, Echoes of Eternity, and Into Eternity.

Thursday November 16

Charlottesville, Virginia's most intriguing musical export since the Dave Matthews Band

The Barons

"Hailing from historic Charlottesville, Virginia in 2015, The Barons manage to combine youthful themes of love and fear with their ethereal, booty shakin' rock n' roll music. Fresh into their twenties, The Barons are frontman Peyton Alley, lead guitarist Josiah Ragland, drummer Ryan Boone, and bassist Kirtland Gray. With multiple sold out shows in the US college scenes, headlining 50,000+ festivals, a national headlining US tour and supporting the tours of top Billboard alternative artists (i.e. Judah and the Lion, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Barns Courtney etc.) all behind their back, The Barons have quickly developed their arena potential. Only 6 released singles are currently to the band's name, but there's no question their writing is prep for an LP. Songs like Plane, Rattle, and Hands On really stand out to me as the essence of rock n' roll. Loud guitars that yearn to cut through the road less travelled.  And other singles : Mary Anne, Light Up, and Crown appear as the band's approach to young love. Mary Anne specifically has received the majority of this via national iHeart Radio and college radio play. All of their tunes grasp the art of both rock n' roll and pop music. Rock yet easy enough for your Springsteen mom to swallow. Pop yet just enough for your local virtuoso to tell you it's not sold out. All in all ,

Friday December5

It's a Musical Showcase!

 

Friday January 19

JUNO Award Winners

Swamp Roots Rock out of Ottawa, ON

MonkeyJunk

 

have won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (USA), and have been nominated twice for a JUNO Award, taking home the coveted hardware in 2012

Monk ey Junk Bio Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. Their fifth Stony Plain Records release, Time T o Roll is unique in that it incorporates elements of all four of their previous recordings with added maturity in songwriting and instrumentation, cementing MonkeyJunk's ori ginality and sound as its own. Steve Marriner , the trio's vocalist, baritone guitarist, harmonica and organ player , was well known as the ‘go-to' guy as a producer , sideman and session player . He's also toured the world performing alongside Harry Manx. Steve is also the consummate musical networker and stage guest having been invited to join many artists in concert such as Randy Bachman, Colin James and Big Sugar . At the age of nineteen, lead guitarist T ony D performed for three nights in Buddy Guy's band. In 1982, he opened for Stevie Ray V aughn. These events helped propel him into a long-standing career with his own popular project, The T ony D Band. He ha s also toured with some of this country's greatest musicians, including the late Dutch Mason. Before MonkeyJunk, drummer and percussionist Matt Sobb was a very busy session drummer around Ottawa and has backed up several regional, national and international artists live on stage, touring and in studio over the last 25 years such as Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Jef f Healey and T om Wilson (Blackie & Th e Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond), The T ony D Band, his brother 's band Marty Sobb and The Mobb among many others. MonkeyJunk has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (USA), and have been nominated twice for a JUNO Award, winning the award for Blues Album of the Y ear in 2012.

FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!

→and remember To be nice & Have A GOOD Time!←

WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!

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