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Summer in the City 2013 with Phosphorescent and Strand of Oaks

Wednesday, July 17: 7 p.m. - Wednesday, July 17: 10 p.m.

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This is the summer to rock, and Summer in the City, the Rock Hall’s FREE live concert series, returns this season to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Beginning on Wednesday, July 17th some of the country’s most buzzed about up and coming artists will perform on the Museum plaza (weather permitting, if necessary it will be moved inside to the Main Stage), and concessions will be available for purchase from the Museum and local food trucks on the plaza, as well. Summer in the City is sponsored by KeyBank and Yuengling.

Each Summer in the City artist or band has been invited to blog on rockhall.com/blog to share their experiences with fans: how they got started, their inspirations, their aspirations for the future and what their thoughts are on performing in Cleveland at the Museum.                                              

About Phosphorescent and Strand of Oaks

Nearly three years on from his breakthrough album Here’s To Taking It Easy, Phosphorescent returns to the fray with his most stunning record yet:  Muchacho. During the last album’s ‘cycle’, one could almost hear jaws hitting the floor witnessing a live band of such infinite verve. Not only did the album draw high praise in the form of Mojo’s ‘Album of the Month’ (#8 End of Year), Sunday Times & The Independent ‘Albums of the Week’, hit Rough Trade’s Top 5 Best of the Year, but the band also supported The National over the course of three sold out nights at Brixton Academy, a show that The Independent gave 5/5 and called “a sublime, joyous gig."

Strand of Oaks hails from Philadelphia by way of Goshen, Indiana. Comprised of Timothy Showalter, Strand of Oaks songs comingle fact and fiction, humor and heartbreak, and confessionals that turn into metaphor, autobiography transferred into tall tails. This has been Strand of Oaks’ M.O. over the span of three albums, the latest of which is Dark Shores, the most direct and accomplished to date. Inspired by a deep love of the Smashing Pumpkins and far lesser Buzz Bin bands, Showalter took to performing in an electro band called “Mind Groove.” The raw and haunting guise of Strand of Oaks proved to be the optimum mode in which to tell his stories. In addition to being Strand of Oaks at its “realest,” the latest record Dark Shores is Showalter’s sparest record and most professional as well. Showalter took to touring Pope Killdragon as both a solo act and a four-piece and while retaining the first solid touring band, renowned singer/songwriter/producer John Vanderslice reached out to Showalter to lend his sonic touch. The results are immediately identifiable – acoustics are crisp and shimmering, the synths and 12-string guitars rich with texture.

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This is the summer to rock, and Summer in the City, the Rock Hall’s FREE live concert series, returns this season to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Beginning on Wednesday, July 16th some of the country’s most buzzed about up and coming artists will perform on the Museum plaza (weather permitting, if necessary it will be moved inside to the Main Stage), and concessions will be available for purchase from the Museum and local food trucks on the plaza, as well.

Each Summer in the City artist or band has been invited to blog on rockhall.com/blog to share their experiences with fans: how they got started, their inspirations, their aspirations for the future and what their thoughts are on performing in Cleveland at the Museum.

 


 

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