Free Live Music: Bully with Punch Drunk Tagalongs
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Showcasing exceptional female talent onstage - from punk to alternative and country and every sound in between. These are the acts that should be on your radar and in your playlists. For five weeks starting July 25 through August 22, head to the Rock Hall plaza on Wednesday nights to see the female rock bands you need to hear right now.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the PNC main stage - FREE with RSVP *Does not include museum admission
Free metered parking is available on the East 9th extension and on Alfred Lerner Way (in front of First Energy Stadium) after 6pm. For a full list of parking options and directions click here.
Come Hungry! Our onsite All-Access Cafe, bar and food trucks will be open for each Summer in the City event!
Week 2 - local openers Punch Drunk Tagalongs open with their blend of grunge, distortion, fuzzy riffs and psychedelic/experimental leanings with a melodic undertow and Bully lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Alicia Bognanno brings her coarse Cobain-like head scream and howl with jolting guitar.
about the band
Bully burst onto the scene in 2015 with their critically acclaimed album Feels Like. Today the band announces Losing. The album was engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno in Chicago at Electrical Audio.
Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, Bully was born in 2013. Bognanno was an engineer who had cut her teeth working at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Together with guitarist Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus on bass, they made a debut album received unanimous critical acclaim and Bognanno became a point of intrigue. A rock icon in the making, with her signature scream, messy blonde hair hanging in her face, and formidable skills as both a player and an engineer who prefers recording to tape.
girls to the front
Long-time Cleveland-based music photographer Anastasia Pantsios has just released her first book of photography, Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, featuring 53 photos of women musicians. The earliest is Grace Slick, shot at a May 1969 Jefferson Airplane concert at Grant Park in Chicago where she grew up. The most recent is Jessica Lea Mayfield at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom in March 2013. Pantsios will have her book onsite at all Summer in the City free concert events.