Free Live Music: A Giant Dog with Sister Smirk
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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 4 - Sister Smirk opens and A Giant Dog brings raucous ear candy culled from the hook-driven melodies to the PNC main stage.
about the band
Forging their friendships in the crucible of their Houston, TX, high school, Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums) first got their start covering AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett, and the finer points of the Back to the Future soundtrack at school dances under the band name Youth In Asia. Reuniting in Austin in 2008, they enlisted their pals Andy Bauer (guitar) and Graham Low (bass) and christened the act A Giant Dog.
AGD is raucous ear candy culled from the hook-driven melodies of Slade, the glammy swagger of Marc Bolan, the morbid fantasy of Killer-era Alice Cooper, and the unpredictable wit of Sparks. Sabrina and Andrew’s lyrics, equal parts brutally honest, clever, and debased, have a knack for taking their idiosyncratic depravities and making them feel universal. These songs are by, for, and about the losers, freaks, and outcasts. The lonely. The terminally horny. No band better speaks to the hearts of slackers, burnouts, rockers, sluts, and creeps everywhere than A Giant Dog.
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.