February 21, 2015 4 pm – 11 pm Market District, Ohio City

It will be cold... there might be snow... it might be a blizzard, but it doesn’t really matter. This is Cleveland, and we’re going outside to play.

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Sun Club

By Rachel Hunt Listen while you read: Dad Claps at the Mom Prom by SUN CLUB   “I want to thank those little hooligans for coming along,” Molly Rankin, lead singer of Alvvays, laughs into her microphone during the sold-out show in the Beachland Tavern last Saturday night. She is talking about Sun Club, a Baltimore band who recently accompanied… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Sammy Slims  

By Rachel Hunt Listen while you read: Black Songs by Sammy Slims There is something about a pop song that refuses to grow old. No matter how many times it gets played on the radio, even if it becomes dated with the passing of decades, mainstream culture elevates those Top 40 tunes until they become almost immortal. It’s the work… Read more →

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Interview: Signals Midwest

Recorded over two weeks in Cleveland, Signals Midwest unleashed Light On The Lake, the follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore album Latitudes & Longitudes, in the fall of 2013. Since then, they’ve been on the road non-stop, sharing stages with the likes of Kevin Devine and The Front Bottoms, and are in the midst of planning a European tour. We talk… Read more →

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Interview: Yosemight

Drawing from rock, bluegrass, fusion, and funk, Columbus trio Yosemight take the Cleveland Clothing Company Stage at Loren Naji Gallery at 6 p.m. We talk to the band about their eclectic influences and some of their most memorable shows. View the entire Brite Winter line-up and schedule here. Select interviews will be printed in the Premium Guide Book along with CD… Read more →

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Interview: Church Camp

Hailing from Columbus, mathy punk trio Church Camp plays Joy Machines Bike Shop at 4:40 p.m. We talk to the band about their songwriting process and their live performance. View the entire Brite Winter schedule and lineup here. Select interviews will be printed in the Premium Guide Book along with CD samplers of  Brite artists given as a reward to… Read more →

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Interview: Texas Plant

“Roll the dice and shoot to kill” Texas Plant implores you on “Smiles”, a 2013 release that fits between their other tales of gin-soaked barroom nights (and days) and prison blues. A repertoire of dirty folk and dark Americana, Texas Plant is a bluesy amalgamation of punk lore and back road storytelling bluster. We talk to Texas Plant about their… Read more →

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Interview: Carrie Ryan

Interplaying bittersweet folk and captivating, sparse piano-pop, Carrie Ryan made her debut at 18 with the coming-of-age tales on her debut, This Road. A creative writer at heart, she took her scribe to task by honing her storytelling into the release of a succession of EPs and singles over the past two years.  Ryan has since spent 2013 opening for… Read more →

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Interview: RGI International

A Cleveland boomerang, Ryan Gerber wasted no time immersing himself in the arts when he returned to his hometown. Gerber is the founder of RGI International, a company that fuses creative design with placemaking, harnessing the psychology of why we do the things we do and using it to transform spaces. RGI is responsible for the beloved — and returning… Read more →

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Interview: She Bears

At the crossroads of shimmering power-pop and the melodic punch of indie-punk, Columbus’ She Bears January full-length release We Will Be Fossils — the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s I Found Myself Asleep – burst with bright narratives. We talk to them about the time in between, writing their new album, and the filming of their new video for “Fossils”. Select… Read more →

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Interview: Jenna Fournier

Best recognized as the songstress fronting the shoegaze-steeped Nights, the multi-talented Jenna Fournier recently traveled to Japan to tour in support of the melodic, fuzz-laden Cleveland-based band. Also a fine artist, Fournier’s whimsical work often appears in the band’s various designs and music videos. We talk to Fournier about touring overseas, her art, and what’s in the works for Nights… Read more →