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: Morgan Mecaskey

by Rachel Hunt     Listen while you read: Lover Less Wild by Morgan Mecaskey Taking the plunge from being part of a folk-driven collaborative group to reinventing yourself as a solo musician can be an intimidating undertaking, but Morgan Mecaskey fits none of the singer-songwriter tropes that plague the genre. While the lyrics she pens are exhumed from personal… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Roses

by Rachel Hunt Listen while you read: roses EP by roses Laozi, a famed philosopher and poet from ancient China, once wrote “if you do not change direction, you may end up where you’re going.” This advice may seem completely arbitrary, and it most definitely came from a website of inspirational quotes, but I think that this piece of prose… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: ITEM

by Jacqueline Bon Listen while you read: I Know Your Name by ITEM There’s virtually no way to get bored of ITEM’s live set because their sound is constantly morphing and evolving from song to song. The five-piece experimental pop chameleons are fairly new to Cleveland’s live music roster, and although they only have one song recorded online to-date, they’re… Read more →

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2015 Music Lineup Announced!

We’re very excited (way beyond) to announce the Brite Winter 2015 music lineup! On February 21, 60 bands will perform on eight stages throughout Ohio City. This year’s headliners are Cleveland’s own Welshley Arms and national act, Maps & Atlases out of Chicago, as well as Baltimore’s Sun Club and locals The Modern Electric and Cobra Verde. “We increased our music… Read more →

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Brite Winter Looks Even Brite-r in 2015

Now the rest of the nation knows about Cleveland too! (see Fodor’s and Travel and Leisure for their top places to visit in 2015) Six years ago, we knew this too, but we had a hard time seeing it during the winter. So, we had an idea.  One that we believed in, but one that we thought was just crazy… Read more →

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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 →