Brite Winter Festival is an annual outdoor art and music festival in Cleveland, Ohio. These photos and updates are about music.


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


Interview: Let’em Run

Punk-bred pals with a twisted taste for gruff Americana, Let’em Run recently released I Quit! Live, a collection of punchy bluegrass and whiskey-drenched shouts dotted with mandolins, banjos, and fiddle-wielding. We talk to Let’em Run about punk roots, recording Quit, and their classically-trained background. Select interviews will be printed in the Premium Guide Book along with CD samplers of  Brite… Read more →


Interview: We The People

We The People began as a desire for an organ trio that wanted to play soul. In its current iteration, We The People exudes confidence, tightness, and swagger. All necessary elements of a rocking, funky, get-down dance band. Combining the fun and funk of its heroes with the kind of electricity that can only happen when a band is feeling… Read more →