Fast times at Cleveland Hi (fi)...

Tonight's show really brought out droves of Cleveland Edgemen and women. Thanks to everyone who came out from near and far, everybody who loaned gear to touring bands and all the kids who supported Our Times, Mindset, My Rules, The First Step and all of us in the Right Idea with words, dives and high fives. It's great to have a scene show up and let loose with no fights or BS.

A special thanks to Aram and React! Records for helping us to do what we do.

We'll see you on Saturday, Detroit--this is your last warning...


Alert! Alert! Alert!

Venue change for Friday's show. Now at the Hi Fi in Lakewood! Just down the street from Now That's Class! and across the street from the Phantasy Night Club in Cleveland's West Side.

For Directions, etc, please visit the Hi-Fi's website HERE.

See you there!


Our World

Hey everyone!

Here's a snippet from a new song, titled "Our World." It's one of the songs from our upcoming React! Records release, due out early this summer!

We're stoked, and can't wait to get the rest out there, but here's this for now:

Here's the lyrics (straight from the mind grapes of Jeff Hess):

Our World

Made a pledge to ourselves to better our lives
Our goals are set and they're getting in our sights
"Educating a world" that doesn't seem to care
But we'll continue, with heads held high, reach beyond the blank stares

I know we won't fail if we work together
Changing the course of this world forever
Working together -- man help man
It's our plan -- together!

Change the World!

Change the world! Change it! Reshape it to a better place!
Where people look beyond religion and race!
Reach out your hand -- join in our fight!
Showing each other what we feel is right.
It starts with just one to take a step forward.
Soon others will follow -- just make your voice heard!

Change the World!

All created equal, and continue to remain.
Get so caught up in the differences, we can only look to ourselves for the blame.
It starts with our own lives, and the way we live!
Setting examples -- showing others how to give.

Let's turn this around, the world is ours!
Never stop reaching for the stars!

Change the World!

Listen! Learn! Go!


Social Climber

Spotted today on the blog network:

Pick out all the Clevo ex-pats on Fucked Up's guest-list this past weekend at the SXSW festival in Texas and win.*

*There is no prize, but you still win. You always win with Cleveland Hardcore.


Youngblood Fest (Update)

Here's the flyer for this year's YOUNGBLOOD SHOWCASE -- and a link to purchase tickets. Sure, our name is small here, but I guarantee our impact will be HUGE!

We're stoked!


It's Time! Time To See These Bands...

Yo! This show is gonna rule!

Come out and have some fun and hear some songs off our new EP out this Spring on React Records! The First Step just killed it at the Rivalry Showcase. Check the footage to judge for yourself (shot by Larry 'Louie Slammo' Envy). My Rulez is sure to bring the party after that last PiƱata extravaganza. Our Times from Buffalo finish out this lineup and have been around for a few years playing a solid style, def check them out.

I'd like to thank Slaba once again for the artwork. Anyone interested in his services let us know and we can pass along the info.


Youngblood Records 2008 Showcase Saturday, May 3rd.

Iron Age
Set To Explode (2nd to last show ever!)
Lion of Judah
Mind Eraser
Fired Up
Police & Thieves
Coptic Times (their East Coast debut and record release show)

and friends
The First Step
Government Warning
RIGHT IDEA (their East Coast debut)

$15.00. 2:00 PM.
At Champion Ship
52 Rear Market St. Lemoyne, PA 17043

Will-Call tickets for the showcase go on sale today, Tuesday March 11 at 11:00 AM EDT.

To get tickets go to http://www.youngblood-records.com. It is recommended that you get your tickets ahead of time especially if you will be traveling from far.

Here are some sample drive-times to the show:
From Boston: 6.5 hours
From Richmond: 3.5 hours
From Cleveland: 5 hours
From Syracuse, NY: 4 hours
From Pittsburgh, PA: 3 hours
From NYC: 3 hours
From Philadelphia: 2 hours
From Washington, DC: 2 hours
From Allentown, PA: 1.5 hours
From Wilkes-Barre, PA: 1.5 hours
From Baltimore: 1 hour

Amtrak is 5 minutes from the venue, Greyhound is 5 min from the venue.

Thanks for reading!


Yo, Detroit.

Check it out, the flyer for our Saturday show with TFS. The show is at Refuge Skate shop.

The Shop has been open for over 6 years and they sell some pretty dope shoes as well. It should be really awesome to play inside a skate shop AND play with TFS. See you there!

More info on the skate shop and the dudes that run it here. PEACE

Weather ALERT!...

8 to 14 inches of a Straight Edge EP blizzard is expected for Clevo and the World thanks to Aram of REACT! RECORDS. The News was dropped last night and we are all very excited and anticipating its release in the spring. I'm most likely not the right person to be posting this news, but im way pumped! If you care (haha) to read more about this great news please visit The Livewire Message board. And please check out REACT! Records myspace. And don't forget about our upcoming weekend with The First Step starting March 28th-30th! PEACE


Shaun Clark Interview

Shaun does not require an introduction.

Shaun Clark Interview:

You have been involved with Cleveland hardcore for a while now, what bands have you played for?

Fucking Shit. I don’t think it’s been that long. I told Carlson one time that our best days in hardcore are yet to come. “ I was like bitch don’t ask me again. Anyway.” (HAHAHAHAHA). The first “hardcore” band I was in was called DISTRICT FIVE. I was the lead singer. Some high points of this band include me making out with a fat 15-year-old girl in Erie, PA after our set, and also breaking a dinner plate on purpose in a Chinese restaurant in Canada. Some low points include our drummer quitting 3 times, and me telling Pat Hasset that I fucking hate him. That band broke up which sucks, cause being a lead singer was amazing. The next band actually had its beginnings with Carlson when we where 16 years old. LAZY DAYZ was just the name we finally agreed on. Some high points of that band include, our first show being shut down right before our last song and the hidden track on the Demo. The low points include Dana not wanting to play any shows and Dan quitting because Kelly was being a baby. The next band I joined was called RUN RIOT. At first I wasn’t excited about it, but with our new songs that are getting out, I’m starting to turn. Some high points from that band include a record label actually putting out our music, and playing a huge, free show in Vermont. Some low point include our drummer getting into a fight at Now That’s Class, and me almost beating the shit out of Pat Hasset. Fuck this is long. I am still currently in RUN RIOT. The next band is called MAD MINDS. Carlson and I still wanted to do a band together so we asked Dan from LAZY DAYZ and he said he was down, and then somehow met Alex at a show and called him. Some high points of this band include so far the West Virginia show and a solid recording at Negative Space. Some low points include not being able to practice for 3 weeks, and having a hard ass time writing new songs. (But they are written as I speak). 2 bands that I’m in, but we have not played shows include, I CAN’T LOSE, and ON FALL. Fuck.

Tuna Macaroni and Cheese or Totino’s Pizza?

Totino’s because I could always steal a slice from one of you fuckers and then break a plate outside instead of putting it in the dishwasher.

High School and College were full of fun times, what is your most memorable moment in each?

HAHAHAHAHA FUCK!!!!!!!!!! Ok, in high school, I was suspended for 10 days because I…. 1. During a group dance photo I got on my knees and put my hands and face in front of Nick’s groin area, and made the impression that I was giving him a blowjob in the photo. I guess someone’s mom didn’t like that. 2. I called the vice-principal at that time an “IDIOT” right to his face. Amazing. The principals said they looked at the photograph ‘up close’ and they are convinced that ‘something’ was in my mouth. Fuckers. During those 10 days, my dad thought I was gay, and my mom told me to get new friends. They can both go to hell for all I care. Fuckers.

Now College. During my freshman year, some of us were going to the clubs to go dancing. (Dancing in college involves a girl’s fat ass riding up and down on a guy’s crotch). In my friends room I took 3 shots of 151, and then starting moshing in the hallways. As we were leaving, we were all screaming. I went up to a window, started fake punching the window, but on the third punch, my hand went right through. I ran away, and a week later had to risk getting kicked out of school by going to judicial affairs. They told me to pay for the window. I never did. Fuckers.

Positive Numbers ’04 and ’05, overall music and hangouts, which takes the cake?

Fuck, this is fucking long. POSI 2004 takes the cake because I remember lighting off fireworks at the Red Roof Inn. Some security guard was staring at us while a friend and I were sparking the fuse, and he simply told us to “stop and go back to our rooms” but he was smiling while he said it. Then 5 minutes later I saw some dead serious family man come out of his first story room and tell 30 kids to stop lighting fireworks. One second later I see a mortar get dumped 10 inches away from him and explode. It was so fucking funny. We hid in the rooms and shut the lights off, as the police came and arrested people. After that I remember I had to take a shit, and Cliff clogged the toilet. HAHAHAHAHA and Moss never paid for the room and had a bed all to himself. He was bleeding from his mouth and it leaked all over the pillow. HAHAHAHA. I was in a room full of Shumakers too. HOLY SHIT!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

The Brothel has become home for hardcore in Cleveland, do you intend for it to stay there and for how long?

As long as possible. But I’m still waiting for the day when my landlord comes in on a show or the cops come and shut everything down. But so far everything has been cool. Fucking shit.

What book are you currently reading?

“Human; All Too Human” by Frederick Nietzsche

You’ve been driving without headlights for well over a year now, are you ever going to get new ones installed?

I’ll ask my car, but last time she said that getting a light bulb change was too painful for her. Shes very sensitive.

What bands have you been jamming to lately? Who should we check out?

HAHAHAHAHA. Dead Seriously, I’ve been jamming to old THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, and CONVERGE. I guess I have bad music taste but fuck it.

As far as bands to check out, I listened to a new song from LET DOWN off their LP, and I like it a lot. People need to check out EMPIRE from Columbus. (ex Triceratops). They are evil as fuck. Ummmmmmm… BRAIN HANDLE just re-released their LP with a label. People should get that before it sells out. Fuck, listen to your heart dickhead.

Any shout outs or last words?

Just listen to RIGHT IDEA, and everything in your world will be balanced.


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