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Shuffle is WKSU's weekly spin through Northeast Ohio's music scene.

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Shuffle: Free from Lyrics, Royal Beasts Creates Soundscapes

3/21/2019
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Cleveland instrumental rock band Royal Beasts is working to connect with audiences through soundscapes rather than lyrics. The three musicians came together in the past year as somewhat of an experiment to see how they sounded together. They discovered an instant connection.

Duration:00:04:26

Shuffle: Folk Duo Cave Twins Drawn Together by Song

3/14/2019
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David Mayfield and Abby Rose have reunited after experiencing a turning point in their musical careers. Performing as Cave Twins , the duo is set to release its debut album, “Best Friends for Now,” at two back-to-back shows at Rialto Theatre in Kenmore March 15 and 16.

Duration:00:05:52

Shuffle: Cleveland International Records Spinning Again

3/7/2019
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A music label with deep roots in Northeast Ohio is poised to make a comeback through a combination of reissues and new albums covering everything from rock to polka. This week’s “Shuffle” looks at the past and future of Cleveland International Records , which includes one of the biggest selling albums of all-time. Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” came out in 1977. At the time, John Gorman was program director at WMMS radio in Cleveland. “At first listen it was like, ‘this is like an operetta;...

Duration:00:04:41

Shuffle: The Outside Voices Finds a Bed of Roses in Its Third Album

2/28/2019
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This week, Kent rock group The Outside Voices releases its third album. The band has spent the past three years finding its collective sound that's influenced by '70s rock, classic country and Americana. Stoned and Lonely The Outside Voices is singer/guitarist John Patrick Halling, bassist Kevin McManus, guitarists Jimmy Dykes and Johnny Miller, and drummer Sam Langstaff. Stoned and Lonely is the band's third release. In 2017, the band recorded its first full-length album, Hound Dogs and...

Duration:00:05:02

Shuffle: Akron's ZOD1AC Creates Rust Belt-Inspired Instrumental Hip-Hop

2/21/2019
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Akron native Joe Maas, who produces atmospheric beats as ZOD1AC , is working to unite Northeast Ohio's hip-hop community by celebrating what makes Rust Belt cities inspiring and influential to local musicians.

Duration:00:04:57

Shuffle: Layers and Textures Fill Niights New Album ‘Hellebores’

2/14/2019
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Cleveland indie rock band Niights has spent three years perfecting the follow-up to its debut album. Lead singer and guitarist Jenna Fournier says they decided to release 'Hellebores' in two parts -- half dream pop, half metal. Niights has been a staple in Cleveland’s music scene for much of the last decade. Fournier wrote most of the band’s debut album, 2013’s 'Whisper'. After two international tours, Niights signed with Tragic Hero Records and re-released Whisper in 2015. Nearly four years...

Duration:00:05:21

Shuffle: Honey-Making Soul Singer Wesley Bright Steps Away From His Sweet Center Stage

2/7/2019
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Popular Northeast Ohio soul band Wesley Bright and The Honeytones is saying goodbye, for now. The group that's been performing for much of the last decade plays its final show this weekend before taking a long break.

Duration:00:04:24

Shuffle: Akron Teen Kofi Boakye Plays the Keys to Success

1/31/2019
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At 15 years old, Kofi Boakye was the youngest black pianist to be enrolled at the University of Akron School of Music's jazz program. Now, at 19 years old, he's starting his journey to the Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall. The Akron keyboardist, songwriter and producer will hold a fundraising concert and screening for the film, "Kofi: Made in Akron," to earn the remaining money it will cost to live in Boston while attending classes.

Duration:00:06:05

Shuffle: New Book Examines Kent's Influence on Music History

1/24/2019
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A new book coming out next week takes a look at the role Kent played in music history. “ Small Town, Big Music ” tells the story of the nationally known bands who performed at Kent State as well as the bands that made up the local music scene.

Duration:00:04:49

Shuffle: Cleveland's Wax Mage Records Cooks Up Custom Vinyl Creations

1/17/2019
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Heath Gmucs has worked as a press operator at Cleveland’s Gotta Groove Records for about nine years. Now, he's turning the mostly automated process of making vinyl into customized, hand-crafted works of art.

Duration:00:04:38

Shuffle: Stella's Music Club Owner Wants to Anchor A Cleveland 'Rock 'n' Roll Corridor'

1/10/2019
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Stella's Music Club is Cleveland's newest venue. And its owner has big plans to create a 'rock 'n' roll’ corridor downtown.

Duration:00:04:39

Shuffle: From Uke Punk to Dynamic Hip-Hop, The Best Local Music of 2018

12/27/2018
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From uke punk to dynamic hip-hop, it was an eclectic year of music in Northeast Ohio. WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz and contributor Brittany Nader pick their favorite local albums of 2018.

Duration:00:05:19

Shuffle: Orrville Organ Maker Crafts Instruments That Stand the Test of Time

12/20/2018
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If you’ve attended a church service in Northeast Ohio, chances are you’ve heard a Schantz Organ. The Orrville company that makes pipe organs is marking 145 years in business and is now under its fourth generation of leadership.

Duration:00:05:35

Shuffle: Cleveland's 'Fresh' New Hip-Hop Makerspace

12/13/2018
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FreshLab is open for beat makers on Cleveland’s west side. It's a new hip-hop makerspace that's giving both aspiring and professional rappers a place to connect and create.

Duration:00:04:30

Shuffle: A Songwriting Competition That's About More than Music

12/6/2018
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An annual songwriting competition places Cleveland musicians in classrooms to help kids address issues of hate, racism and bigotry. It's a partnership between the Cleveland non-profit Roots of American Music, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Duration:00:05:06

Shuffle: Cleveland Musician Uno Lady Creates One-Woman Choir Out of a Suitcase

11/29/2018
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Cleveland’s Christa Ebert utilizes a microphone, mixer and electronic effects pedals to create a solo “ghost choir,” or lush layers of her vocals interwoven together, as the dynamic, one-woman project, Uno Lady. The result is an eclectic blend of husky, a cappella jazz singing with doo-wop, pop and folk vocal elements that meld together to create a cohesive sonic collage.

Duration:00:04:31

Shuffle: Teaching Classical Guitar in Inner-City Cleveland

11/21/2018
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A non-profit arts organization is turning inner-city Cleveland kids into classical guitarists. It's a growing outreach program started by the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society , that began working in the schools about six years ago. This past spring, they got a Cleveland Foundation grant to expand to an after-school program in the Clark Fulton neighborhood.

Duration:00:04:25

Shuffle: Out of Painful Childhood Memories, Angie Haze Finds Magic in Music

11/15/2018
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Akron singer-songwriter Angie Haze is telling her life story through music. She’s recording an album and video series documenting how she overcame years of domestic violence and abuse. This week, she's releasing Volumes 3 and 4.

Duration:00:05:04

Shuffle: Cleveland's Mourning [A] BLKstar Creates a Grassroots Movement Through Music

11/8/2018
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An eclectic Cleveland band uses music to confront issues of racism, oppression and police violence. Mourning [A] BLKstar hopes its sophomore album sparks a movement. Mourning [A] BLKstar was formed in 2015 as an experiment that arose after a tragedy. Beatmaker RA Washington fell into a “creative crisis” and became disillusioned with his path as a musician.

Duration:00:05:55

Shuffle: The Choir Will Sing Again at the Beachland Ballroom This Weekend

11/1/2018
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One of Cleveland’s most successful local bands of the 1960s is reuniting this weekend. This week’s Shuffle examines The Choir, their lost album, and their upcoming shows at The Beachland Ballroom. Jim Bonfanti spent the 1960s providing the foundation for The Choir, both on the drums and by being the only constant member of the band’s ever-changing lineup. “I was in a band from Euclid called The Caverns. The Mods were from Mentor – they all went to Mentor High School. All I knew is that The...

Duration:00:05:12