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Saturday, September 17 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
The Modern Electric

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The Modern Electric are a Cleveland-based four piece with a passion for their city and an unapologetic enthusiasm for pop music. Equal parts dark and orchestral as it is warm and melodic, they have coined the term “cinematic pop” to define their sound. Considered to be the aural counterpart to 8mm film, cinematic pop is organic, soulful, and emotive. Their self-titled debut album is a soundtrack to real-life heartache, but could just as easily accompany the latest Zach Braff-inspired romantic comedy. Influences include Patsy Cline, Clem Snide, Arcade Fire, and David Bowie—the latter having been immortalized in the band’s unforgettable homage, “David Bowie (Save Us All).”

Years of energetic performances have helped The Modern Electric to amass a devoted following. Citizendick.org, an independent blog focusing on the Midwest music scene, describes the group as “savvy indie-rock veterans, dropping hooks and energy left and right.” The band’s home base, The Beachland Ballroom, is a venue that embodies the perseverance-in-the-face-of-adversity attitude that has come to be known as the Cleveland spirit. The Modern Electric have carried this spirit through performances at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Tower City Ampitheater, The House Of Blues, and The Grog Shop.

Their latest album was voted Best Album of 2011 in the Cleveland Scene Magazine and received 10/10 stars on Citizendick.org who declared the album “beautiful, cinematic and forceful”; the songwriting “earnest as hell... raw, and emotive.” Sixtysecondsofheaven.com labeled the songs “arresting, tension-filled pop symphonies.” The album is currently available on Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon.com, Cdbaby.com, and Disgstation.com.


Saturday September 17, 2011 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Grog Shop/ B-Side Stage

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