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Cleveland Bachelor’s Show of the Week: The Split Decision Post

Hello Internet Friends,

Well, actually, since this is Matt's blog, I guess you aren't my friends. More like friends of a friend. OK, how about this ...

Hello Internet Acquaintances,

How are you? I'm fine. Kinda busy, but these days who isn't? I won't complain. Besides, this week's cultural choices are so rich, I'd feel like a jackhole whining about stuff. The sheer richness of the week's offerings has prompted me to compose my first ever Show of the Week split-decision post. (Technically, that's a lie, as one of the following events is on Sunday, which would be next week, but you know what I mean.)

Option 1: Eileen Yaghoobian's Died Young, Stayed Pretty screens at the CIA Cinematheque . In fact, it screens twice, on Friday at 7:30 PM and Saturday at 9:40 PM, in case (a) you are too busy one of the evenings to catch it or (b) you catch it the first night and love it so much you want to see it twice. Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a critically acclaimed documentary film about the art and craft of rock show poster making. Yaghoobian will be in Cleveland for the screening, as well.

For more information about the film, click here

Also, be sure to check out local master concert poster maker John G's own poster for the film screening below.

john g died young stayed pretty

Option 2: Famed Detroit African-American proto-punk rock band Death plays at the Beachland Ballroom on Sunday. The subject of this wonderful NYT feature, Death's show on Sunday promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime performance that you'll be kicking yourself for missing. (Find a download of "Politicians in my Eyes" and you'll hear exactly what I'm talking about if you aren't yet sold. If you refuse to download anything, well, think Jimi Hendrix meets The Stooges and you are about 25% of the way there.) If the historical aspect of the show wasn't enough, an opportunity to catch local badasses This Moment in Black History as openers on the Beachland big stage is charming enough of a thought.


So there you have it - two excellent cultural opportunities to snatch up, all centered around awesome rock and roll. Does it get any better than that?

Click here for the complete rundown from CB!