Bon Jovi

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THE OHIO WEATHER BAND

Akron rockers The Ohio Weather Band have a new EP out this week called Don't Try. It's the third release for the trio that's been friends long before they were bandmates. 

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VERVE RECORDS

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 includes many acts that have been eligible for decades. Here’s what record collectors should be looking for from this year’s inductees.

All of the acts being inducted this year debuted when vinyl was king, and released most of their big hits before CDs and cassettes became the dominant music formats.

The Ohio Weather Band
The Ohio Weather Band

The classic rock band Bon Jovi is back in Northeast Ohio this week. They’ll be at Quicken Loans Arena this weekend.

The gig is also giving a smaller local band a chance to reach a bigger audience. In this week's Shuffle, Akron Beacon Journal pop music writer Malcolm Abram talks about The Ohio Weather Band's big break.