Cleveland Scene

Rolling Stone Magazine
Rolling Stone Magazine

[Editor's note: This previously aired on WKSU on May 4, 2017]

The iconic music and pop culture magazine Rolling Stone turned 50 last year. Next month, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum closes its yearlong exhibit that takes music fans through the magazine's vast archives of photos and interviews.

WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talked with Cleveland Scene music writer Jeff Niesel about Rolling Stone Magazine at 50.

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DOUG TRATTNER / CLEVELAND SCENE

There’s one question asked every time a new brewery opens up in Northeast Ohio: Are there too many breweries?

Doug Trattner, who’s been covering the food scene for more than 15 years and now writes for Cleveland Scene magazine, says probably not.

“I’m not doing their books, but I walk into these bars and they’re busy,” Trattner said.

Square Records in Akron
Joe Wallace

The region’s record stores are stocking their shelves for one big day this month. April 22 is Record Store Day, an annual event that gives a boost to independent vinyl shops across the country.

In this week’s Shuffle, Cleveland Scene Magazine music writer Jeff Niesel  talks about the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day: 

Vinyl sales increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2016. And Niesel says Record Store Day has helped fuel the surge.

U2 to play Cleveland
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Last March, Cleveland Scene Magazine set out to answer a question that was frustrating many Northeast Ohio music fans: Why are so many big acts skipping Cleveland on their tours?

In this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz checked in with Scene writer Jeff Niesel to see how Cleveland’s rock reputation is faring now: