Hear for the Homeless

MOCA presents (Ballroom)

Hear for the Homeless

A Special Concert Benefiting Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), Wesley Bright & the Honeytones, Carlos Jones, HIRAM-MAXIM, Morgan Mecaskey, Jul Big Green, Dolfish, Times10

Thursday Jan 25 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Beachland Ballroom

$10.00

This event is all ages

Proceeds to benefit Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)

Hear for the Homeless
Hear for the Homeless
Proceeds to benefit Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)
Wesley Bright & the Honeytones
Wesley Bright & the Honeytones
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones are a soul band from the funky rust belt town of Akron, OH. Although he’s only been on the scene for several years, Wesley has grown to be a regional favorite amongst true soul-lovers and vinyl collectors. As a vocalist, he is quoted to be a honey-voiced frontman who’s got the pipes and the moves to keep the crowd going all night! Backed by the Honeytones, Wesley is stepping out on his own to create a new soul sound that bridges the gap between classic soul and the modern sound. Being compared to greats like Al Green and Otis Redding, there is something really show stopping about him. His way of getting the whole crowd to sing and dance together has earned him the reputation of a true dynamo on stage!
Carlos Jones
Carlos Jones
Carlos has been entertaining audiences for over 35 years throughout the eastern half of the United States, first as a member of the roots reggae group “I-Tal”, and then with the legendary “First Light”, before finally pursuing a solo career with his current group – the Peace, Love, Unity Syndicate (aka “The P.L.U.S. Band”). Choosing to focus on bringing a positive message with his music, Carlos has continued to win a diverse group of new fans everywhere he plays.

With headline performances at Cleveland ROCKSNYEVE, Jamaica's 'JamRock 2010', Idaho's 'Marley in the Mountain Fest', Wade Oval, Painesville Party in the Park, Warren Amphitheatre, Springfield Amphitheatre, and the Midwest Reggae Festival to name but a few, Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band will be rockin' the house with their unique brand of high energy "put yer dancin' shoes on" reggae.
HIRAM-MAXIM
HIRAM-MAXIM
HIRAM-MAXIM is a dark psych/doom/noise band from Cleveland, OH. HIRAM-MAXIM is a free-form, free-falling affair spacious and improvisational. Live, natural, and totally unsettling, their s/t debut album, released March 2015, sounds as if it was recorded in one take in the attic of a haunted house. HIRAM-MAXIM - HIRAM-MAXIM can be purchased thru Aqualamb Records on LP/Book/Digital.
Morgan Mecaskey
Morgan Mecaskey
Morgan Mecaskey is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living in Cleveland, Ohio. The former front of acclaimed local indie/folk band Tinamou, Mecaskey made her solo debut in 2012 with the EP, "Righteous Kind". "Righteous Kind" is a heart and head experience for the listener: earnest lyrics delve into metaphysical questions while vivid soundscapes, whimsical motifs, and fat beats build the bold and beguiling album.



Mecaskey has been likened to artist Jeff Buckley in the way she composes and coveys her music. An apt comparison, Mecaskey's forceful, assured presence, deliberate arrangements, and confident handling of the guitar create an unorthodox, ethereal, visceral musical experience.



























"Lover Less Wild", Mecaskey's most recent recording, commences with the shimmering, passionate anthem "White Horse", wherein Mecaskey croons, "Sometimes, I don't feel like who I really am" over and over. It’s a solid anthem that sets the tone for the EP. Woozy horns drive the mellow, R&B-inspired “Fighting Extinction, ” and the title track is a jazzy number that allows Mecaskey to show off her terrific voice. The Joni Mitchell-like ballad “Crushed” has a genuine tenderness to it, making it the perfect album closer.



Both "Lover Less Wild" and "Righteous Kind" were recorded and engineered by Dave Douglas at Danger House (Cleveland, OH). "Lover Less Wild" was mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio and "Righteous Kind" by Doc Harrill at Liquid Synergy Studios.
Jul Big Green
Jul Big Green
Jul is a diverse musician from Cleveland, Ohio with styles that range from Pop-Rock, Hip-Hop, and Jazzy acoustic. Growing up in a musical family led him to develop a passion for the art at a young age. This passion would later drive him to receiving a degree from Akron University in music and also to start his solo and group projects under the name Jul Big Green. Through his music he conveys a positive message to his listeners while also giving them an enjoyable musical aspect. While he reaches to younger generations, his diverse arrangement of songs pulls in an even more diverse group of people.

“I have such a wide musical interest and I can’t pick just one style, so I figured why not make music for everybody…I want my music to be positive. I want my music to convey a positive, not to be confused with happy, message. Whether it’s Rock, Hip-Hop, Love or Pop Song.”

Jul can be seen performing either as a solo artist or with his full band at many locations around Cleveland and has also done several tours touching Florida, Michigan, and New York. This unique artist truly accomplishes his goal of having at least “one song for everyone”, so if you’re someone who can never decide what to listen to check out this artist.
Dolfish
Dolfish
Moniker used by Cleveland songwriter and musician Max Sollisch.
Times10
Times10
Blending cacophonous and dense synth and drum textures into an entirely cohesive stylistic idea moving from the fast and disorienting to the subtle and ambient.
Venue Information:
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
http://www.beachlandballroom.com/