The Modern Electric

Beachland's 18th Anniversary Weekend

The Modern Electric

Tim Moon, Doc Robinson

Sat · March 3, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

The Modern Electric
The Modern Electric
The Modern Electric are the next great American rock band. They are driven by the feeling that time is running out; that it is crucial to express what really matters to loved ones before it is too late. They believe that honest, authentic songwriting has the power to articulate emotions that words cannot. Inspired as much by classic cinema as they are David Bowie and ELO, they’ve coined the genre “cinematic rock” to describe their powerful piano-charged sound. Each richly-orchestrated pop symphony is led by a voice that has no comparison; a unique vibrato saturated in soul and sensitivity.

Their latest album “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), is being called “a movie for the ears”, “widescreen pop.” Like a coming of age story about chasing crushes, surviving loneliness, and finding close friends, it is timeless in its scope and undeniably contagious in its melodic focus. Writing and directing a short film to accompany each track on the album, the band has set themselves apart as true auteurs of rock n’ roll – ambitious filmmakers as well as visceral songwriters.

They’ve brought their epic live show across the Midwest and to festivals such as SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, and WMC after being awarded “Band of the Year” and “Album of the Year” in their hometown of Cleveland, OH. The Modern Electric aren’t creating songs that mimic the trendy sounds of the year. They are creating the kind of songs that are put on mixtapes for loved ones; songs that memories are made to. These are the kind of songs that become the soundtrack to a person’s life.

They are currently directing a new web series that shows what it takes for a band to write, direct, and release a short film a month for a full year. Entitled “Video Music,” the series gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of each critically-acclaimed music video.
Tim Moon
Tim Moon
Based out of Cleveland Ohio, Tim Moon is a Theatric Indie pop musician who blends the high energy piano playing of Elton John and Ben Folds with the catchy, big vocals of Fun. and Queen.

Formally of the band Don't Fear the Sun, Tim began performing in the Cleveland circuit under his own name in 2014.

Within a few short months, he sold out his first two headlining shows at Mahalls and released his first single “Going Out Tonight”, who's catchy hook created a buzz in the Ohio and New York music communities.

Tim released his first full-length LP "Solace" on March 26th at the Beachland Ballroom. Tim is currently in the studio with Jim Wirt working a new album.
Doc Robinson
Doc Robinson
Doc Robinson is an indie pop exploration of old school swagger; Motown soul meets contemporary alternative. Fronted by Jon Elliott of The Floorwalkers and Nick D'Andrea of Nick D' and The Believers, the ever-evolving outfit features an ongoing rotation of Columbus, Ohio's best players.

we are a rock and roll band from Columbus Ohio



our names are nick & jon



we make backyard bbq breakup music



the first song we wrote was its over. we were trying to write our own version of macy grays i try. in a few hours the song was done, and later that night in a text message we decided to start a band called DOC ROBINSON combining the two musical bookends of our influences dr dog and smokey robinson. we would later find out through you tube search results that DOC ROBINSON is also a world renowned fighting rooster, who has since squired several generations of fighting roosters.



we made our first ep golden daze with mike landolt, who is canadian, at vital studios in columbus ohio. It took 6 months, 237 cups of strong coffee, 74 pieces of uncle nick’s greek fried chicken, 26 separate viewings of the music video ‘out for a rip’ by canadian artist shark tank, and 1 bottle of moonshine.



next we made a full length record called deep end. It took 4 months, 13 musicians, (george barrie, jake levy, jeff bass, aaron bishara, todd hamric, seth bain, adam bidwell, terrance farmer, larry cook, adrian jusdanis, evan oberla, doug neel) 3 babies (frankie barrie, ella bass, ramona d’andrea) 2 studios (oranjudio, shred shed) 66 kickstarter backers, 7 adderals, and 1 trombone glissando.



now we are writing another record with songs called leave a light on, chattanooga, lemon misty, ring of love, morning stay and miles ahead. when it’s done we’ll play it for you.
When longtime friends and new collaborators, Elliott and D'Andrea, entered their first partner songwriting session, a shared love for narrative and natural knack for soulful melodies spurred a prolific outpouring of tunes. The pair recognized this compatibility and called upon creatives in local company to complete the project. Members of Mojoflo, Forest and The Evergreens, George Barrie Band, Hebdo, New Thousand and many more continuously contribute to the collective.

"Like everything we've done so far this album truly took a village," says Doc Robinson. "It was a community project from start to finish, with all our musical brethren pitching in and sharing their talents to color in our crude sketches and create a tapestry that reflects a little bit of all of our experiences."

Doc Robinson released it’s debut full-length LP Deep End on July 22, 2017.
Venue Information:
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
http://www.beachlandballroom.com/