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          ARTISTIC DERMAGRAPHICS: CLOSING IN ON 40 YEARS

                                              Volume 3, Issue 3. July 2013 FREE




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                                        GIGANTOUR HITS YOUNGSTOWN
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                           LIVE! AT THE MORLE Y CROWD DETERRENT & SUMMER OF HATE,
                             THE DIRECTIONALS, RECORD REVIEWS, CALENDAR & MORE!
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                                                                                                                                                   ABOUT YOUNGSTOWN PULSE
                                                                                                                                                    Youngstown Pulse Magazine has had
                                                                                                                                                    two separate runs from 2003-05 and
                                                                                                                                                    again from 2009-2012 spanning 20+
                                                                                                                                                    issues and featuring cover stories/in-
                                                                                                                                                        terviews with Tracy Morgan, Eddie
                                                                                                                                                              Money, Danko Jones, Bobcat
                                                                                                                                                           Goldthwait, Bret Michaels, Glen
                                                                                                                                                    Matlock, Clutch, Electric Frankenstein,
                                                                                                                                                          Ron Jeremy, Kevin DuBrow, Joey




                                                   T
                                                                                                                                                    Belladonna, Michael Ruffino, Bible of
                                                                                                                                                      the Devil, Nashville Pussy, Reverend
                                                                                                                                                            Horton Heat, Blaze Bayley and
                                                          he idea that heavy metal is a genre often looked down upon among the                                                 many more. 
                                                          mainstream doesn’t really seem to apply these days. Sure, there are still
                                                          plenty of everyday people who wouldn’t be able to tell the difference be-
                                                   tween Metallica and Social Distortion — it’s all just noise to them — but that’s                                 ABOUT B.J. LISKO
                                                   kind of like asking your grandmother to discern the difference when she’s only                        Pulse editor B.J. Lisko is a 33-time
                                                   ever really listed to Paul Anka and Rosemary Clooney.                                           Associated Press award winner for writ-
        INSIDE                                        It doesn’t really apply anymore.                                                               ing and graphic design in the state of
                                                      Metal was the outcast music for a good many years, but its acceptance                            Ohio. He is a three-time Ohio Sports
                                                   among people of all ages, backgrounds and creeds certainly seems to be at an
        Metal thrashing mad                   4
                                                   all-time high.
                                                                                                                                                   Writer of the Year and a four-time Ohio
        Jason Newsted flies the heavy metal           AC/DC can be heard on “light rock” stations these days. And even bands like                   Sports Columnist of the Year — awards
        flag in Youngstown                         Motorhead suddenly have a hipness factor among far more people than in                              he received in his eight-year stint as
                                                   years past.                                                                                           sports editor of the Salem News in
                                                      Programs like “That Metal Show” and the ever-increasing popularity of the                                                 Salem, Ohio.
                                                   rock-documentary scene (Anvil, Lemmy, Foo Fighters, etc …) have turned new
        This is 40                            6
        Artistic Dermagraphics closes in on                                                                                                          Lisko has also been widely prominent
                                                   people onto the genre. These docs tend to show that aside from the music and
        40 years of tattooing                      in some cases the lifestyle, like anyone else there’s real emotion and real peo-                in the Youngstown local music scene as
                                                   ple behind what was once thought of only as an aggressive platform for out-                            well not only as a writer but as a
                                                   casts.                                                                                                   player in Turbo Lovers, Hellvis,
                                                      When Metallica suddenly went huge with the “Black Album” there was                                          White Cadillac and more.
        Everybody bleeds                      8
        Youngstown hardcore kings                  plenty of backlash among the metal community. But some two decades later                                             To reach him e-mail
        Crowd Deterrent go worldwide               Metallica is accepted in the same sentence acts like Pink, Arcade Fire and
                                                   Nelly. And if you don’t believe me, take a look at the diversity of music on
                                                                                                                                                                      ytownpulse@aol.com
                                                   someone’s phone, iPod or computer sometime.
        Welcome to Y-town                     9       While die hards might have the same sort of reaction as they did when their                            ADVERTISING RATES
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                                                      Don’t get me wrong, you’re not going to have your mother listening to Slayer
        A step further                        11   anytime soon — unless she’s the coolest mother in the world or perhaps the                                    $200 (multiple months)
        Mill Creek MetroParks’ Live! at the        most bizarre — but the barriers and the preconceived notions are falling fast.                 Quarter page - $150 (one month) $125
        Morley increases scope                        Jason Newsted graces our cover this month, arguably the biggest musician                                         (multiple months)
                                                   to ever appear in these pages. Newsted is a perfect example of diversity in                          Eighth page - $100 (one month)
                                                   music. As the ex-bass player of perhaps heavy metal and hard rock’s biggest                                    $75 (multiple months)
                                                   band on the planet, he also is rather eclectic in his musical tastes even though
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        Album reviews                         12
        The Zou, Turbo Lovers, Thunder Vest,       he has finally returned to the full foray of head banging.
                                                      Just look at some of his other projects. Echobrain was the band he left                                             $50 per month.
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        Fly on the Wall                       13   ect (Papa Wheelie) and also played with Ozzy and Voivod.                                              E-mail ytownpulse@aol.com for
        News and notes from the Mahoning              He’s also one of the most soft spoken, cool guys in all of the music business.                              specific ad dimensions.
        Valley scenes.                             And it’s how a lot of metal artists and fans are, have always been, and will con-
                                                   tinue to be.                                                                                                              Limited color
                                                      So I suppose now we all can throw the goats, bang our heads, tip a few back                                     positions available.
        Area events                           16   and let loose.
                                                      Metal up all of our asses apparently.
        July, early August event highlights
                                                                                                                                                  ON THE COVER
                                                                                                                                                  Newsted pic by Fran Strine
        Sports                                19
        The return of “Covering the Spread” —
        LeBron, smooth talkers and the
        Pittsburgh Pirates
                                                                                                                       B.J. Lisko
                                                                                                                  Editor in Chief




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         MUSIC




         WORDS: B.J. LISKO




          METAL THRASHING MAD
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         JASON NEWSTED RETURNS WITH ‘METAL’ EP, FULL LENGTH, Y-TOWN APPEARANCE
            n December of 2011, legendary             and commercial praise, and for Metal-
            rockers Metallica celebrated the cul-     lica fans it marked Newsted’s signifi-        The Best of Newsted
            mination of 30 years as metal’s fore-     cant return to all things heavy.
        fathers with a week’s worth of show in           “I’m bringing it back to the old           Pulse editor B.J. Lisko rates the top 5 songs bassist Jason New-
        San Francisco.                                school,” Newsted said. “It’s the real         sted has been a part of.
           The event was billed a tribute to their    deal. That’s all I want it to be. I want to
        fans and all those who inspired and/or        make sure everyone realizes the purity
                                                                                                    5. SONG: Hatred Aside. BAND: Sepultura
        helped the band along the way.                of it.”                                       Newsted’s real first foray outside of Metallica was playing guitar
           Guests included King Diamond,                 After a series of club dates in Amer-      and handling vocal duties on this brutally heavy and fast Sepul-
        Danzig, Dave Mustaine, Anthrax, Ar-           ica, Newsted spent June touring in Eu-        tura track in 1998. It was perhaps, the first glimpse of what
        mored Saint, Ozzy Osbourne, Lou Reed          rope. He’ll spend the rest of his summer
        and Gary Rossington to name just a            on the Gigantour before the band re-          Newsted’s solo voice would sound like fronting a heavy outfit
        few.                                          leases it’s full-length debut “Heavy          and it certainly proved he was more than capable of the task.
           But perhaps the biggest “guest” of all     Metal Music” Aug. 6.                          4. SONG: King of the Underdogs.
        was much more than that. He was a for-           “It’s been way overwhelming,” New-         BAND: Newsted
        mer bandmate, and most importantly, a         sted said of the response he’s received
        former brother-in-arms.                       from fans around the globe. “Just to see      If there was ever any doubt Newsted was back full throttle into
           Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted         the mass of people and to see how             the metal fold, his “Metal” EP silenced any doubts. “King of the
        reconnected with his old band night           happy everyone has been to see me             Underdogs” is perhaps the best tune from Newsted’s re-emer-
        after night, and it proved to be the cata-    again, there’s a humility in it, and it’s     gence into all things heavy.
        lyst to launch a solo band, an EP and an      wonderful.”
        album which the four-stringer will play          Newsted hasn’t totally been absent in      3. SONG: We Carry On. BAND: Voivod
        in support of Wednesday, July 10 as           the last decade. He first formed Echo-        Newsted injected life into Canadian thrashers Voivod playing on two albums. “We Carry On” is an an-
        part of Megadeth’s Gigantour at Covelli       brain, a much more pop-rock experi-           themic thrash tune from the band’s self-titled 2003 release, and Newsted’s bass abilities shine the
        Centre downtown.                              ment than Metallica followers were            record through.
           “That was my family,” Newsted said.        used to. Soon he returned to the metal
        “It was such a priority to go to the 30th     fold, however, producing and playing          2. SONG: Outlaw Torn. BAND: Metallica
        anniversary. I was saying all along I can     with Canadian thrashers Voivod. He            Off of the controversial “Load” album, “Outlaw Torn” is an eight-minute epic and perhaps one of the
        see the family I haven’t seen for 10          also twilighted with Ozzy Osbourne on         band’s most underrated tracks. Newsted’s groove on the four string propels the entire opus.
        years. Feeling that intensity again, for      a series of dates and was part of the re-     1. SONG: Enter Sandman. BAND: Metallica.
        real, I could sink my teeth into it. It was   ality show Rock Star Supernova along-
        the catalyst that got me going to do the      side drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist          This is a no brainer. Not only is it Metallica’s biggest track ever, the “Black Album” also was the first
        “Metal” EP.”                                                                                where Newsted really formed an identity as a bass player.
           Newsted’s EP received quick critical                                    CONTINUED 4
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             NEWSTED
            Continued from 4
        Gilby Clarke. A series of shoulder
        surgeries, however, left Newsted
        sidelined for the better part of a few
        years when he took up painting.
            But metal, Newsted’s metal, espe-
        cially on stage, is where his heart
        has always been.
            “It’s been a very busy time, but
        everything is going well,” he said of
        his recent touring. “Each show has
        gotten bigger. To reconnect with
        fans that already existed and to per-
        form for new fans for the first time
        has been great. The avenue that
        never changes, even with social
        media and all that, is taking music
        to the people. One person, one show
        at a time. That’s never going to
        change. The live concert experience
        can never be replaced. We’re letting
        the music do the talking.”
            Newsted is also highly compli-
        mentary to his surrounding band
        mates, who he describes as “the best
        fucking band in the world.”
            Jesus Mendez Jr. formerly of The
        Napolean Blownaparts handles the
        drum duties; ex-Stained ax-man
        Mike Mushok and Jessie
        Farnsworth round out the four-
        piece on guitars.
            Newsted says with two ex-Metal-
        lica members on the same bill at Gi-
        gantour, there’s a chance he and
        Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine
        may bust out a classic Metallica
        track or two.
            “It’s been talked about,” he said.
        “I’m willing to throw down what-
        ever he calls out.”
            He now only fondly remembers
        his time with his ex-band — a senti-
        ment that wasn’t always the case,
        especially as seen in the Metallica
        film “Some Kind of Monster” where
        the bassist criticized his former
        mates for not being able to sit down
        in a room together to hash things
        out without a therapist.
            But Newsted says that is all
        firmly in the past.
            “I wish I would’ve known not to
        take shit personally,” he said.
        “That’d be the only thing I’d change
        about my time in Metalica. But in
        the 12 1/2 years since I left, Metal-
        lica continues to make their mark.
        James (Hetfield) is healthier than


                                                 King of the underdogs
        he’s ever been. I’m in a great place,
        too.”
            “Now that i’m back in the thick of
        it, the fans will see I’m the same
        guy. The real deal. I always played,     Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is back with a new EP, a full-length album on the way, and a supporting slot on Megadeth’s Gigantour. Newsted will appear at
        even all the way back to (my days        Covelli Centre in Youngstown July 10.
        with) Flotsam and Jetsam, like it’s
        my last show and I’ll never get to
        play again. The fans can always rely
        on my performance. I don’t think I
        have to prove myself, but I do have
        to reaffirm myself.”
            “The monster is on stage again
        and screaming out loud.”
            Catch Newsted on Gigantour
        July 10 at Covelli Centre down-
        town. And for more information
        visit his website at newsted-
        heavymetal.com.
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        BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT


            THIS IS
            Artistic Dermagraphics closes in on 40 years of
                    tattooing in the Mahoning Valley




         1974
                                        WORDS: GARY ANGELO
                                           Contributing Writer


        4BOARDMAN                                                                                                                                                             brought up my kids in the tat-
                                                                                                                                                                              too studio. Everyone at the
                                                                                                                                                                              shop has their own style. My
                                                                                                                                                                              style is more traditional.
                                                                                                                                                                              Drake, out of the whole group,
                                                                                                                                                                              does a lot of skin drawing. All
                                                                                                                                                                              of us have our own style, but it
                                                                                                                                                                              is similar,” Debbie said.
                                                                                                                                                                                 A tattoo shop run by a family
                                                                                                                                                                              does indeed sound like a good
        was a remarkable year. It was
                                                                                                                                                                              idea for a reality show. Tattoo
        the point where the early 70s
                                                                                                                                                                              artists deal with all kinds of
        unfolded into the mid.
                                                                                                                                                                              customers and hear their life
           Great movies like the James
                                                                                                                                                                              stories as well. Debbie said that
        Bond flick “The Man With The
                                                                                                                                                                              before the show “Miami Ink”
        Golden Gun” came out and di-
                                                                                                                                                                              came out, the Lenz family was
        rector Tobe Hooper’s master-
                                                                                                                                                                              approached by Powder House
        piece “The Texas Chainsaw
                                                                                                                                                                              Productions, a Somerville,
        Massacre” taught the bell-bot-
                                                                                                                                                                              Mass. company, about a reality
        tomed youth the importance of
                                                                                                                                                                              show on Lenz’s Artistic Dermo-
        not giving a strangers a lift.
                                                                                                                                                                              graphics.
           Captain Beefheart & The
                                                                                                                                                                                 “I turned it down for per-
        Magic Band released, “Uncon-
                                                                                                                                                                              sonal reasons,” she said. “I am
        ditionally Guaranteed,” and the
                                                                                                                                                                              a mother of two of the artists at
        iconic New York City band
                                                                                                                                                                              our shop, Drake and also Jack,
        Televison played its first con-
                                                                                                                                                                              and I run the business. They
        cert appearance at the Town-
                                                                                                                                                                              wanted to see how my life was,
        house Theater. It was also the
                                                                                                                                                                              and I felt that it was too much
        year Gerald Ford was elected
                                                                                                                                                                              overplay. I have tattooed at
        President of The United States.
                                           Poland resident Dustin Bach, left, is shown getting a cover by Artistic Dermagraphics owner Debbie Lenz. “I started getting tat-   conventions and they will film
           And one Youngstown family
                                                                                                                                                                              you, but they do not ask per-
        was just beginning its near 40-    tooed at Lenz’s Artistic Dermagraphics in March. A friend of mine recommended them to me. I have been nothing but happy            sonal questions. It was great to
        year tattoo dynasty.               since and I have to keep coming back,” Bach said. (Youngstown Pulse/Gary Angelo)                                                   be offered that, but at the same
           John Lenz started a local
                                                                                                                                                                              time, I don’t have any regrets,”
        cultural phenomenon that be-
                                           We then moved to Boardman                  wards everyone was asking him                were getting tattooed and were             Debbie said.
        came the biggest name in local
                                           in 1989 in a building that used            about the concert. Some girl                 making enough money to get                    Today Debbie runs the shop
        and area tattooing.
                                           to be an old motel. I remember             had her head down at the bar                 inked. Meanwhile, John                     and the business feels like fam-
           Lenz’s Artistic Dermagraph-
                                           we were tattooing a client and             and suddenly raised her head                 needed extra help at the shop,             ily.
        ics originally began as Lenz’s
                                           he said to us, ‘I think I spent            up and asked John, ‘Are you J.               as he was garnering more busi-                “I have seven kids and three
        Tattoo Studio. The original stu-
                                           my honeymoon here.’ Then in                Geils?’ I wasn’t into tattooing              ness and popularity in the area.           out of seven work here,” she
        dio was located on Parkview
                                           1998, we moved to our current              until I met John. I started                  At the time, he was the only               said. I am the mom and the
        Avenue on Youngstown’s South
                                           location.”                                 working with him in 1978. I                  artist working at the shop. It             boss and my favorite daughter
        Side.
                                              Debbie said John always                 was drawing designs and talk-                was then Debbie’s job to step              and co-worker, Roxana works
           Current owner Debbie Lenz
                                           loved tattooing and he retired             ing to people. I started tattoo-             up to the plate with her artistic          here, too.”
        talked about the shop’s rich
                                           in 1996 because he suffered                ing in the early 80s.”                       skill.                                        Drake and Jack have been
        history.
                                           from a brain aneurysm. Debbie                 Debbie said that during the                  “In 1980, I tattooed my                 tattooing since 1999.
           “There were only 250 tattoo
                                           took the reins and ran the busi-           70s the majority of the tattoo               brother,” she said. “It was hor-              “It wasn’t what I thought I
        shops in the whole country in
                                           ness.                                      customers at the time were bik-              rible, and so I decided to put             would do for a living when I
        1974,” she said. “When John
                                              “John’s nickname was ‘J.                ers, blue collar gentlemen, and              tattooing down until after my              was younger,” Drake said. “As I
        first opened the shop, he
                                           Geils,’” she said. “He went to a           women who wanted to get                      son Drake was born. John said              got older, I knew tattooing was
        started it on the south side on
                                           concert with some friends in               small tattoos. She said that in              that we needed to hire more                something I would like to do.
        Parkview Avenue, and in 1981
                                           1974 and they went to a local              the 70s when the mills were                  people because it was getting
        we moved to the uptown area
                                           bar on Glenwood Ave. After-                still going strong, mill workers             really busy at the shop. I                                   CONTINUED 4
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                                             “Today with tattoos, there is a lot
                                             more custom work, and people
        Everybody considers my tat-          want more original and meaning-
        tooing style as new school with
        a lot of color and more ani-         ful tattoos. In the early days it
        mated.”
           Jack on the other hand, said      was more just picking a design
        he has a more traditional style
        of tattooing. For Jack, being a
                                             off the wall.”
        tattoo artist is a wonderful ex-
        perience, working in the family
        business and most importantly                         — Debbie Lenz
        getting to know customers
        well.                                   Owner, Artistic Dermagraphics
           “I like to make my tattoos as
        clean as possible,” Jack said.
                                             gave Bach an intricate tribal
        “It’s definitely an experience
                                             tattoo.
        working and growing up in the
                                                “I started getting tattooed at
        business. It’s a part of our life.
                                             Artistic Dermagraphics in
        Sometimes we feel we are psy-
                                             March, and a friend of mine
        chiatrists, in a way. When you
                                             recommended their business to
        are tattooing someone, it’s a
                                             me. I have been nothing but
        personal thing because you are
                                             happy since, and I have to keep
        in their energy field. When it
                                             coming back,” Bach said.
        comes to tattooing, I do every-
                                                Artistic Dermagraphics also
        thing, but I like to do a tattoo
                                             houses piercer Lisa Rouse. In
        with a clean line, clean shading
                                             December of this year, it will
        and just a clean tattoo.”
                                             mark Rouse’s 15th year at the
           Debbie said that today tat-
                                             shop. To Rouse, working with
        toos are more accepted in the
                                             the Lenz family feels just like
        mainstream, and there is more
                                             that — family.
        variety and individuality when
                                                “My bosses are fantastic and
        it comes to designs.                                                           Leetonia resident Gary Kilgore gets tattooed by Jeremy Caughey, an artist at Lenz’s Artistic Dermagraphics. Caughey has
                                             I am working with family,” she
           “Today with tattoos, there is
                                             said. “When you work with                 worked at Lenz’s for 22 years and said during that time he has met a lot of interesting people. Kilgore is proud of the tattoo
        a lot more custom work, and
                                             family and friends, it’s not              he is getting by Caughey. “I am getting a tattoo of my Scottish heritage and religion done,” Kilgore said. (Youngstown
        people want more original and
                                             work. Today, what is new now
        meaningful tattoos,” she said.                                                 Pulse/Gary Angelo)
                                             with piercing is microdermals.
        “In the early days, it was more
                                             Navals and noses are always
        just picking a design off of the
                                             popular. I will always do the
        wall.”
                                             triple 4 helix and I have been
           Drake said that he works
                                             doing a lot of those,” Rouse
        with customers of all walks of
                                             said.
        life. Every tattoo has a unique
                                                Both the industry and the
        story and a meaning behind it.
                                             shop have come a long way in
        Today it seems that tattoos are
                                             the past 39 years.
        more of an introspective state-
                                                “Today, the spectrum of tat-
        ment. Drake and Jack also
                                             toos has widened,” Debbie re-
        both said that tattoos can be a
                                             flected. “And people of all ages
        way for individuals to cope
                                             — 60s, 70s and even 80s — are
        with the death of a loved one.
                                             getting tattoos.”
           “We have had people who
        had family members and chil-
                                                Artistic Dermagraphics is
        dren who have died at a young
                                             located at 8254 Market St. in
        age who got tattoos done as a
                                             Boardman. To book an ap-
        memory of their lost loved
                                             pointment call 330-726-6677
        ones,” Jack said.
                                             and for more information and
           Drake is currently working
                                             pictures of various tattoo work
        on a tattoo on Chris Vass, a
                                             done at the shop, visit the
        Youngstown firefighter. Vass’
                                             shop’s Facebook page at face-
        mother, Diane Vass, passed
                                             book.com/artisticderma-
        away in 1997 and his tattoo was
                                             graphics.
        done in honor of her memory.
        Drake said that after 16 years,
        Vass still eels that heartfelt
        closeness.                              Got a business you would like to see
                                                                                                                                                                                At left is tattoo work done by Debbie
           “A lot of my tattoos are              featured in Youngstown Pulse?
        painted in homage of my                                                                                                                                                 Lenz on Poland resident Dustin Bach.
                                                    Nominate one by e-mailing
        mother,” Vass said.                                                                                                                                                     Above is piercing work done by Artistic
           Debbie’s client, Dustin Bach,               ytownpulse@aol.com                                                                                                       Dermagraphics piercer Lisa Rouse.
        a resident of Poland, was get-                                                                                                                                          (Youngstown Pulse/Gary Angelo)
        ting a cover up done. Debbie




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        Show of Supreme Force
        Crowd Deterrent founder “Samoan” Rob Bohn and the band perform in Germany on their recent European tour. The group has also toured Japan and for the seventh-straight year will put on the Summer of Hate fes-
        tival July 12-13 at Now That’s Class and The Grog Shop in Cleveland. The band will also perform at East Coast Tsunami fest in September alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Cro Mags and many more in Reading, Pa.
        (Photo courtesy of kevienpictures/facebook.com/kevienpictures)



        YOUNGSTOWN HARDCORE KINGS CROWD DETERRENT GO WORLDWIDE

        Y
        WORDS: B.J. LISKO                                    well respected,” Bohn said. “Anywhere                around the world.                                    many,” he said. “Shows to the people
        Pulse Editor In Chief                                I’ve been, Germany, Japan, Las Vegas,                   They also put out a compilation of                there are a big deal. It’s like a reward al-
                                                             people always ask me about Summer of                 unreleased tracks recorded from 2009-                most. They’re excited about it. Here a
               OUNGSTOWN — One of                            Hate. It’s kind of a niche fest, but with            2012 titled “Show of Supreme Force.”                 lot of times people take shows for
               Youngstown’s most respected                   how well it’s gone, I don’t see it stop-                Arguably most impressive, however,                granted.”
               bands worldwide hardly even gets              ping anytime soon.”                                  is the band’s inclusion at East Coast                   Despite the lack of a hardcore venue
        recognized in its own town.                             The 2013 version of Summer of Hate                Tsunami Fest in late September in                    in Youngstown, and the fact it’s been
           But for “Samoan” Rob Bohn and                     highlights a more punk rock feel on                  Reading, Pa. alongside Hatebreed,                    years since Crowd Deterrent has been
        hardcore staples Crowd Deterrent,                    night one with bands like The Unseen,                Bouncing Souls, E. Town Concrete,                    able to play their hometown, Bohn and
        they’re quite content to go under the                Wisdom In Chains, Race Riot, and                     Shadows Fall, Street Dogs, Cro Mags                  his bandmates aren’t losing any sleep
        radar in the Mahoning Valley — espe-                 Rabid Reason, and gets back to tradi-                and many more. .                                     over it.
        cially with the admiration they’ve gar-              tional hardcore for night two with One                  Bohn says the band plans to record a                 “There’s plenty of people here who
        nered in hardcore circles globally.                  Life Crew, Merauder, Stout, Lifeless,                new EP in time for the show.                         have been successful with music,” Bohn
           “Anyone into hardcore who knows                   Crowd Deterrent, Life After Death and                   “It’s the second biggest hardcore fest            said. “But those people hardly get any
        Youngstown knows what it is,” Bohn                   many more.                                           in America,” Bohn said. “It’s definitely             credit ever. I’m not a guy who brags
        said. “To get kids to understand where                  “It’s come to the point where it’s a lot          motivation to get a new EP out.”                     about anything I do. Most people (in
        we’re coming from here just seems im-                easier to put together than it used to                  Bohn has split his time in Crowd De-              Youngstown) don’t have anything to do
        possible. We don’t really worry about it             be,” Bohn said.” We understand what                  terrent with punk outfit Race Riot, both             with the world that I’m in. We’ll keep
        anymore.”                                            we’re looking at especially with hard-               bands consisting of most of the same                 writing and recording. We’ll go overseas
           Crowd Deterrent recently completed                core.”                                               members, as well as playing guitar in                again. It’s fun. It’s just what we do.”
        a successful tour of Germany. They’ve                   Crowd Deterrent has spent the better              Cleveland Misfits-punk stalwarts Amer-                  Tickets for Summer of Hate can be
        also toured Japan, and for the seventh               part of the last decade cranking out                 ican Werewolves.                                     purchased at crewlife.bigcartel.com as
        straight year Bohn and bandmate Steve                solid and brutal music — a mix of punk,                 Bohn also runs his own label, Unholy              well as ticketweb.com.
        Serednesky will put on Summer of Hate                metal, thrash and New York hardcore                  House, which releases Race Riot and                     For more information on both the
        — one of the most recognizable festivals             — both independently as well as                      select Crowd Deterrent recordings as                 festival and all things Crowd Deterrent
        in all of the genre. The two-day event               through independent label Warbird En-                well as T-shirts and a variety of mer-               including music, videos and to pur-
        takes place July 12 at Now That’s Class              tertainment.                                         chandise.                                            chase merch, visit the band online at
        and July 13 at The Grog Shop, both in                   The band’s most recent release is a                  Crowd Deterrent plans to make tour-               crowddeterrent.bandcamp.com and
        Cleveland.                                           video for “Worldwide” — a tribute to                 ing overseas an annual event.                        raceriot59.bandcamp.com.
           “It’s not really a big festival, but it’s         the Swing on Sight Family crews                         “People went crazy for us in Ger-

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        THE DIRECTIONALS
        WELCOME TO Y-TOWN ...
                                                                                                                                                       706 Steel St.
                                                                                                                                                  cedarsyoungstown.com


                                                                                                                                                  JULY              iiiii
                                                                                                                                                  5 Fri.         Katianne Timko
                                                                                                                                                       (Music Video Release Party)
                                                                                                                                                                 Sami The Great.

                                                                                                                                                  6 Sat.                Rare Breed

                                                                                                                                                  12 Fri.          The Directionals
                                                                                                                                                                           ALBUM
                                                                                                                                                           Andy Powder & The Drips

                                                                                                                                                  13 Sat.              Neon Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                  Alert New London
                                                                                                                                                                           The Aces

                                                                                                                                                  14 Sun.       West End Ensemble
                                                                                                                                                                             (free)

                                                                                                                                                  19 Fri.           Class A Bandits

                                                                                                                                                  20 Sat.            Pilot the Mind
                                                                                                                                                                     Fall Recruiting
                                                                                                                                                                     From Borealis

                                                                                                                                                  24 Wed.           Them Bastards




        M
                                                                                                                                                                       Idle Shades

                                                                                                                                                  26 Fri.          The Mangatones
                                                                                                                                                                   The Automatons
                ilwaukee garage rockers The         lie Parker and Miles Davis, which           vorite venue?
                Directionals are set to perform     helped shape the sound of the new
                at Cedars July 12 with ALBUM        record, “Shapes and Colors.”                   TD: The north east coast has a strong          27 Sat.         “Let’s Get Weird”
        and Andy Powder and the Drips.                                                          garage scene which is a huge part of the                         party presented by
        Youngstown Pulse caught up with the           Cedars is just one of a host of           music we play and also the southern                                      Drama Free
        group just before they hit the road for     shows on your summer tour.                  west coast is very receptive to surf rock.
        an extensive U.S. tour.                     What are some of the biggest chal-          However, the best show we have played
                                                    lenges you face on such an exten-           so far has been in a village called               28 Sun.             Ghost Horse
          Give our Youngstown Pulse                 sive U.S. jaunt, and do you think           Dinkytown in Minneapolis. Everyone                                    Commanche
        readers a little background on              rock bands can still break through          was just on, all the bands were great,                             Angelo LaMarca
        The Directionals. How/when did              in the states without the former            and the people hosting were incredibly                                Modern Life

                                                                                                                                                  AUG.
        you form and what's the band all            benefits of much more commer-               hospitable.
        about?                                      cial radio airplay from years ago?             Our favorite venue has to be in our
                                                                                                hometown of Milwaukee. It’s a small                                 iiiii
           TD: We’re trying to define an aspect        TD: We’re trying to operate as effi-     place with a north woods lodge vibe up-
        of rock ‘n’ roll that has been overlooked   ciently as possible because the costs of    stairs from the bar, and we've always             2 Fri.            Army of Infants
        for a few decades. Combining 1950s          touring are so high. We have a sort of      had great turnouts there. Side note: We                              Skull R’z Bane
        rock ‘n’ roll and progressive songwrit-     gas efficient minivan, as well as keeping   played our first show there.
                                                                                                                                                                    Chapless Larry
        ing wrapped in a garage rock package.       the gear we haul as minimalistic as pos-       We’re all very partial to Austin,
           We were all playing in other bands       sible while still being able to bring the   Texas. We have all had great experi-
        around Milwaukee and developed tight        thunder. Well being away from our           ences there and there are just so many            3 Sat.              Mad Anthony
        friendships through playing shows to-       families at home can be a real chal-        great bands playing all the time. We                                      ALBUM
        gether. Eventually we were all, “Dudes      lenge.                                      two shows coming up there back to
        let's start a band together!” and then we      There are a lot more tools available     back in Austin.                                   9 Fri.           Full Moon Canoe
        did, and it’s been awesome ever since.      for up and coming bands then there
                                                    were before — it’s easier for just about     What can Youngstown expect                                        The River’s Own
          There's definitely a strong               anyone to create a demo at home to          when you hit Cedars July 12?                                         Buffalo Ryders
        garage/indie/surf rock vibe to              tour on. Every band is different but
        your sound. Who are some of                 what it comes down to is the ability to        TD: Youngstown for the first time so           Monday’s - Bring Your Own Vinyl!
        your influences that helped shape           write great material and market your-       you can expect us to bring a lot of posi-              $1-$2 beer specials
        the band?                                   selves well.                                tive vibes and a strong, energetic live
                                                                                                show.
                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday’s -
                                                                                                                                                     Live Jazz (Free)
          TD: We're all fans of the Dead              Where would you say are the
        Kennedys, the Strokes, the Ramones,         stronger crowds in the U.S. for                For more info on The Directionals
        and Buddy Holly. We’re also all jazz en-    the type of music you do? Best              visit thedirectionals.net.
        thusiasts so we love the sounds of Char-    show? Favorite city to play? Fa-

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        THE SCENE

           Live! at the Morley expands scope
                                                   Series runs through Aug. 28 and features variety of musical acts, art walk




        Numerous area residents enjoy a Live! at the Morley performance at the Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavillion in Mill Creek Park. This season Mill Creek MetroParks marketing manager April Stanislaw has booked
        numerous acts ranging from local favorites to critically acclaimed tribute acts. The series runs through Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy Mill Creek MetroParks)




        Y
        WORDS: B.J. LISKO                         new groups, invite local artists             “When I thought of it, I                                                            2013 Live! at the Morley
        Pulse Editor In Chief                     with a good following while still         wanted to see how I could make              “The feedback from performers
                                                  keeping it tried and true to              the series better, more fun and
                                                                                                                                                                                   concert calendar
               OUNGSTOWN — Mill                   what we’ve been about.”                   what I could do to involve more             who had never played there                 July 10 — Winslow (soul/funk)
               Creek MetroParks mar-                 Stanislaw has booked local             than just performing arts,” she                                                        July 13 — Yellow Brick Road (music
               keting manager April               acts like The Zou and Winslow,            said. “We hadn’t really done
                                                                                                                                        before is always about what a
                                                                                                                                                                                   of Elton John) *admission show
        Stanislaw has already helped              and later in the summer trib-             much with local artists at the
        set up a wide variety of musical          utes to Elton John (Yellow                park so I thought it was a great
                                                                                                                                        great venue it is.”                        July 17 — The Strange Familiar (pop)
        talent through the Live! at the           Brick Road), The Police (Driven           way to combine the two and to                             — April Stanislaw            July 24 — Chardon Polka Band
        Morley series at the Judge Mor-           To Tears) and Michael Jackson             help the artists who don’t have                                                        (polka)
        ley Performing Arts Pavilion.             (MJXpressions) will liven up              that many local outlets where                           Mill Creek MetroParks          July 28 — House Band (Sunfest
        Now she’s looking to take                 the park.                                 they can exhibit their work.”
        things a step further.                       “We’re trying to incorporate              Regardless of age or musical                           marketing manager            event/rock ‘n’ roll)
           Live! at the Morley began              more bands throughout Ohio                taste, Stanislaw says the envi-                                                        July 31 — James Everett Band (coun-
        June 12 and runs through Aug.             and trying to bring in a little bit       ronment is perfect for music                                                           try)
        28 featuring various musical              younger of a crowd,” she said.            lovers of all ages.                                                                    August 7 — Natalie Sprouse & The
        talent ranging from local                 “We’re really trying to please               “The feedback from perform-
        Youngstown music scene fa-                everybody and hit every genre             ers who had never played there             play in front of family, friends            Boys (blues)
        vorites to critically acclaimed           you can imagine.”                         before is always about what a              and even their kids. You won’t              August 14 — Don Burns Orchestra
        tribute acts.                                Stanislaw says the biggest             great venue it is,” she said. “The         leave dissatisfied.”                        (big band)
           Stanislaw is in her second             challenge since taking over the           sound is great, the stage is                  Visit Mill Creek MetroParks
                                                                                                                                                                                   August 21 — Driven To Tears (Police
        year as marketing manager and             series has been reaching out to           great. It’s in a beautiful park            online at millcreek-
        realizes variety is the spice of          a broader audience. It’s some-            setting. People can picnic or              metroparks.org for more in-                 tribute)
        life. Or in this case, the spice of       thing she hopes the 2013 calen-           buy food there as well. It’s just          formation. Artists can                      August 24 — MJXpressions — Invinci-
        Live! at the Morley.                      dar helps to alleviate.                   a fun time and a great family              download art walk applica-                  ble (Michael Jackson Tribute) *ad-
           “It seemed like every year we             She also has incorporated an           experience. It’s alcohol free and          tions via the website, and for
                                                                                                                                                                                   mission show
        were getting the same artists,”           art walk at the series where              a great place for families to              more questions contact Stanis-
        Stanislaw said. “So what we re-           local artists can display their           come. It’s a great way for the             law at April@MillCreek-                     August 28 — Easy Street (show tunes)
        ally wanted to introduce was              work.                                     artists to expand and be able to           MetroParks.org.
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        RECORD REVIEWS
             BACK
        The Zou
                                                                                       2                    KCAB
                                    Turbo Lovers’ B.J. Lisko reviews The Zou; The Zou’s Khaled Tabbara reviews Turbo Lovers
                                                                                                                                   Turbo Lovers
        Kills Part 1                                                                                                               Hopelessly Addicted
        Soul Records                                                                                                               Cracked Piston Recordings
        www.thezouhasawebsite.com                                                                                                  facebook.com/theturbolovers
           The Zou have spent the better part of the last                                                                              The Turbo Lovers have done it all again on their
        decade crafting well written indie rock while                                                                               fifth full-length album “Hopelessly Addicted.” It’s
        steadily becoming arguably Youngstown’s biggest                                                                             the latest installment of arena-rocking, beer-swill-
        act. Lyrically and musically the band has always                                                                            ing, punk-soaked jams from the band that has put
        taken its listeners on an introspective and highly                                                                          Youngstown’s music scene on the arena-rock map.
        relatable journey.                                                                                                             This album reeks of whiskey and cheap beer,
           “Kills Part 1” — the first of a two-album concept                                                                        and the band’s writing is at an all-time high.
        — goes a step further. The band pushes the envelope with the prog-rock “Pink Lin-             On “Hopelessly Addicted,” the band channels the swagger of AC/DC and the wit
        coln Overture” which segues seamlessly into the pop/electronica of the album’s             of a slightly-more-serious Spinal Tap into well-crafted and sharply executed songs.
        single “Soon! Ok?” — possibly the best song the band has ever done. The entire             The performances are killer and singer/founder B.J. Lisko’s slurring growls add
        track is one hook piled on top of another with lead vocalist Khaled Tabbara and the        an electrifying bite to the snarky lyrics.
        entire group’s positively soaring vocal delivery. It’s a theme continued throughout           “No Chance In Hell”, “Kicking Dog” and “Bounded By Rock” have the grime of
        especially in the album’s closer “Ain’t There an Easier Way?”                              an old-school basement punk album but would feel equally at home in a huge sta-
           That the band can combine influences like The Who, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits               dium being chanted by the fervent audience of headbangers.
        and Butch Walker yet all the while remain in a category all their own is remarkably           Stand out track “Do It All Again” sums up the experience of the record. It re-
        impressive.                                                                                minds us that most rock ‘n’ roll has severely gone astray. In a world that is overrun
           If The Zou are in fact Youngstown’s biggest and most popular act, “Kills Part 1”        with pretentious overdone and insincere music, this album is what rock promised
        is going to make them even bigger. The band’s best effort to date. — B.J. Lisko            us a long a long time ago - finally delivered. — Khaled Tabbara

        Thunder Vest
        self-titled
        facebook.com/thundervest
          Pittsburgh’s Thunder Vest wear their influences on their self-titled Iron City-
        soaked denim debut. Fittingly the band covers two of the bands they sounds like
        most — New Bomb Turks (“Automatic Teller”) and The Hellacopters (“Riot On The
        Rocks”). But in addition there’s nine original punk-rock anthems ranging from the
        Chixdiggit sounds of “Burning Like A Star” and “Cigarette Girl” to the Johnny
        Thunders meets Turbonegro styled “Bruno.” All the solid punk rock ‘n’ roll bases
        are covered as Pittsburgh has produced yet another swaggering piss and vinegar
        band of misfits. — B.J. Lisko


        Knife The Symphony /Swear Jar split
        Phratry Records
           When it comes to new music, Phratry Records is a glimmer of hope. This Cincin-
        nati-based label has released fine efforts by United Sons of Toil, Mad Anthony (an-
        other awesome band who has played Youngstown) Aperiodic, Caterpillar Tracks
        and Ampline.
           These two Cincinnati bands Knife The Symphony and Swear Jar are living proof
        that this great era of music still lives and breathes while restoring faith in the state
        of new music. This split release is reassurance the great scenes of Washington
        D.C., Champaign, Ill. and Chapel Hill, N.C. circa the mid -80s to early 90s is by far
        not an afterthought.
           The newly released Knife The Symphony/Swear Jar split, is just my cup of tea
        when it comes to 2013. Jerry Dirr, drummer of Knife The Symphony, also runs the
        Cincinnati Label Phratry Records and Knife The Symphony has really cranked out
        three impressive cuts on this split release. The track “President’s Speech” is pure
        ear candy, reminiscent of early Tar with splotches of Naked Raygun. The blast of
        “Wooly Mammoth,” evokes a one-of-a-kind dynamic energy.
           The best moment though is “The Crown” as it evokes the memory of “If It Kills
        You” by Drive Like Jehu.
           Swear Jar on the other hand, captures that mid-80s kind of splendor which
        rekindles the spirit of bands like Saccharine Trust and even a little bit of the Aussie
        noise-rockers Feedtime during the bands more discordant moments. There is a
        minimalist No-Wave edge which is obviously hinted in the songs, “Sweat Stings,”
        and “Fight Song.”
           Fans of noise — with just the right amount of artistic precision, anger, emotion,
        black coffee, creativity with a nice dollop of Dischord Records nostalgia — cannot
        pass this release up. — Gary S. Angelo




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        FLY ON THE W LL News and n on the Mahoning Vall scene
                                                                              $85 for Day 1 and $85 for Day      followed by Tufney, Remains of     at the Belmont Ave. bar Tues-
                                                                              2.                                Jade, Fresh Kiss and Shake-        day, July 9 and feature Matt
        1st Annual Royal Oaks’ Steve        The Flaming Ice Cube to
        Mulichak Memorial                   host Noni Designs,                  More information about the       down Band.                         “Wheels” O’Nesti, Dominic
                                               The Flaming Ice Cube, lo-      workshops, including online                                           Leonelli, Joe McCormick, Jon
                                            cated at 1449 Boardman-Can-       registration, is available at                                         Huff, Johnny Dam, Tim Wolfe,
        Golf Outing set
           The Royal Oaks is presenting     field Road, is pleased to         www.flamingice.com, or by            Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit, Alien     Ray Zawondi and Tim Ross.
        its 1st Annual Steve Mulichak       announce Noni Workshops           calling The Flaming Ice Cube at    Ant Farm highlight 90s rock
        Memorial Golf Outing Satur-         featuring Nora Bellows Aug.       330-726-4766.                      show in Austintown
        day, July 20 at Knoll Run Golf      10-11. Bellows is a nationally                                        90s rockers Fuel, Hoobas-
        Course in Coitsville. The 4-per-
                                                                                                                                                    The Voice takeover at Buffalo
                                            recognized knitting teacher,                                         tank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm
        son scramble costs $65 per          author and designer. Nora                                           will make a stop as a touring
                                                                                                                                                    Wild Wings Boardman
                                                                                                                                                       Gina Panico will be taking
                                                                              Crickets throwing party
        golfer and $260 per team. Din-      also taught literature and com-                                      package Wednesday, July 10 at      over Buffalo Wild Wings in
        ner/beverage tickets are $25.
                                                                              for Golden String
                                            position at the University of        Crickets bar on Midlothian      Rodeo Music Hall in Austin-        Boardman Friday, July 12 look-
        Registration is limited to 34       Maryland, where she earned a      Ave. in Youngstown is throw-       town. Tickets are $28 and are      ing to raise money to audition
        teams and the deadline is July      Master of Fine Arts in Creative   ing an Independence Day Fes-       on sale at Shotz in Austintown,    for NBC’s “The Voice.” 15 per-
        8. Hole sponsors are $100 per       Writing and a PHD in Renais-      tival with proceeds benefiting     Biketown Harley-Davidson in        cent of all food sales will be do-
        hole.                               sance English Literature. She    Golden String, Inc.                Austintown or can be pur-          nated to her cause. All
           Breakfast will be held at 8      will be teaching two work-           Friday, July 5 will include a   chased online at www.real-         remaining proceeds will be do-
        a.m. with a shotgun start to fol-   shops. Day one features her      fish fry and music from the        rock104.com.                       nated to The Arts in Schools.
        low at 9 a.m.                       beautiful felted handbags and     Barflies at 8 p.m. and the
           For more information con-        Day Two will feature hand knit    Magma Project at 10 p.m.
        tact John Kennedy at 330-559-       flowers from her book Noni           Saturday will be cook-out
                                                                                                                 Shakers Comedy Contest set
        1367. Checks should be made                                                                                 Shakers Summer Comedy
                                            Flowers.                         day with 50 cent chili dogs and    Contest is down to 16 comics
        payable to The Royal Oaks.
                                                                                                                                                       Submit info for Fly On The
                                               The Workshops will be held     burger specials. On their out-     with first prize being $500.
                                            at The Flaming Ice Cube. The     side tent stage, music will        The second of the competi-
                                                                                                                                                        Wall! E-mail your PR to
                                            cost is $145 for both days, or    begin at noon with High Noon,      tion’s semi-finals will continue       ytownpulse@aol.com




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        FLY ON THE W LL News and n on the Mahoning Vall scene
                                           search at the Ohio State Uni-                                                                             simply incredible. It’s music
                                           versity and the Youngstown                                                                                theatre at its best and a direc-
        BeardStock pre-party July 20;                                          VexFest returns, accepting          Oakland to premier HAIR
                                                                                                                      On July 26, the Oakland
        festival Aug. 2                    State University scholarship        bids through mid-July               Center for the Arts premieres     tor’s dream.” HAIR marks
           The 2013 BeardStock pre-        fund). Participants will receive       VexFest is proud to an-                                            Holt’s directorial debut at the
                                                                                                                   HAIR. Written by James Rado
        party will be held Saturday,       a Youngstown Strong T-shirt         nounce its return to Downtown                                         Oakland and his return to the
                                                                                                                   and Gerome Ragni, with music
        July 20 at Refuge, 1155            and be entitled to drink and        Youngstown after a one-year                                           Youngstown theatre scene.
                                                                                                                   by Galt MacDermot, the Amer-
        Churchill Road, Youngstown         food specials at participating      hiatus. VexFest is a free all-day                                        HAIR runs Friday and Sat-
                                                                                                                   ican Tribal Love Rock Musical
        and will feature the roast of      establishments. There will be       festival full of eclectic music,                                      urday evenings at 8 p.m. from
                                                                                                                   first hit Broadway in 1968 and
        Brian Markle.                      live musical acts, DJ's, and        food, vending and beverages.                                          July 26-Aug. 10. For more in-
                                                                                                                   was controversial for what
           Bands performing include        transportation between Fed-         This year will mark the 9th in-                                       formation or to order tickets
                                                                                                                   many considered to be anti-
        Nick Mock, A-Mac and XCP.          eral St. and remote locations.      stallment of the music and arts                                       call the theatre at 330-746-
                                                                                                                   American sentiments. How-
        The event is designed to be a         Sign up at any of the partici-   festival, featuring local and                                         0404 during box office hours
                                                                                                                   ever, HAIR is as pro-American
        celebration of the annual          pating locations, email             touring acts playing in front of                                      (Wednesday and Thursdays
                                                                                                                   an artistic work as anyone will
        BeardStock festival set for Fri-   youngstownstrong@yahoo.com          an all day crowd that has in-                                         4:30-6 p.m.).
                                                                                                                   find, then and now. A 21st cen-
        day, Aug. 2 to Sunday, Aug. 4.     , or contact Shawn McGehee          cluded over 7,000 fans.             tury audience will connect with
           The festival itself (52 E.      330-881-4573 or Joe Hellman            VexFest 9 is bringing back       the still resonating
        Quarry St. Newton Falls) fea-      330-550-8353.                       the two-stage set-up located in     themes: poverty, envi-
        tures numerous bands over the         Participating locations in-      the heart of Downtown               ronmental destruc-
        three day period including Fri-    clude MVR, The Royal Oaks,          Youngstown.                         tion, racism, and
        day headliners Impending Lies      O'Donold's, 9ine, Imbibe,              Bands can submit to play the     the psycholog-
        and Winslow; Saturday head-        Warehouse 50, Lemon                 fest through sonicbids.com.         ical effects of
        liners Kriadiaz and Kitchen        Grove,Avalon Downtown, and                                              war, to
        Knife Conspiracy; and Sunday       Roberto's.                                                              name a
        headliners Patent Pending and
                                                                                                                   few.
                                                                               ‘Forbidden Youngstown’
        Freshman 15. For complete                                                                                     John
        event information visit beard-
                                                                               set for Calvin Center
                                           Pabstolutely 6 lineup                  The Rust Belt Theater Com-       Holt di-
        stock2013.splashthat.com.                                              pany will present “Forbidden        rects the
                                                                               Youngstown” July 12, 13, 19,
                                           coming soon
                                              The lineup for The Royal                                             produc-
                                           Oaks’ annual Pabstolutely fes-      20, 26 and 27 at the Calvin         tion and
                                           tival is completed and will be      Center.
        Youngstown Strong
                                                                                                                   says
        bar crawl set                      announced shortly via the bar’s        Tickets are available by call-   “HAIR has
           The first ever Youngstown       Facebook page at                    ing 330-507-2358.
        Strong Bar Crawl will take                                                                                 been on my
                                           facebook.com/theroyaloaks.             The production is rated R for    directing
        place in downtown                  The August issue of                 adult language and situations.
        Youngstown Saturday, July 20                                                                               bucket list for a
                                           Youngstown Pulse will also fea-        For more information visit       long time. The
        from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.       ture an extensive preview of        facebook.com/rustbelttheater.
        The entry fee is $20 (proceeds                                                                             story remains rele-
                                           the event.                                                              vant, and the music is
        will go to pancreatic cancer re-




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        Wednesday, July 3                                           Saturday, July 6                                            Saturday, July 13
        Lemonaoke @ Lemon Grove (ongoing)                           Rare Breed @ Cedars                                         Hope for the Homeless 3 w/Mega Overlord, ALBUM,
        Casual Wednesday’s @ Royal Oaks w/DJ Keith MC and           EOS Whole Fitness presents Level II & III choreography @    Them Bastards @ The Royal Oaks                            Luke Francis @ Funny Farm, Mojo’s Pub Austintown
        Hannah                                                      Calvin Cener 1-3 p.m. (ongoing)                             Yellow Brick Road (The Music of Elton John) @ Live! at    Live music @ Vintage Estates
        EOS Whole Fitness presents Kids 8-16 Break Dance w/Bil-     EOS Whole Fitness presents BelliDance Conditioning @        the Morley, Mill Creek Park                               Film night @ Greyland
        lie A. @ Calvin Center, 1-2 p.m. (ongoing)                  Calvin Center 3-4 p.m. (ongoing)                            Rust Belt Theater Company presents Forbidden
        EOS Whole Fitnesss presents Zumba @ Calvin Center,          EOS Whole Fitness presents BelliDance Level 1 Intro @       Youngstown @ Calvin Center                                Saturday, July 27
        5:45-6:45 p.m. (ongoing)                                    Calvin Center 4:15-5:15 p.m. (ongoing)                                                                                “Let’s Get Weird” party presented by Drama Free @
        EOS Whole Fitness presents Hot Yoga @ Calvin Center,                                                                                                                              Cedars
                                                                                                                                                                                          Rust Belt Theater Company presents Forbidden
                                                                                                                                Sunday, July 14
        7:30-8:45 p.m. (ongoing)                                                                                                West End Ensemble @ Cedars (free)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Youngstown @ Calvin Center
                                                                    Monday, July 8
                                                                    EOS Whole Fitness presents Crack of noon Zumba @
                                                                    Calvin Center 12-1 p.m. (ongoing)                                                                                     HAIR @ The Oakland Center for the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                          Luke Francis @ Funny Farm, Mojo’s Pub Austintown
        Thursday, July 4                                                                                                        Wednesday, July 17
        Youngstown Pulse Thursday @ The Royal Oaks w/B.J.           EOS Whole Fitness presents BelliFit @ Calvin Center 5:45-   The Strange Familiar @ Live! at the Morley, Mill Creek
        Lisko (every Thursday 10-2)                                 6:45 (ongoing)                                              Park                                                      80s Dance Night @ Greyland
        Thursday Lounge w/Richard Elmsworth @ Lemon Grove
        (ongoing)                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, July 28
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ghost Horse Commanche, Angelo LaMarca, Modern Life
                                                                    Tuesday, July 9                                             Friday, July 19
        Nightlands, The Building @ Cedars                           Trivia Night @ Lemon Grove (ongoing)                        Class A Bandits @ Cedars
        EOS Whole Fitness presents Hot Yoga, 9-10 a.m. @ Calvin     EOS Whole Fitness presents BelliDance conditioning @        Rust Belt Theater Company presents Forbidden              @ Cedars
        Center                                                      Calvin Center 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ongoing)                      Youngstown @ Calvin Center                                The House Band @ Live! at the Morley, Mill Creek Park
        EOS Whole Fitness presents Kids Zumba/Yoga Hybrid (2-       EOS Whole Fitness presents Level II & III choreography @    Live music @ Vintage Estates
        10 years old) 1-2 p.m. @ Calvin Center                      Calvin Center 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ongoing)                      Free Association art opening, B.J. Stepan curated show    Wednesday, July 31
        EOS Whole Fitness presents BelliFit @ Calvin Center 5:45-   EOS Whole Fitness presents BelliDance Level I intro @       @ Greyland                                                James Everett Band @ Live! at the Morley, Mill Creek
        6:45 p.m. (ongoing)                                         Calvin Center 4:15-5:15 p.m.                                                                                          Park
        EOS Whole Fitness presents Hot Yoga @ Calvin Center
        7:30-8:45 p.m. (ongoing)
                                                                                                                                Satuday, July 20
                                                                    Wednesday, July 10                                          Pilot the Mind, Fall Recruiting, From Borealis @ Cedars   Friday, August 2
                                                                    Winslow @ Live! at the Morley, Mill Creek Park              Rust Belt Theater Company presents Forbidden              Army of Infants, Skull R’z Bane, Chapless Larry @
        Friday, July 5                                                                                                          Youngstown @ Calvin Center                                Cedars
        Guys at the Grove presents Dr. Freshbutter, bassist E.J.                                                                                                                          HAIR @ The Oakland Center for the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                          Milo Buenos @ Funny Farm, Mojo’s Pub Austintown
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        “Mean Gene” Parker @ Lemon Grove                            The Directionals, ALBUM, Andy Powder and The Drips @
        Katianne Timko (music video release party), Sami The
                                                                                                                                Wednesday, July 24
                                                                    Cedars                                                      Them Bastards, Idle Shades @ Cedars
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        EOS Whole Fitness presents Crack of noon Zumba @            Rust Belt Theater Company presents Forbidden                Creek Park                                                Mad Anthony, ALBUM @ Cedars
        Calvin Center 12-1 p.m (ongoing)                            Youngstown @ Calvin Center                                                                                            HAIR @ The Oakland Center for the Arts
        Damian Knapp @ Vintage Estates                              Adam Jacobs @ Vintage Estates                                                                                         Milo Buenos @ Funny Farm, Mojo’s Pub Austintown
        Lars Brondum @ Greyland                                     Figure Drawing w/Tribe of Eos @ Greyland
                                                                                                                                Friday, July 26
                                                                                                                                The Mangatones, The Automatons @ Cedars
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        SPORTS                                                                                        COVERING THE SPREAD

        Fans need to let LeBron go already
                                             F
                                         Dealing with extreme political correctness in sports; Can the Pirates keep success up?



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        WORDS: B.J. LISKO                           ormer Ohio State Presi-       sports.                                 Keep in mind, the Bucs’ divi-   Problem is, the Cardinals and
        Pulse Editor In Chief                       dent Gordon Gee is an            Report it. Let the people de-     sion, the NL Central, produced     the Reds (with arguably the
                                                    idiot. Let me just preface    cide. Move on.                       World Series champions of of       best pitching staff in baseball),
             f Cleveland sports fans are     this next section by saying that                     ———                  the St. Louis Cardinals who        are slumping at the moment.
             going to be upset over Le-      immediately. And golfer Sergio               on’t look now Pirates        came into the playoffs two sea-    That’s not going to stay that
             Bron James winning,             Garcia is pretty stupid at times,            fans, but your team is       sons ago with the worst record     way.
        they’re going to be in store for     too.                                         the first in the majors to   of any postseason team. The           For Pirates fans, I hope the
        a lot more disappointment.               But we’ve reached an all-        reach the 50-win mark. As I          Cardinals simply peaked at the     team can hang on and at least
           For the past three seasons,       time new high in political cor-      write this the team is in the        right time.                        secure a Wild Card spot. But
        many Cleveland fans have             rectness in sports.                  midst of its longest winning            That’s the worry — that         don’t be surprised if it comes
        bounded together not over the            First it was Garcia joking       streak in nearly a decade.           Pittsburgh is doing the same       crashing down late in the sea-
        Cavaliers, Indians or Browns,        he’d serve “fried chicken” to           The question remains. Can         before we’ve even hit the All-     son.
        but over the Mavericks, Thun-        Tiger Woods every night of the       the Pirates keep it up? Or will      Star break.                           The Bucs should very much
        der and Spurs, all in an effort      U.S. Open should he happen to        they collapse down the stretch?         I’m going to offer up a simi-   break their 20-year losing sea-
        to support what has become a         stop by. Then came Gee’s ver-           While I don’t feel Pittsburgh     lar prediction to the one I gave   son streak — but don’t look for
        much more near and dear pas-         bal tirade on the Catholic faith     is even the best team in its own     early last season when I was       much else.
        time to their hearts, LeBron         and Notre Dame.                      division, when a team hits a         doing these sports columns for        Sorry Pirates fans. I hope
        losing.                                  Both were blown entirely out     streak of inspired baseball like     a living.                          I’m wrong for your sake.
           There’s another side to all       of proportion. Stupid? Sure.         the Pirates have done, they cer-        The Pirates are a better team      Love the column? Hate the
        the LeBron hysteria, too, in         Front-page worthy? Hardly.           tainly can throw a wrinkle in        than a season ago. They have a     column? Let us know at
        that of LeBron sympathizers              The Golf Channel, who had        the playoff picture.                 legitimate shot at the playoffs.   ytownpulse@aol.com
        who would love nothing more          its own Tiger Woods damage
        then to welcome King James           control plan in full effect just a
        back to his Cleveland castle.        few years ago when announcer
           That’s not going to happen.       Kelly Tilghman joked that
        The Heat aren’t losing anytime       Tiger was playing so well the
        soon, either.                        other players might have to
           All the purported talk of the     “lynch him in a back alley,”
        supposed eventual demise of          treated the Sergio incident like
        the Miami Heat’s Big Three in        it was Watergate.
        LeBron, Dwayne Wade and                  Their own announcer made
        Chris Bosh simply ended in the       the same mistake, was sus-
        team’s second straight NBA           pended a week, and then it was
        title. NBA insiders had many         never brought up again.
        thinking Miami couldn’t get it           Sergio made a joke gone hor-
        done. They were too soft. Le-        ribly awry at a black tie cocktail
        Bron wasn’t aggressive enough.       dinner and they talked about it
        Wade is too old. Bosh is a bust.     for a month straight. Literally.
           Try none of the above. If         They didn’t stop. Even after the
        back-to-back NBA titles is a         golf started, they asked every-
        team in its demise, I’d like to      one from announcers to other
        know what one looks like in its      golfers to friends of friends of
        ascendency.                          sisters cousins boyfriends
           I was just as upset with the      about what they thought of
        way LeBron left Cleveland, too.      Sergio.
        It was another slap in the face          The Spaniard never had a
        to a city and fans who have          chance. Even after he apolo-
        been filled with nothing but         gized profusely ad nauseum.
        heartache which I won’t re-              I don’t condone anything
        count here.                          Gee or Garcia said. But it’s ob-
           The Cavaliers had two first       viously a slow news day when it
        round picks in the NBA draft.        takes over the headlines. And
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        you might think. Then we can         digging every single perfect po-
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