CLEVELAND ? The heart of rock ?n? roll will beat a little faster next month when Goldmine?s National Record Show descends on the Rock ?n? Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
This year?s show runs Aug. 4 and 5 in the Plaza Lobby and Promenade level of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Doors are the topic of the featured exhibit.
Joe Schwab, owner of St. Louis-based Euclid Records, is coming back to the National Record Show for the fifth time. He?s bringing loads of bargain classic rock and collectible rock and jazz that will be sure to please show attendees.
"I love Cleveland,? Schawb said. ?It used to be the butt of jokes, but Cleveland rocks, it?s a great place to visit. Another cool thing about the Goldmine show is the massive amount of people that come through the door. Now, most of these people aren?t collectors, but they are music fans. It?s great that it?s always busy; it makes the day go by quickly, especially those long Saturday hours.?
Eagle Rock Entertainment has a special surprise in store for attendees. The company will give away copies its CD, Eagle Records 2007 Sampler, which features performances by a variety of Eagle Rock?s powerhouse artists, including Paul Rodgers, Otis Rush, John Mayall, the Black Crowes, George Thorogood, Jeff Beck & the Kingdom Choir, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Healy, John Lee Hooker and Jonny Lang.
In addition to vendors and giveaways, the show will feature a variety of musical performances.
Show favorite Poobah, known unofficially as the world?s most collectible psych rock band, is among the acts slated to perform. Lead singer Jim Gustafson says the gig at the record show is one of his favorites.
?I have had so much fun meeting so many cool people from around the world,? Gustafson told Goldmine. ?It always surprises me how many people know Poobah. The National Record Show has always been a blast! I love playing at the Cleveland Rock Hall, and our CD and merch sales at each show have been awesome. It has been so fun; it is kind of like running away with the circus, only lots better, because I get to rock out on guitar!?
Other bands scheduled to perform include Greyface, Deadbeat Poets and Liecus.
Greyface provides a unique, influential form of metal known best as ?Greyface music.? Its latest album, Innermost, has been hailed as one of the best independent releases of 2007.
Armed with heavy guitars, melodic vocals and a positive message, Liecus offers a modern rock/metal alternative. The band?s newest EP is Distinctive Design.
The Deadbeat Poets also will offer up their eclectic brand of power pop to the Rock Hall crowd. The band?s debut album, Notes from the Underground, is due out this summer on Pop Detective Records.