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Clem Snide

  November 7, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
ADVANCED: $25.00

PREMIUM SEATING Public Onsale: April 19, 2024 10:00 AM to November 7, 2024 8:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 19, 2024 10:00 AM to November 7, 2024 12:00 AM


“The last ten years have been a rollercoaster of deep despair and amazing opportunities that somehow present themselves at the last possible second,” says Eef Barzelay. “During that time, the band bottomed out, I lost my house, and I had to declare bankruptcy. The only way to survive was to try to transcend myself, to find some kind of deeper, spiritual relationship with life. Once I committed to that, all these little miracles started happening.”

‘Forever Just Beyond,’ Barzelay’s stunning new album under the Clem Snide moniker, may just be the most miraculous of them all. Produced by Scott Avett, the record is a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning, a reckoning with faith and reality that rushes headlong into the unknown and the unknowable. The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, humanizing thorny existential issues and delivering them with the intimate, understated air of a late-night conversation between old friends. Avett’s production is similarly warm and inviting, and the careful, spacious arrangement of gentle guitars and spare percussion carves a wide path for Barzelay’s insightful lyrics and idiosyncratic delivery.

“I look up to Eef with total respect and admiration,” says Avett, “and I hope to survive like he survives: with total love for the new and the unknown. Eef’s a crooner and an indie darling by sound and a mystic sage by depth. That’s not common, but it’s beautiful.”

Named for a William S. Borroughs character, Clem Snide first emerged from Boston as a three-piece in the early 1990’s, and the group would go on to become a cult and critical favorite, picking up high profile fans from Bon Iver to Ben Folds over the course of three decades and more than a dozen studio albums. NPR highlighted the Israeli-born Barzelay as “the most underrated songwriter in the business today, with a sneakily firm grasp on poignancy and humor,” while Rolling Stone hailed his songwriting as “soulful and incisive,” and The New Yorker praised his music’s “soothing melodies and candid wit.”

Rye Valley is an Americana band from Northeast Ohio. Founding members Brett Auerbach and Landon Kearns were introduced to each other at an iconic NEOH open mic hosted at the Silver Swan Tavern. After nearly a decade of casual collaboration, Auerbach and Kearns joined forces in 2021 to create Rye Valley. Rye Valley showcases Auerbach’s original songwriting and Kearns talented multi-instrumentalism. They released their first EP in 2023 titled “Greetings from Rye Valley”. Additionally, Rye Valley released a live recorded album in 2023 titled “Rye Valley Live at Plastic Dino Records”. Rye Valley recently released their first full-length studio album with producer Tuck Mindrum, titled “Miss River”. Many guest appearances are on the album including Tyler Lobdell (Ray), Jon-o Yowell, Erik Diaz, Jen Maurer, and Leigh Ann Merrill.

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