Music » Makin' the Scene

Around Hear: Beyond Infinity

And more local music news



Infinite Number of Sounds has ceased to exist as a band but lives on as a label. The electronic-based group has been a perennial contender for both Free Times and Scene music awards. The band's third and final album, The Island of Misfit Noise, is available now at Mixing ambient electronica and organic horn tracks, the record features contributions from songwriter/performer/video artist Brent Gummow, songwriter/producer David Mansbach and drummer Jeremy Aker, in addition to former drummer Ron Tucker (ex-Racermason) and Mifuné's Kris "Skinny K" Morron and Jacob Wynne.

Primarily a download label, the company uses the Radiohead model, letting fans pay what they want and choose sound quality. Current and near-future releases from the Infinite Number of Sounds label include Clevelander Nemo Nemon (a.k.a. former INS member Matt Mansbach), Columbus's Electric Grandmother, Cleveland improv group Oblique Orchestra and Santa Fe's Medjool.

"We created the label to provide a platform for a diverse pool of forward-thinking artists, musicians and writers," says co-founder Mansbach. "Even the deluxe downloads cost less that you would pay on Amazon or iTunes. On top of that, 85 percent of the money goes to our artists, and that is not the deal an indie artist gets from iTunes."

Ron Tucker's similarly evocative band City Breathing has a new EP, My Apple IIe Is Singing Sad Songs to Me. It's available at for free or a donation.

The Agora's big rooms aren't actively booking shows for now, but the Town Fryer in the Agora Café (5000 Euclid Ave.) continues hosting national and locals acts. Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat plays free sets from 7-9 p.m. every Monday, featuring blues standards, originals and covers like the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers."

Legation Galleries (1300 W. 78th St.) is exhibiting photographs by Daniel Mainzer, who documented the early days of Joe Walsh's band Barnstorm and shot its album cover. The show features never-before-seen photos as well as '60s shots inside Akron's Firestone factory. Viewings are by appointment; call 316.334.7080. Down the hall, Kokoon Galleries is hosting Look Out Cleveland: Bob Dylan & the Band 1969-1976, a collection of photographs, prints and memorabilia by William Scheele.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.