Derek Hess' art is a little dark, but don't get him wrong: He definitely thinks life is worth living. Hess' Strhess Clothing is one of the sponsors of Domain Cleveland's Fifth Annual Suicide Prevention Benefit
, which donates the proceeds to the Berea Children's Home. "Here's something a therapist once told me about suicide," says Hess. "Suicide tends to be impulsive, and if someone who's considering it could step back for a minute and get some help, they would probably see why it's not such a good idea." But enough with the downers: The show will be a good time, featuring edgy hard rock and post-punk from Who Killed Marilyn?
, Nothing Blue
, Begging for Seconds
, and This Mourning Memory
(pictured), a Cleveland supergroup that features players also known for their work in Switched, Shenoah, and Audiblethread.