Scene’s music editors close their collective yaps and lets jazz guitarist Rick Stone explain why his smooth tunes are exactly what you need to make it over the hump this week.Band: Rick Stone Trio, featuring Dave Morgan (bass) and Ron Godale (drums)
Website/Myspace:www.MySpace.com/rickstonemusic Hometown: “Raised in Parma, OH, but living in New York City for last 25 years.”
Sounds like: “Hopefully, like ourselves, but influenced by many greats of jazz guitar: Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Pat Metheny, to name a few.”
Fun fact: “Younger brother Bill Stone played with the Cleveland area alternative rock group Paranoid Lovesick.”
Playing: Wednesday, August 29th at Nighttown (12387 Cedar Rd., 216-795-0550) . Two shows: 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
Why They Should Come See You: “Rare Northeastern Ohio performance with some old friends. Come hang out with us and enjoy great jazz music and great food at Nighttown. Yeah, we know, it's a weeknight, but it's an early gig. You'll be glad you did, and you won't hate yourself in the morning.” -- Rick Stone, guitar
Fistula are the warped minds behind non-hits like “A Better Tomorrow” and the upcoming “Cat Skulls Are Thick.” We’d call them metal or hardcore, but neither term quite describes the band’s scuzzy, disenfranchised aggression. Formerly a trio, the group has recently expanded to a quintet, which makes them at least 66.6% more dangerous.
Sounds like: “Shit.”
Fun fact: “If you shave off all the hair and wear shampoo for two weeks, we might go away.”
Playing Where/When: Wednesday, August 29 at Fat Jimmy’s (Fat Jimmy's, 244 N. Water St., 330-678-2774), Kent. With Nooseebomb (ex-Grief, Disrupt) and Rue.
Why You Need to See Them: “It may be the last time we play live, who knows? Plus, we are pretty good-looking fellows.” - Corey Bing, guitar