When it came time to put out his new album, Pennsylvania Blues Revolution, Christian Groblewski decided he wanted to do it himself. So he formed his own label SuperMonkey Recording Co. A Kent State graduate, Groblewski has lived in Pittsburgh since 1997. But don’t hold that against him. He has fond memories of Northeast Ohio and wants to help local bands here. “The one thing I remember learning at Kent was that I wanted to be a musician,” he says in a press release issued about the label's new ventures. “I used to wash dishes and cook at Rockne’s Pub with Jeff Finn who played in a local band Dink and we became friends. I watched Dink go from being a local band selling tapes (I still have mine) to being given the blessing of Bevis & Butthead for ‘ruling.’ Jeff told me if music is what I wanted to do with my life it can be done, and I believed him because I saw it happen to him with my own eyes.”
SuperMonkey Recording Company is looking to sign Cleveland bands; anyone interested can send an EPK to email@example.com. “Our goal is to do for Cleveland music scene what labels Sub Pop did for Seattle in the ‘80s and 90s except run by musicians for musicians,” says Groblewski, who also runs his own booking agency. SuperMonkey headlines the Phantasy Night Club in Lakewood on June 7. Go to ilovesupermonkey.com for more info.