Browse Interviews

  • Subject is exactly "rock and roll"
4 total

Stan Kain and Steve Traina interview, 15 June 2017

In this interview Stan Kain, former owner and proprietor of La Cave – a 1960s-era folk and rock venue in the Doan's Corners (Euclid Avenue and East 105) neighborhood – reminisces about the club's genesis, its many seminal performers, and the evolving life of the immediate neighborhood. Stan is accompanied by Steve Traina, a former associate, radio host, and music promoter and historian, who is writing a book about La Cave.

Henry Loconti interview, 2008

Henry Loconti, founder of the Agora Theatre and Ballroom, highlights the history of the Agora and its importance both locally and nationally. He provides insight into the music promotion and booking business and how he was able to achieve success, including details about the club's promotional partnerships with WMMS radio. Loconti also mentions his experience with Cleveland's nightlife and notes the places he used to frequent in the area.

Karen Novak interview, 13 June 2007

In this 2007 interview, Karen Novak, a freelance photographer and life long east-side Clevelander, talks about Cleveland's underground rock club scene during the 1990s. One of the venues that she discusses in great detail is the Euclid Tavern which was located at East 116th and Euclid in Cleveland. Ms. Novak reveals an immense amount of her knowledge of rock, punk and other bands from Cleveland and other bands that came to Cleveland in the 1990s. She recounts a number of interesting stories…

Derek Hess interview, 10 June 2007

Artist Derek Hess describes his experience as a concert promoter at the Euclid Tavern, including the club's transformation from a neighborhood bar to one of the most important underground music venues in the US. Hess, who began working at the Euclid Tavern in 1989 while he was a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, created distinctive poster art to promote each show, which eventually brought him international attention as an illustrator and artist. Hess provides rich detail about the…