Favors at the Rock Hall PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 July 2011 17:58

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Another Cheap Trick-worshipping local bunch, the Favors, have already made it to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame—even before their heroes. Well, they got asked to play there anyway.

LastWednesday, the Rock Hall hosted the first in a series of summer concerts and asked the Favors to join in. Presented outdoors on the Rock Hall Plaza, the idea was for the bands to play a few songs by inductees. The Favors favored the 350-plus faithful with non-Hall-inductees the Sex Pistols’ “Pretty Vacant” and the Who’s “Can’t Explain.” And the faithful were thankful, according to guitarist JD Dallas.

“For a Wednesday afternoon thing, it was well attended and received. The ‘scene’ seems a little more vibrant than in Columbus. We got paid real nice. And I kept the check stub from the Hall of Fame, paid to the order of JD Dallas/The Favors, as a cool souvenir.”

Similarly sleazing up the Plaza were Cleveland’s Signoffs. Once the great skate-punk hope of Brownstown, they are apparently moving from the half-pipe to the gutter with a glammier sound. As Dallas noted of the youngins, “They definitely had a lot of Aerosmith on their Wheaties in the last few years.”

Both bands will share the stage again this Friday at Skully’s Music Diner, along with local middle finger flippers B.A. Baracus, whose frontman is the brother of the Signoffs’ drummer, who also went to school with the drummer for Cheap Trick—just kidding.

—Eric Davidson

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 17:32

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