The Beat Uptown | David Loy and The Ramrods + The Generators

July 30, 2015 / 6:00pm

Free + open to all

Rain or shine!
Just outside MOCA on Toby’s Plaza.

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This is part of University Circle's in-your-face concert series The Beat Uptown, presented by MOCA and Case Western Reserve University, and curated by The Beachland Ballroom. Throughout the summer, the beats will drive into the night, transforming Toby's Plaza into a free concert venue and social hall. Come down and let Uptown funk you up!


Opening act: David Loy and The Ramrods (Rockabilly)

During his 32 year career, Loy has opened for The Romantics, Joe “King” Carrasco, Blackfoot, Maggie’s Dream, Jason and the Scorchers, and Bill Kirchen. Getting back to his rockabilly and Americana roots, David Loy and The Ramrods recently opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson. Regardless of the genre, David has received positive reviews throughout his career.

Check out a video here.


Headliner: The Generators (Street Punk/Rock’n’Roll)

The Generators (Neon Don Buchanan, Eva Dilcue, Mark Addison, Jimmy Lee, and Stutz Bearcat) are coming back together again for this special reunion.
This uptempo rock band with new wave stylings was Cleveland's great hope for a breakout entering the 1980s. After winning a local songwriting competition sponsored by WMMS, this five-piece band led by vocalists Mark Addison and Eva Dilcue (Euclid spelled backwards) recorded a catch 45, "TV Set," on Buzzard Records (the first and only actual release on the station's label). The band recorded another 45 before breaking up in '83. Despite heavy WMMS airplay and a crossover following of new wavers and rockers alike, their most notable achievement was being the band upon which the film Light of Day was based. Script writer Paul Schrader followed the band for two weeks in '82, and though the Generators had broken up by the film's release in '87, Addison (at the time in Nation One) served as consultant as well as making a cameo appearance. Don't expect miscues, as these Generators have all been creating musical power on their own since their 80s heyday.


Sponsored by:

University Hospitals
The Cleveland Foundation