Take Off Charlie & The Buffalo Ryders


Fresh Finds-Rockin' into the Late Night

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:11:00 pm
  • Doors open:10:30 pm
  • $8 AdvanceAdv, $10 Day of ShowDay of, 18 & over, General Admission
  • Canceled

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Why you should see this show….

Two of Akron’s hottest up and coming rock bands, Take Off Charlie & The Buffalo Ryders return to Cleveland for Music Box FRESH FINDS Concert Series, following stellar crowd-winning performances at Brite Winter Music Festival.

Take Off Charlie Bio
“These are songs of exploration, of struggle and of celebration. This is one beautifully honest record.” – The Devil Strip

“I am ready. I am scared, but I feel fine,” Take Off Charlie sings on their new album, I Was Born to Float.
Take Off Charlie hit the Akron music scene back in 2013 and seemed to be everywhere. In their first few years they played more than 100 shows, growing from their Rubber City roots into a regional touring band with a loyal fan base that expanded with each show. Though in their late teens and early 20s at the time, they released a well-received album in 2014 and seemed poised for bigger, better things. They chose to go on a self-imposed hiatus instead. Now, after nearly five years, Take Off Charlie is back as a confident, mature band. I Was Born to Float is a declaration. It is a statement of purpose, hope and courage.

The first single, “Believe Me Son,” is an anthemic, romping march that will get the live crowds jumping. Big harmonies are a trademark for TOC. They are layered not with delicacy, but with power, woven with piercing guitar work over a rich, piano-grounded base. This song will make you stand up and take notice — and it’s not even the best song on this album.

Take Off Charlie took nearly five years off from performing in order to make this record. Let that sink in. They could have released these songs two years ago, but they refused to do so until they agreed that this was the album they wanted to make. Nothing is here by accident. There are subtle, ethereal moments. There are jazzy, uptempo cuts. There are pop hooks and flat-out “punch you in the face” chops, but the music never feels forced or crowded. These songs weren’t written as much as they were crafted. This band does not lend itself to comparison, but My Morning Jacket/Jim James fans will find something to love from the opening bell. The full range of the five-piece band is on display on the initial track, “The Room/The Circus/The Field.” This opus is a sonic roller coaster. Sean McDermott’s songwriting is deft and earnest, layered over drifting melodies and tempo changes.

Take Off Charlie is Sean McDermott on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Leah Gable on percussion; Michael Shaw on bass and guitars; Austin Milvet on lead guitar and vocals; and Drew Wheeler on keyboards, violin and backing vocals.



The Buffalo Ryders Bio
The Buffalo Ryders are a power trio, electrifying stages with scuzzy, fuzzy, riff rock. The band is made up of Joe Risdon on guitar and vocals, Mike Lupica on drums, and Tommy Sprung on bass.

Fresh Finds Concert Series:

The goal of this new monthly concert series is to shine the spotlight on rising talent that we think you should know about. The bands featured during this series are all at different stages in their musical journey- some are just getting started with the local buzz while others are multiple albums deep. However they’re approaching making music, from indie rock to r&b, folk, blues, or punk, each of these bands should be on your radar in 2019.

Find more Fresh Finds here.


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Tonight we will be offering our All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar for $8.00, plus tax.


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