Local Record Label Love Muffin To Celebrate 5 Years

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Cleveland based Love Muffin Records will celebrate its 5 year anniversary with a concert October 1st @ the Symposium (11794 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107).

The lineup includes label bands Skychief and The Darker Shore, as well as 1000 Hours. Doors are at 8:30 with music starting at 9:00. It is a 18 and over show. Admission is $7.

Love Muffin got its name from a nickname that owner Adam Rich acquired in high school. While he has his ideas on who coined the nickname, he is not certain. It seems to have originated on the soccer team. Adam created the label to release his mostly instrumental guitar cassettes while at BGSU in the 1990s. In 2005, he took a small business class at Tri-C and used the label as his business for the class, complete with writing a business plan and filling out all the paperwork to legally operate a business. He made the label official as of January 1st, 2006. His first official release was his April 2006 solo CD, You Can’t Escape Life.

In 2007, Love Muffin put on its very first concert at the HiFi Club as a joint effort with Domain Cleveland. After another show with Domain Cleveland’s help, he started booking shows on his own, mostly at the Phantasy/Symposium. In recent years, he has done shows at the Spitfire, Wilbert’s, Barking Spider and Euclid Tavern. He created his own LoveMuffinPalooza yearly concert starting in 2008. It was based off the long running Undercurrents Festival that Adam had loved attending in the 1990s. In 2010 he also started Gobble Gobble Hey, a Thanksgiving weekend punk concert.

Over the 5 years, the label has released CDs by Adam Rich, Youngstown’s TiLT 360 & Akron’s Skychief. 2011 releases already include the debut from The Flavor. The debut CD from The Darker Shore is also scheduled for later this year. The label also acts as on online distributor by selling CDs by local bands Hollywood Blondes, Oliver Buck & The New Madrids, Space Goblin and more. Love Muffin has also added radio/press promotional services for bands.

Label owner Adam Rich is a semi-veteran of the Cleveland music scene. Going back to 1995, he has been in State Of Green, Tadpol, Girth and Oliver Buck & The New Madrids. He is currently the bassist for The Flavor.

Visit the official Love Muffin website www.lovemuffinrecords.com, or contact them via email info@lovemuffinrecords.com for more information.

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