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No Pony

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States | SELF

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States | SELF
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"No Pony Triumphantly Rides Into The Symposium"

Women that rock are nothing new. Look at the likes of Joan Jett or Janis Joplin and that becomes pretty apparent. But, in today's pop-driven market, seeing a group of female musicians playing some raw, edgy Rock 'n' Roll is a rarity. That is exactly what No Pony brings to the table.

Last night at the Symposium in Lakewood, this female power trio unleashed a finely crafted assortment of rock and alternative numbers, heavy on old-school influences and covers.

Two-part vocal harmonies combined with tight instrumentals made for a great listening experience filled with dynamics.

The guitarist/lead vocalist executed songs including Janis Joplin's "Bang Bang" with perfect inflection and emotion. Joplin herself would be proud.

More information about No Pony can be found on their Facebook page or on Reverbnation.

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"Raised on Promises"

Together for about a year, the members of No Pony -- Maureen McNamara (bass, vocals), Johnny Habu (guitar), Mat Maneri (drums) and Samantha Baine (guitar/vocals) -- are admittedly rebelling against the fact they never received that prized equine as children.

"Exactly, I guess I was 5 when I determined I would never have a pony," laughed Baine, a Columbus native. Stylistically, she describes the quartet as having a pop-punk-meets-classic-rock sound with both grunge and folk aesthetics present. "I guess you could just call us indie," Baine said.

"People tend to compare us to Blondie and the Donnas, but I think that's only because we're girls. A lot of what we do is kind of quirky. We do a punked-up version of 'Build Me Up Buttercup' by the Foundations. We're pretty active in the local music community, which is vibrant and diverse. There's always something going on somewhere."

While the foursome's debut EP, which includes the meandering "Blooderfly" and the pirate-ship dirge "Vanity," is due out later this year. No Pony has booked a free show at 9 p.m. Friday at Bela Dubby, 13321 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Also on the bill are Extra Medium Pony and Cassius Blair. Call 216-221-4479. - The Plain Dealer


Still working on that hot first release.



No Pony originally formed in August of 2010, with MeLLa (formerly of Bafflegab), Moe Reen, and Samantha.

As of February 2011, we joined forces with a magical rock n' roll space ape with hands that could crush a walrus's skull and the brains of a woman, Mr. Johnny Habu.

We have performed in a variety of Cleveland venues, from our debut at the Euclid Tavern to the Beachland Tavern and Bela Dubby, and a headlining event at the Grog Shop. We have also performed on WRUW 91.1FM ( during the Live in Cleveland show.

We believe strongly in the diversity and vibrance of the Cleveland music scene, and have invited bands from out of town to perform at our shows, as well as hosted shows during the summer of 2011 at the Un-Stable on Coventry (the residence of two band members). We continue to help perpetuate a sense of community by hosting local open mics at Trio's on Madison and The Euclid Tavern, and by throwing events such as Fiendfest 2011.

In August 2011, MeLLa left the band to pursue her own creative musical path, with which we wish her the utmost luck and success. Johnny Habu, a drummer by nature, has since began beating skins for the band.