Artist Derek Hess describes his experience as a concert promoter at the Euclid Tavern, including the club's transformation from a neighborhood bar to one of the most important underground music venues in the US. Hess, who began working at the Euclid Tavern in 1989 while he was a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, created distinctive poster art to promote each show, which eventually brought him international attention as an illustrator and artist. Hess provides rich detail about the Euclid Tavern's recent history and operations, describes his own life and career as an artist, and shares his thoughts on the past and present of the Cleveland's music and art scenes.
Hess, Derek (interviewee)
Bell, Erin (interviewer)
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"Derek Hess interview, 10 June 2007" (2007). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 999030.