The Next BIG Thing: Ava and the Hit Men

Correction: The first version of this article incorrectly listed the concert date as Sunday, March 22. The correct date is Saturday, March 27.

When issue #1 hits stands, Ava and the Hit Men will be our first band profile.

Normally, we wouldn’t think to feature a hard-rocking group of 9- and 10-year-olds but then we found out about the Rock for a Good Cause, the Fairlawn School of Music’s 2nd annual concert to benefit the Akron-Canton Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. If they can raise just $1000, they can provide 4,000 meals locally, so we want to do our part to help.

Besides, Ava and the Hit Men could be the next big thing. (At least after they hit a growth spurt.)

Writer/photographer Maria Varonis went over to the school to watch rehearsals and came back with a glowing report and some great pics. You’ll have to wait until the first issue of The Devil Strip comes out to find out what she learned, but go ahead and circle Saturday, March 28 in your calendar.

That’s when several student bands, including Ava and the Hit Men, will grace the stage at Musica (51 East Market Street in downtown Akron). The show starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 330-576-6527 or, visit their website.