CD release party, with the Last Conservative. 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, $5. Hi-Fi Club, 11729 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-8878.

Eva Destruction & Her Big Band 

CD release party, with the Last Conservative. 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, $5. Hi-Fi Club, 11729 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-8878.

If you're an old-school Cleveland punk, like from the late '80s-early '90s, you may recognize Eva Destruction from the Mashers skate-rat clique. ("If you've ever seen the movie Thrashin', they basically looked and acted like the Daggers," recalls her brother Joe, who isn't in the band.) And you'll definitely recognize the songs she sings, but barely. The new Sing Along with Eva Destruction and Her Big Band is a series of punk classics by Hüsker Dü, the Dead Boys, the Misfits, and others, reinterpreted as cabaret songs, bluegrass ballads, and surf-rock rave-ups. Gary Indiana -- he's the other half of the Big Band -- says the songs they cover aren't just great punk tunes -- they're truly great songs, period: "In less than two minutes, they packed more incredible lyrics and hooks into these songs than most bands can put on an entire album."

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