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Rock stars commandeer the turntables for a night.

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Rock stars are a lot of things — models, prima donnas, drug-users, sellouts, sex gods, has-beens, and golf-club pitchmen. But, contends the B-Side Liquor Lounge, "DJ" should not be counted among their many titles. And every Wednesday at Rock Stars Are Not DJs, a different Cleveland-based band commands the bar's DJ booth and attempts to prove the Liquor Lounge wrong. "This gives clubbers a chance to hear some of their favorite locals play the music that they listen to and/or are influenced by," says GM Brad Petty. Past guests have included The Very Knees, JJ Magazine, Afternoon Naps, and other local bands who frequent the Lounge and the adjacent Grog Shop. "It's cool because you might have a band known for indie-rock playing hip-hop, house music, reggae, or whatever," says Petty. As music heads toward a technological convergence, it's more likely now than ever before to see a punk band getting down to the tight flow of an MF Doom, or a metal band throwing their hands up for Shakira. Of course, in true rock fashion, the set might start an hour late, end a half hour too soon, and have way too much reverb. But some habits are hard to break. Rock Stars Are Not DJs — or are they? — spins at 9 tonight at the B-Side Liquor Lounge, 2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights. Call 216-932-1966 or visit www.bsideliquorlounge.com.
Wednesdays, 9 p.m., 2008

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