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SUNDAY DEC 1
Black Tide: 6:30 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Agora Ballroom.
Classical Revolution Cleveland: 3 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.
CLVLND's Most Wanted Fest featuring C-Ro Del-Fresco/Zac Gatz & Dre Mickel/Marvin Price/Crazy8TheGreat/Jay Kicks/Brian Baker: When he was only 16, rapper C-Ro Del-Fresco joined the hip-hop group Three Kings with high hopes that the group would amount to something, but it never made it into the recording studio. So the enterprising Del-Fresco struck out on his own and set up a home studio. The results have been impressive. To date, he's released five mix tapes and one studio album, Limitless, which came out last year. His new single, "Flex," benefits from a crisp, Latin jazz-inspired horn riff. Del-Fresco, the headliner on his bill of local hip-hop acts, sounds as confident as ever as he raps "We about to flex like the world ain't never seen." 8:30 p.m., $8. Grog Shop. (Niesel)
Junzo Suzuki/Kohoutek/Purity of Essence/Howland-Lombardo-Orange-Petrus-Stewart: 9 p.m., $5. Now That's Class.
LA Project/Amanda Walsh: 7 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.
MONDAY DEC 2
Dosh: 8:30 p.m., free. Beachland Tavern.
George Foley & Friends/Jim Kozel: 8 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.
Mojo Big Band: 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.
Velvet Voyage (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.
TUESDAY DEC 3
Lyrical Rhythms: Poetry and Soul Open Mic: 9 p.m. Grog Shop.
Norma Jean/Vanna/Kenmode/Exotic Animal Petting Zoo: 6 p.m., $13 ADV, $15 DOS. Agora Ballroom.
Corey Smith: 8 p.m., $18 ADV, $20 DOS. House of Blues Cambridge Room.
WEDNESDAY DEC 4
10 X 3 Hosted by Brent Kirby (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.
Bad Racket Presents: Listen Little Man/Kitschy/Derek Paul Deprator: 9 p.m., free. Grog Shop.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Just a few months after their summertime gig at Cain Park, the hepcats of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy return to Northeast Ohio to keep the swing swingin' and the hops hoppin'. Something like that, anyway. The simple guarantee is that BBVD's shows are among the liveliest around — and perfect for all ages. This is a dancing show, so do prep your feet for an evening of fun. And their practiced, impeccable showmanship is a wonder to behold. With each new song in the band's various setlists comes the reminder that swing music isn't as nostalgic as it might seem at first blush. There's an evergreen and very American vibe to the genre. Take the kids and revel in the fun-loving melodies of tunes like "You and Me and a Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby)," "Go Daddy-O," and "I Wanna Be Like You." 8 p.m., $35-$45. The Kent Stage. (Sandy)
Will Cheshier/Angelisa Lonesome Ranger & Early Girl/David Carroll: 6:30 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.
The Mahones/Craic/Craic Brothers: 8:30 p.m., $12 ADV, $14 DOS. Beachland Tavern.
NOFX/Off with Their Heads/The Implants: 7:25 p.m., $25 ADV, $28 DOS. House of Blues.
Thy Art is Murder/I Declare War/Fit for an Autopsy/The Last Ten Seconds of Life/Kublai Khan: 6 p.m., $10 ADV, $13 DOS. Agora Ballroom.
Tommy Tune: 7 p.m., $60. Nighttown.
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