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Monday, March 10, 2008

Hello, Cleveland: The Week’s Concert Calendar

Posted By on Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Many good picks this week, including Spyderz (featuring Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld), Yellowcard (acoustic), and twin-star supernova the Gutter Twins. But let’s kick it off with Jonathan Richman (above), the former Modern Lovers frontman, best known for his role as the chorus in There’s Something About Mary, who has perky sing-along songs about true love, vampire girls, and dancing in a lesbian bar. Read on for the full rundown.-- D.X. Ferris MONDAY, MARCH 10 Rhapsody Blue & Friends: 7 p.m., $10. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com. Comprising John Carroll University studetns, this 16-part male a cappella group makes its Nighttown debut. Jonathan Richman/Vic Chestnutt: 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Two of the great modern alt-singer-songwriters on one bill - and cheap, to beat. Richman’s the mysterious singer from There’s Something About Mary. TUESDAY, MARCH 11 Gaelic Storm: 7 p.m., $18.50. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com. Kick off St. Paddy’s week a day early with this aptly named Celtic group. School of Language/Beaten Awake/Boatzz: 9 p.m., $7. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Cut-and-pasted electronic music with soul, from former Field Music mainman David Brewis. University of Akron JazzFest: Opening concert, featuring Bill Mays and the UA Student Jazz Ensemble: In Guzzetta Recital Hall, 8 p.m., free. University of Akron, 302 Buchtel Mall, Akron, 330-872-7111. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 The Gutter Twins (featuring Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan)/Great Northern: Ballroom. Free after-show in tavern with National Suicide Day, 9 p.m., $15 ADV/$17 DOS. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. The Gutter Twins include two of modern rock’s greatest, if chronically neglected, singers: former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli and Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan. The two whiskey-voiced crooners have long been running buddies in the loosely knit Twilight Singers, where their interaction has been curiously limited. That’s not the case on the Gutter Twins’ just-released Saturnalia, which finally sees the full integration of elements from both singers’ careers. “All Misery/Flowers” borrows the Twilight Singers’ mesmeric trip-hop beats, but they’re played on a real drum kit, complete with a grungy blues backdrop. With Lanegan’s voice in the shadows, “Circle the Fringes” is as dark as any of the Whigs’ material, while “The Stations” puts the spotlight on Lanegan. Joseph Arthur, violinist Petra Haden, and trip-hop diva Martina Topley-Bird - who sang on Tricky’s best work -- guest on the CD. Can’t wait to see what they do with it live. Coco Montoya: 9 p.m., $15. The Winchester, 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-5681. This axeman cut his teeth in the legendary Blues Breakers. Red/D-Rail: 9 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. Band bio says: “The ambitious young Nashville quintet's creative blend of industrial, classical and hard rock offers a beacon of hope for an ever-growing army of fans.” We say: Ambitious radio-rock with a couple extra layers of soudl; zzzzz. Tom Russell: Tavern, $20. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. This roots singer-songwriter made his mark with the 1999 folk-opera, The Man from God Knows Where. Secondhand Serenade/Making April/White Tie Affair/Automatic Loveletter: 7 p.m. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. The Gutter Twins include two of modern rock’s greatest, if chronically neglected, singers: former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli and Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan. The two whiskey-voiced crooners have long been running buddies in the loosely knit Twilight Singers, where their interaction has been curiously limited. That’s not the case on the Gutter Twins’ just-released Saturnalia, which finally sees the full integration of elements from both singers’ careers. “All Misery/Flowers” borrows the Twilight Singers’ mesmeric trip-hop beats, but they’re played on a real drum kit, complete with a grungy blues backdrop. With Lanegan’s voice in the shadows, “Circle the Fringes” is as dark as any of the Whigs’ material, while “The Stations” puts the spotlight on Lanegan. Joseph Arthur, violinist Petra Haden, and trip-hop diva Martina Topley-Bird - who sang on Tricky’s best work - guest on the CD. Can’t wait to see what they do with it live. University of Akron JazzFest: E.J. Cabaret Concert, featuring Marvin Stamm & Bill Mays and the UA Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jack Schantz and Rich Shanklin: In the Robertson Lobby, 7:30 p.m., $5 (student)/$10 (public). E.J. Thomas Hall at University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron, 330-972-7570, www.ejthomashall.com. THURSDAY, MARCH 13 Jeff Black: 8 p.m., $10. Wilbert's, 812 Huron Rd. E., 216-902-GOOD, www.wilbertsmusic.com. The venue says, “Son of the Missouri plains with dark Irish blood who digs into tough topics with a gentle heart. That will head towards hope instead of dwell on despair.” Sean Carney: $10, 9 p.m. Fat Fish Blue, 21 Prospect Ave., 216-875-6000, www.fatfishblue.com. Blues-jazz crossover comin’ North from Columbus, with some smooth tunes for the night owls on the prowl. Night one of a two-night stand. A Fine Frenzy/Ferras: Cambridge Room, 9 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. The kind of piano-driven, female-fronted rock that you hear in the background of Grey’s Anatomy episodes. Knives Exchanging Hands/Akissforjersy/Oceana/A Different Breed of Killer: 9 p.m. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage, 5324 State Rd., Parma, 216-351-3869, www.myspace.com/jigsawsaloon/. North Carolina’s Knives Exchanging Hands plays metalcore, emphasis on metal - the kind that sounds like the singer’s puking. Mountain Heart/Clear Folk Bluegress Quintet: Ballroom, 8 p.m., $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Mountain Heart take blues, jam music, bluegrass, rock, and everything elese you can think of, throw ‘em in a blender, and make a tasty puree. Sick Puppies/Dropping Daylight/Saving Abel: 7 p.m., $12.50. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. Sick Puppies plays the song in that “free hugs” video that’s all over the YouTube. Tortured Soul/Mifune: Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Brooklyn electro-house ensemble plays accessible dance music, including tunes from the new In Transit EP. University of Akron JazzFest: E.J. Cabaret Concert, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, and Jack Schantz: In Guzzetta Recital Hall, 8 p.m. University of Akron, 302 Buchtel Mall, Akron, 330-872-7111. Katt Williams: 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$65 (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). Wolstein Center at CSU, 2000 Prospect Ave., 216-241-5555. One of the most recognizable faces in comedy today, Williams has appeared in flicks including The Nutty Professor and Norbitt - which, despite what you’ve heard, really isn’t that bad. FRIDAY, MARCH 14 Aiden/Madina Lake/My American Heart/Farewell to Freeway: Ballroom, 8 p.m., $12 ADV/$15 DOS. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. My American Heart and company puts the E in emo. Antigone Rising: Cambridge Room, 9 p.m., $13. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. This New York all-female quintet plays roots-tinged, big-band alt-rock that sounds like it’s made with Cheryl Crow fans in mind. Black 47/the Mickeys: Pre-St. Patrick's Day party and CD release, 9 p.m., $15 ADV/$17 DOS. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Incendiary Celtic band kicks of St. Pat’s weekend with a CD release party for the politically themed Iraq LP. Sean Carney: $10, 9 p.m. Fat Fish Blue, 21 Prospect Ave., 216-875-6000, www.fatfishblue.com. Blues-jazz crossover comin’ North from Columbus, with some smooth tunes for the night owls on the prowl. Night one of a two-night stand. Dave Cousins: 9 p.m., $15. The Winchester, 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-5681. Rare solo show from the frontman of psychedelic legends the Strawbs. Fu Manchu/Burning Bridges/ASG: 7 p.m. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999, www.peabodys.com. Fu Manchu play gnarly stoner rawk that would have sounded right at home blasting out of a van in the parking lot of Kiss concert in 1977. And “Knew It All Along” was the smoking-est riff of 2007. Sugar Blue: Wilbert's, 812 Huron Rd. E., 216-902-GOOD, www.wilbertsmusic.com. This Grammy Award winner has been called the Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker of the harmonica. Note the new show date. Yellowcard (acoustic)/the Spill Canvas/PlayRadioPlay/Treaty of Paris: 6 p.m., $17.50. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. The phenomenally popular pop-punk band plays unplugged, violin and all.
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