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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hello, Cleveland: This Week’s Concert Cheat Sheet

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM

It’s a good week for dance and electro music, from she-male Jeffree Star to Cali crooners the Metro Station. But the real discovery of the week is the White Tie Affair, who out-pop them all, with emo looks and a boy-band sound. Click the video for a sample. And click "more" for a full rundown of the week’s shows and what your ticket dollars will buy you. -- D.X. Ferris TUESDAY, MAY 6 Duke Heitger, with George Foley: 7 p.m., $10. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com/. Cleveland pianist George Foley joins the New Orleans trumpeter and traditional Jazz virtuoso. Indian Jewelry/Freedom/Tit: Tavern, 9 p.m., $7. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Ministry/Meshuggah/Hemlock: Theater. VIP tickets now available for early entry and Ministry goodie bag, 9 p.m., $30. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. Al Jourgensen leads his industrial/metal Ministry through its final tour, with math-metal kings Meshuggah setting it off. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 Ginny Owens/Farewell June/Vince Lichlyter (of Jonah 33): 6 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999, www.peabodys.com. In smooth, piano-based tunes like “Live Once,” this contemporary Christian singer Ginny Owens spins a gentle kind of country that you’ll like if you’re a fan of singer-songwriters. Engelbert Humperdinck * NEW DATE: 8 p.m., $10-$55 (Tickets.com). State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Playhouse Square, 216-241-6000. He’s still got it. Geoff Muldaur: 7 p.m., $10. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com/. Blues singer-songwriter-guitarist returns to Nighttown. New Monsoon: 9 p.m., $10. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Boundless Frisco band’s bio says, “Their exhilarating marriage of acoustic and electric instruments comes together in an irresistible blend of sophisticated songcraft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock-n-roll.” Pinche Gringo: The Matinee (Akron), 812 W. Market St., Akron. One-man band from Mexico City makes garage-y indie noise. You’ll be singing along by the second chorus. Singer (members of US Maple, 90 Day Men, and Lichens): Tavern, 9 p.m., $7. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Buncha free-form jammin’ post-structure hippie noise. But hey, some people like that kinda thing, you know?: Jeffree Star/Pink Spiders: 8 p.m. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. Cross-dressing electroclash artist Jeffree Star is a regular Man-donna. (click the pic below); you may have spotting him on an episode of LA Ink. Show up early and catch the power-poppers the Pink Spiders.
THURSDAY, MAY 8 Average White Band: 7 p.m., $17.50. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. You know… the “Pick Up the Pieces” band. Lydia/Brighten/Midnight Passenger/And You're Not Invited/Ostara: 7 p.m., $10. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Madball/MOD/Shai Hulud/Bitter End: 7 p.m., $13 ADV/$15 DOS. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999, www.peabodys.com. Crossover and hardcore buffet, with NYHC princes Madball, politically incorrect kings MOD, and next-generation hardcore icons Shai Halud, back from the dead, with a new recod. The Mothertruckers/Hayshaker Jones: Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $10. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. It’s wash-your-mouth-out alt-country night at the Beachland. Let’s all agree to leave the trucker hats at home, OK? Russell Peters: $30. 7:30 Thursday and Sunday. 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $30. 7:30 Thursday and Sunday. 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th, 2035 E. 4th St., 216-736-4242, www.pickwickandfrolic.com/. Comedian Russell Peters is huge in comedy circles, and he’s headlined Madison Square Garden. Take a look: White Tie Affair/Damiera/Breathe California: Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $9. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. The White Tie Affair may well represent the next level of pop. Hailing from Chicago, the squeaky-clean quintet is perfectly triangulated between Fall Out Boy, the Killers, and *NSync: The new Get In Where You Fit In EP is a nonstop party of swelling rock choruses, buoyant keyboard undertones, so-sweet-they're-sticky harmonies, impossible-to-ignore dance beats, and vocal hooks that are downright insidious. A year from now, they'll be completely forgotten or playing arenas. Regardless, if their MySpace page is any indicator, there'll be a lot of girls at the show. FRIDAY, MAY 9 American Werewolves CD release: 7 p.m., $6. Pirate's Cove, 2083 1/2 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999. Cleveland horrorcore crushers the American Werewolves play ghouly tunes that are little bit hardcore, a little bit 50s, and a little bit rock and roll. Blue Mountain/Andy Friedman & the Other Failures: Tavern, 9 p.m., $10. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. If acoustic roots bands all rocked like Blue Mountain, we wouldn’t constanly make jokes about how lame the Americana genres are. Martey Casey: 7 p.m., $8. Roc Bar, 1220 Old River Rd., Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District, 771-6655, MySpace.com/RocBarCleveland. Casey’s best known from Rock Star: INXS. See if he can hold it down in person. James McMurty/the Dedringers: Ballroom, 9 p.m., $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. The Beachland Ballroom’s website says, “The Texas native long has been known as an astute, clear-eyed observer and concise, no-holds-barred chronicler of the human condition, but a growing socio-political edge fairly exploded just prior to the 2004 elections when his scathing, palace-rattling ‘We Can’t Make It Here’ was made available online as a free download.” Metro Station/Forever the Sickest Kids/the Maine/Danger Radio/the Cab: 6 p.m., $12 ADV/$14 DOS. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. The co-frontman of this Hollywood electro-rock outfit is the stepson of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, and his half sister, Miley Cyrus, plays the title character on Disney's Hannah Montana. Neither of which has much to do with the band’s music, but it’s a good indicator he has a little starpower. Metro Station’s more than a tad fey; Jeffree Star could kick these dudes’ collective ass. JiMiller & Carlos Jones: 9 p.m., $7. The Winchester, 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-5681. Joint set by two of Cleveland’s great veterans, playing a night of jammin’ rock and reggae. Japhy Ryder/The Dave Kasper Quartet: 9 p.m., $10. Wilbert's, 812 Huron Rd. E., 216-902-GOOD, www.wilbertsmusic.com. Virginia singer-songwriter plays unplugged, demonstrating for all that he’s listened to a lot of early Dylan. Shameless (Garth Brooks tribute)/Broken Road (Rascal Flatts tribute): 7 p.m., $9.95. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. It’s all honky-tonk tunes, all night. Russell Peters: $30. 7:30 Thursday and Sunday. 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $30. 7:30 Thursday and Sunday. 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th, 2035 E. 4th St., 216-736-4242, www.pickwickandfrolic.com/. Comedian Russell Peters is huge in comedy circles, and he’s headlined Madison Square Garden. Take a look: Twistin' Tarantulas/Lords of the Highway/Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival/the Humbuckers: 9 p.m. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage, 5324 State Rd., Parma, 216-351-3869, www.myspace.com/jigsawsaloon/. Detroit rockabilly band the Twistin’ Tarantulas play fast-swingin’ tunes like “Greased Lightning.” In fact, so do the opening acts - except Uncle Scratch, who will save your soul just in time for you to re-sully it. Bobby Watson/Greg Abate Quintet: 9 p.m. both nights, $20, $20. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com/. The Nighttown website promises the show will deliver “alto sax madness,” which sounds like “jumbo shrimp” to us.
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