By Joe Tone
on Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 8:35 AM
Tom Petty leads the list of the weekend's shows, but read on, 'cuz plenty of the best local bands are unleashing new CDs this week. Read on for a full list of everyone playing everywhere, and why you should see them. -- D.X. FerrisAhleuchatistas/Planets/Novelist/Tenet-Octet/Daniel Francis Doyle: Pat's in the Flats, W. 3rd St. and Literary Rd., 216-621-8044.
Critical Bill/Primer 55: 7 p.m., $8. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999, www.peabodys.com. Michigan’s Critical Bill sound a lot like the Jay-Z/Linkin Park mashup.
Demon Hunter/Living Sacrifice/Oh Sleeper/the Famine/Advent: 6 p.m., $16. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/.
Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute)/U2 Incident (U2 tribute): Rockin' on the River, Broad Boulevard and Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, 216-526-7664.
Emarosa/Take the Crown/Lower Definition/Jamie's Elsewhere/Dead & Divine: Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $10. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave.
Grupo Fantasma: Ballroom, 9 p.m. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Grupo Fantasma play smokin’ Latin jazz and funk. Maceo Parker joined in with the horn section on the new Sonidos Gold, and the regular brass backed Prince the last time the Purple One jammed on the Leno show. This is the get-dressed-up-and-get-ready-to-get-down show of the month. Start hydrating yourself now.
Linda McRae and Maura Rogers: 9 p.m., $6. Wilbert's, 812 Huron Rd. E., 216-902-GOOD, www.wilbertsmusic.com.
Mr. Gnome/Friends of Dennis Wilson/Kill the Fall CD release: 9 p.m., $7 ADV/$10 DOS. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage, 5324 State Rd., Parma, 216-351-3869, www.myspace.com/jigsawsaloon/. Helluva a show here. Visit this week’s Scene to read about Kill the Fall’s new disc and Mr. Gnome, Cleveland’s sexy-heavy-frantic-and-fun co-ed duo.
Rockin' in the Streets: In parking lot, gates 6 p.m., featuring 8 Inch Betsy, 11 After, Jane Deads, Telling Point, and Hot Cha Cha, $5 ADV/$10 DOS, benefits Girlz Rhythm N' Rock Camp. Union Station Video Cafe, 2814 Detroit Ave., 216-357-2997, www.clevelandcocktails.com.
Silver Apples/Loto Ball Show: 9 p.m., $10. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588.
Stroke 9: 9:30 p.m., $15 ADV/$20 DOS. The Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-2767. Radio-rock veterans (“Kick Some Ass”) take the stage at this new West End blues club.
Total Abuse: 9 p.m. Now That's Class, 11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
Anthony David/Kameron Corvet/DJ Rawls (neo-soul, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, and old-school): Hosted by Q-Nice and Terry Bello, followed by afterparty, 9 p.m., $10 (25 and older, dress code). House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/.
Bitch & the Exciting Conclusion/Ferron: At Cleveland Pride Festival. Voinovich Park, end of E. 9th St. Bitch is the tall one from fractured folk duo Bitch & Animal.
Black Dahlia Murder/Vader/Kataklysm/Cryptopsy/Despised Icon/The Faceless/Aborted/Psycroptic/Whitechapel: Summer Slaughter Tour combines the metal might of bands from all over this blackened world, 7 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999, www.peabodys.com.
The Legendary Junior Brown: Ballroom, 8:30 p.m., $20 ADV/$22 DOS. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124.
Burning Brides/Yearlong Disaster/the Quickening CD release/Suede Brothers: 9 p.m., $8. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Killer rawk show with Yearlong Disaster (featuring ex-members of Quicksand and Karma to Burn) and the Suede Brothers, the new milennium’s answer to the James Gang. In the mix is Cleveland’s Quickening, whose new CD plays like a lost Better Than Ezra album. And Ezra was pretty good.
Anat Cohen Trio: 8 p.m., $20. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com/. From Israel, clarinetist and saxophonist makes her Cleveland debut at
DJs Jason Alias, Mike Metz, and D-Wreck: At Clifton Arts Festival from 2 p.m. to close. Clifton and W. 115 St., Clifton and W 115 St.
First Light: Ten-year reunion show of Cleveland reggae icons (technically, there is such a thing), 8 p.m., First Light. Plain Dealer Pavilion at Nautica, 2014 Sycamore St.
Lisa Lampanelli: 8 p.m., $36.75 (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). E.J. Thomas Hall at University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron, 330-972-7570, www.ejthomashall.com.
Peter Murphy/Ali Eskadarian: 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com/. Bauhaus frontman plays his solo hit and then some.
A Prairie Home Companion: Live broadcast, 5:45 p.m., $26-$60 (children 12 and under admitted free to lawn with each purchase of adult ticket) (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls.
Psyopus/War From A Harlot's Mouth/Fuck the Facts: 7 p.m. Pirate's Cove, 2083 1/2 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999. Psyopus: face-rippin’ tech metal.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
BoneTosser/Switchblade Saints/Cheap Tragedies: 9 p.m., $7 ADV/$10 DOS. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage, 5324 State Rd., Parma, 216-351-3869, www.myspace.com/jigsawsaloon/. Cleveland’s Cheap Tragedies might be the city’s best old-school hardcore band; see ‘em while you can.
Breast Cancer Benefit: Save the Boobies: 6 p.m., $10. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999, www.peabodys.com. Hey, their heart’s in the right place. Maybe it’s not sensitive, but they’re clearly invested in the issue.
Circa 1939: 7 p.m., $15. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com/. Authentic recreations of depression era hits.
Ari Hest/Mike Genovese: Tavern, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Brooklyn folkster plays acoustic pop with Beatlesque harmonies.
The Kin/Brian Straw/Adam Luhta: Ballroom. Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. The Kin: Mope-rock from New York by way of Australia. Like the anti-Conchords.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood: 7:30 p.m., $29.50/$65/$95 (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls. Pettttttyyyyyyy!
Sloan/the Golden Dogs/the Twilight: 9 p.m., $12. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Says the Grog, Sloan are “Money-city maniacs who have a soft spot for sweet sugar tunes. Music vets who, instead of coasting on their cred, continue to challenge themselves with each record.”
We Shot the Moon: 7 p.m., $8 (Ticketweb, all ages). Musica, 17-19 Maiden Lane, Akron, 330-374-1114. Ethereal rock from members of Waking Ashland and Sherwood.