6-1: Straylight Run at the Grog Shop

cf74/1242853285-straylightrun.jpgAfter singer-guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper left Taking Back Sunday in 2003, no one could have suspected the musical shift they’d make. Ditching the crunching, shout-filled cadence of their former band, Nolan and Cooper took an atmospheric pop route. Straylight Run still tugs at the emo heartstrings, but the band’s backbone is a lilting mix of piano runs, delicate guitar riffs and shifting grooves. While Taking Back Sunday continue to make pouting punk songs, Straylight Run have matured into the sort of group that offers building ballads (“Mile After Mile”), Ben Folds-flavored piano-pop (“Don’t Count Me Out”) and arena-ready rockers (“Wait and Watch”). Sparrows & Arrows, Lovedrug and Run Run Addington open at 7 p.m. at the Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Hts., 216.321.5588). Tickets: $12 advance, $14 at the door. — Matt Whelihan

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