8/11: Trashcan Sinatras at the Grog Shop

The Trashcan Sinatras have been together for more than 20 years, and not all of them have been easy. In 1996, the guys declared bankruptcy after they were dropped from their major label. The band reemerged a few years later seemingly unscathed, still cranking out pop creations with sweet harmonies and gentle grooves. The Scottish six-piece is now on the road previewing its fifth album, which will be released overseas in September and sometime later in the fall in the U.S. Francis Reader leads the group with a crystal-clear voice, Paul Livingston lets magic trickle through his guitar and the rest of the band plays full-on chamber-pop. Lush, beautiful and relaxing, their concerts are a prime destination for sweethearts. Since Trashcan Sinatras go years without touring, this might be your last chance to see them onstage for a while. Brookville (Andy Chase of Ivy) and the Ben Barrs open at 8 p.m. at the Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Hts., 216.321.5588). Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show. — Danielle Sills

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