The Clarks

At CMJ/Rock Hall Music Fest, with Kate Voegele and Adam Richman. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, $16. The Odeon, 1295 Old River Road, the Flats, 216-574-2525.

Clarks bassist Greg Joseph describes the band as "American guitar rock," which means timeless songs about pining for the girl, getting the girl, dumping the girl, getting over the girl, and finding a new girl who can appreciate a tender acoustic ditty like "Penny on the Floor" -- even if it's about her unworthy predecessor. Making the rounds for Between Now and Then, its new best-of collection, the band headlines an all-about-the-fundamentals showcase featuring singer-songwriter Kate Voegele, one of Cleveland's rising stars.