Your Complete Guide to Cleveland Concerts (February 27 - March 5) 

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Tom Orange/Jonah Parzen-Johnson/Austin Vaughn (in the Locker Room): 9 p.m., free. Mahall's 20 Lanes.

Revolution Brass Band CD Release/Muamin Collective: 9 p.m., $10-$15. Mahall's 20 Lanes.

Cal Scruby: 8 p.m., $15. The Kent Stage.

The Tossers/Continental/Craic/Andy Powder & the Drips: Celtic punk band the Tossers make their way to Cleveland tonight as part of their annual St. Patrick's Day tour. Featuring fiddles and tin whistles, their music ignites a party atmosphere as only an Irish band (and some booze) can. They'll be playing songs off their latest album, Emerald City. Songs like the title track and "USA" feature fast-paced beats and catchy riffs punctuated by syrupy smooth violin, contrasted with singer Tony Duggins' scratchy voice. "Siobhan" marries fast fiddles with fast-paced singing and drums, topping all of that off with a chorus dance-y enough to get your feet moving. Lyrics focus on good times with friends and family, and even touch on what it means to reach for the American dream while keeping true to your Irish roots. 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Now That's Class. (Trenholme)

The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute: Terry Lee Goffee: Local 9 p.m., $10. Thirsty Cowboy. Whipping Post: 9:30 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

SUN 03/02

Bog Trotters: 6 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.

Chil CD Release: 6 p.m., $5. The Kent Stage.

Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands: 4 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Agora Ballroom.

Lord Dying/Venomin James/Goosed: 9 p.m., $8. Now That's Class.

Donny McCaslin Quartet: 7 p.m., $20. Nighttown.

Parquet Courts/Connections/Pleasure Leftists: 8:30 p.m., $13 ADV, $15 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.

Polka Bash with Polka Pirates: 3 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

Lou Reed Birthday Celebration with Mirrors/Kevin Junior/Rainy Day Saints: Hey, it's Lou Reed's birthday! While he's no long with us, there's a party tonight at the Beachland celebrating the iconic artist's special day, and local musicians Mirrors, Kevin Junior & Friends (ex Chamber Strings) and Rainy Day Saints will perform as a tribute to him. Born Lewis Allan Reed on March 2, 1942, in Freeport, Long Island, he fronted the Velvet Underground and later pursued an extensive solo career. While the Velvets didn't achieve much commercial success during their time together, they've gained increasing attention in the years since, garnering quite a following and proving to be very influential to many acts and artists of today. Reed underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland last May, but unfortunately passed away five months later on Oct. 27. 9 p.m., free. Beachland Tavern. (Trenholme)

Sunday Noise Lunch: 4 p.m., free. Now That's Class.

The Sword/Big Business/O' Brother: Resurrecting classic metal, the Sword pays tribute to the '70s heavy metal style while giving it a modern update. Super chunky guitar riffs and slower paced songs mixed with carefully thought-out lyrics bring back the epic craft of what once was heavy metal songwriting. Unlike metal bands that get their kicks from high-octane blast beats and death growling vocals, these guys play it cool by incorporating musicality while still seriously rocking out. In "Cloak of Feathers" from Apocryphon, their latest release, the guys explode with searing guitar riffs that drop out to leave room for vocals. It's an epic style of playing that definitely picks up on what was so awesome about Sabbath and Zeppelin but gives it a great modern take. 8 p.m., $18. Grog Shop. (Patrick Stoops)

MON 03/03

Gary Clark Jr.: Gary Clark Jr. recently exploded out of Austin, Texas, winning pretty much every award at SXSW last year and then nabbing a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Expect to hear much more from this rising guitarist in the near future. Clark is known for his raw, fuzzy guitar playing, and his 2012 release Blak and Blu is an eclectic mix of soul, pop, hip-hop, R&B and blues. "When My Train Pulls In" is one of Clark's signature blues tunes, rolling out some heavy fuzz-laden solos over thick, dark harmonies. On the lighter side, his happy-go-lucky power-pop blues hybrid "Glitter Ain't Gold" has a nice, shiny, upbeat brightness in the guitars and backing vocals. He's received much criticism about his sound being too clean and spread over too many genres, but Clark has expressed a fear of being pigeonholed as "that guitar guy." Expect tonight's show to push those boundaries a bit more. 8 p.m., $27.50 ADV, $32 DOS. House of Blues. (Gonzalez)

George Foley & Friends/Alex Grubb: 8:30 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.

Mojo Big Band: 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

Velvet Voyage (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

We Were Promised Jetpacks/Honeyblood: 8:30 p.m., $13. Grog Shop.

TUES 03/04

10th Annual Green 17 Tour with Flogging Molly/The Drowning Men: Flogging Molly's blend of banjo, fiddle and tin whistle with high-octane buzz-saw guitar and driving bass and drum is truly original and different. The seven-member group has attracted a diverse base of all ages. Its influences range from the Dubliners and Luke Kelly to the Clash and Johnny Cash. Lead singer Dave King, who had been in '80s heavy-metal band Fastway, left Europe to strike out on his own in the early '90s and landed in Los Angeles. Flogging Molly began in Los Angeles in 1997, quickly becoming a house band of sorts at local watering hole Molly Malone's. The band's most recent release, 2011's Speed of Darkness was released on the group's new start-up label Borstal Beat Records. The fifth studio effort shed light on the plight of the industrial recession in Detroit, where King and wife Bridgette Regan live part of the year. 7:30 p.m., $34 ADV, $36 DOS. House of Blues. (Mark C. Horn)

Lyrical Rhythms: Poetry & Soul Open Mic: 9 p.m., free. Grog Shop.

Maker/Rust Belt Lights/Blacklister/Uptight/The Spectators (in the Locker Room): 7 p.m., $6. Mahall's 20 Lanes.

The Neighbors: 10 p.m., free. Now That's Class.

Open Mic Night with Gary Hall: 8 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.

Two Set Tuesday (in the Wine Bar): 6:30 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

Water Liars/Humble Home: Water Liars' new self-titled LP is a folksy work that vacillates between reflective tunes and bombastic, in-your-face rock 'n' roll. "Let it Breathe" is a terrific example of the former, offering glimpses of American life that at times border on Woody Guthrie-tinged simplicity. Then you've got songs like "Ray Charles Dream" that sound torn from the set list of a punk-rockabilly show. The trio throws down the thrills throughout though, and it's a sure bet that their show tonight will dish up hills and valleys of emotion. Several fun facts: The band is named after the first story in Barry Hannah's collection Airships. The musicians (originally a duo) met in Pittsboro, Miss., and they claim they are on tour "forever." You can catch 'em tonight. 8 p.m., $25. Beachland Tavern. (Sandy)

WED 03/05

10 X 3 Hosted by Brent Kirby (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

Bayside/Four Year Strong/Daylight/Mixtapes: 7:30 p.m., $15.50 ADV, $18 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.

Rob Bliss/The Jeremy Mohney Trio: 8 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern.

Green River Ordinance/Elenowen/Marc Scibilia: 8 p.m., $12. Musica.

Juicy J/Travi$ Scott/Project Pat: 7 p.m., $28 ADV, $35 DOS. The Agora Theatre.

Perfect Pussy/Nope/Jane Ire: 9 p.m., $8. Now That's Class.

Saintseneca/Two Hand Fools/The Melodic/Dolfish: Saintseneca brings much-needed distinction to the watered-down folk/Americana scene, particularly in their eerie background washes and terrific harmonies. When we last met Saintseneca in 2012, the band was working its most recent album, Last, on the road. And that album remains the hallmark of a tidily quaint catalog. With aplomb, the musicians wind their way through a dynamic collection of tunes. The opening triumvirate, "Acid Rain," "Blood Drawing," and "Beasts" presents a nice cross-section of everything good in indie folk music these days. "Beasts," in particular, showcases how a songwriter can balance strength on the back of solitude and quiet. Looking ahead, Saintseneca drops their next album, Dark Arc, on April 1. Several songs have been released publicly so far. The merrily brooding "Happy Alone" portends great things for the rest of the album. Listen for new tunes during tonight's gig. 8:30 p.m., $8. Grog Shop. (Sandy)

That 1 Guy: 9 p.m., $15. Beachland Tavern.


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