5 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

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Courtesy of One Days Notice

One Days Notice CD Release Show

This local punk's band new album, Blackout, opens with the Offspring-like "All That I Know" and then delivers one hard rocking tune after another. High-pitched yelps distinguish "Riot," a tune that serves as a vibrant call-to-arms. With this offering, the band intentionally returns to its roots and offers something more true to the pop-punk of Blink 182 and NOFX. It's a solid release, and the songs promise to translate well live too. (Jeff Niesel), 7 p.m., $8 ADV, $10 DOS. Mahall's 20 Lanes.

Sinatra Night with Michael Sonata

Canton native Michael Sonata has always been involved in plays and choirs and was a member of the University of Notre Dame Glee Club. In 2004, he auditioned for a role in a Sopranos spoof that required a character based on Frank Sinatra. Sonata got the part and has been imitating Ol’ Blue Eyes ever since. He includes some 90 songs in his repertoire and covers all eras, including the Columbia years and the Capitol years. He even takes requests from the audience. (Niesel) 8 p.m., $10. Music Box Supper Club.


Ekoostik Hookah

The grandfathers of Ohio’s expansive jam band scene — culturally and musically — have always maintained close ties to the Cleveland area. From 1991’s Under Full Sail to 2013’s sweetly groovin’ Brij, Ekoostik Hookah have kept their fire burning across time. Check out “Whiskey Woman” for a fine example of the hookah-laden chops still hooked around each of the band’s compositional outings. Given the band’s personal history, rife with small shows and Hookahville festivals alike, every chance to be a part of the fun is a necessary diversion from life out there. The band isn’t working on a new studio album but will likely play a few new songs at tonight's show. (Eric Sandy), 8:30 p.m., $15. Tangier Cabaret.

Patrick Sweany

Producer and engineer Joe McMahan helmed singer-songwriter Patrick Sweany's new album, Daytime Turned to Nighttime, a low-key collection of tunes that suggests the former Northeast Ohioan's mellower side. With its cooing background vocals and twangy guitars, album opener "First of the Week," for example, has a laid-back vibe to it. For the album, Sweany assembled a really funky rhythm section, enabling him to expand upon the garage blues sound for which he's known. (Niesel), 9 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Mahall's 20 Lanes.

The Trews/Oldboy

Inspired by late '90s alt-rock acts such as Pearl Jam and Tragically Hip, the Trews, one of Canada’s most popular hard rock acts, have released five consecutive Top Ten studio albums in its native Canda.That streak includes House of Ill Fame (2003), Den of Thieves (2005), No Time for Later (2008), Hope & Ruin (2011) and The Trews (2014). The live albums House of Ill Fame – The Live Cut (2004) and Acoustic – Friends & Total Strangers (2009) complete the band’s discography. A total of 16 of the band’s singles have charted in the Top Ten in Canada. The band recently announced a deluxe re-issue of Friends & Total Strangers Live Acoustic in Canada; it arrives in the U.S digitally prior to the upcoming North American tour. (NIesel), 8:30 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Beachland Tavern.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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