6 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

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Summer tour is off to a great start, with the band tearing up venues out west and down south. From the “Blaze On” > “Twist” > “Light” segment out in California to the incredibly tight and exploratory Dallas show, Phish is yet again hitting a thrilling stride. Tonight’s gonna be a heater too; they haven’t played Blossom since 2012. With a cache of new tunes, plus last fall’s Halloween jams, Phish “3.0” has never sounded more comfortable and commanding. Trey’s stint with the Grateful Dead certainly livened up his lead work, and his tone hasn’t sounded this fine in years. To the uninitiated, go. Pick up a ticket. Check it out. It’s something not to be missed. Now, who’s got my 20-minute “Tweezer”? (Sandy), 7 p.m., $45-$65. Blossom.

Captain Kidd

The guys in indie pop group Captain Kidd are no strangers to the Cleveland music scene. These Ohio natives have been gaining popularity among local pop fans over the last two years and they’re showing no sign of stopping. Inspired by acts like MGMT, Captain Kidd employs synth driven melodies and danceable guitar riffs to keep audiences singing along. (Hedrick), 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Grog Shop.

Jahman Brahman Phish After Party

After the Phish show, head into Akron proper for some late-night jams with Jahman Brahman (Columbus). The band has played a bunch of shows up here in recent years, always delivering the goods. Their 2010 debut is what we raved about last time we wrote ‘em up in this humble rag (dig “Life (Give and Take)”!), but since then the guys in Jahman Brahman have cut an EP and several official live recordings. Last month’s Live at Family Roots is an exemplary offering, showcasing the psychedelic fields in which these musicians tend to romp during their concerts. Jam-wise, they’ve built a fine nest egg of major-key riffs and sunshine effects (see “Sidecar Sundown,” etc.) to dazzle audiences and keep the dancefloor hoppin’ all night. (Sandy), 11:30 p.m., $10. Musica.



Whether or not you’re a hardcore bluegrass fan, Honeybucket’s music is incredibly accessible. Since coming together on Halloween night four years ago, the band has quickly become a presence on the local scene. It celebrates the release of its new EP, Stompin’ Grounds, and an accompanying music video for the single with a show at Music Box. (Niesel), 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Music Box Supper Club.


Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Boyhood friends, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford started Creedence Clearwater Revisited back in 1995 when a friend wanted to promote a few concerts. They didn’t realize at the time that they’d end up playing close to 100 shows a year in the United States, Canada and abroad, but the appetite for Creedence's music remains strong after all these years. (Niesel) 7:30 p.m., $43.50-$65. Hard Rock Rocksino.

Tokio Hotel

As a result of the move from its native Germany to the States, Tokio Hotel adopted a new sound for last year’s Kings of Suburbia, an album that embraces electronic dance music on songs such as the synth-pop anthem “Love Who Loves You Back.” That new sound is also reflected on a new EP that features remixes of “Feel It All” and “Love Who Loves You Back.” Dubbed Feel It All World Tour 2015: Part 2 The Club Experience North America, the band’s current tour is a big, theatrical production. (Niesel), 8 p.m., $25 ADV, $28 DOS. House of Blues.
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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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