This week, there are 28 major throwdowns to announce, from a hippie festival to the U.S. Air Guitar Championship. Other notables include a Ladytron DJ set, B-3 icon Brian Auger, Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello's acoustic Nightwatchman project, and a radio-rock triple bill of Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Puddle of Mudd.
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Activemuse.org Peace, Music & Arts Fest:
Featuring Gusti, Maura Rogers, Love Jack, CD Truth, Paul Michael, the Kidney Brothers, and the Patrick Sweany Band. Fri., May 4, 6 p.m., $1. The Kent Stage.
Agnostic Front/Municipal Waste/the Hoods/Pledge of Resistance:
Fri., July 20, 8 p.m., $13. Agora Ballroom.
American Dog/Thunderbrew/Bullistic/Last Stone Cast:
Sat., April 21, 8 p.m., $5. Daily Double.
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express:
Fri., June 8 and Sat., June 9, two shows nightly: 8 and 10 p.m., $20. Nighttown.
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals/the Nightwatchman (Tom Morello, acoustic):
Tue., June 12, 7 p.m., $35. House of Blues.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus:
Thu., June 14, 8:30 p.m., $12. Beachland Ballroom.
Casket Salesmen/Your Highness Electric/Weatherbox/Watson 387/the Doctor Teeeth:
Sun., May 13, 7 p.m., $8. Agora Ballroom.
Wed., May 2, $15. Beachland Ballroom.
Sun., June 10, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland Tavern.
Deftones/the Fall of Troy:
Wed., May 30, 7 p.m., $29. House of Blues.
Donna the Buffalo:
Thu., May 3, 8:30 p.m., $15 ADV/$17 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.
Enter the Haggis:
Thu., June 21, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland Tavern.
Flyleaf/Kill Hannah/Sick Puppies/Resident Hero:
Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., $18. Agora Theatre.
Fountains of Wayne/the Broken West:
Sat., June 9, 7 p.m., $16. House of Blues.
Gang Gang Dance/Ocrilim (Orthelm):
Fri., June 8, 9 p.m., $10. Beachland Tavern.
Sat., July 14, 9 p.m., $10. Beachland Tavern.
Jamey Haddad All-Star International Trio:
Thu., May 31, 8 p.m., $20. Nighttown.
The Hold Steady:
Sun., May 13, 9 p.m., $12 ADV/$14 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.
Jeff Klein (of The Twilight Singers)/Nicholas Megalis/Alan Madej:
Thu. April 17 9 p.m., $7.
Ladytron (DJ set, with Mira & Rueben):
Sun., May 20, 9 p.m., $10. B-Side Liquor Lounge.
? & the Mysterians/Lords of the Highway/the Dad of Rock:
Sat., May 19, 9 p.m., $10. The Winchester.
The Rapture/Shiny Toy Guns:
Wed., May 9, 7 p.m., $17.50. House of Blues.
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum/Stinking Lizavetta:
Sat., June 2, 9 p.m., $10. Beachland Ballroom.
Tea Leaf Green:
Wed., May 30, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.
Three Days Grace/Breaking Benjamin/Puddle of Mudd:
Thu., May 31, 7 p.m., $30 ADV/$35 DOS (LiveNation.com). Tower City Amphitheater.
Bop Stop Local Showcase, featuring the Up Ensemble, Paul Samuels & Speak, and the Dave Sterner Quintet: Sun., April 22, 8 p.m., $15. The Cleveland Bop Stop.
Walter Trout (and band):
Wed., July 18, 9 p.m., $15. The Winchester.
US Air Guitar Championship:
Wed., June 13, 9 p.m., $13. House of Blues.
Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., $12.50 ADV/$15 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.
The Pack/Huey/Lil' Mama/Sunny Valentine:
Tue., May 22. Agora Ballroom.
-- D.X. Ferris