This week, 37 new shows. The long-time-coming (partial) reunion of David Lee Roth and Van Halen, arguably the most spectacular rock band of all time (see the above “Panama” video, lest 22 years of Van Hagar have made you forget). Blaqk Audio, the AFI electro side project. Chilly folk from Peter Bjorn & John. Montgomery Gentry headlines a country festival. All the metal you can handle, with Job for a Cowboy, Gojira, and Behemoth on one bill. And Akron’s own Chrissie Hynde returns for a special homecoming.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
@list body:<@list body bold>Pillar/Haste the Day/Red:<@$p> Blink Festival. Gates at nooon. $30 (Ticketmaster). Clay’s Park Amphitheater, 13190 Patterson Rd. NW, N. Lawrence/Canal Fulton.
Yazarh, with the Voice of Soul, Mick Boogie, and Majette: 10 p.m., 25+, $10, dress code, Fri., Aug. 17. Sunset Lounge, 1382 W. 9th St., 216-535-0001.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
@list body:<@list body bold> Daughtry/12 Stones/Anberlin:<@$p> Blink Festival. Gates at nooon. $35 (Ticketmaster). Clay’s Park Amphitheater, 13190 Patterson Rd. NW, N. Lawrence/Canal Fulton.
THIS JUST IN:
Laurie Anderson: Fri., April 4, 8 p.m., $15-20 (Ticketmaster). E.J. Thomas Hall.
The Rocky Athas Group: Thu., Sept. 20, 9 p.m., $10. House of Blues Cambridge Room.
Peter Bjorn and John: Thu., Nov. 29, 9 p.m., $22. Beachland Ballroom.
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