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Thursday, January 31, 2019

5 Concerts to Catch in Cleveland This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 9:25 AM

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The Crystal Method

Ever since the L.A.-based Crystal Method debuted in the mid-'90s, the band's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have been a constant in the ever-changing electronica world. The group, which now only includes Kirkland, garnered a Grammy nomination back in the day for Legion of Boom. The group's latest effort, The Trip Home, is another banging effort featuring the band's block rocking beats. It features production courtesy of Glen Nicholls (Future Funk Squad), Matt Lange, Le Castle Vania and Teflon Sega. (Jeff Niesel) 8 p.m., $25 ADV, $30 DOS. The Winchester.


With Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, its tenth studio album, Metallica adheres to the tried and true. The opening title track features clipped vocals as singer-guitarist James Hetfield speaks as much as he sings over a thrash-y guitar riff. Not as accessible as, say, 1991's Metallica, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct suggests these Rock Hall Inductees still rock as hard as ever, and the new songs should fit well into tonight's set that'll feature hits such as "Sad But True," "One," "Nothing Else Matters" and "Enter Sandman." (Niesel), 7:30 p.m., $75-$145. Quicken Loans Arena.

JD Simo/The Liars Revival

Chicago-born, Nashville-based singer-guitarist JD Simo draws from acid rock, traditional blues, folk, soul and free form jazz on his forthcoming album, Off at 11. Fans of the Black Keys will find plenty to like about the disc's single, "You Need Love," a raunchy garage-blues number that shows off Simo's husky voice. (Niesel) 8 p.m., $15. Beachland Tavern.


All Is Harvest Album Release Show/AJ and the Woods/The Tom Katlees

This local band celebrates the release of its new album, Ballads & Bangers, with tonight's show at the Beachland. Songs such as the swaggering, retro-minded "Fake News Blues," a track that features a gritty mid-song guitar solo, draw from both blues and classic rock and suggest the Beatles pop sensibilities have influenced the band as well. (Niesel) 8:30 p.m., $7 ADV, $10 DOS.  Beachland Tavern.

Kasey Chambers/Carly Burruss

On her 12th album, Campfire, singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers uses acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies to represent the connection she’s had to different lands and cultures throughout her life. The sparse album reflects her childhood experiences growing up in the Australian Outback. Album opener "Campfire Song" shows off her supple voice and benefits from harmony vocals. Her band, the Fireside Disciples, will join her for tonight’s return to the Music Box. (Niesel) 8 p.m., $25 ADV, $30 DOS.  Music Box Supper Club

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