I don’t know how I neglected to mention this show last week: Times New Viking tonight at The Tower with Clockcleaners, Homo Stupids, and Sungod. Present The Paisley Reich, TNV’s latest, is only the most righteous slab of lo-fi noise rock that I’ve heard in years.
Now, let’s say righteous noise rock isn’t your thing. I’m not going to judge your taste (or lack thereof), but there’s another fine show tonight going on at The Beachland: long time I Rock Cleveland favs, Beaten Awake are playing in the tavern with The Low Sun High Noon (Andrew and Chris from Plasma for Guns) and Chum.
Friday night is a special night at The Beachland Tavern: Kent’s Six Parts Seven return from their tour in support of Richard Buckner for their CD Release show. Goodmorning Valentine and Poor Sailor are opening. Get there early and stop my Music Saves and wish Kevin a happy 30th birthday….Also Friday, This Moment In Black History gear up for their trip to SXSW with a date at The Tower with Friday the Tower with Sounder, Roue, Self Destruct Button .
Saturday night, there’s a big show at Parish Hall for a good cause: Winter heating bills. Doors open at 5 and there’s a huge lineup headlined by Cobra Verde, along with JJ Magazine, Mystery of Two, The New Lou Reeds, Tall Pines, MuAmin Collective and Theodore Vril…Staying on the west side, The Dreadful Yawns have a free, intimate show at Bella Dubby. My friend Erin from The Volta Sound informs me that it will be an acoustic set backed by a string section. She’s also guaranteed that awesomeness will ensue…At The Beacland, Saturday night is Scandanavian pop night with Under Byen, Frida Hyvonen, and Blake Miller (not Scandanavian, rather Ohioan).
Lastly, this upcoming Wednesday Dean and Britta headline The Beachland Ballroom. Dean Wareham has been a mainstay in the indie scene for years, first with Galaxie 500, then Luna, and now, the obviously named, Dean and Britta, with Britta Phillips. You can expect to hear selections from Dean and Britta’s new album, Back Numbers, as well as songs from Dean’s days in Luna and Galaxie 500.