A few shows of note this coming week:

WRUW’s 40th birthday bash is this Saturday night at The Grog Shop. It’s a free event and This Is Exploding are headlining. Also Saturday, Bears are having their cd release party with Southeast Engine and His Hideous Heart. It’s worth noting, that if you’re hip to The Tragically Hip, their show on Saturday at The House of Blues is sold out.

The Moaners are doing the Northeast, OH two step, hitting the Lime Spider in Akron on Sunday night, then The Beachland Tavern on Monday night. The New Lou Reeds open the Cleveland date, and The Suede Brothers are on the Akron bill.

The big one is Tuesday night as a band that many (Ok, that’s really just me and a handful of other like minded folks, but we’re right about this one) consider the future indie rock, Times New Viking, opens for indie legends Yo La Tengo. And if you don’t have to work a day job the next morning, stick around for a free after show with Coffinberry in the tavern.

Lastly, Thursday night is alternative rap night at The Grog Shop with Columbus, Ohio’s RJD2 with Busdriver.