Friday, August 24th to Thursday, August 30th.

Friday night at The Grog Shop, there’s a free art opening featuring John Hicks and a dj set by Bim from This Moment in Black History. After the party at B-Side, there’s a show at the Grog featuring Mystery of Two, Paleo, Brian Straw, Chum, and Blk Tygr. It’s free, too.

Saturday, in Brooklyn, as in New York, it’s Cleveland Fest at The Hook. Hey, New Yorkers, I go to see your bands when they’re in Cleveland, so how ’bout checking out some of mine.

04:30 – The Pianos
05:00 – Jesse Bryson
05:30 – Hightower Smith
06:00 – The Heathers
06:30 – Rahu-Ketu
07:00 – Roger Hoover
07:30 – Ian Screams
08:00 – Coffinberry – Earthworms in the Sun [download]08:30 – Duvalby Brothers
09:00 – Fall Back
09:30 – Biblical Proof of UFO’s
10:00 – Roue’ – Soft and Easy [download]10:30 – Mussels
11:00 – American Werewolves – Little Red Ridin Hood [download]11:30 – This Moment in Black History – Garbage In Garbage Out [download]

Now, if they guilt trip thing won’t work, what if I told you that it’s for a good cause. All proceeds from this show will go to AIDS charities in NYC and Cleveland.

Saturday at The Beachland Ballroom is Devotional 2007. A Devo convention featuring all things Devo. Details for this day long event can be found at the Beachland Ballroom’s website.

Two Cow Garage are playing the Beachland Tavern Saturday night. Have you read the review? The interview? Do I have to tell you again that this Columbus band is undeniably rocktastic?

Tuesday night at The Beachland Tavern is a triple bill with The Dirty Projectors, Yacht, and Vampire Weekend. You may recognize the name The Dirty Projectors as they made a bit of buzz for themselves when they announced their latest disc, Rise Above, would be a song for song re-imagining (not cover, there’s an important difference there) of the Black Flag classic Damaged. If yo plan on attending this one, I cannot stress enough that you get there early for Vampire Weekend. I expect big things from these boys in the near future.

I don’t know how this one almost slipped my mind. Party of Helicopters are reuniting for a one-off show at The Lime Spider in Akron on Wednesday, August 29th. Trouble Books and Goodbye Ohio are also on the bill.

Dolly Varden will be at The Beachland Tavern on Thrusday night with Rambler 454 and Nathaniel Maloney. Their latest release, The Panic Bell, received some great press from the likes of Harp and No Depression and this is their first outing as a full band in some five years.

As always, if I forgot to mention an event going on in Cleveland that’s well deserving of your rock dollars (i.e doesn’t include Hinder, Buckcherry, and/or Papa Roach), please leave a note in the comments.