Friday night is psych night at the Beachland. In the Ballroom, $.99 will get you in to see Sunburned Hand of the Man and Tusco Terror, and in the Tavern, Spectrum (feat. Peter Kember of Spacemen 3) and Emeralds are in the Tavern. The $10 for the tavern also covers entry to the Ballroom.

For those about to Rock, do I have a show for you Saturday night. The riffs will be relentless when Year Long Disaster, fronted by Daniel Davies (son of The Kinks Dave Davies) is joined by two of Northeast Ohio’s premier riff-rockers, The Suede Brothers and The Doctor Teeeth. Also appearing with be Anthrophobia.

Year Long Disaster – Mad Shrew

Now, if I didn’t already have plans to witness the rifftasticness at the Beachland, on Saturday night, I’d likely be making my way over to Duck Island for The Very Knees, Johnny Nobody, and Handsome Jack. It’s a free night of rock and roll music that I’d be willing to pay like $7 or even $8 to see.

Sunday, at the Parish Hall is the Cleveland American Festival. There will be two stages of bands, beer, BBQ by Wild Bill’s BBQ, and belly dancing. Not sure how that last one fits in, but it’s there for you to enjoy. This event kicks off at 5 and a full listing of bands and belly dancers can be found at The Cleveland Americana Festival on Myspace.

There are two other events I want to mention for Sunday: This Moment in Black History’s Family Picnic is going down at Duck Island. THIMBH is headlining the show with four, count ’em four, THIMBH side projects: Short Rabbits (Buddy), The Deathers (Bim), National Suicide Day (Lawrence), and Jukebox Value (Chris).

Also, Sunday night, Cloud Cult will be jamming eco at the Beachland Tavern with Jeff D Johnson and User Sets Mode+ (feat. members of The Frans, Racermason, The Lovekill, and Bears)

Still feeling icky from seeing Donny Osmond and Michael Stanley at Taste of Cleveland? This one might help: Pink Reason, Little Claw, Homo Stupids, and The Pages Monday night at Now That’s Class.

One last show this week that’s definitely worth checking out is The Veils, The Muttering Retreats, The Colouring Books, and The Formula at The Grog Shop on Tuesday night.

The Veils – Calliope