Like a lot of you, my Friday night plans include finding a bar, some beer, and the Indians vs Yankess baseball game after work. With the early start time, there’s a good chance that I’ll be fully boozed before rock o’clock. Depending on what side of town I’m on, what shape I’m in, and how the game goes, there may be still a chance to catch some rock. Friday night’s options include: Beaten Awake, Battery Collection, and Good Morning Valentine at Musica in Akron…Spanish Prisoners (reviewed yesterday), Marie Corbo, and Brian Straw at Bela Dubby in Lakewood…Do Make Say Think at The Grog Shop.

As reported in the Cleveland Scene this past week, Saturday night will be your last chance to see Six Parts Seven in the near future, when they open for The Helio Sequence at the Beachland Tavern. In the Scene interview, guitarist Allen Karpinski was quick to point out that the band aren’t breaking up, instead, they’ll be taking an extended break to concentrate on their other musical interests.

For the work week, Monday marks the rescheduled Ted Leo show at the Beachland Ballroom. Openers are Man Man and Georgie James. Also, Machine Go Boom play Now That’s Class on Wednesday night with Boo and Boo Too and Kid Tested, and on Thursday night, Josh Ritter headlines the Beachland Ballroom, while Bad Religion play the Agora with The Briggs and Gallows.