Music Saves, that wonderful little record store next to the Beachland Ballroom run by Kevin and Melanie (aka Team Awesome) is celebrating their fourth birthday this weekend. This is no small feat when you consider most news about record stores these days involve their closing. To celebrate they’ll have cake (to eat) and a low dough show in the Tavern featuring Hot Cha Cha, The Muttering Retreats, and Marie Corbo. With the ladies of Hot Cha Cha topping the bill, you know this is going to be a good time.

And there’s more. Music Saves 4th Birthday Party, is also doubling as The Muttering Retreats CD release show. While I tend to steer clear of the indie pop scene, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore some of the great pop music coming out of Cleveland these days from the likes of Bears and Afternoon Naps, both of whom recently visited NYC for a Twee as F*ck Party. And now, you can add The Muttering Retreats to that list. Skilled musicians, and talented wordsmiths, their debut is full of that sweet stuff ideal for soudtracking your carefree summer days in the city.

MP3: The Muttering Retreats – Pastiche

And there’s still more. Don’t forget that Music Saves actual birthday on July 17th. The Hold Steady will be rocking the Ballroom, and yours truly will be dj-ing the pre-show tailgate party in the Tavern.