It’s that time of year again. The time when we celebrate our wonderful country, our wonderful constitution and its wonderful freedoms like free speech, freedom of religion, the right to own as many damn guns as you damn well please, and the right to boast that you’re more patriotic than the other guy who doesn’t wear an American flag pin on his lapel. For many Americans, this means endless streams of beer, hot dogs, and cheap Chinese fireworks. Yet, this holiday weekend, don’t forget our most precious freedom of them all. The freedom to rock out.
You can start the holiday weekend early, tonight at Now That’s Class with The Coathangers, an all girl synth-punk band from Atlanta, and Cleveland’s own, Hot Cha Cha, a band that one influential blogger labeled as having the best live show in town.
Then, on Saturday night, it’s time to celebrate another one of America’s freedoms, the freedom of choice. You can either hit the Beachland for its second installment of the Hello Cleveland concert series, a free show featuring Afternoon Naps, Houseguest, Living Stereo, To Be a High Powered Executive, Machine Go Boom, and The TV Oh Dees (And since this is July 4th weekend, they’ll be serving America’s national meat, the hot dog, for only a dollar). Or, if a free show and dollar dogs aren’t your thing, then you can hit The Grog Shop where the F’ Yeah tour will be in town with those crazy Israeli rockers, Monotonix, Team Robespierre, Crystal Antlers, and Totally Michael.