While there may not be many national acts coming through Cleveland during this holiday season, there are plenty of big local shows taking place, starting this weekend with the Music Saves and Square Records Annual Gift Exchange, Friday night at the Beachland Tavern and again Saturday night at the Matinee Akron.
Tonight, Thursday December 18th: Paramount Styles (feat. Scott McCould of Girls Against Boys) @ Beachland Tavern.
Friday, December 19th: Music Saves and Square Records Gift Exchange with National Suicide Day, New Body Type, Good Touch Bad Touch, Bad Dogs @ Beachland Tavern. Puppet Show, Music for Kids, Music for Grown Ups and all kinds of things @ Bela Dubby feat. Picklefight!, The Helper T-Cells and Angry Dad.
Saturday, December 20th: Mr Gnome, The Uncanny Xe La, Dj Kinshska @ Beachland Tavern. Music Saves and Square Records Gift Exchange with National Suicide Day, New Body Type, Good Touch Bad Touch, Bad Dogs @ Matinee Akron.
Sunday, December 21st: Annual Olde Home Night @ Beachland Ballroom feat. Jamie Klimek/Paul Marotta, Home & Garden, California Speedbag and more.
Monday, December 22nd: Fuzzy Stones, Afternoon Naps @ Beachland Tavern.
Tuesday, December 23rd: This Moment in Black History, Sun God, The Homostupids, Rafeeq Tapes, Hammer Loaf @ Beachland Tavern.
Thursday, December 25th: Grog Shop’s Annual Xmas Bash feat. Coffinberry, Death Sweats, The Very Knees, Stimulus Package.
Friday, December 26th: Pink Holes, Teacher’s Pet @ Beachland Ballroom.
Saturday, December 27th: Heartless Bastards, Beaten Awake @ Beachland Tavern.
Wednesday, December 31st: Library Is On Fire, Real Dogs, Elephant Bones @ Beachland Tavern. Gil Mantera’s Party Dream @ Grog Shop.
Friday, January 2nd: Hot Cha Cha, Other Girls (ex Black Girls), The Dreadful Yawns, Beardo Bandini, Agent Ribbons @ Grog Shop.
Saturday, January 3rd: The High Strung @ Matinee Cleveland.
January 31st: Black Keys @ Cleveland Agora (2nd Date, Tix on sale Friday December 19th @ 10 AM).
February 10th: The Pretenders @ House of Blues Cleveland.
February 18th: Eagles of Death Metal @ Cleveland Agora .
March 12th: Balck Lips and Gentleman Jesse and His Men @ Beachland Ballroom .
March 27th: AC Newman (of New Pornographers) @ Grog Shop.