Friday, July 1st: Megachurch album release party with Seafair, Gnarwhal, How To Breathe Underwater @ Beachland Tavern. Kid Cudi @ Quicken Loans Arena.
Saturday, July 2nd: Hot Cha Cha, Prisoners, Summer People @ Happy Dog. Centro-Matic, Sarah Jaffe, Brian Straw @ Beachland Tavern.
Sunday July 3rd: The Legendary Shack Shakers, Scoliosis Jones, 45 Spider @ Grog Shop. Stephen Marley @ House of Blues Cleveland.
Wednesday July 6th: Urge Overkill, Night Sweats, Ohio Civil War @ Grog Shop. Fitz and the Tantrums, Clovers @ The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Free show).
Thursday July 7th: Liturgy, Dope Body, Spacer Ace @ Grog Shop.
Friday, July 8th: Main Street Gospel, White Pines, Party of Helicopters @ Happy Dog. Wonderful Fest @ Now That’s Class with Nobunny, Jaill, Ex-Whites, Johnny Ill Band, Prisoners, Tinko, Obnox, Beach Stav
Saturday, July 9th: Wonderful Fest @ The Beachland with Tough Shits, Spider Bags, White Mystery, GG King, Greg Ashley Band, Wes Coleman, M.O.T.O., Folded Shirt, Primitives, Rayon Beach (at Blue Arrow Records). Wonderful Fest after party @ Now That’s Class with Mickey. Sade and John Legend @ Quicken Loans Arena.
Monday July 11th: Gang Gang Dance, Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom @ Grog Shop.
Wednesday, July 13th: Das Racist, Muamin Collective @ Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame (Free show).
Thursday July 14th: Kurt Vile & The Violators, Woods, Arc in Round. Insane Clown Posse @ Peabody’s.
Friday, July 15th: Free Energy, Shoreway @ Beachland Tavern. Insane Clown Posse @ Peabody’s.
Sunday July 17th: Moonface (Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade), How To Breathe Underwater, Crave @ Grog Shop.
Monday, July 18th: Interpol @ House of Blues Cleveland.
Tuesday, July 19th: Jesse Malin & The St. Mark’s Social, Biters, John Stanec Band @ Beachland Tavern.
Wednesday, July 20th: Van’s Warped Tour @ Blossom Music Center.
Friday, July 22nd: Polka Happy Hour with DJ Kishka @ The Happy Dog. ‘Lil Wayne @ Blossom Music Center.
Saturday July 23rd: Torche, Big Business, Helms Alee @ Grog Shop. My Dad Is Dead, Doug Gillard, Lawton Brothers @ Beachland Ballroom.The Poison Control Center, Dolfish, The Very Knees, DJ Party Sweat @ Beachland Tavern.
Monday, July 25th: Joe Jack Talcum (of The Dead Milkmen), Bassturd, Broken Record, Shi Sho, DJ Jim & Jason @ Beachland Tavern.
Tuesday July 26th: Frightened Rabbit, Bad Veins @ Grog Shop. El Ten Eleven, The Globes @ Beachland Tavern. Decemberists @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Pat Benetar @ House of Blues Cleveland.
Wednesday July 27th: Anvil, Destructor @ Grog Shop. Craft Spells, Gardens & Villa, Trade School @ Happy Dog. Poison and Warrant @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.
Thursday, July 28th: Sam Goldberg, Warm @ Happy Dog.
Friday, July 29th: Christmas (Ale) In July! with Filmstrip, Night Sweats (ex Living Stereo), Big Sweet and a keg of Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Arlo Guthrie @ Cain Park.
Sunday July 31st: The Glitch Mob, Phantogram, Com Truise @ Grog Shop.
As always if I omitted a killer show on the calendar, just let me know and I’ll get it added. Hinder, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Jimmy Buffett, Brittney, and NKOTBBB were all purposely left off of the calendar. I refuse to acknowledge bad music month Cleveland 2011.