Friday, June 1st: Afrofest 2012 @ Beachland Ballroom with Abdou Mboup (from Senegal), Champion Bubblers, Umojah Nation, Revolution Brass Band and more. Bride Avenue School Benefit with Dreadful Yawns, Saint Claire, Village Bicycle, Boojie @ Happy Dog.
Saturday, June 2nd: Soul Clap & Dance-Off feat. 45 rpm DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Beachland Tavern. Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Quicken Loans Arena.
Wednesday, June 6th: Jonathan Richman, Picklefight Puppets @ Beachland Ballroom. Radiohead @ Blossom Music Center.
Thursday, June 7th: Ramona Falls (Brent Knopf of Menomena), The Darcys, Wild Orphans @ Beachland Tavern.
Friday, June 8th: Conversation Rocks! Benefit @ Beachland Ballroom with Pete McDonald & The Black Oaks, Swamp Rattlers, He-Chaw Frunk, Steve Madewell. The Shins, The Antlers, Deep Sea Diver @ Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. New Lou Reeds, The Hot Rails @ Happy Dog.
Saturday, June 9th: Mark Sultan (BBQ Show of King Khan and BBQ Show fame), Wooly Bullies, The Casual Fools, DJ Hot Trash (WCSB) @ Beachland Tavern. Dandy Warhols @ Grog Shop. Eternal Summers, Fizzy Lifting Drink, Taxidermy Special @ Happy Dog.
Sunday, June 10th: The Mean Jeans, Hollywood, Smooth Brains and DJ Hot Trash @ Now That’s Class. Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Jacobs Pavilion.
Monday, June 11th: Richard Lloyd, Grand Strand, Relaxer @ Grog Shop.
Tuesday, June 12: Bowerbirds , Basia Bulat, White Pines @ Beachland Ballroom.
Wednesday, June 13th: The Black Belles, Village Bicycle, 45 Spider @ Beachland Tavern. Battles, Duke Spirit, Hacienda, Radio People — Battles rescheduled from June 3rd — @ Grog Shop. Beach Boys @ Blossom Music Center.
Thursday, June 14th: Fun. @ House of Blues.
Friday, June 15th: Destroyer, Sandro Perri @ Beachland Ballroom. Wintersleep, Hallelujah The Hills, The Safeties
(feat. Mikey Machine of Machine Go Boom, Megachurch).
Sunday, June 17th: Ceremony, White Lung, Homostupids, Ultra Ultra @ Grog Shop.
Monday, June 18th: The Reigning Sound, Prisoners, Exploding Lies @ Beachland Tavern.
Tuesday, June 19th: Bass Drum of Death, DZ Deathrays, Filmstrip @ Beachland Tavern. Valient Thorr, Holy Grail, Royal Thunder, The Kickass @ Grog Shop.
Wednesday, June 20th: Free Energy, Herzog, New Nineteens @ Grog Shop.
Thursday, June 21st: Nada Surf, Waters @ Beachland Ballroom. Dan Sartain, Forgotten Souls of Antiquity, Me @ Beachland Tavern.
Friday, June 22nd: Japandroids, Cadence Weapon @ Grog Shop.
Saturday, June 23rd: Little Big Horn, Village Bicycle, Founding Fathers @ Happy Dog.
Sunday, June 24th: Dope Body, David Bay Leaf, Dream Beings @ Happy Dog.
Thursday, June 28th: SOLD OUT! Walk Off The Earth, Leah Lou & The 2 Left Shoes @ Beachland Ballroom with DJ Bill Lipold of irockcleveland.com Spinning before & after the show in the Tavern (That’s Me!).
Friday, June 29th: Voxcaster (CD release show!), The Volta Sound, Hiss @ Happy Dog. Santigold @ House of Blues.
And before anyone says, what the shit are the Red Hot Chili Peppers doing on your calendar, you should be thankful I didn’t include Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Steve Miller Band, REO Speedwagon, Styx, or Ted Nugent. They’ll all be in Cleveland during the month of June.