Weekend Shots!


As the world is scheduled to end today, we struggled with actually suggesting shows to see this weekend. Since we survived Y2K, we think we’ve got this one covered, too. Cleveland, here is our final edition of Weekend Shots for 2012.

The show of the weekend is undoubtedly mr. Gnome at the Beachland Ballroom on Saturday night. Everything about the duo grabs our attention: the darkness they create on stage, the obscurity as they slip into the shadows or play behind a curly mess of hair; the high-striking drumming of Sam Meister, to the tiny but terribly strong body of Nicole Barille, which delivers a powerful voice coupled with some intense guitar work.

The band will take you on a trip as they mix tempos and meters, keeping their crowd guessing and sending it swimming through thoughts, bodies, or physical planes. It’s an unparalleled experience. If the world were to truly end this weekend, mr. Gnome is the perfect psy-rock, post-apocalyptic sound to rise from the rubble. See you out there.

Here’s the best of the rest:

Beachland Tavern: 
12/21: Nate Jones | Rob Duskey & the Rounders | Guggy’s Rock & Roll 101 | The Jason Patrick Meyers Band. 9p. $10.
12/22: 10th Annual Old Home Night feat. St. Jayne | Home & Garden | Kidney Brothers | Val Seeley | Nicholas Deveney. 8p. $8-10.
12/23: Music Saves/Square Records Holiday Getdown feat. Ohio Civil War | Shivering Timbers | Extra Medium Pony | Bad Trouble.

Beachland Ballroom:
12/21: Into the Blue: Grateful Dead Tribute Band. 9p. $12.
12/22: mr. Gnome | If These Trees Could Talk | Bafflegab. 9p. $10.
12/23: A Very Broccoli Xmas feat. Broccoli Samurai | Aqueous | The Stagecoach Robbery. 9p. $3.

Grog Shop:
12/21: End of the World Winter Solstice with JiMiller Band | Vibe&Direct | Mucklebuck. 8p. $10.
12/22: Red, Black & Green Christmas with MuAmin Collective | Epic. 8p. $5-8.
12/23: Cloud Nine CD Release | Remembering Venice | The Day is Mine | Strangers to Wolves. 7:30p. $10-12.

Happy Dog:
12/21: Homeowners | Sammy Slims | Blisse. 9p. $5.
12/22: Ohio City Singers. 9p. $5.

12/22: Vortex | El Grande Historia del Rock | Palaces. 9p. $5.

Now That’s Class:
12/21: Last Day on Earth Show feat. Homostupids | Charlie Slick | Megachurch | Eyes of Satan. 9p. $5.
12/22: Be Cool, Keep Liz in School Benefit feat. Thee Hex Rays | Forgotten Souls of Antiquity | Super Awesome Macho | Miss Firecracker | The Coffin Riders. 9p. $5.


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