Weekend Shots!


Hey, Cleveland. We’ve been a little dead—and for that we sincerely apologize—so we thought we’d remind you just how much you’re loved with a double-whammy edition of Weekend Shots. That’s right, we can’t pick just one great show because honestly, there are two things you have to be at this weekend in Cleveland. Hell, they’re probably more than two, but we’re trying to keep it simple.

First up, on Friday there is a recruitment event and party at Bad Racket for the upcoming Brite Winter Festival. There will be free food and drinks as well as a sweet dance party going down to get you jazzed up for Brite Winter. Come out, sign up and dance, dance, dance!

If you’re miffed because you missed out on getting tickets to see Walk the Moon this weekend at the Beachland, never fear—we’ve got a show for you that will fill up your Saturday night. The Beachland presents at the Grog Shop, Why?, Astronautalis, and Dream Tiger. Headliners Why? hail from our sister city Cinci and comprises brothers Jonathan and Josiah Wolf, Doug McDiarmid, and Liz Hodson. The band is a hip-hop indie-rock band that’s going to have you moving. Rounding out the bill are alt-hip-hop artist Astronautalis and new-kid Dream Tiger, who is slated to release her first album this spring.

What’s better? The Grog Shop is hooking you up with two tickets to this show. Comment on this post with why you should be at Why? We’ll select a winner and let them know this evening. All love, Cleveland.

Not your cup of tea? No problem. Here’s the best of the rest:

Beachland Ballroom:
2/8: Scene Bands To Watch: Ohio Sky | Night Sweats | Sun Spots | Free Medicine | Demos Papadimas. 7:30p. $5.
2/9: Walk the Moon | Bad Veins. 8:30p. SOLD OUT.
2/10: Walk the Moon | Bad Veins. 8p. SOLD OUT.

Beachland Tavern:
2/8: Lindi Ortega | Dustin Bentail & The Smokes. 9p. $8.
2/9: Goodmorning Valentine | Shivering Timbers | Brian Straw. 8p. $5.

Grog Shop:
2/8: The JiMiller Band | Vibe and Direct. 8p. $5.
2/9: Why? | Astronautalis | Dream Tiger. 8p. $15.

Happy Dog:
2/8: Travis Caudle | Sirsy | Jellybricks. 9p. $5.
2/9: Bermudas | DJ | Paucity | Filmstrip. 9p. $5.

2/8: Cheap Clone | Summerays | Satin Gum | Chrome Baby Jesus. 8p.
2/9: The Luckey Ones | Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band | Night Owl | Crooked River Blues. 8p.

Now That’s Class:
2/8: Appleseeds | Goldmines | Crazy Joe Gallo. 9p. Free.
2/9: DJ Suree the Impaler. 9p. Free.

Feeling adventurous? Take a drive to this show:

2/9: Relaxer | David Bay Leaf | Nights. Annabell’s Bar & Lounge (Akron). Free.

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