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Members of Pink Floyd tribute band Wish You Were Here will stage the first major show by their unplugged Floyd tribute, Acoustic Side of the Moon, on Friday, October 2, at the Winchester (12112 Madison Avenue, Lakewood).

The new side project will feature a fluid co-ed lineup and core members of Wish, including bassist-singer Eroc Sosinski. For this show, a sextet will play an acoustic version of Floyd's 1973 classic Dark Side of the Moon. Acoustic Side of the Moon will use scaled-down versions of Wish's theatrical presentation, with stage props and elaborate lighting. The group plans to play four or five sets a year.

Fans will recognize some of the arrangements from radio appearances, Wish unplugged shows and performances by Sosinski and co-founder Jim Tigue's acoustic duo.

"Our set list will always be changing from show to show, much like [Wish],"says Sosinski. "There are so many great Floyd tunes out there that rarely get played."

The set starts at 9 p.m., tickets are $10. Learn more at

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and former .38 Special guitarist/songwriter Jeff Carlisi are among the judges at the 9th annual Fortune magazine Battle of the Corporate Bands on Saturday, October 3, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.). Learn more at

Before the show, Carlisi will give a lecture and sign copies of his new book, Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business, in the Hall of Fame Theater. The book examines common dynamics between rock and regular business. He'll discuss his career and take questions. RSVP at

Former Mushroomhead frontman Jason "J. Mann" Popson will join Keratoma for a special show at the Pirate's Cove (2045 E. 21st St.) Friday, October 2. After Keratoma's set, Popson and the band will perform hardcore songs by State of Conviction, In Cold Blood, Integrity and the Cro-Mags.

Akron metal band Fisticuff will host the Project Independent tour Friday, October 2, at JB's (246 N. Water St.). L.A. metal band Eminent headlines. Fans can vote for their favorite band at The winner headlines next year's tour. Last year, Fisticuff finished second. One ticket will win a new Schecter guitar. Doors 7 p.m., admission $10, 18+ only.

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