4/21: The Madison Square Gardeners at Happy Dog

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When Brooklyn-based singer and bassist Mark Stepro isn’t touring and recording with his band the Madison Square Gardeners, he’s taking road trips to Cleveland to jam with yuletide faves the Ohio City Singers. That might not make Stepro a jetsetter, but it does give him special affinity for Cleveland and, especially, for the Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Ave., 216.651.9474), where the Ohio City Singers regularly play and where the Madison Square Gardeners perform at 9 tonight. The band is now on the road supporting a new EP, Tune It Up, Dime It Out, a snappy collection of power-pop tunes that connects the musical dots between Tom Petty and Paul Westerberg. — Jeff Niesel

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