Concerts: This Just In...


Wolfmother is coming to the Agora
No fewer than 47 new concert announcements this week, from Los Straitjackets' Rock En Espaol surf guitar extravaganza to two of the year's hottest local-band showcases. Wolfmother brings its ongoing album-rock revival to the Agora Theater Sunday, March 4. It'll be a 'fro fest, for sure. THIS WEEK: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24:Bodog Batlle of the Bands: $20 (Ticketmaster). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, One Key Plaza, 216-515-8444. THURSDAY, JAN. 25: Mason/DStar/Infiltrata/Beet & Bad Lieutenant: Thu., Jan. 25, $5. Metropolis, 2325 Elm St., 216-241-4007. SATURDAY, JAN. 27: Kaskade: Sat., Jan. 27, $16/$21. Cloud 9 Ultra Lounge, 1299 W. 9th St., 216-363-1113. SATURDAY, JAN. 27: Mountain Dew MDX High School Rock Off Finals: Featuring Eunuch, Soup, Arisen, Terra Firma, Rumor, Gravity, Audio Euphoria, Frequency, Nicholas Megalis, All That's Mine, The Carsons, Thee TV Oh Dees, Eclyptic Hudson, Thrifters, Funk Pirates, the Meltdown, the Critically Acclaimed, Elephant in the Living Room Bay, Skatastrophes. 3 p.m., $12 (includes admission to Rock Hall). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1 Key Plaza (751 Erieside Ave.), 216-515-1930. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31: The Never/the Silent Years: Wed., Jan. 31. The Spot (Cleveland), 1619 Mistletoe Dr., (Case Western Reserve University), 216-368-2786. THIS JUST IN: Anal Cunt: Sun., March 11, 9 p.m., $8. Grog Shop. Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre)/Stereo Workers Union/Volta Sound: Sat., Feb. 3, 9 p.m., $10. Grog Shop. Avett Brothers: Thu., March 15, 7 p.m., $15 ADV/$18 DOS. The Kent Stage. John Batdorf: Sat., March 31, 7 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. The Kent Stage. Big Leg Emma/the Recipe: Sat., March 17, 7 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. The Kent Stage. Billy Talent/Cancer Bats/Drive By: Fri., March 23, 7 p.m. Peabody's. Bling Kong/Double Dutch Will Take You Higher/Golem/the Parlour Boys: Sat., March 3, 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop. Bonerama/New Orleans Brass Funk Rock: Wed., Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m. Wilbert's. Casket Salesmen/Auditory Aphasia/Nimbus: Tue., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Agora Ballroom. Rodney Crowell/Maia Sharp: Tue., April 10, 7 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. The Kent Stage. Damnation of Adam Blessing: Fri., April 27, 8 p.m., $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Beachland Ballroom. Chris Daughtry: Wed., March 14, 8 p.m., $20 (Ticketmaster). Grog Shop. Ghetto Wisdom (featuring the Dazz Band's Mike Calhoun)/Robin Stone: Thu., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Beachland Tavern. Girlyman: Sun., Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland Tavern. Chris Hillman/Herb Pedersen: Fri., April 13, 7 p.m., $25 ADV/$28 DOS. The Kent Stage. Inner Sanctum One-Year Anniversary Spectacular, featuring Chris Allen, the Black Diamonds, Minor Setback, Lunavelis, Nicholas Megalis, and Kristine Jackson: Proceeds benefit NEOhio Coalition for the Homeless and Cleveland Food Bank, Sun., Feb. 11, 7 p.m., $10 ($1 off per non-perishable food item donation; up to $5). Beachland Tavern. IsWhat?!: Tue., March 6, 9 p.m., $8 ADV/$10 DOS. Beachland Tavern. Jars of Clay/Burlap to Cashmere/Needtobreathe: Thu., April 12, 7 p.m., $22.50. House of Blues. Mat Kearney: Fri., April 6, 7 p.m., $18.50/$20. House of Blues. Also Thu., March 1, 8 p.m., $15 (Ticketmaster). E.J. Thomas Hall. Leo Kottke: Fri., March 16, 7 p.m., $25 ADV/$28 DOS. The Kent Stage. Ramsey Lewis: Sun., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., $25/$75/$250. John Hay Auditorium. Los Straitjackets: Rock En Espaol, featuring Big Sandy: Sat., April 28, 8:30 p.m., $15. Beachland Ballroom. Lotus: Thu., April 5, $10. Grog Shop. Mason/DStar/Infiltrata/Beet & Bad Lieutenant: Thu., Jan. 25, $5. Metropolis. The Mighty Diamonds/Dub Flex: Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $10 (Ticketmaster). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Molkie Cole Reunion: Sat., April 21, 8:30 p.m. The Winchester. Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovia Circus of Dreams: Fri., April 6, 7 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. The Kent Stage. Mustard Plug/the Toasters/the Briggs: Ska Prom 2007, Sat., May 12, 6 p.m. Agora Ballroom. 1964 (Beatles tribute): Fri., March 9, 8 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. Theodore Roosevelt High School. Pretty Girls Make Graves: Sun., May 13, 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop. Ratatat/Despot: Sat., March 17, 9 p.m., $12. Beachland Ballroom. Rhys Chatham/Brian Straw/DJ Krauty McKraut: Fri., Feb. 2, 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland Tavern. Showbread/Tyler Read/Hey Sandy: Thu., Feb. 8, 7 p.m., $8, 21 and over/$11, 20 and under (all ages). Lime Spider. Soulless/Ground Zero/Wretch/At No End/Winters Band: WJCU Radiothon benefit, Sat., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage. Stand (Dublin): Fri., March 16, 9 p.m., $8. The Winchester. Livingston Taylor: Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $20 ADV/$23 DOS. The Kent Stage. Richard Thompson: Sun., Feb. 25, 7 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. The Kent Stage. April Verch: Sun., March 11, 7:30 p.m., $15. Beachland Tavern. Whole Wheat Bread: Fri., March 9, 7 p.m., $20. Agora Ballroom. Wolfmother: Sun., March 4, 8 p.m., $20. Agora Theatre. X-Rated Ridas (ex-2 Live Crew): Tue., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Peabody's. Yiddishe Cup: Sat., Feb. 10, 7:15 p.m. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Happy Days Visitor Center. -- D.X. Ferris


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