This week, 33 new shows to keep you out late. (Unless you’re taking the kids to see the Sippy Cups, which starts at 4 p.m.) Robert Cray headlines Canton’s Blues Festival. Sheryl Crow has some fun at the Plain Dealer Pavilion. Dead Milkmen main man Joe Jack Talcum plays the Happy Dog, unplugged and solo. Ace trombone man Troy Andrews blows Russo’s doors down for Father’s Day. And the Grog hosts the best all-woman hip-hop showcase you’ll see this year.
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After Forever: Mon., Oct. 15, 7 p.m., $15. Peabody's.
Aly & AJ/Corbin Bleu/Drake Bell/Bianca Ryan: Wed., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., $2-=$45 (LiveNation.com). Plain Dealer Pavilion at Nautica.
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Ave.: Father's Day Festival. $50 includes all-you-can-eat Creole food and beverages. Akron's Head of the Class plays at 3 p.m. Sun., June 17, 5 p.m. Russo's.
Greg Ashley (of Gris Gris) and the Boggs: Tue., June 26, 9 p.m., $7. Beachland Tavern.
Bang Camaro: Tue., July 3, 9 p.m., $12. Grog Shop.
Besnard Lakes/Canada: Thu., July 26, beachland t. Beachland Tavern.
Canton Blues Festival: Robert Cray headlines Saturday, June 23. Jimmy Thackery headlines Friday, June 22. Also featuring Cajun Butter, Blues Jam, Big Daddy & the Hoodoo Men, Whiskeyhounds, Inner City Blues Band, Jeff Poulous Blues Revue, and Voices of Unity. Free admission. VIP passes $125, Fri., June 22, 11 a.m. Sat., June 23, 2 p.m. Downtown Canton.
Corey Smith: Fri., July 27, 9 p.m., $12. House of Blues Cambridge Room.
Sheryl Crow: Tue., July 31, 8 p.m., $35-$56 (LiveNation.com). Plain Dealer Pavilion at Nautica.
Deerhunter/the Ponys/Jay Reatard: Mon., July 16, 9 p.m., $10. Grog Shop.
Rocco DeLuca & the Burden: Sun., July 29, 9 p.m., $13.50. House of Blues Cambridge Room.
Edguy/Firewind/Into Eternity/Susperia/Echoes of Eternity: Fri., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., $20 ADV/$24 DOS. Peabody's.
Enslaved: Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m., $16 ADV/$18 DOS. Peabody's.
Fairmont: Wed., June 20. Verlie's Caf<\#142>.
Fireworks/First to Leave/Broadway Calls: Wed., June 20. Now That's Class.
The Format/Steel Train/Limbeck/Piebald/Reubens Accomplice: Wed., Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Agora Theatre.
Golem: Sat., July 21, 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop.
Shooter Jennings: Thu., Aug. 9, 8:30 p.m., $15. Beachland Ballroom.
The Macpodz/EP3: Thu., Aug. 9, 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop.
Nightwish: Wed., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., $21 ADV/$24 DOS. Peabody's.
Old 97s: Wed., July 25, 9 p.m., $16 ADV/$19 DOS. Beachland Ballroom.
Paths of Possession: Sun., July 22, 7 p.m., $7 ADV/$10 DOS. Peabody's.
Queens of the Iron Mic: Aaquila/Earthtone/Indicia/Rain the Quiet Storm: All-woman hip-hop night, featuring others, Sat., June 30, 10 p.m., $8. The Symposium.
Rockin' in the Streets: Jen Foster/Rebel Girl/Robin Stone/Alexis Antes/Early Girl/Sacred Fiction/Dana Austin: Fri., June 15, 6 p.m., $7 ADV/$8 DOS. Bounce.
The Sippy Cups: Sun., Aug. 5, 4 p.m., $12 (Tickets $5 with purchase for Saturday, June 9 Ralph's World show). House of Blues.
The Sleeping/I Am the Avalanche/A Day to Remember/Valeyra: Sun., Aug. 12, 6 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop.
Suffocation/Immolation/Skinless: Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Peabody's.
Joe Jack Talcum (of the Dead Milkmen)/Ukebox: Sat., June 23, 9:30 p.m. Happy Dog.
Third Day: Fri., July 13, 7 p.m., $29.50. House of Blues.
Vains of Jenna: Mon., June 25, 8 p.m. Hi-Fi Concert Club.
Laura Veirs/Expecting Rain: Thu., July 19, 9 p.m., $12. Beachland Ballroom.
Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute): Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m., $10.50. House of Blues.
Enter the Haggis: Tue., Aug. 14, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland Tavern.
Joan as Policewoman: Sun., July 29. Beachland Tavern.
Teddy Geiger: Tue., June 12. House of Blues.
Virgin Black/Unexpect/Beast: Tue., June 19. Beachland Tavern.
-- D.X. Ferris