This week, 46 new shows vie for your attention before you’re distracted by the riveting NFL combine, including: Cobie Callat, the girl who sings that song about the Bubbly starting in her toes. Early dates for Alicia Keys (above) and the Cure – you heard ‘em hear first. Anne E. DeChant’s final show before leaving for Nashville. And many more, from jazz to punk. Visit here every Tuesday, and check back later in the week for late-breaking show announcements. – D.X. Ferris
Pretty Things/the Crazy World of Arthur Brown/the Malchicks: Sat., April 5. Beachland.
Explosions in the Sky/Lichens: Thu., April 3, 9 p.m. Beachland.
Sugar Blue: Fri., March 14. Wilbert's.
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Acheron/Lethal Aggression/Soulless: Sat., April 5, 9 p.m. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage.
Anne E. DeChant (full band, final Cleveland show): Fri., March 21, 8:30 p.m. The Winchester.
Tab Benoit: Sun., March 30. Wilbert's.
BigTime Entertainment: Sat., March 29, 9 p.m., $10. Wilbert's.
Jeff Black: Thu., March 13, 8 p.m., $10. Wilbert's.
Ray Bonneville: Tavern, Wed., March 19, 7 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Beachland.
Born Ruffians/Cadence Weapon/Throw Me the Statue: Thu., April 3, $10. Grog Shop.
Colbie Caillat: Tue., April 29, 7:30 p.m., $25 (Ticketmaster). E.J. Thomas Hall.
Cave Singers: Mon., April 28, 9 p.m., $8. Grog Shop.
Citay/Puffy Aereolas/DJ Krauty McKraut: Tavern, Thu., March 27, 9 p.m., $7. Beachland.
The Clarks: Fri., April 25, 9 p.m., $15 ADV/$17 DOS. Grog Shop.
Collective Soul: Sun., April 6, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues.
Constantines: Tue., April 22, 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop.
The Cure/65 Days of Static: Wed., June 18, time and price TBA (Ticketmaster). Wolstein Center at CSU.
The Death Set: Thu., April 17, 9 p.m., $5. B-Side Liquor Lounge.
Diamond Dogs (Bowie Tribute, an evening of the Ziggy Stardust years): Sat., March 15, 9 p.m., $10. House of Blues.
The Fall of Troy/the Dear Hunter/Foxy Shazam/Tera Melos: Ballroom, Sat., April 26, 8 p.m., $12 ADV/$13 DOS.
Dennis Gruenling CD release (Little Walter tribute), with Steve Guyger, Doug Demin & the Jewel Tones: Thu., March 27, 8 p.m., $10. Wilbert's.
Matt Haimovitz: Ballroom, Sun., May 25, 3 p.m., $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Beachland.
Allan Holdsworth: Wed., May 14, 9 p.m., $20. The Winchester.
Hoods: Mon., March 3, 7 p.m., $8. Pirate's Cove.
19th International Folk Festival: Featuring African Soul International, Donauschwaehische Jugen Gruppe, Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble, Kashtan Ukranian Dancers, Soko Greater Cleveland Czech Folk Dancers, St. Haralambos Hellenic Dancers, and the 87th Cleveland Pipe Band, Sun., March 2, 3 p.m., $12 (Tickets.com). Allen Theatre.
JiMiller Band/Carlose Jones & the PLUS Band: Fri., March 7, 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop.
Half Pint Jones: Sat., March 8, 9 p.m., $8. Wilbert's.
Alicia Keys/Jordin Sparks: Thu., June 5, time and price TBA (Ticketmaster). Wolstein Center at CSU.
Eric Lindell: Wed., July 23, 9 p.m., $12. The Winchester.
Locusta/Schnauzer/Doktor Bitch/Whornz: Sat., March 1, 9 p.m. Now That's Class.
Meat Beat Manifesto: Mon., April 21, 8 p.m., $14 ADV/$15 DOS. Grog Shop.
Mountain Heart: Ballroom, Thu., March 13, 8 p.m., $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Beachland.
Murder by Death/O'Death/Kiss Kiss: Fri., March 28, 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop.
NERD: Wed., March 5, 8 p.m., $22.50. House of Blues.
New Monsoon: Wed., May 7, 9 p.m., $10. Grog Shop.
Panopoly: Sat., March 15, 10 p.m. Grog Shop.
Bernadette Peters/the North Coast Men's Chorus: Fri., March 28, 8 p.m., $10-$105 (Tickets.com or PlayHouseSquare.org). Allen Theatre.
The Promise Hero/Barely Blind/Shake it!/Baby Bear: Tue., April 1, 7 p.m., $7. Grog Shop.
Quanta: Fri., May 9. Agora.
Dizzy Reed (of Guns & Roses)/Hookers N Blow/Jizz Pearl's Love-Hate: Wed., April 16, 8 p.m. BarFly.
Eric Sardinas (full band): Thu., March 20, 9 p.m., $15. The Winchester.
Sweet Delights/Delta Spirit/Port O'Brien: Sat., March 22, 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop.
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers: Fri., April 4, 9 p.m., $12. Wilbert's.
Tortured Soul/Mifune: Thu., March 13. Grog Shop.
Trouble: Thu., April 3, 8 p.m. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage.
Troubadors of Divine Bliss: Thu., April 3, 8 p.m., $6. Wilbert's.
Bob Weir & RatDog: Wed., March 26, 6:30 p.m., $36. House of Blues.
Saul Williams/Dragons of Zynth: Thu., April 17, 9 p.m., $12. Grog Shop.
Michelle Wilson/Blue Lunch: Fri., March 28, 9 p.m., $10. Wilbert's.