Lots of big acts this week – 52 new shows, in total – but you’re hard-pressed to find one cooler than Kimya Dawson, formerly half of Moldy Peaches, who wrote those cool songs from the Juno soundtrack. Other don’t-miss shows include grand-scale postpunk from My Chemical Romance, prog-metal from Dream Theater, the entire lineup for Tri-C’s JazzFest 2008, and the Proclaimers, who would still walk 500 miles, if you're wondering. Read on for the run down – D.X. Ferris
Saves the Day/Armor for Sleep/Set Your Goals/Metro Station/Weatherbox: Sat., April 19. House of Blues.
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15 60 75 the Numbers Band: Tavern, Sat., March 15, 9 p.m., $6. Beachland.
Pete Best Band/Terry Sylvester (of the Hollies)/the Return: Fri., May 30, 8 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. The Kent Stage.
The BoDeans/GB Leighton: Sat., April 12, 7 p.m., $16.50. House of Blues.
Boys Noize: Wed., March 19. Dionysus.
The Chevelles: Wed., March 19, 8 p.m. Hi-Fi Concert Club.
Cinematic Sunrise/Daphne Loves Derby/My American Heart: Sat., May 17, 6 p.m., $12 ADV/$14 DOS. Grog Shop.
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra plays Zappa's Grand Wazoo: Fri., May 2; Sat., May 3. The Cleveland Bop Stop.
Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches, Juno soundtrack): Fri., April 11, 9 p.m., $12 ADV/$15 DOS. Grog Shop.
David Dondero: Tue., April 15, $7. Grog Shop.
Dream Theater/Opeth/3/Between the Buried and Me: Sat., May 17, 7 p.m., $37.50-$60 (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City.
Elfpower: Thu., April 10, 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop.
Entrain/Big Leg Emma: Thu., April 10, 7 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. The Kent Stage.
Feelers/the Plates/Howlies/Dots/Burger Boys/Cheap Time: Thu., April 17, 9 p.m. Now That's Class.
Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet: Tue., April 1, 8 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. The Kent Stage.
Ben Jelen/Standard of Living: Ballroom, Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. Agora.
Kenneth Thomas/Jeff Tritt: At monthly Grind party. 9 p.m.-3 a.m., no fover before 11, Fri., March 21. Traffic.
Keoki/HeavyGrinder/GoGo 13: Also with Seraph, Rob Riddum, MC Infinity, Stout CTC, and others, Fri., March 21, $15 GA/$30 VIP, tickets available at Grand Poo-Ba's, 216-521-9177). Metropolis.
Langhorne Slime/Jakeway/Nicholas Megalis: Grog Shop.
Johnny Mathis: Thu., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., $45-$75 (Tickets.com). Palace Theatre.
Minus the Bear/the Big Sleep/Portugal.The Man: Sun., April 13, 7 p.m. House of Blues.
MxPx: Thu., April 24, 9 p.m., $12 ADV/$14 DOS. Grog Shop.
My Chemical Romance/Billy Talent/Drive By: Theater, Tue., April 22, 7 p.m., $35 (Ticketmaster or LiveNation.com). Agora.
Matt Nathanson: Wed., March 19, 7 p.m., $14. House of Blues.
The Proclaimers: Cambridge Room, Tue., April 29, 9 p.m., $15. House of Blues.
Queens of the Iron Mic: $7, 21 and over/$10, 18-20, Fri., March 28, 8:30 p.m. The Symposium.
Julie Schurr: Sat., April 19. The Nickel/Five Cent Decision.
Sick of Sarah: Thu., March 6. Sly Fox.
Sinbad: Fri., April 11, two shows: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tangier Cabaret.
Ska Prom, featuring Mustard Plug and others: Ballroom, Fri., June 6, 6 p.m. Agora.
Donita Sparks & the Stellar Moment: Tue., June 10, $10. Grog Shop.
Michael Stanley: All shows 9 p.m, Fri., March 28; Sat., March 29; Fri., April 4; Sat., April 5. Tangier Cabaret.
James Taylor & His Band of Legends: Tue., June 3, 8 p.m., $20-$69.50 (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). Blossom Music Center.
Tri-C JazzFest: An Evening of Natalie Cole: Fri., April 25, 8 p.m., $50-$85 (PlayHouseSquare.org). Allen Theatre.
Tri-C JazzFest: Eddie Baccus, Sr.: Tue., April 22, 8 p.m., free. Karamu Performing Arts Theatre.
Tri-C JazzFest: Jason Miles Celebrates the Music of Marvin Gaye and Motown: Sat., April 19, 8 p.m., $15-$35 (PlayhouseSquare.org). Allen Theatre.
Tri-C JazzFest: Jazz Brunch, with Dominick Farinacci: Sun., April 27, noon, $25 (show only)/$50 (includes food). Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th.
Tri-C JazzFest: Jazz Meets Hip-Hop, featuring Q-Nice, RJ Rob Swift, and Bill Ransom: Thu., April 17. Home Savings Plaza.
Tri-C JazzFest: John Pizzarelli & the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Salute Frank Sinatra: Fri., April 18, 8 p.m., $25-$45 (PlayHouseSqaure.org). Allen Theatre.
Tri-C JazzFest: R n R, featuring Rick Braun and Richard Elliot: Sat., April 26, 8 p.m., $20-$40 (PlayHouseSquare.org). Allen Theatre.
Tri-C JazzFest: The Amina Figarova Sextet: Tue., April 22, 8 p.m., free. Nighttown.
Tri-C JazzFest: The Ernie Krivda Trio: Sun., April 20, 4 p.m., free. East Cleveland Public Library.
Tri-C JazzFest: The JD Allen Trio: Sun., April 20, 8 p.m., free. Nighttown.
Tri-C JazzFest: The Joshua Redman Trio: Thu., April 24, 8 p.m., $30. Tri-C Metro Auditorium.
Tri-C JazzFest: The Marchus Roberts Trio: Sun., April 27, 4 p.m., free. East Cleveland Public Library.
Tri-C JazzFest: The Vijay Iyer Quartet: Wed., April 23, 8 p.m., $25. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Tri-C JazzFest: Women in Jazz, featuring Evelyn Wright, Erin Kufel, Helen Welch, and others: Sat., April 19, 1 p.m., free. Mt. Zion Congregational Church.
UFO: Sun., April 13, 8 p.m. Tangier Cabaret.
University of Akron JazzFest: E.J. Cabaret Concert, featuring Marvin Stamm & Bill Mays and the UA Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jack Schantz and Rich Shanklin: In the Robertson Lobby, Wed., March 12, 7:30 p.m., $5 (student)/$10 (public). E.J. Thomas Hall at University of Akron.
University of Akron JazzFest: E.J. Cabaret Concert, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, and Jack Schantz: In Guzzetta Recital Hall, Thu., March 13, 8 p.m. University of Akron.
University of Akron JazzFest: Opening concert, featuring Bill Mays and the UA Student Jazz Ensemble: In Guzzetta Recital Hall, Tue., March 11, 8 p.m., free. University of Akron.
Katt Williams: Thu., March 13, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$65 (LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster). Wolstein Center at CSU.
Saul Williams (full band)/Islands/Dragons of Zynth: Thu., April 17, 9 p.m., $15. Grog Shop.
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