August Concerts!

Save the Dates.In doing some research for upcoming posts I came across numerous concerts in August that I wanted to make sure got on everyones calendars, including my own! Most of them are local bands, singer, songwriters but there are a few larger names too. Good times in our city of rock and roll!

8/01 : Return of Simple : Grog Shop : My favorite song is Saffron and boy can these guys jam. Amazing! (www.myspace.com/returnofsimple)

8/02 : Rachel Roberts : Lakewood Art Festival 12:30pm : She has a great voice! I have seen her twice before and would highly recommend her tunes for a relaxing Saturday afternoon. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=42735320

8/02 : Mifune : Brothers Lounge : This world-pop nine-piece blends the groovy, funk-tribal vibe of afrobeat with spacey, Stereolab-style ambient pop. (www.myspace.com/mifunesound)

8/03 : Joshua Radin (with Vanessa Carlton) : Beachland Ballroom : Josh is from Cleveland! (www.joshuaradin.com)

8/03 : Neil Diamond : The Q : 8:00pm : Tickets are a bit steep; $55 and up but who can resist “Sweet Caroline Bum Bum Bum?”

8/04 : Radiohead : Blossom Music Center : I have lawn seats, hope it doesn’t rain!

8/08 : Metro Station | Boys Like Girls | Good Charlotte : Time Warner Amphitheatre : Feel like a Tween!—Or just rock-out like one

8/09 : Copperfoot : Crocker Park Chess Park, Westlake 6:30 – 9:30 PM : Rock , country blues, lounge songs, and folktales- all the way to the mountain top. Copperfoot plays spirited, powerful original music (and a few well chosen covers). (www.myspace.com/copperfoot)

8/09 : Jill Scott : Playhouse Square : She has an amazing set of pipes. I have been listening to her for some time, I love “Crown Royal on Ice.” (www.myspace.com/whoisjillscott)

8/11 : Tokio Hotel : House of Blues Cleveland : A bit “harder” than I usually listen too…but a great band to add to your workout playlist. Monsoon is great…and so is the lead singers hair! (www.myspace.com/tokiohotel)

8/12 : Kate Kunstall : House of Blues Cleveland : Her CD is Eye to the Telescope is a great body of work. Not only is Black Horse & the Cherry Tree a hit, but I like Suddenly I See.

8/16 : Cameo | Sisqo | Peabo Bryson : Soul Food Festival—Voinovich Park : Good Music and fun food!

8/22 : Nine Inch Nails with special guest Does It Offend You, Yeah? : The Q : 7:00pm, should be a giant production, anyone going?

8/22 : HotChaCha : Matinee Cleveland : Favorite song…Heidi Was Never Good (http://www.myspace.com/hotchachahotchacha)

8/24 : Kate Voegele : House of Blues Cambridge Room : All the way from Bay Village. (www.myspace.com/katevoegele)

8/24 : Paramore with special guest Paper Route : Time Warner Amphitheatre : I saw Paper Route in Atlanta and they have a great sound…oh and I love riding my bike to Paramore!

8/27 : Miss Melvis and if you missed them before, Hot ChaCha will be playing again : Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 7-9pm FREE sponsored by Cleveland.com, The Plain Dealer and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Can’t wait to see Melanie Rock out!

8/31 : Los Lonely Boys : Taste Of Cleveland : Groovy tunes for a perfect Sunday afternoon!

If I missed any MUST-SEE’s let me know! Cheers for today.