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WHY IS FORMER EAST CLEVELAND MAYOR GARY NORTON STILL ON THE RTA BOARD, EVEN AFTER HIS TERM EXPIRED? FORMER EAST CLEVELAND mayor Gary Norton is still a member of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board of Trustees, though his term expired in March of this year. Norton was first appointed to the board by Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald in 2011, when Norton was still the mayor of East Cleveland. That embattled village of roughly 18,000 has been mired in financial woe in recent years, and Norton was its divisive

figurehead. He was recalled in a very tight 2016 special election. Norton has been serving at the pleasure of County Executive Armond Budish, then, for more than 18 months since his mayoralty abruptly ended. The justification for keeping Norton on the board has been questionable since that time — not that a justification was ever furnished or even considered — and it ought to be surprising that Budish didn’t have a candidate ready to replace

Norton at the conclusion of his term, especially given the board’s publicity in recent months. (But it’s not surprising. It’s just business as usual at County HQ!) Per RTA practice, if not necessarily official policy, board members may continue to serve past their term’s expiration date if no appointment has been made to replace them. The City of Cleveland gets four appointments to the board, while Cuyahoga County and the County Mayors and City

Managers Association each get three. Recently, when board president George Dixon III resigned due to an investigation into his manifold unpaid health insurance premiums and other abuses, Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson appointed Kelley Britt, a senior planner for the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), to replace him. At the most recent RTA board meeting, it was announced that | clevescene.com | July 4 - 10, 2018

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Frank Jackson and Armond Budish to appoint a regular transit rider to the RTA board, stressing that building public trust and committing to positive change was imperative in the midst of the agency’s funding crisis and in the wake of the Dixon resignation. “This is an opportune time for the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to appoint at least one regular RTA rider to the Board of Trustees,” the organization said in a March statement. “[CPT] looks forward to working with RTA’s Board of Trustees and RTA staff to transform RTA into a highperforming organization that lives its values, is worthy of public support and serves the interest of RTA riders.” The term of Rev. Charles Lucas also expired in March, though he was just elected — in a surprising twist — to serve as the body’s vice president when Valarie McCall, a Frank Jackson cabinet member and board appointee, withdrew her name from consideration. She cited mistrust on the board and poor management within the organization. Gary Norton has not responded directly to Scene’s inquiries about his board seat. However, when we polled board members about the idea of a 2018 transit levy earlier this month, Norton said that he had not yet formed an opinion. To a question about Joe Calabrese’s leadership, Norton advised that we should “stay tuned.” Budish, through a county spokesperson, would not answer questions about Clevelanders for Public Transit’s request to appoint a transit rider to the board. To multiple emailed questions on the topic, all a spokesperson said was that Budish was “considering appointments for a few boards, including RTA.” — Sam Allard

Ward 2’s Kevin Bishop Wants to Go All in on Electric Cars as Answer to Cleveland Pollution Cleveland Ward 2 councilman Kevin Bishop likened air pollution to cigarette smoke at a Willard Park press event last week announcing the release of a new report by the Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. “I don’t know about anybody else,” the councilman said, “but when I’m in the presence of a smoker, it’s kind of offensive because my airspace is taken away.”


Air pollution is the same category of offense, Bishop suggested, but on a much broader scale. So, what if society regarded pollution with the same distaste — and more importantly, regulated it with the same intensity — that it regards, and thereby marginalizes, smoking? “No right is as basic in our lives as the right to the air that we breathe,” Bishop said. “And when that right is infringed upon by any group or any industry, I think that’s an atrocity to society.” Bishop said that the communities he represents on the southeast side of Cleveland, including the Mount Pleasant and Union-Miles neighborhoods, have “a lot of stresses,” and admitted that air quality was never high on his list of legislative priorities. But after communicating with Environment Ohio and seeing one too many smog clouds over downtown, he recognized air quality’s importance, especially given air pollution’s disproportionate impacts on communities of color. Based on Environment Ohio’s new report, which tabulated days of degraded air quality in 2016, Cleveland experienced elevated

levels of ozone pollution on 38 days, and elevated levels of particle pollution on 105 days. The total days with either elevated levels of ozone or particle pollution — 114 days — trailed only the Cincinnati area and the Steubenville area statewide. That research is in keeping with the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report, which ranked the Cleveland area 10th — i.e. 10th worst — out of 220 metros in year-round particle pollution, the sort of visible pollution that you see in vehicle exhaust smoke. Environment Ohio campaign organizer Nancy Goodes said that in Ohio, there tends to be more air pollution “in the warmer months,” and that “reducing the amount of gasoline burned as much as possible” and “encouraging factories to use a certain amount of wind and solar energy as opposed to fossil fuels” would be helpful in improving local air quality. “Even one day with polluted air is too many,” said Goodes. “To make dirty air days a thing of the past, we need to strengthen existing air quality protections and reduce future air pollution threats from global warming.” Councilman Bishop proposed

solutions as well, though he didn’t mention an obvious one: promoting public transit, cycling or carpooling to work. (On that note, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s Gohio Commute tool launched last year to encourage commuting in anything other than a single-occupancy vehicle.) Bishop said the most important thing Clevelanders can do is continue trying to influence the federal government to prevent the rollback of environmental regulations and clean air standards. It was, perhaps, superfluous to mention that working to elect a president who was more “friendly to clean air” was part of the equation. At the local level, Bishop said he was interested in increasing the level of education about solar and wind energy in Cleveland schools and community colleges. But his principal area of legislative interest, he said, was electric vehicles. “We need to push for public and private funding of hundreds, or even thousands, of charging stations for electric cars,” Bishop said. “We have to look at ways both locally and statewide to meet the

demand and facilitate the growth of electric vehicles on our roads.” Bishop noted, as Nancy Goodes had, that surface ozone level is polluted primarily through vehicle exhaust, and that encouraging electric vehicle use would be a “great solution” to improve Cleveland’s air quality. He said he supported incentives to encourage the purchase of electric cars — including prime parking spots at local businesses — and would be interested in supporting curricula for automotive repair technicians about the technology and mechanics of electric vehicles. Electric vehicle charging stations are currently sparse in Northeast Ohio. According to a Plain Dealer report last year, South Euclid had the most public charging stations in the region, with eight at the Oakwood Commons shopping center. Lakewood mayor Mike Summers, who drives a plugin hybrid, was interested in installing a charging station in downtown Lakewood last year as well. And a Shaker Heights-based electric vehicle car-share startup is “currently building a network of communities, partners, and sponsors.” — Allard

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Last week, the Ohio GOP decided to push forward with a bill that would allow parents the ability to deny their transgender child body autonomy and the right to transition. Sponsored by Republican House Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, House Bill 658 grants parents sweeping rights to “withhold consent for gender dysphoria treatment or activities that are designed and intended to form a child’s conception of sex and gender.â€? HB 658 also prevents schools from afďŹ rming a child’s trans identity without the consent of the young person’s parents. Violating that portion of the legislation would result in a 4th-degree felony. Despite the fact that studies have proven that children are aware of their gender identity around the age of 4, this bill authorizes parents to reject their children’s gender identity or expression. Perhaps more damning, one of the other provisions of HB 658 prevents Ohio courts from denying custody to parents in the event they block their transgender child from transitioning. “[The bill’s] a waste of time and money that could otherwise be spent on actual issues affecting Ohio’s minorities,â€? Kate Kloss, a transwoman from Cleveland, tells Scene. “And it’s insulting to teenagers, cis or trans, to say that they can’t make decisions for themselves.â€? Rep. Brinkman says the legislation was inspired by a February court ruling by the Ohio First District Court of Appeals in which the grandparents of a 17-yearold transboy were awarded custody after his family attempted to force him into conversion therapy. Meaning, if a child wanted to move in with more afďŹ rming family members who would support their transition, the child would be completely helpless and would be stuck living in a non-afďŹ rming household. “They should have that responsibility,â€? Brinkman told WOSU Public Media. “And if somebody doesn’t like it, you’re emancipated at age 18 and you can

go do whatever the heck you want.â€? The problem with that, however, is that transitioning later in life can be extremely difďŹ cult. Once a transgender person has already gone through puberty, reversing those changes is much harder than if the child was able to transition beforehand. Transmen would have developed breasts. Transwomen would have already developed deeper voices and facial hair. While being trans is about existing and not about passing, disallowing a transperson to transition as early as possible is denying them the opportunity to live authentically as soon as possible. Additionally, the law seems frivolous because children under 18 already need parental or guardian consent to begin hormone treatment. There is no set age limit for starting on prescription hormones related to transition, and doctors need to assess a patient’s situation on a case-bycase basis. This law is speciďŹ cally about preventing the afďŹ rmation of transgender youth disguised as a concern for their “health.â€? “Medical professionals are more qualiďŹ ed than parents to make decisions about a teenager’s healthcare,â€? says Kloss. “I wonder what [the legislators] could accomplish if they cared as much about police brutality as they do about interfering in teen healthcare.â€? According to a statement from Equality Ohio, “This unnecessary and discriminatory bill does nothing to support youth and families. In fact, it puts the livelihoods of some of our most vulnerable youth —transgender youth — further at risk with bullying and discrimination by potentially forcing teachers to out them.â€? The bill attempts to perpetuate a dangerous narrative surrounding transgender youth, despite all research proving that access to transition related care is vital for providing a healthy future for transgender individuals. This is just the latest antitrans legislature to be introduced in Ohio, wasting valuable time that could be spent on antidiscrimination and protection legislation, as transpeople are at higher risk of violence and discrimination than anyone else under the LGBTQ umbrella. HB 658 received a hearing from the Community and Family Advancement committee earlier this week, but it remains to be seen


whether it can find support in the Ohio General Assembly. If it does, it can only be expected that a massive pushback from progressive groups and protests would soon follow. — BJ Colangelo

CBRE is Marketing the Scranton Peninsula as “Thunderbird,” a Bespoke Cleveland Neighborhood The real estate firm CBRE is marketing the western portion of the now-vacant Scranton Peninsula as “Thunderbird,” a brand-new mixeduse neighborhood “in the heart of a reemerging American city.” As PD real estate reporter Michelle Jarboe notes, the renderings are extremely early and “very conceptual,” and the entire development — envisioned as a “small, compact and walkable community” — is for the moment purely aspirational. But acreage is indeed available for lease or sale. Thunderbird, CBRE says in its lit, “will be designed with both the honest and self-evident character embedded in the city as well as a thoughtful overlay of placemaking that looks beyond Cleveland today and towards a bright future.”

We’re not quite sure what that means, but the proximity to downtown, the Flats, Ohio City and Tremont should make for commanding residential options, if developed. Earlier this year, Great Lakes Brewing Company bought eight acres of land on the peninsula, signaling a significant expansion. And the Irishtown Bend project — including a new park — has received substantial funding and will be stabilized and renovated in the coming years as well, adding value to the nearby area. According to CBRE, the aspiration for the site is one that highlights the river views and adjacent amenities. “Thunderbird is conceived of as a predominately mid-rise development (5-7 stories),” the PDF explains, “with the potential for strategically placed higher rise buildings (8+ stories). All designed around view corridors and pedestrian experience.” — Allard

Iconic and Controversial Cleveland Sci-Fi Author Harlan Ellison Has Died at 84 Harlan Ellison, who passed away last week at the age of

84, is perhaps one of the most fascinating authors of sciencefiction and fantasy, both in his body of work, and as an individual. The Cleveland-born writer crafted a wildly impressive career spanning more than six decades, and he accumulated a variety of awards for his work. As a teenager, he rode the rails with hobos, joined Martin Luther King Jr. in the Selma march, had his life saved by Steve McQueen and took martial arts lessons from Bruce Lee. He’s seriously the coolest Clevelander you’ve never heard of. A snapshot of his life’s work included five Nebula awards, eight and a half Hugo awards, two World Fantasy awards, 18 Locus awards, four Writers Guild of America honors, two Edgar Allan Poe awards, two George Melies Fantasy Film awards and an impressive six Bram Stoker awards. His works include ‘Repent Harlequin’, Said the Ticktockman; I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream; A Boy and His Dog (largely considered to be the pinnacle of depressing sci-fi stories), and the script for the highly controversial Star Trek episode, “The City on the

Edge of Forever.” Ellison, in typical Cleveland fashion, also was a man that didn’t take shit from anyone, ever. Ellison was radically progressive and rebelled against the restrictive tastes of sci-fi magazine editors, eventually revolutionizing the field with an anthology called Dangerous Visions, written with the sole goal of completely obliterating any standards or taboos recognized by previous publications. His life even inspired the book, A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison. In 2009, Ellison turned down a Cleveland Arts Prize lifetime achievement award, calling it “a fraud and a sham,” and claiming he didn’t want to be associated with it. In reality, Ellison was pissed that they weren’t willing to foot the bill for his and his wife’s travel and lodging expenses from his California home back to his native Cleveland. Even winning an award was enough of reason for Ellison to stir the pot. Rest in peace, you radical, divisive, aggressive and brilliant badass. — Colangelo

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FEATURE DEALS, DEALS, DEALS From dollar beers and oysters to award-winning grub and late-night specials, the guide to Cleveland’s best happy hours By Scene Staff HAPPY HOUR, WHEN IT COMES down to it, is really an excuse. An excuse to make a pitstop for a moment of solitude, a heartbeat of sudsy relief between the office where no one knows what they’re doing and a home life where you have no idea what you’re doing. An excuse to ditch work just a little bit early. An excuse to enjoy one of the 13 days when you can sit on a patio in Cleveland. An excuse to meet up with friends. More often than not, when people talk about happy hour, they’re talking about a loose span of time from late afternoon to dinner. And, disconcertingly, little thought is given to the destination. You just head somewhere geographically convenient and ask about happy hour specials. Oh, that’s $3? Sure, you’ll take one of those. Sounds great. Which is to say that you’re probably missing out on doing happy hour with purpose. There are few wrong ways to do happy hour, but there are ways to do it better. Seeking out unique deals instead of settling for whatever you’ve randomly stumbled into. Evaluating value, affordability, the degree of specialness of what bars and restaurants are offering. Taking advantage of those treasures that go the extra mile, cater to those of us who can’t or don’t want to visit at 4:30 p.m., and give us exactly what we’re in the mood for, because sometimes it’s a beer and a shot, and other times it’s a hearty meal. It’s your hard-earned money, after all. And we’re here to help, as always.

AN ODE TO THE ELUSIVE $1 BEER, AND WHERE TO FIND IT IN CLEVELAND A happy hour special on domestic lager is so ubiquitous as to not even qualify as special. Call it a dollar off, call it $1.50 a pop, the end result is so universally discounted one imagines some mysterious Chief Beer Accountant setting the price in line 7A of a big master happy hour

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spreadsheet. Which, of course, isn’t to smear its good name. Despite the sterile bottom-lining of your buzz, the commonality of a cheap happy hour domestic brew of your choice is comforting. Toss a bottle cap in any direction and you’ll probably hit a corner joint slinging a Bud or Miller for a buck and some change, and if your aim is off and you happen to hit a swankier establishment instead, one with a real kitchen, real silverware, and doors on the bathroom stalls, you’re still bound to find something cold for $2 or so. That knowledge is refreshing on a deep level embedded in our genetics by generations of butts on barstools and untold perspiring mugs of amber waves of grains. It might cost slightly more than your grandfather slapped on the

well-worn bar back in the day, but beer costs what it costs and times have changed. Plus, your friendly local establishment is humping out label-thin profit margins. Who’s to begrudge them? Well, you. You’re scrimping and saving. You’re eyeing creeping costs of living and wondering if that corner-store six pack might be a better bet for the slim pickings left from last week’s paycheck. After all, gas in Ohio is up 55 cents a gallon over last year. Rent in Cleveland might pale in comparison to coastal locales, but it’s clicking up while wages remain stagnant in a state where real personal income growth trails the national average. Almost 50 percent of Northeast Ohioans are rent burdened, spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, and an increasing portion of what’s left of those wages

are being siphoned off by rising transportation, healthcare and childcare costs. So, yeah, when talking dollars and cents, it’s not only the first half of that combo that matters. It’s the difference, however small, between a dollar beer and one coming in at a buck and a quarter or $1.75. And while the $1 brew is an endangered species around these parts, it’s hasn’t been driven to extinction, yet, as it has been in tonier cities. The search for that greatest deal of them all — one beer, one George Washington (or assorted change), neat and even — yields few options in Cleveland, but yields options nonetheless. Before it becomes a romantic Rust Belt relic, do yourself a favor and pony up for the most principled of happy hour specials. These deals are to be treasured, | clevescene.com | July 4 - 10, 2018

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FEATURE cataloged and shared, so if we missed any during our semi-diligent research (which we surely did), do let us know.

Flat Iron Cafe (1114 Center St.) It shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the oldest bars in Cleveland is one of the last bastions of old-timey pricing. This Flats legend welcomes visitors in search of bargainbasement sudsy relief with $1 “dads’ beers” (Genny Cream Ale, Rolling Rock, Stroh’s, Busch Light, Miller High Life) on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to close.

Sloane Pub (18196 Sloane Ave., Lakewood) Deagan’s spicy olives ($2.50) go great with a cheap draft.

A no-frills Lakewood dive boasting a crowd of young regulars, old timers and service industry folks would be a neighborhood favorite even without the $1 draft specials from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the deal certainly doesn’t hurt.

happy hour. When twilight is in the rearview mirror, there are still plenty of deals to be found around Cleveland, from beers to drinks to food and even some specials not afforded to the early happy-hour shift.

Crust (2258 Professor Ave.)

Judd’s City Tavern (10323 Madison Ave.)

The land of one-pound pizza slices is also the land of $1 beer (it was High Life last time we stopped by) during happy hour on Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Few places have embraced the concept with such immediate fervor and dedication as Judd’s, which opened this year in the Cudell neighborhood. It’s a new bar with an old feel thanks to 360-degree nostalgia created with vintage signs, gas pumps and assorted memorabilia. And their “prime time” happy hour is built for when most of us actually go out: 8 to 11 p.m., when you can find $1.50 cans of Blatz, Hamm’s, Iron City and other tasty treats.

Time Warp (26261 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake) Out in the western ’burbs, the Time Warp is a divey oasis in an otherwise chain-choked desert where the budget-minded drinker can find $1 Miller Lite pints every day until 8 p.m.

LATE-NIGHT DEALS No one ever said anniversaries were only important if they end in a 5 or 0, and no one ever said happy hour is the exclusive domain of the post-work pre-dinner time slot. Not everyone can hang out on a patio at 4 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, after all. For night owls — or, you know, folks dealing with errands or late nights at the office or hustling kids to soccer practice — there are few sweeter words than reverse

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City Tap (750 Prospect Ave. East)

modern space proves the perfect setting for the chef’s Asian-French menu, and the perfect setting for a late-night special. Grab a seat at the bar on Friday or Saturday between 10 p.m. and midnight and score half-price sushi. And if weekdays are more your speed, find half-price bottles of wine on Wednesdays.

The Clevelander (834 Huron Rd. East) You’ve probably found yourself at the corner of Huron and Prospect before or after a ballgame or concert, but if that’s the only time you’re visiting, you’re missing out. On nonevent weekdays the Clevelander runs a special from 8 to 9 p.m. when just about everything you order is $2. Yes, two bucks. You’re welcome.

Yard House (160 Union St., Westlake)

Happy hour at this Gateway District joint with 44 beers on tap runs 2 to 6 p.m., but the experts know the real time to dip inside for a beer is during Power Hour, from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday when just about all of those 44 beers are $3.

Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and that’s all well and good; but we’re more inclined to find ourselves at the Yard House on Sundays through Wednesdays, between 10 p.m. and close, for their late-night food-based happy hour, when 25 appetizers and pizzas (including a more than healthy roster of vegetarian options) are half off.

Parallax (2179 West 11th St.)

Chinato (2079 East Fourth St.)

Zack Bruell’s Tremont restaurant is almost 20 damn years old but feels like it hasn’t aged a day. The sleek

Zack Bruell clearly loves the night owls. His East Fourth Street Italian gem runs happy hour not only from

4:30 to 6:40 p.m., but also from 9 p.m. until close, with a lengthy menu of specials including sweet Italian sausage pizza, crispy shrimp with candied cherry tomato coulis, a fried mortadella sandwich with arugula, mostarda and fontina, and more, all for $10 or less.

Jukebox (1404 W. 29th St.) There are many reasons to drop by Jukebox, including the, uh, jukebox and the friendly neighborhood tavern vibe. Also among them: Appy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. every day when their buffalo chicken dip, red bean pupusa and other snacks are $2 off; and, for the late-shift sect, soul-soothing ramen specials or pizza bagels on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Felice Urban Cafe (12502 Larchmere Blvd.) Set in a charming turn-of-thecentury Craftsman-style home, this unique and eclectic eatery has become one of the most beloved spots in Larchmere. Summers bring a patio and carriage house filled with diners, while colder months deliver a beehive of activity in the dining areas inside the house. No matter the time of the year, Felice draws crowds for its wonderful cocktails and Mediterranean-tinged menu, the small plates portion of which is priced between $5 and $7 for its reverse happy hour on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 until close.


Dante (2247 Professor Ave.) You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy some of Dante Boccuzzi’s dynamite flavors. Sidle up to the bar at Dante in Tremont for late-night happy hour and treat yourself to pork ramen, mussels, Canadian salmon, sushi pops and $3 Asahi beers.

Sarita, a Restaurant (14523 Madison Ave., Lakewood) The folks at Sarita know happy hours that wind down at dinner o’clock aren’t the most convenient for everybody, which is why their happy hour menu runs all the way until 9 p.m. For less than 10 bucks you can choose more than 10 items, including braised brisket nachos, chorizo pizzette, a grilled vegetable sandwich, Jamaican jerk chicken wings and nonna’s meatball.

Blue Point Grille (700 West Saint Claire Ave., Cleveland) This Warehouse District mainstay offers one of downtown’s more decadent and rewarding happy hours on Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Grab six oysters for $8 and pair them with one of Blue Point’s $7 cocktail specials.

Porco Lounge & Tiki Room (2527 West 25th St., Cleveland) If happy hour is meant to be a relaxing diversion, there’s no better spot than Porco to feel like you’ve been transported from your daily grind and into a tropical paradise. Wednesdays are yacht rock night at this Polynesian oasis, with a raw bar stocked with oysters to go along with your potent, colorful cocktails. Bring an appetite, and your own Hawaiian shirt.

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Butcher and the Brewer (2043 East Fourth St.)

Few pairings satisfy like a briny, freshly shucked oyster and a cold adult beverage. Cleveland might not be close to where the delicious, beautiful bivalves call home, but a handful of trusted local seafood purveyors and restaurants take care of that by shipping them in every day. And bless them for that, because oysters hit a happy hour sweet spot: snack-sized, light, and a complement to what you’re drinking, if you’re doing it right: think stouts, saisons, light IPAs, champagne, or Muscadets. Plus, you get to feel a little fancy.

You could do worse than heading to the Butcher and the Brewer for happy hour, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of East Fourth in a bustling, light-filled setting. Oysters aren’t discounted, but it’s hard to pass up their rotating selection in one of the chef’s compositions — options like chorizo butter cilantro, sriracha lime butter, or house beer vinegar.

Alley Cat (1056 Old River Rd.) Perched in a modern building on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River, Zack Bruell’s seafood restaurant quickly, and unsurprisingly, joined the A-list of Cleveland restaurants after debuting in 2015. With a view to match the menu, Alley Cat marries atmosphere and food with precision. Step up to the bar during happy hour (3 to 6 p.m. daily) for $2 oysters, $5 oyster shooters or an order of crispy oysters for $8. Select beers are only $3, select wine $4 and select cocktails $5.

Parallax (2179 West 11th St.) Down Tremont way, grab $1.50 Blue Point oysters on Tuesdays along with a $5 glass of Prosecco.

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Urban Farmer (1325 East Sixth St.) The cozy lounge area of the Urban Farmer is a fine place to post up for happy hour where, despite not being discounted, the oysters ($4) are still delicious. The otherwise robust

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FEATURE happy hour menu sports $5 to $6 cocktail, wine and beer specials, as well as small bites like chicken wings and deviled eggs for about $5.

HAPPY HOUR FOR DINNER Smart diners know lunch is a great time to hit pricier/fancier restaurants. Many offer smaller portions of their dinner menu selections, or similar items, for a fraction of the evening-time price. Smart diners also know that happy hour is an equally ideal time to sample the menu, when almost any well-regarded destination will dish up an array of affordable small plates or sandwiches around which an entire meal can be assembled. The upside, besides a downright reasonable final reckoning, is the chance to sample and share a variety of dishes. Read on for some of our favorites.

Momocho (1835 Fulton Rd.) Eric Williams’ insanely popular mod-mex Ohio City restaurant has taken Cleveland on an enlightened trip South of the Border since its debut. With top-shelf ingredients, artistic plating and surprising pairings yielding unexpected flavors, Momocho feels just as relevant and new as the day it opened. During its Tuesday through Friday happy hour, running 5 to 6:30 p.m., score $2 Tecates, $5 classic margaritas and, most importantly, $9 taquito plates. Options include carnitas, chile ancho braised beef brisket, beef tongue pastrami, al pastor style shrimp, and salt roasted beets — all served with five fresh soft corn tortillas, chile rajitas and salsa verde.

Fat Cats (2061 West 10th St.) Twenty years in, Fat Cats is as good as ever. The setting remains comfortable if not trendy, carved out of a now-125-year-old house. One of the first true farm-to-table restaurants in Cleveland, one of the first to do a Saturday brunch, and one of the first to broadly embrace vegan and vegetarian dishes, Ricardo Sandoval’s Tremont gem has been ahead of the curve from the start. It’s hard not to fall in love with the happy hour offerings — more than a dozen in all — ranging from $3

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to $6 and including a bounty of veg options. From snack-sized bahn baos to crispy fried shrimp, from spicy Korean ribs to one of the best fried chicken sandwiches around, it’s almost impossible not to build an entire meal for two for less than $20.

Pier W (12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood) What you might think of exclusively as a special occasion destination is actually also home to one of the best happy hour deals in Cleveland. Prices are slashed on the bar menu from top to bottom, and usually by half. Short rib pierogies? $7. Salmon burger? $7.50. Blue cod sandwich? $7.75. Lobster bisque? $6. It goes on from there, but you’ve probably already hopped in the car to head there, so we’ll move on.

Parker’s Downtown (2000 East Ninth St.) The downtown offshoot of Parker’s Grille & Tavern in Avon Lake opened in the Kimpton Schofield Hotel just in time for the RNC. Ever since then, diners have been treated to Northeast Ohio favorites updated with a modern twist. Happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., is a great chance to see what they’ve been up to, as a fantastic batch of small plates are priced at half off. Try the warm smoked whitefish spread ($6.50), lamb meatballs with gochujang ($7) and pickled eggs ($1.50).

Luca (2100 Superior Viaduct) Since the summer of 2013, Luca Italian Cuisine has been attracting lovers of fine food and atmosphere to the Superior Viaduct, where magical skyline views combine with gourmet Italian food and wine to create truly memorable nights. Their attention to detail and flavors runs deep into the happy hour menu, served Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m., when you’ll find eight small plates priced at $6. Among the choices, cavatelli alla Bolognese with slow-roasted wild boar, veal and duck; carpaccio di salmon with thinly sliced raw salmon, capers and lemons; penne alla vodka with Italian fennel sausage; and formaggio ravioli with a champagne cream sauce. Assorted beers are just $3.

Luxe (6605 Detroit Ave.) Gordon Square looks a helluva lot different than it did 10 years ago,

Deagan’s buttermilk fried chicken skins ($3).

and Luxe has played a significant role in that transformation. Since it opened in May of 2008, it’s delivered big flavors on small plates, drawing a diverse and enthusiastic crowd to the two-room interior and expansive patio, a summertime favorite in the neighborhood. Happy hour (Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.) brings seven pizza options at $10 apiece, including pork and goat meatballs, tasso pork, and a fresh herb pie. Six small plates ($6 each) include fried Brussels sprouts, salmon rillettes and local heirloom tomatoes. Pair one or more of those with a potent $5.50 cocktail and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect evening.

Taste (2317 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights) It might fly under the radar, but this Cleveland Heights gem shouldn’t. Serving upscale American bistro fare at eminently affordable prices, Taste will leave you stuffed after a trip to happy hour (Sunday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 5 to 6 p.m.). Dive into a roasted shrimp piccata for $7, arancini di riso for $6, pizza du jour for $8 and truffle pommes frites for $5, among other options. Beer specials are $4, wine specials $5, and cocktail specials $6.

Spice Kitchen and Bar (5800 Detroit Ave.) Since Spice Kitchen was built on the practice of making the absolute most of local resources, it’s only natural that the menu thrives on the timeliest of options. The ever-evolving seasonal and sustainable dishes keep things fresh all year ’round, leaving guests guessing what delicacy comes next. Whatever it happens to be, it will be local, seasonal and tasteful. Chef Ben Bebenroth’s mission to deliver inspired food from local farmers is on full display on the robust happy hour menu, served

Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring an ever-updated batch of about 10 small plates. Offered now: duck confit rillettes, a crispy pork belly sandwich, smoked walleye croquettes, fried cheese curds and more. Drink specials hover around $5, and there’s a helpful $2 Miller High Life deal as well.

Olesia’s Place 11204 Royalton Rd., North Royalton) We admit we only got hip to these deals thanks to the Plain Dealer’s ace happy-hour reporter, John Petkovic. We’re just sad he didn’t tell us about it sooner. Dishing up American-Ukranian fare, happy hour (Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 2:30 to 6 p.m.) features a dozen bargainbasement, stomach-stuffing options including a salmon salad, pierogi, kraut and kielbasa, and more.

A HODGEPODGE OF HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS WE LOVE As you survey the happy hour landscape of Cleveland, you’ll find a lot of things that look and sound the same. A burger special, for instance. Or tacos. Always tacos. Probably some wings. Likely a flatbread. The same beer for the same price that you can score next door, down the street, and on the other side of town. Everyone loves all those things, or at least some of those things, and we love all the places that dish up all of those things. But we also love some things that are just a little different. That’s all by way of saying these happy hour specials didn’t fit into previous categories but still deserve your attention.

The Side Quest (17900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood) This Lakewood geek haven is


just about the most welcoming, fun bar in town. After all, what’s better than plopping down with some pals around a favorite, or new, boardgame. Side Quest has some 300 of them, and during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, games are free. Yes, free. They also offer $1 off drafts and a roll of a D12 die for a chance at a mystery $4 draft.

XYZ the Tavern (6419 Detroit Ave.) When you’re in need of a simple, quick one-two punch of a beer and a slice of pizza, XYZ is there for you. During happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, the DetroitShoreway neighborhood tavern makes it easy and cheap, with a beer and a slice special for just $5.

Nora (2181 Murray Hill Rd.) In a neighborhood that runs on red sauce, it’s shocking to ďŹ nd an Italian restaurant in Little Italy that lacks a single marinara. And yet that’s exactly what’s on the menu — or not on the menu — at Nora, where chef Eddie Zalar applies his classic French training to characteristically Italian ingredients to come up with dishes that are in synch with the season. Drop by one of Cleveland’s best restaurants from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, eat at the bar, and snag 20 percent off your ďŹ nal tab.

Yuzu (13603 Madison Ave., Lakewood) If you’ve never dropped by this izakaya-inspired bar and restaurant, do correct your mistake as soon as possible. Energetic, fun, irreverent, and a total blast, Yuzu dishes up Asian fusion fare without pretense. On Thursdays, grab a $5 ramen special (yeah, it’s not technically only at happy hour, but who cares) from a roster including veg, carnivore and gluten-free options.

Ginko (2247 Professor Ave.) “Keep it simpleâ€? is a mantra that is valued but often ignored. Not at Ginko, the 7-year-old Tremont eatery that has a monastic focus on raw ďŹ sh. Here, almost all of the admittedly small subterranean space is dedicated to the sushi bar, where obsessively fresh ďŹ sh is draped over lumps of steamed rice. Diehard sushi fanatics travel distances long and short to belly up to this bar

for the city’s best tuna, yellowtail, uni, mackerel, eel and octopus, all of which is served up in a boldly designed setting. Enjoy that unique atmosphere and top-notch ďŹ sh at happy hour when select rolls are $5 and Sapporo is on special.

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By now you’re probably familiar with the origins and mission of Edwins, Brandon Chrostowski’s Parisian bistro and training facility at Shaker Square that helps ex-cons learn, work and advance in the culinary ďŹ eld. And by now you also probably know that the execution matches the mission here, where the food shines and the service is impeccable. Happy hour (Monday through Saturday, 4 to 6:30 p.m.) at a ďŹ ne French bistro? Absolutely. Escargots de Bourgogne (Burgundy snails with fennel, garlic and butter) run just $7, trufed cauliower gratin $8, Kroenenbourg 1664 $4, and so on.

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Where the damn snacks at? Happy hour beverages, we should know by now, are best enjoyed with something salty and delicious. Bar nuts are called bar nuts for a reason. Sometimes we don’t want a giant burger or a pound of fries. Sometimes — almost always, in fact — we just want something small to nibble on whilst we sip on a brew or two. Bless Deagan’s for recognizing that. Happy hour (Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.) means discounted drinks at this Lakewood favorite, but it also means nuts with brown sugar, rosemary and cayenne ($3.50), buttermilk fried chicken skins ($3), and spicy olives ($2.50). There are the damn snacks.

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The Plum (4133 Lorain Ave.) Happy hour might be called “snack timeâ€? at the Plum, and there is a snack available (Ma’s Pastelillos, ďŹ lled with beef and potato, for $3). But you’d be remiss to skip the mammoth fried chicken sandwich ($8) during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. at the bar. Juicy, crispy, spicy (if requested), the stomach-buster is a meal unto itself. Pair with a PaciďŹ co and shot of El Jimador ($5 total) and ease into the evening in nirvana.

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Akron’s Rib, White and Blue Festival Today’s the final day for Akron’s Rib, White and Blue Festival, an annual celebration that provides its attendees with live cover bands, inflatables, rock walls and, of course, ribs. Admission is free, doors open today at 11 a.m., and Akron’s official Fourth of July fireworks display wraps up the festivities at 9:45 p.m. It’s all happening at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. Details are on the website. (Rebecca Goldfarb) 200 South Main St., Akron, 330-375-2877, lock3live.com. FESTIVAL

Lakewood 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Independence Day festivities run all day long today in Lakewood. The city’s parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive and ends at Lakewood Park at 11:30 a.m., where you’ll find assorted games and activities. A featured concert from the Lakewood Project, Lakewood High School’s Youth Rock Orchestra, hits the bandstand at 7

p.m., with a fireworks extravaganza concluding the day at 9:45. See the website for more info. (Goldfarb) onelakewood.com. FIREWORKS!

Rock and Boom View fireworks right from the deck of the historic Steamship William G. Mather. Starting at 8 p.m., you can climb aboard the Great Lakes Science Center’s 618-foot freighter, docked at the North Coast Harbor. Snag some food and drinks at the Science Center Cafe; or check out the family friendly beer garden. The boom part of the evening begins at dusk, approximately 9:30. Make sure to bring some lawn chairs or blankets. Entry is $16 a person, or $13 for Science Center members; register online, by phone or at the Science Center box office. (Goldfarb) 601 Erieside Ave., 216-621-2400, greatscience.com. MUSIC + FIREWORKS!

Salute to America As part of a tradition in these parts, the Blossom Festival Band plays a special Salute to America concert tonight at Blossom. Savor a picnic on the lawn or at a picnic table,

and then settle in to enjoy a mix of patriotic Sousa marches, Broadway favorites, an Armed Forces salute, and more. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and concludes with the rousing “1812 Overture” and fireworks. It all happens again tomorrow night. Consult the Cleveland Orchestra website for ticket prices. (Jeff Niesel) 1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111, clevelandorchestra.com.

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Deon Cole Deon Cole is from the South Side of Chicago and he tells it like it is. A regular on Conan, he created “Black Box,” which aired for a short time on TBS. His roots are pretty humble: A friend bet him $50 that he was too chicken to get up on stage at a club one night, and the rest is history. He talks about racial issues in a charismatic way, often taking a unique and fresh perspective on issues that have been talked about so many times before. His humor is a little reminiscent of Chris Rock; he often takes on social issues most

would rather pretend don’t exist and then throws storylines from them in your face. He performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv. Tickets are $30, and performances continue through Saturday. (Liz Trenholme) 1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV, clevelandimprov.com. COMEDY

Hap Cole High-energy comedian Happy Cole delivers jokes at a fast pace. His humor is about the things that he observes going on in the world around him. His material ranges from racial humor to joking about cruise ships. Cole has been in the comedy game for the past 20-plus years, and that experience shows. He knows how to work a crowd and he knows perfectly how to make them laugh. He performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets start at $23. (Niesel) 2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com. MUSIC

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GET OUT popular Edgewater Live series of Thursday-night happy-hour concerts. The fun returns this year, with musical performances from 4:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 2. In addition to a local band, activities include yoga, standup paddleboarding and cornhole. Those ubiquitous food trucks will be on hand, of course, and the Beach House will sell drinks and food as well. It’s free. (Niesel) 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW, clevelandmetroparks.com.

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reggae, punk, hip-hop and funk. On a track like “Top of the World,” they perfectly balance jazzy grooves and lazy vocals. While there’s a bit of a Jack Johnson vibe to the track, the bluesy guitar riffs keep things lively. These guys are consummate players — expect to hear them stretch out and jam a bit during the show. The band headlines this weekend’s music festival at Nelson Ledges. Special

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Legacy Live One of Northeast Ohio’s most popular free concert series, Legacy Live has become a tradition that families and couples look forward to each summer. The concerts take place on the Legacy Village lawn

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Euclid Beach Live Much like Edgewater Live, the weekly happy-hour concert series that takes place at Edgewater Park, the Euclid Beach Live concert series offers great music, delicious food and fun for the whole family. The setting couldn’t be better either: The site overlooks the scenic Euclid Beach State Park on Lake Erie. Once completed, the 285-foot pier should give the events a throwback feel and hearken back to the glory days of Euclid Beach amusement park. The fun takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 3. This evening’s musical entertainment comes from the jazz band Forecast. It’s free. (Niesel) 16301 Lake Shore Blvd., 216-635-3200, clevelandmetroparks.com.

tonight on Mall B. WKYC-TV3’s Russ Mitchell will host the big event which kicks off at 6 p.m. with activities that include a jumbotron presentation, live music and food trucks. The concert itself takes place at 9 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks, weather permitting. This is a free community event and no tickets are required. There will be a live broadcast on WCLV and WCPN and the video will be live streamed on the orchestra’s website. You’ll find full details there, as well. (Niesel) 300 St. Clair Ave., clevelandorchestra.com.

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Slightly Stoopid Don’t let the dumb name fool you. The guys in Slightly Stoopid, a veteran SoCal outfit, are serious musicians. For more than 20 years now, they’ve worked in the shadow of similarly eclectic-minded musicians such as 311 and Sublime. They even initially signed to the band’s Skunk Records. The band plays an incredibly dance-able fusion of

guests Stick Figure and Pepper share the bill. Weekend passes are $120 in advance, $140 at the door. That includes camping. (Niesel) 12001 State Route 282, Garrettsville, 440-548-2716, nlqp.com.

Female Trouble Cleveland Cinemas’ Late Shift series, a program dedicated to the nostalgic cult and camp cinema that we love and cherish even though it’s certainly not Oscar-worthy material, has been a fixture at the local chain of theaters since 2006. The 2017 schedule continues tonight with Female Trouble, the John Waters’ flick about a high-school student (Divine), who goes berserk when her parents refuse to buy her the shoes she wants for Christmas. It screens at 9:30 and midnight tonight, and tomorrow night at 7, at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $7. (Niesel) 2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 440-528-0355, clevelandcinemas.com. ART

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, a heavily hyped new exhibit that opens today at the Cleveland Museum of Art, celebrates Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s 65-year career. The exhibition spans the range of Kusama’s work and includes her groundbreaking paintings and performances of the 1960s, when she staged polkadot “Happenings” in the streets of New York. Seven of Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, including “Where the Lights in My Heart Go,” an exhibit that’s exclusive to the exhibition’s presentation in Cleveland, will be on display. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children 6 to 17, and free for children 5 and under (there’s a limit of two children up to age 17 per adult ticket). Sales are by phone or online only. (Niesel) 11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

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with a special performance of pieces by Reznicek, Beethoven and Mussorgsky, including the perennial crowd-pleaser, Pictures at an Exhibition. The concert will be presented with Image Magnification (IMAG), providing live video of the performers displayed on LED screens in the Blossom Pavilion. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the orchestra. Fireworks follow the performance. It all starts at 8; check the website for ticket prices and more details. (Niesel) 1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111, clevelandorchestra.com. FILM

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Rob Allen Veteran comedian Rob Allen launched his career some 30 years ago. The raunchy comic who likes to open his set by greeting his fans with a “What’s up, fuckers?” has appeared on BET’s ComicView several times and has won a Redd Foxx Cutting Edge Award. He performs tonight at 7 at the Improv. Tickets are $15. (Niesel) 1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV, clevelandimprov.com. MUSIC

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Roger Daltrey Performs the Who’s Tommy with the Cleveland Orchestra The Who’s Tommy remains one of the great concept albums of all time, and tonight as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Blossom Music Center, the Who’s Roger Daltrey will team up with the Cleveland Orchestra to play the album in its entirety at Blossom. The concert begins at 8; consult the Cleveland Orchestra website for details regarding ticket prices. Note that this isn’t a typical orchestra concert at Blossom and fans will not be able to bring coolers into the facility for the show. (Niesel) 1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111, clevelandorchestra.com.

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Sunday Beat As part of a Sunday Beat promotion at Visible Voice Books, if you purchase a New York Times at the store, you’ll receive a free cup of coffee or tea and a Jim Alesci’s Place pastry. An added bonus: A jazz, Americana, samba or bossa nova band will perform from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone who shows a Sunday receipt from Music Box, Prosperity Social Club or any of the Tremont restaurants that offer brunch can enter a same-day drawing for a $30 Visible Voice gift certificate and a $25 Visible Voice Loyalty Card. They’ll also receive 10 percent off any Visible Voice book purchase. The bookstore is open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Niesel) 2258 Professor Ave., 216-961-0084, visiblevoicebooks.com. FILM

Yellow Submarine Billed as an “unmissable Cinema Event,” the Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine originally came out in 1968. It’s more about the music than anything else, and most of it involves set pieces designed to present Beatles’ songs set to various themes; it comes off as a modern-day fairytale, and the dialogue includes puns, double entendres and inside jokes about the Beatles. It shows today at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre, where it screens again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Niesel) 2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 440-528-0355, clevelandcinemas.com.

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Shit Show Karaoke Local rapper/promoter Dirty Jones and Scene’s own Manny Wallace host Shit Show Karaoke, a weekly event at the B-Side Liquor Lounge that allows patrons to choose from “an unlimited selection of jams from hip-hop to hard rock.” Participants are encouraged to “be as bad as you want.” Fueled by drink and shot specials, it all goes down tonight at 10 p.m. (Niesel) 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-932-1966, bsideliquorlounge.com.

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Dancing Under the Stars As a part of the 13-week outdoor dance series at Playhouse Square, local dance instructors lead Dancing Under the Stars tonight, and every Tuesday night through Aug. 28, at U.S. Bank Plaza. Tonight at 6, teachers from Get Hep Swing will teach you the Jitterbug/East Coast Swing; the Blues Deville provide the music. The dancing begins at 6:30 and continues until 9 p.m. Admission

is free. Find a complete schedule of upcoming sessions on the website. (Niesel) East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue, 216-771-4444, playhousesquare.org. MUSIC

Open Turntable Tuesday Tonight from 6 to 9, the Winchester hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesday. DJ Kris Koch offers 20-minute slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. Turntables are provided; you can play three to five songs during your time slot; and a mic is available to talk about the selections. (Niesel) 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-600-5338, facebook.com/ TheWinchesterMusicTavern. FILM

Retro Tuesdays Sometimes, there are experiences worth going the extra mile for, like the Aut-O-Rama Twin DriveIn Theatre in North Ridgeville. As audiences grow increasingly frustrated with people talking, texting or bringing their young children to movie theaters with $15 popcorn, the drive-in is a perfect way to catch a new film without having to worry about any of the hubbub brought on by other people ... or yourself. Visiting the AutO-Rama is a magical experience. Built in 1965 by the Sherman family, the drive-in is still owned and operated by the family’s third generation. You can catch the latest films on the weekends, but the Aut-O-Rama also offers classic double features for Retro Tuesday. Tonight’s features: Blade Runner (1982) and Flash Gordon (1980). Check the website for times and ticket prices. (BJ Colangelo) 33395 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, 440-734-1786, autoramadrivein.com. FOOD

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MOVIES AMERICA FIRST! The First Purge is quintessential action horror for the Trump era By BJ Colangelo IF YOU’D HAVE TOLD ME IN 2013 that The Purge, that painfully dull dystopian slice of wasted potential, would spawn one of the most provocative and socially important horror franchises of the modern era, I’d have offered myself to rich white kids in masks with machetes right then and there. The First Purge, now showing in wide release, takes place in a near-future that is getting painfully close to our own reality, where an organization known as the “New Founding Fathers of America” have taken control of the United States with a plan to combat crime, poverty and social tension by allowing Americans one night a year to commit any crime they choose, including murder. Given the popularity of things like “rage rooms,” where people pay to break shit without fear of consequence, the New Founding Fathers may have been on to something. Unfortunately, as we’ve learned with the previous three

Purge films, the government is using the night to essentially commit mass genocide against marginalized communities; namely, poor people of color who cannot afford the protections needed to stay alive on a night like this. The First Purge addresses the titular event, the introductory purge night, and it does so on the biggest scale of franchise history. Directed by Gerard McMurry, The First Purge is the installment that fans have been waiting for. It’s hyper-violent, it’s socially relevant and it sometimes feels frighteningly close to becoming a possibility. The previous film, The Purge: Election Year ended with a progressive Bernie Sanders plus Hillary Clinton-esque hybrid female presidential candidate surviving purge night, winning the election, and putting an end to the purge once and for all. And then America elected a reality television clown ass to the presidential seat and

The First Purge was born as a direct response to the current administration. There are moments that are painful to watch, not because it’s too intense or too gory, but because it resonates way too closely with how violence is currently perpetuated against people of color in today’s America, and how it is completely ignored by the current political regime. Y’lan Noel and Lex Scott Davis may be relative unknowns to audiences en masse, but they absolutely carry this film with

precision and raw intensity. Marisa Tomei stars as the brain behind purge night and by the end of the film might as well be named “wellintentioned white guilt.” The First Purge is a bleak reminder of why organizations like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street exist and are absolutely necessary, but it’s also wildly fun in delivering its heavy-handed message. See this one in a theater, trust me.

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SPOTLIGHT: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, THE sequel to the 2015 Paul Rudd vehicle Ant-Man, seems so far removed from the engorged Iron Man/Captain America/Thanos Marvel vortex that, if not for a Stan Lee cameo, it’d be hardly recognizable as an occupant of the same cinematic universe. As it happens, the events of AntMan and the Wasp coincide with the events of Infinity War, released earlier this year. But the stakes are so dramatically reduced, compared to the genocide that the Avengers are trying to concurrently prevent, that one wonders if, like Ant-Man himself, the conflict was shrunken down as a kind of playful meta commentary. In any case, it’s frankly refreshing to watch a superhero film where the fate of the known universe, or, failing that, the fate of a city’s total skyline and infrastructure, don’t hang in the balance. Here, it’s just Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a fortysomething dad languishing on house arrest, roped

into what amounts to a very pricey science experiment. The worst that can happen to any of these blithe and bantering nerds is a stint in the slammer. Ant-Man’s progenitor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are attempting to rescue Hank’s wife/Hope’s mom (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum realm — a subatomic terrain better left unscrutinized — where she’d disappeared nearly 30 years prior. The quantum tech that Hank and Hope build on the sly in order to accomplish their rescue mission attracts the attention of a blackmarket tech dealer (Walter Goggins), the feds, (led by a bumbling Randall Park), and a villain named Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) who can walk through walls after her physical form was compromised in a quantum explosion (?) when she was a kid.

“Do you guys just put the word ‘quantum’ in front of everything?” Scott Lang asks, on our behalf, during one of the goofier scientific discussions. (Look, the science doesn’t make any sense.) From a visual perspective, two quick observations: 1) The opening scene is a flashback, and both Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer appear digitally youthened. Technology has advanced so far that these computer-generated images of the younger actors are indistinguishable from what they actually looked like back in say, Douglas’ Basic Instinct phase. It’s pretty remarkable. And 2) The sequel has aggressively increased the instances in which the film’s titular heroes shrink and expand. Ditto with objects — cars, salt shakers, Pez dispensers, you name it. The gag is repeated throughout the film and makes for endless clever variation in the choreography of action

sequences. Always, the filmmakers seem like they’re in on the joke. Final analysis: I enjoyed it, despite my superhero fatigue. I even laughed out loud a few times! But I spent most of the film’s run time with a smile on my face. This may not sound like rhapsodic praise, but Ant-Man and the Wasp may be the most agreeable of the films in the MCU. There was no decision I hated, no performance that offended. At worst, a few of the third-act moments involving the Pfeiffer rescue were worthy of extensive nit-picking: E.g., where did she find so much makeup in the quantum realm? Overall, this is harmless, small-potatoes fun. Directed by Peyton Reed, who also directed the first Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in wide release on Friday. — Sam Allard

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EAT THE DISTRICT Van Aken taking shape as Shaker’s new downtown as more tenants sign on By Douglas Trattner WHEN THE VAN SWERINGEN brothers were developing the idyllic Village of Shaker Heights in the early 20th century, they fashioned a residential community largely devoid of industry and commercial districts. This “garden city” was to be a leafy oasis that stood in stark contrast to the crowded, cacophonous downtown Cleveland, which was easily accessible by train. A sweeping $90-million publicprivate project between the City of Shaker Heights and RMS Real Estate, dubbed Van Aken District, seeks to tweak that blueprint in a way that will create an active urban hub on the edge of this historic suburban community. The yearslong endeavor has reshaped one of the worst intersections in the state while giving rise to a sincere and purposeful Main Street that is the antithesis of contrived lifestyle centers. “Together with the city we created a vision of what we’re trying to create, and that vision is the anti-corporate, anti-lifestyle center for the residents of Shaker,” explains Luke Palmisano of RMS. “When you arrive here, we want you to feel like you’re entering an extension of the city, not a private development that was just plopped down.” The 18-acre parcel is modest relative to today’s Disney-sized outcroppings, with 80,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, 64,000 square feet of office space, and 103 apartments, all clustered around a half-acre green space. Situated as it is at the terminus of the RTA Blue Line, the district also is transit-orientated. As the project nears another milestone, we’re learning more about the mix of food and beverage tenants that will occupy both the stand-alone spots as well as the Market Hall. But even that angle of the venture is being managed very differently from other development projects, where a comprehensive roster of high-profile national brands is unfurled with much fanfare. “We’re not rushing to fill everything; it’s more about finding

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the right fit of tenants that complement each other,” Palmisano notes. “This is such a unique and special project that we have to get it right. All it takes is one bad national chain to destroy the reputation that we’re trying build.” Like in the real world, the developers see Van Aken District as a living organism that will evolve over time. There are few large spaces that will be hard to turn over, and most of those

are spoken for by established chef-owners. James Beard Awardwinning Jonathon Sawyer will open a new concept, while another James Beard Award-winning chef, Miami-based Michael Schwartz, will open Genuine Pizza, a fresh take on his popular Harry’s Pizzeria concept. Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream will occupy a highly visible perch just steps from the park, where concerts, block parties and alfresco movie nights will be held.

Rising Star Coffee Roasters and Restore Cold Pressed are two other great, local brands that have been attached to the project for some time. Some of the most interesting things will be taking place in the 20,000-square-foot Market Hall, a food-focused hub that is taking shape in the former Fresh Market grocery building. Modeled after some of the best food halls in the nation, the airy space is less of a food court than it is neighborhood gathering place with food. The building is ringed by anchor tenants that touch both inside and out, while the interior is a grid of flexible 10-foot-by-10-foot stalls that can be rented solo or combined into larger units, making the hall suited both to small startups and existing businesses. “The Van Aken Market Hall will function as the heartbeat of Shaker’s new downtown and we’re developing the hall in a manner consistent with our overall vision: To create a vibrant and irresistible place,” explains RMS president Jon Ratner. “We can achieve this by activating the spaces with a combination of amazing tenants and dynamic programming to give patrons a reason to keep coming back. We’ve looked to partner with the kinds of tenants who understand this vision and who want to deliver the quality and creativity that the patrons of this marketplace deserve.” Banter has staked a claim on four stalls for its 400-square-foot “pocket-sized Banter,” confirms owner Matthew Stipe, adding that he’s been searching for the right eastside opportunity for some time. While smaller than the original in Detroit Shoreway, the new outpost will offer a similar, albeit scaleddown, roster of poutine and sausage dishes. It will also function as a bottle shop that stocks a sharp selection of craft beer. “The No. 1 thing that attracted us to the project was the way they were cultivating the other businesses that would go in there,” Stipe explains. “The owners took a more local approach in an attempt | clevescene.com | July 4 - 10, 2018

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Kevin Malhame and his wife Katy founded Northstar Cafe 15 years ago, when they were in their 20s. That small regional chain has grown to include four locations in Columbus and one in greater Cincinnati. Building upon Malhame’s Lebanese heritage, the couple developed a fast-casual Middle Eastern concept called Brassica. When it opens up at Van Aken District, in a glassy 2,500-square-foot corner space, it will be the first outside Columbus. “The restaurant was inspired by great falafel shops around the world,” says Malhame. “Our approach to both Northstar and Brassica has always been that they’re great places for people who eat a plant-based diet, but it’s rare to find more than two of those people together at a time, so you have to be a flexible restaurant.” Diners select between a bowl of lentils and rice, greens or a sandwich assembled in fresh-baked whole wheat pita. They’re topped or filled with hummus, baba and a choice of falafel, braised Niman Ranch brisket, roasted chicken shawarma, or house-cured lamb bacon. A garden of fresh, pickled and spicy vegetables are available as garnishes, as is an assortment of sauces. It’s an understatement to say that both Northstar and Brassica are in-demand brands, with Malhame fielding no shortage of pleas to join this or that development. But Van Aken District appealed to him for a number of reasons, he says, not the least of which is the setting. “Even though this is new development, the fact that it’s small, dense and on the edge of a great historic neighborhood with public transportation appealed to us,” he explains. “Clearly the Ratners know a lot about real estate and developing, but there are lots of people who can make that claim. The fact that they’re doing a project close to where the family lives, and the fact that they’re taking so much pride in it, it’s clear that this is a long-term project — and we make all of our decisions based on the long term.” Given the number of people living and working in Shaker and the surrounding communities of Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, University Heights, Beachwood and others, it’s safe to say that there are plenty of diners eagerly looking forward to October when the eateries begin serving.

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Cleveland Kraut to Replace Familiar Glass Jars with EcoFriendly Pouches Cleveland Kraut has just announced the rollout of a new stand-up pouch that will replace its familiar glass jars. The purpose of the transition is multifaceted, say the principals. Not only can the lighter stand-up pouches be recycled, they also greatly reduce the company’s carbon footprint during manufacturing and transport. What’s more, the new packaging features a one-way vent that allows the release of accumulated gases from the natural fermentation process, which continues after packaging. The switch also allows Cleveland Kraut to significantly ramp up production when it moves this summer into its new home. The fast-growing food startup will be one of the first tenants of the newly developing Food Hub on Carnegie (7501 Carnegie Ave.), a 138,000-square-foot warehouse in Midtown that will also be home to Cleveland Bagel, rentable commercial kitchens, a co-packer, and loads of dry, cold and freezer storage space. Cleveland Kraut will occupy 16,000 square feet, which will allow them to service large national accounts like Wegman’s, Whole Foods and Target. The physical size and shape of the pouch also gives the company more room to express their brand and describe its benefits to retail customers, says CMO Mac Anderson. “The pouch allowed us to convey more of Cleveland Kraut’s personality and bring more transparency to our clean ingredient profile by highlighting it up front,” he explains. “The pack transition was a great opportunity for us to update key features, including our Non-GMO Project badge.”

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INSPIRED BY EDM A collaboration with Avicii helped lead Dan Tyminski to his latest album, Southern Gothic By Jeff Niesel WHILE GROWING UP IN Vermont, country singer-songwriter Dan Tyminski used to attend bluegrass concerts and festivals. His parents, he says, encouraged his love for the music. “Any live music they could hear, they went to see, so I got a lot of live exposure from my earliest memories on,” says Tyminski in a recent phone interview from his Nashville home. He opens for Brad Paisley and Hank Williams Jr. at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday at Blossom. “It ultimately turned its way toward bluegrass. We liked the bluegrass circuit on the East Coast. My parents took me everywhere. I got to meet people and play music from when I was very small.”

Tyminski would then move to Virginia to join the Lonesome River Band. That led to a gig with Allison Krauss + Union Station. Exposure from that gig put Tyminski on producer T-Bone Burnett’s radar.

In 2008, Tyminski had some time off, so he formed his own band and issued Wheels, a traditional bluegrass album. “That was a way to best utilize my time off,” he explains. “I never

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Burnett recruited him to sing the vocals on “Man of Constant Sorrow,” the hit song from the Coen Brothers flick O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack that Burnett produced.

pined to be a frontman or have my own band. I’ve been so happy with the band I’ve been with. I thought it would be good to play some bluegrass music with the guys I love. The record I made in 2008

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MUSIC out of it. She explained it to me, and I said, ‘Thank you, but no thank you.’ They sent me the song, and I texted my daughter to see if she had heard of [Avicii]. She knew he was a Swedish DJ and brilliant. She wanted to know why I was asking about him. I told her that he wanted me to do a song on his next record. She texted back one word and one word only — ‘Bullshit.’ She didn’t believe what was going on.” Once Tyminski received the Avicii track, he realized he could provide some vocals. He sent what he calls the “dry vocals” to Avicii. The resulting track, “Hey Brother,” became a massive hit for the DJ, who passed away earlier this year. “The version I heard had nothing to do with what eventually came out,” says Tyminski. “We sent tracks back and forth over the internet. I didn’t know what he was going to do. It blew me away when I heard what came back and how well my voice fit. It was an interesting growing period for me. It didn’t feel weird to hear my voice in that context, and it gave me courage to write some stuff that wound up being the new project.” As Tyminski began to write the songs for what would become his latest album, Southern Gothic, he originally thought he’d just sell the songs to the label, so the people there could find someone else to sing them. “To be as transparent and honest as possible, I had no idea I was going to make this record,” he says. “I had signed a songwriting deal. I got a publishing deal and just started writing songs. This record was born not of the desire to make a record but out of the desire to make music unlike anything else.” The people at Universal Records liked the songs he sent their way but said they had no idea who to give the songs to, so Tyminski began to work with producer Jesse Frasure to sculpt the songs into a solo album. “I started writing stuff that was in unoccupied real estate, if you will,” says Tyminski. “It’s totally different from everything else. I felt like after being given the opportunity to make a record, I had to look at the body of work and see what we were trying to say. The common thread is my voice. That’s true, but it also holds a mirror up to society. It’s not judge-y or preachy, but it isn’t your everyday mass appeal music.” Tyminski says the “Southern

Gothic” theme, which emerges in both the lyrics and the music, came about by accident. The album’s title track features clanging percussion and a shuffling beat that sounds lifted from the catalog of trip-hop star Tricky. “We got a church on every corner/so why does heaven feel so far away,” Tyminski sings on the haunted tune. “I remember the day we came up with that song,” Tyminski says. “We started at 11 at night and worked later into the night. We decided to evaluate it, and we realized we were trying to dress up a turd. We were either going to quit or start something different. Jesse [Frasure] played some different music to change things up, and he played the bones of what would become ‘Southern Gothic.’ The first thing that struck me was that it was creepy and dark.” Someone in the studio said, “It’s kind of Gothic.” Frasure responded, “If Dan is going to sing it, it has to be Southern Gothic.” The guys then all Googled Southern Gothic to see just what the term meant. “What laid in front of us was a wealth of material you could have written 10 complete albums about,” says Tyminski. “We picked and choosed the parts we thought would help us make the song we were trying to make. I really wasn’t familiar with the literature until that day. It’s interesting how it unfolded. I didn’t expect this record to come along the way it did, but after I realized that I had this opportunity, I’ve had to honor that and that’s carried through into the band I hired and the shows we played. We’re playing this record as it sounds; we’re not doing bluegrass music. It’s been amazing to play with this much energy — it’s pretty far left for me.” So would Tyminski ever record another traditional bluegrass album? “I know what my career has been and what my fans see me as — I’m a bluegrass guy through and through,” he says. “At some point, there will be a straight-up bluegrass record, but I’m not in a hurry to do that right now. I don’t think it’ll be the next thing I do. I don’t think I’ll copy this record either. What I’ve discovered is that every time I’ve stepped outside of the box, I look back at what I’ve done with a high sense of pride. I think the next thing I do will be to again try to make music that’s unlike anything else.”

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MUSIC CLEARING THE DECKS The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde talks about her renewed sense of purpose By Jeff Niesel THE PRETENDERS’ SINGER Chrissie Hynde has a number of new projects currently in the works. She recently started painting again, picking up a hobby from her youth. And she’s become quite prolific at it too, though she admits she’s not officially “trained.” A book featuring about 175 photos of her oil paintings will come out by the year’s end. She’s also writing a book about sustainable farming practices. In it, she advocates for slaughter-free farms, something she says “goes against any ideas of profits.” She describes the farms as something that will help restore the topsoil and keep it healthy, and she views it as a solution to an environmental crisis. She’s spent the past four years doing research for the tome. And she’s also just finished another solo album, which she describes as a “jazzed-up sort of thing” that’s due out next year. The recording is done, and it was just recently mastered. While the Pretenders don’t have a new album due out anytime soon, she’s been assembling material and writing new songs with Pretenders’ guitarist James Walbourne. Hot off a tour with Stevie Nicks, the Pretenders play with the Rails at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Hard Rock Live. “What else are you going to do with your time?” she says via phone from a San Francisco tour stop when asked about what prompted her to take on so many different projects. “My kids are adults, so I kind of feel like I did when I was 15 before I started smoking dope and getting high and wasting a lot of time. I have cleared the decks. I feel like I have a good decade left to finish up the things that I’ve started.” Hynde says Black Keys/Arcs singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, who produced the Pretenders’ last album, 2016’s Alone, was on the short list of people she wanted to work with as she started to think about that album. They both hail from Akron, and the Pretenders and the Black Keys once shared a bill at the Akron Civic Theatre. Her manager got in touch with Auerbach’s manager, and the recording process launched. While writing for the album, Hynde would

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send songs to Auerbach; together, they decided which tracks they would actually record. The album’s title track celebrates being alone. It stemmed from a conversation that Hynde and Auerbach had during the initial recording sessions. Auerbach and his bandmates had been talking about the stuff they did over the weekend with their wives and kids, and Hynde realized that she was perfectly happy living alone and going to the movies by herself. Then, as she was waiting for a cab to leave on the last day of the session, she barked out the lyrics as she bid Auerbach goodbye. The resulting song comes off as a defiant rock tune that features snarling guitars and spoken word segments. It ranks with some of the Pretenders’ best tunes.

Swift (the Arcs). That talented group really brings the songs to life. “Gotta Wait” has a Black Keys-like garage blues vibe to it, and the single “Holy Commotion” even sounds like Hynde singing one of the Arcs’ dreamy tunes. Atmospheric tunes like “Never Be Together” and “Let’s Get Lost” show off the band’s softer side. While the album suggests the band’s sound has shifted, it doesn’t depart from previous efforts. As Hynde puts it, like any Pretenders’ record, it features “ballads and quiet moments and a lot of rockers and punky things.” When we talked to Hynde two years ago in advance of a Pretenders’ show at E.J. Thomas Hall, she indicated that returning to Northeast Ohio didn’t necessarily

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carry much weight with her. But when we ask her about what it will be like to come back home this time around, she has a different answer. “I love Ohio, and I think it’s great,” she says. “Because I’m in San Francisco right now, I was just comparing house prices with

those in Akron. San Francisco is as expensive as London. It’s off the scale. Nobody can live here. All these techies have come in, and rent control doesn’t apply anymore, so it’s been priced out. Ohio has beautiful neighborhoods, and there are good things going on in Ohio and in the country as a whole. Everyone is concerned about the current administration, but if you look past that, there have been great advancements on many social levels. Gays can get married and adopt children, and we’ve had a nonwhite president, things that were unthinkable 30 years ago.” Though the Pretenders, who were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2005, have become a legacy act, Hynde says she doesn’t want the band to turn into a nostalgia act. Still, you can expect to hear at least a few of the group’s hits when it plays Hard Rock Live. “We always try to do a few songs we haven’t done in a while,” she says. “It’s a tricky thing because I’m not that comfortable resting on past laurels. We like playing, and we want to keep moving forward. It’s a great band, and we love what we do. I still think it’s exciting [to play live].”

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self-sufficiency.” (Jeff Niesel) 7 p.m., $10. House of Blues. Zorn!/Yambag/The Roobydocks: 9 p.m., $7. Now That’s Class.

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Bad Boys of Blues Jam: 9 p.m., free. Smedley’s. Beatles Blowout by the Sunrise Jones: 7 p.m., $12. Music Box Supper Club. Kinky Friedman’s “Circus of Life” Tour: 7 p.m., $30. Nighttown. Motown & More by Nitebridge (in the Supper Club): 7 p.m., $12 ADV, $15 DOS. Music Box Supper Club.

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Ballyhoo/Bumpin Uglies/ Northcoast Shakedown/Mr. Anti: 8 p.m., $15 ADV, $18 DOS. Agora Ballroom. Alyssa Boyd Quartet/Liz Bullock and The Tremonts: 8:30 p.m., $5 ADV, $8 DOS. Beachland Tavern. FreeByrds Musician’s Night: 10 p.m., free. Smedley’s. Chris Hatton’s Musical Circus (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m., free. Brothers Lounge. Jann Klose and Alexis Antes (in the Supper Club): 8 p.m., $15. Music Box Supper Club. Jesse McCartney/PUBLIC/Just Seconds Apart: An early 2000s heart throb, Jesse McCartney has a devout following of twentysomethings who grew up on his teeny-bopper radio hits. “Beautiful Soul” peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2005. The pop star followed up his initial success with “Leavin,’” which went to No. 10 in 2008. “How Do You Sleep?” with Ludacris, peaked at No. 26 in 2009. The shaggy-haired bleachblonde actor-turned-singer was the perfect multi-talented Radio Disney poster child in the late-’90s and the first few years after the turn of the century, but the New York native departed to explore an edgier side. “Body Language,” a tune with T-Pain, was the star’s attempt at a feel-good sex anthem, and he was rewarded with yet another Billboard Hot 100 hit. In 2014, McCartney released a fulllength album, In Technicolor, after a six-year hiatus, and he has said that he is in the studio working on a new album after delivering the single “Better With You.” The 31-year-old can still make the girls (and full-grown women) swoon. (Halle Weber) 7 p.m., $25 ADV, $30

DOS. House of Blues. Brad Paisley/Hank Williams Jr./ Dan Tyminski: 7:15 p.m., $36.75$79.25. Blossom. Kate Preston/Ben Morey and the Eyes/Heavenly Creatures/ Biitchseat: 9 p.m., $8. Grog Shop. Saint Pé/Forager/Holy Daughters: 9 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Now That’s Class.

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Dan Baird and Homemade Sin/The Dreemers: 8:30 p.m., $15 ADV, $18 DOS. Beachland Tavern. Killer Queen: 8 p.m., $20 ADV, $25 DOS. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Logic Presents: Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour with NF and Kyle: A 28-year-old rapper, Logic became a household name with his single “1-800-237-8255,” a track with Alessia Cara and Khalid. The hit is named after the national suicide hotline. In the wake of its success, the Maryland native worked to raise awareness of mental illness and support for those struggling with depression. The fast-rhyming upand-comer has recently blossomed into a full superstar, headlining 20,000-seat venues. His last two full-length albums, last year’s Everybody and this year’s Bobby Tarantino II, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200. Bobby Tarantino II features the hit single “Everyday,” with Marshmello. The song chronicles the rapper’s struggles on the way to the top, and his continued effort to aim even higher. “Everyday,” has 128,000,000 streams on Spotify, adding to Logic’s list of recent triumphs. Joining Logic on his Bobby Tarantino Vs. Everybody

Tour is KYLE, a rapper who has been building a solid fan base for years but recently blew up with last year’s hit “I SPY” with Lil Yachty. Newcomer NF of “Let You Down” fame rounds out the bill. (Weber) 7 p.m., $35. Blossom. Mo’ Mojo (in the Supper Club): 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Music Box Supper Club. Ohio Weather Band/White Buffalo Woman/Bro Dylan: 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Musica. Oliver Hazard/Wildcard Leader/ Istvan Medgyesi: 9 p.m., $7. Grog Shop. Santana Tribute by Evil Ways: 8 p.m., $12 ADV, $15 DOS. Music Box Supper Club. Schwartz Brothers/Richard Shack & Mike Gilliland: 8 p.m., $10. Beachland Ballroom. The Stable/Above This Fire/Harvey Pekar/Stalemate (in the Locker Room): 8 p.m., $5. Mahall’s 20 Lanes. Women Rock CLE with the Whiskey Hollow/AJ & the Woods/ Niights/Samfox/The Katy: Last year, several local bands teamed up to launch the inaugural Women Rock CLE, a concert showcasing some of the best female-fronted bands in the city. The second incarnation of the event comes to House of Blues tonight. It features local female-fronted bands such as the Whiskey Hollow, AJ & the Woods, Niights, Samfox and the Katy. Actress Megan Brautigam will host. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go directly to Laura’s Home, a shelter supporting women and children in need. The bands will also donate autographed merch that’ll be auctioned off live during the event and donated to the shelter. With 166 beds and 55 rooms, Laura’s Home provides “a bridge from crisis to stability and

07/07

GTS Presents 2nd Annual Summer Scorcher Featuring Apostle Jones/Kimota Bombs/ Swell Tides/We Finished Last/ TenderSlap: 7 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Grog Shop. Elton John Tribute by Madmen Across the Water (in the Supper Club): 8 p.m., $18 ADV, $22 DOS. Music Box Supper Club. The Pretenders/The Rails: 8 p.m., $57.50-$89.50. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Psychic Leader/Mars Dog/No Plastic Flowers: 8:30 p.m., $8 ADV, $10 DOS. Beachland Tavern. Silent Planet/My Epic/Comrades/ The Safest Ledge/Crucigen: 7:30 p.m., $13 ADV, $15 DOS. Mahall’s 20 Lanes. So Far Gone/DJ Drake Night: 9 p.m., $10 ADV, $15 DOS. House of Blues. Stereotype i/Breaking Solace/ DAYOLDHATE/No Big Deal: 8 p.m., $5. Musica. Summerslam 2018 Erba Birthday Gig Vol. 50 with Career Suicide/ Disengage/Hyper as Hell/The Paybacks/Amps II Eleven/Cider/ Fuck You Pay Me: 7 p.m., $20 ADV, $22 DOS. Now That’s Class. Velvet Bethany/Arms & Armour/ Fits of Hail (in the Locker Room): 9 p.m., $5. Mahall’s 20 Lanes. Jackie Warren and Joshua Smith: 8:30 p.m., $10. Nighttown. Carter Winter/Josh Melton: 8 p.m., $15 ADV, $18 DOS. House of Blues Cambridge Room.

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LIVEWIRE marketing gig at the Agora. In the mid-’90s he co-hosted the terrific local music program Inner Sanctum. Tragically, Johansonas died earlier this year. He had been working with local singer-songwriter and recording studio owner Scott Hanson, who recently released the beautiful ballad “Johan’s Song (Hell or High Water)” as a tribute to his friend. Today’s event at the Beachland serves as a memorial. (Niesel) 4 p.m., free. Beachland Ballroom. Dirt War/Malarchuk/Pillars/ Kabuki Drop/Iron Oxide: 8 p.m., $7. Now That’s Class. Gobbin Jr./Jimmy Lo Fi: 9 p.m., $6. Mahall’s 20 Lanes. Nikki Lane/Blank Range: 8:30 p.m., $15 ADV, $17 DOS. Grog Shop. Reggae Sundays: Outlaws I & I (in the Supper Club): 4 p.m., free. Music Box Supper Club. Second Sundays with Scum Guppies: 4 p.m. Now That’s Class. TV Girl/Infinity Crush: 8:30 p.m., $12 ADV, $14 DOS. Mahall’s 20 Lanes. Vasudeva/Narrow Arrow/Ola Mesa/ The Grievance Club: 7 p.m., $5 ADV, $8 DOS. Musica. Whiskey Daredevils/The Torments: 7:30 p.m., $10. Beachland Tavern.

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Holy Ten Eyes/Ray Flanagan & the Shaft: 8 p.m. Mahall’s 20 Lanes. Skatch Anderssen Orchestra: 8 p.m., $7. Brothers Lounge. Velvet Voyage (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge.

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Sebastian Bach/The Standstills/ Shock Frenzy: 7:30 p.m., $20 ADV, $25 DOS. Agora Ballroom. The English Beat: 8 p.m., $25 ADV, $30 DOS. The Kent Stage. Foreigner/Whitesnake/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience: 7 p.m., $29.50$99.50. Blossom. Theory of a Deadman/Wilson/Spirit Animal: 8 p.m., $26 ADV, $31 DOS. House of Blues. Wreckless Eric/Rumbling Spires: 8:30 p.m., $12. Beachland Tavern.

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our income when it comes to selling albums. Luckily for me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been a live musician. Playing live is the bedrock of what I do. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned almost every fan, one by one, with our live show. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word of mouth. You might hear the album and think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay, but you come to the show, and you ďŹ nally get it.â&#x20AC;? WHY YOU SHOULD HEAR THEM: Currently

at work on a new studio effort due out later his year, Butler released the noisy single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bullyâ&#x20AC;? last year. With its call-and-response vocals and blasts of white noise, the hardrocking tune channels the guitar fury of Jack White and tempers it with Beck-like vocals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, you treat people how you want to be treated,â&#x20AC;? Butler says when asked about the songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what my mother and father taught me. You make your bed and leave a place better than or at least how you found it. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is all about that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fuck off [to corporations]. If you come and trash my house and leave, fuck you. I just think, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Are you a nice person doing what my grandmother taught me to do, or are you being dick?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is about.â&#x20AC;? WHERE YOU CAN HEAR THEM:

his own record label for the past 15 years. He says that while the crumbling music industry has affected his business, it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been as devastating for him as it has been for major label acts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a huge transition from CDs to downloading to streaming,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of us lost 90 percent of

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