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Best Indie & Rock Jul 1 - 31

in Cleveland

August 2024

Journey and Def Leppard at Progressive Field

Journey and Def Leppard

Journey and Def Leppard, two of the biggest names in Rock music for over 40 years are joining forces for the first time since 2018 to bring their fans a night of epic Rock across North America. With hits like 'Don't Stop Believing' and 'Bringin' On the Heartbreak' fans will be awash with hit after hit of Rock anthems, so back-comb your hair, grab your guitars, and get ready to ROCK!

All Time Low at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

All Time Low

Signed to a label before they even graduated high school, All Time Low have steadily built a loyal fanbase through their knack for fist-pumping chorus' and unabashedly pop aspirations. Following in the footsteps of Fall Out Boy et al, they've moved further away from the straightforward Warped Tour sound with every release, but this year sees them hitting the road and releasing new album 'Tell Me I'm Alive'.

Bowling For Soup at House of Blues

Bowling For Soup

If you need a dose of unpretentious, instantly catchy pop-punk, then there are few better bands to see than Bowling for Soup. The quintet formed in the 1990s, and spent much of the decade cultivating a small but loyal following as their contemporaries (Green Day et al) took over the world. Get ready to have fun with Bowling For Soup this year!

Dirty Heads at Jacobs Pavilion

Dirty Heads

Blending multiple genres together under one banner, Californian reggae fusion outfit Dirty Heads are back on tour after the release of their eighth album, 2022's Midnight Control. They dropped their first 'Greatest Hits' album in 2021, showcasing the best music from the band's 15-year back catalogue. Don't miss the chance to see them live this year.

Lake Street Dive at TempleLive At Cleveland Masonic

Lake Street Dive

This Boston-formed country band has been winning over music fans with their diverse style since winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2006 and self-financing the recording of their debut album 'In This Episode'. With their key influences in classic pop and swing era jazz, they often cite The Beatles as their main inspiration.

Moe. at Cain Park

Moe.

Now celebrating over three decades in the 'biz, jam band moe. are heading out on a brand new tour! The band, consisting of Rob Derhak, Chuck Garvey, Jim Loughlin, Vinny Amico and Al Schnier, have had a loyal and dedicated following ever since the release of their first album Fatboy in 1992 on Fatboy Records.

Sleater-Kinney at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney is heading out on a brand new tour! The indie icons are embarking on a tour in early 2024 in support of their much-anticipated new record, 'Little Rope', which features the new song 'Hell' as the lead single. They'll be making stops across North America, including Las Vegas, New York, Boston, and many more.

The Mountain Goats at Agora Theater

The Mountain Goats

Despite his pluralized moniker, John Darnielle remains the sole driving force of Californian indie pop-rock outfit The Mountain Goats. With an ever-evolving roster of live and recording musicians surrounding him, Darnielle revels in his goth-tinged melancholy, fusing a winning combination of wry insight and black humor in his lyrics (which earned him the accolade of 'America's best non-hip-hop artist' by the New Yorker) with lingering melodic hooks and satisfying songcraft. This year, Darnielle brings his spell-binding songwriting to venues across America once more.

Alexandra Kay at House of Blues

Alexandra Kay

Indie country singer-songwriter Alexandra Kay is heading off on a State-wide tour in 2024. She will be celebrating the release of her debut album, All I've Ever Known, which came out on October 26th 2023. She kicked off her career by posting covers of beloved country songs to her Facebook page and soon after started sharing her own music to great success. So put on your boots and get ready for a toe-tapping good time with Alexandra Kay!

POP 2000 Tour at House of Blues

POP 2000 Tour

Get ready to turn back time and witness the ultimate blast from the past, with the Pop 2000 tour in 2024! Hosted by the one and only Chris Kirkpatrick from icons of the era NSYNC, Pop 2000 brings together some of the biggest names from the early 2000s for you to sing your heart out and relive the music which defined a generation.