Hang in there, fiends. Springtime looms visibly in the horizon, and there's plenty to be excited about when the seasons of the sun finally return (not to mention, Black Hole Sun). Check out handy local event guides for comedy and EDM to get yourself through March, and consider paying a visit to a traveling freak show this weekend to spruce things up a bit while it's still dull and gray out. Plenty more fun awaits as long as you're willing, right after the jump.
Friday (Mar. 1):
Demonlover w/ Acid Baby Jesus, Hellshovel, Little Big Bangs @ The Heavy Anchor 9 p.m. | $5 Demonlover has a fancy new tape, and they'll be selling it alongside merch from bands hailing all the way from Michigan and Greece. Bring a few extra bucks and support the whole lot! Your ears will thank you later, that is, if they ever stop ringing after The Little Big Bangs and company blow them away. (MS)
J.D. Blackfoot @ The Sheldon 8 p.m. | $45 Cleveland's master story-teller J.D. Blackfoot comes to the Sheldon to deliver The Ultimate Prophecy. NOTE: Not to be confused with the deceased soul singer of similar name. (DH)
Les Gruff and Billy Goat CD Release w/ Langen Neubacher and the Defeated County, Ben Sturdevant, Le'Ponds @ Plush Singer-songwriter Billy Croghan releases Americana-spiced "A Cup of Coffee, An Apple and a Suicide" alongside fellow folkin' singer-songwriters. Grab a copy and have a gittar-pickin' good time. (MS)
Saturday (Mar. 2):
999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Slideshow w/ Music by That Damned Band @ Cicero's 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. | $10 Sword swallowers! Fire breathers! Beds of nails! Burlesque shows, if you're into that sort of thing! Read more about it here. (DH)
Kentucky Knife Fight Album Release w/ The Ladybirds, Pretty Little Empire @ Off Broadway 9 p.m. | $10-$13 We've heard the new Kentucky Knife Fight release and it is mighty good. Check out our review here; check the band out live at the show. (DH)
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