As the Grog Shop comes of age, we invite you to join us in a toast to Cleveland’s eclectic venue in a weekend that proves what they do best at the Grog: diversify.
Friday kicks off with a barbeque from 6-8 on the B-Side Patio with the night’s headliners Saves The Day. Co-hosting the event with the Grog is notable local publication Alternative Press. Attendance is limited to those who purchase tickets through presale using the code “altpress”. If you want to catch the band performing an acoustic show before they plug in for their performance later that night, we suggest you go here.
Hot off a Sunday performance at Riot Fest in Chicago, punk rockers Hostage Calm will open the night at 9. Following them is Into It. Over It., the sometimes solo act of Evan Thomas Weiss, that occasionally mutates into a full band aural attack to your eardrums. Closing the night will be pop/punk rockers Saves the Day. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show. Doors open at 8.
Saturday brings an evening of ambient beauty. Local act Radio People will begin the night with synth-laden soundscapes that will soothe the savage beast. Up next is Texas alternative band Pure X, which offers atmospheric tunes accompanied by a memorable falsetto. Closing the night is Youth Lagoon, the brainchild of 24-year old Trevor Powers. Powers uses Youth Lagoon to explore the human psyche, including themes of mental distress and dysphoria. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show. Doors open at 8.
Sunday promises to get you moving and awake after Saturday’s chill fest. The night begins with MisterBradleyP spinning what will undoubtedly be a unique blend of music to get you riled up. The Rufus Jankins Revival will take the stage second, and Youngblood Brass Band will close the night. $8 gets you in. Doors open at 7:30.