May 20, 2008

Summer Fun Guide – Ear to the ground: The best of summer concerts here and beyond

MAYLOUISVILLE22 Clutch, Headliners24 Sheryl Crow, Caesars Indiana25 Southern Culture on the Skids, Headliners28 Back Door Slam, Jim White, Ben Sollee, Waterfront Park 30 Nightwish, Sonic Syndicate, Headliners 31 Mudhoney, HeadlinersLEXINGTON30 Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Rupp Arena 31 Sistersound, Singletary Center CINCINNATI24 Gwar, Bogart’s25 Filter, Bogart’s28 Badfish, Bogart’s30 Blind Melon, Bogart’sCOLUMBUS, OHIO23 Moonlight Drive, Newport Music Hall 23 Sub Noize Souljaz, Alrosa Villa 25 The Dirtbombs, Basement 27 Bell X1, Basement 28 Fold, Basement 29 Badfish, Newport Music Hall 30 Fatkid Dodgeball, Newport Music Hall 30 Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 31 Saving Abel, Alrosa Villa DAYTON, OHIO22 Hurt, Foundry24 Southern Culture on the Skids, Canal Street Tavern INDIANAPOLIS21 K.T. Tunstall, Paddy Casey, Murat 21 Pete Best (original Beatles drummer), Bigger than Elvis, Radio Radio22 North Mississippi All Stars, Vogue 23 Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, V.W. Music Center 23 Carb Day with Stone Temple Pilots, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 23 Robert Earl Keen, Music Mill24 May Day with 3 Doors Down, Seether, Finger Eleven, Theory of a Deadman, Atreyu, V.W. Music Center 25 Here Come the Mummies, Vogue 25 Jack’s Mannequin, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 27 2 Foot Yard, Radio Radio 29 Matt Nathanson, Virgin Millionaires, Spill Canvas, Music Mill 30 Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, V.W. Music Center 31 Comedy SuperJam featuring TP Hearns, Bro-Man, Murat JUNELOUISVILLE3 MC Chris, Headliners4 Tracy Lawrence, 4th Street Live 4 Cake, Caesars Indiana4 Ingrid Michaelson, Headliners 6 Unseen, Uncle Pleasant’s 7 Paul Thorn, Headliners 7 Abdominant, 88 Sins, Reminition, Grindhouse and more, Pritchard Community Center8 Kottonmouth Kings, Expendables, Dirtball, Headliners12 Cobra Starship, Headliners 14 Soul Food Fest with Atlantic Star, Confunction, SOS Band, Dru Hill featuring Sisqo, Waterfront Park14 Jose Gonzalez, Headliners 15 Demon Hunter, Headliners 17 Edwin McCain Band, Headliners 18 Mindless Self Indulgence, Headliners 18 Green Jelly, Uncle Pleasant’s 20 Psychostick, Look What I Did, Powerglove, Phoenix Hill Tavern 21 Matt Costa, Headliners 21 Melissa Etheridge, Palace 22 Summer Slaughter, Black Dahlia Murder and more, Headliners 24 Blondie, Whitney Hall 25 Jake Owen, 4th Street Live 27 Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Caesars IndianaLEXINGTON21 Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, The DameCINCINNATI1 Raven Symone, US Bank Arena 2 Almost, Bogart’s6 Natasha Bedingfield, Bogart’s7 Kottonmouth Kings, Bogart’s9 She Wants Revenge, Bogart’s11 James Taylor, Riverbend13 Kanye West, US Bank Arena14 Brooks & Dunn, Riverbend 14 Dark Lotus, Bogart’s 14 Halo of Locust, Annie’s17 Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Riverbend18 Edwin McCain, Bogart’s19 Demon Hunter, Bogart’s23 Mindless Self Indulgence, Bogart’s25 Hatebreed, Type O Negative, Bogart’s28 Corey Smith, Bogart’s30 Rush, RiverbendCOLUMBUS, OHIO5 Death Angel, Alrosa Villa 6 Dark Lotus, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 7 She Wants Revenge, Newport Music Hall 7 Capleton, Alrosa Villa 8 Raven Symone, Nationwide Arena 8 Hit the Lights, Basement 9 The Raconteurs, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 10 Nada Surf, Basement 10 Gogol Bordello, Newport Music Hall 11 The French Kicks, Basement 11 Kenny G Palace 12 Phil Lesh and Friends, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 14 Flowerdagger, Pirate and more, Basement 15 Iron and Wine, Newport Music Hall 16 Ernie Halter, Josh Hoge, Basement 20 Peter Murphy, Newport Music Hall 20 Israel Vibration, Alrosa Villa 22 Mindless Self Indulgence, Newport Music Hall 26 Rusted Root, Newport Music Hall 27 Hatebreed, Type O Negative, Newport Music Hall DAYTON, OHIO13 Dan Bern, Canal Street TavernINDIANAPOLIS2 Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Lawn at White River 2 Buckwheat Zydeco, Music Mill 3 Natasha Bedingfield, Murat Egyptian Room 5 Hoots & Hellmouth, Rathskeller 6 Avett Brothers, Vogue 7 Brian Regan, Murat 9 Nada Surf, Music Mill 10 She Wants Revenge, Vogue 12 Dark Lotus, Murat Egyptian Room 13 Indy Jazz Fest with Buddy Guy, Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, Bettye LaVette, Claude Sifferlen Trio, Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, Military Park 13 Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, V.W. Music Center 13 Ekoostik Hookah, Vogue 13 Nick Swardson, Murat Egyptian Room 13 Lez Zeppelin, Music Mill 14 Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, V.W. Music Center 14 Indy Jazz Fest with John Legend, Dave Koz, Freddie Hubbard, Mel Rhyne, Tad Robinson, Dan Tepfer Trio, Stephanie Browning, Jerry Gonzalez, Military Park 14 Death Cab for Cutie, Rogue Wave, Lawn at White River 15 Indy Jazz Fest with Fourplay, Paquito D’Rivera, Ramsey Lewis, Aaron Parks Quartet, Robin McKelle, Military Park 18 Cas Haley, Music Mill 22 Return to Forever, Murat 24 Corey Smith, Vogue 25 Rush, V.W. Music Center 26 Brad Paisley, Jewel, Chuck Wicks, Julianne Hough, V.W. Music Center 26 Edwin McCain, Vogue 28 Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, V.W. Music Center JULYLOUISVILLE3 Gary Allan, Candy Coburn, Waterfront Park4 George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Los Lobos, Waterfront Park 5 Beach Boys, Caesars Indiana8 Ween, Coyote’s8 Lyle Lovett, Whitney Hall14 Wednesday 13, Bulldog Cafe15 Sleeping Giant, Headliners17 Killwhitneydead, Uncle Pleasant’s21 Suffocation, Uncle Pleasant’s23 Dance Gavin Dance, Uncle Pleasant’s26 Sha Na Na, Zoo26 The Black Crowes, Caesars IndianaLEXINGTON4 John Michael Montgomery, Cox Street Parking Lot 18 Robert Plant  & Alison Krauss, Rupp Arena CINCINNATI5 311, Snoop Dogg, Fiction Plane, Riverbend8 Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Riverbend11 Brad Paisley, Riverbend17 Jimmy Buffett, Riverbend18 Dark Star Orchestra, Annie’s23 John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Riverbend23 American Idols Live, US Bank Arena 25-26 Macy’s Music Festival, Paul Brown Stadium28 Jonas Brothers, Avril Lavigne, Riverbend 30 Warped Tour, Riverbend31 Kenny Chesney, Riverbend COLUMBUS, OHIO8 Chop Tops, Basement 13 Poison, Schottenstein Center 13 311, Snoop Dogg, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 15 Yes, Nationwide Arena 17 Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 20 Weird Al Yankovic, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 20 American Idols Live, Schottenstein Center 29 Dave Matthews Band, Columbus Crew Stadium 31 Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Celeste Center/State Fair 31 Manchester Orchestra, BasementDAYTON, OHIO3-5 Cityfolk Festival: Poncho Sanchez, Marty Stuart, Blue Highway, Dirty Dozen Jazz Band and more, RiverscapeINDIANAPOLIS2 Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, Murat Egyptian Room 3 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood, V.W. Music Center 3 Weird Al Yankovic, Lawn at White River 4 Davy Jones, Lawn at White River 5 John Mayer, Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, V.W. Music Center 5 Kentucky Headhunters, Lawrence Park  5 Sloppy Seconds, Emerson 9 Teddy Geiger, Music Mill 18 Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Lawn at White River 18 Crue Fest with Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx: AM, Trapt, V.W. Music Center20 Brooks & Dunn, Rodney Atkins, James Otto, V.W. Music Center 22 American Idols Live, Conseco Fieldhouse23 Jonas Brothers, Avril Lavigne, V.W. Music Center 23 Foo Fighters, Supergrass, Con. Fieldhouse 25-26 Dave Matthews Band, Ingrid Michaelson, V.W. Music Center 26 Brickyard Tent Party with Classic Rock All-Stars, Slippery Noodle 29 Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, V.W. Music Center 29 Neil Diamond, Con. Fieldhouse31 Warped Tour, V.W. Music CenterAUGUSTLOUISVILLE1 Dave Matthews Band and Willie Nelson, Louisville Slugger Field1-2 Bluegrass Festival, Waterfront Park14 Brooks & Dunn, ZZ Top, Rodney Atkins, Freedom Hall 15 Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Jordan Pruitt, Drew Seeley, Freedom Hall15 Bonnie Raitt, Caesars Indiana16 My Morning Jacket, Waterfront Park16 Stone Temple Pilots, Caesars Indiana 22 George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Caesars IndianaLEXINGTON16 American Idols Live, Rupp Arena31 Nine Inch Nails, Rupp ArenaCINCINNATI1 David Allan Coe, Annie’s 5 Dave Matthews Band, Riverbend 8 Rod Stewart, Riverbend15 Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery, Ashes Divide, Riverbend16 Poison, Riverbend19 Crue Fest with Motley Crue, Buckcherry and more, Riverbend24 Rascal Flatts, Riverbend 30 Counting Crows, Maroon 5, RiverbendCOLUMBUS, OHIO1 Musiq Soulchild, Celeste Center/State Fair 1 Flogging Molly, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 2 Melissa Etheridge, Celeste Center/State Fair 3 Lupillo Rivera, Celeste Center/State Fair 4 Toby Mac, Celeste Center/State Fair 5 Four Freshman, Celeste Center/State Fair 5 Peter Frampton, Celeste Center/State Fair 6 Blake Shelton, Celeste Center/State Fair 7 Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band, Celeste Center/State Fair 8 Chaka Khan, Celeste Center/State Fair 8 The Black Crowes, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 9 Ted Nugent, Celeste Center/State Fair 10 Lewis Black, Palace 13 K.T. Tunstall, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 14 O.A.R., Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 23 Jonas Brothers, Nationwide Arena INDIANAPOLIS2 Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, V.W. Music Center 3 Radiohead, V.W. Music Center4 Wilco, Lawn at White River8 Carrie Underwood, State Fair Grandstand 9 Daughtry, State Fair Grandstand 12 Sugarland, Joe Nichols, State Fair Grandstand 13 Mayhem Fest with Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, Mastodon, Underoath, Machine Head and more, V.W. Music Center 15 Poison, Dokken, Sebastian Bach, V.W. Music Center 15 O.A.R., Ozomatli, Lawn at White River 16 Kid Rock, V.W. Music Center 17 Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, Bravery, Hawthorne Heights, Ashes Divide and more, V.W. Music Center 23 Kathy Griffin, Murat 28 Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Augustana, V.W. Music Center 29 Rib America Fest with Peter Frampton, Beatlemania Live, Stereo Deluxe, Military Park30 Rib America Fest with Dennis DeYoung (music of Styx), Cowboy Mouth, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shooter Jennings, Rick Stump, Military Park 31 Rib America Fest with Ted Nugent, Jonny Lang, Blind Melon, Why Store, Elms, Military Park SEPTEMBERLOUISVILLE25 Sonata Arctica, Uncle Pleasant’sCINCINNATI7 Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick, RiverbendCOLUMBUS, OHIO18 High Kings, Southern Theatre 22 Celine Dion, Schottenstein Center INDIANAPOLIS1 Rib America Fest with 38 Special, Blue Oyster Cult, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Casey Jamerson, Military Park 10 Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick, V.W. Music Center13 Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, Lucas Stadium 27 Leo Kottke, Loudon Wainwright III, Clowes Hall