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Friday night in Cleveland: Chris Allen + Don Dixon at the Happy Dog = Fun


For the pending 4th of July holiday weekend meltdown, Scene Magazine has the crazy idea that checking out Chris Allen and The Guilty Hearts might be a hella ton of fun.

Allen is playing two shows that are billed as the "last full band shows of the year" on Friday and Saturday night (7/3 and 7/4,) and we'd like to direct your attention to Friday night's gig at the Happy Dog.

On Friday night, Chris Allen will be joined by producer/artist/fellow Ohio resident Don Dixon (R.E.M., The Smithereens,) for a set that will feature music from Allen's recent Dixon-produced albums, Dixon's own material, and also some tunage from Allen's previous band Rosavelt, a band that us Clevelanders liked quite a lot.

If you miss Friday night, you'll have one more shot to catch Allen and his band, sans Dixon, playing outside at the Harp.

Think about it: You and I, sitting outside eating and drinking, and rockin' out with Chris Allen on a Saturday night, hmmmmmmm.....

We always like to encourage holiday activities that won't find you blowing off your valuable digits, and we think you'll agree that the above shows will be a lot of fun.

Hell, let's make a weekend out of it, shall we?

I'll see ya there!

  • Kristi

    Thanks to Brian, I almost feel like I was there tonight… the tunes, the go go dancer, the Malkovich head… all of it. Sounds like a good time was had by all! Especially you! Ha.