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Shows to Know: Trashcan Sinatras, Helmet + The Godfathers

You know what's awesome?  Hearing news that the Trashcan Sinatras will be back in Cleveland for an acoustic show within the most excellent confines of The Winchester on Friday, March 18th.

The gig is part of an upcoming tour that the band describes as a series of acoustic shows and house parties (including a number of cities getting either their first Sinatras show or first visit since touring in 2004-2005 for Weightlifting), and the trek is expected to run 20-25 dates.  The band will take requests through their website and as you might guess, they'll play the top vote getters in each city.

Here's a list of the dates from their website:

march 3 houston, tx – fitzgerald’s
march 4 dallas, tx – the loft
march 5 austin, tx – cactus cafe
march 7 atlanta, ga – atlanta room @ smith’s olde bar
march 8 charlotte, nc – casbah room @ tremont hall
march 9 chapel hill, nc – local 506
march 12 philadelphia, pa – house party
march 14 northampton, ma – the iron horse
march 17 rochester, ny – the lovin’ cup
march 18 cleveland, oh – winchester music hall
march 23 dayton, oh – canal street tavern
march 24 st. louis, mo – firebird

You can also get your mitts on an acoustic live CD (recorded over two shows in November of 2009) that would probably be good primer for the shows.

In the meantime, put your Helmet on...

Helmet will also be hitting the road as a replacement for High on Fire on the Metalliance tour, an outing that also features Crowbar, and Saint Vitus (!!!!). But the real news is that they'll be rolling the entirety of the classic Meantime album on each night of the tour.  The tour starts on March 17th and will run through April.  Allegedly (read: not officially announced, but it's happening), Cleveland will get a tour date on March 26th at Peabody's.  Tour dates for the entire run will be announced shortly.

The Godfathers play a bunch of U.S. shows, for real this time?

Remember how close Cleveland came to getting a Godfathers tour date last year?  2011 brings not one, but THREE Ohio dates for the legendary rockers, including Sunday, February 13th at the Grog Shop.  That's the sound of our ATV scribe Kevin jumping up and down for joy.  Settle down - we don't want you to harm yourself!

Here's the rundown of tour dates from the official press release:

Wednesday, February 9th

Off Broadway (St. Louis, MO)

Thursday, February 10th

Double Door (Chicago, IL)

Friday, February 11th

Club Garibaldi (Milwaukee, WI)

Saturday, February 12th

Howard's Club H (Bowling Green, OH)

Sunday, February 13th

Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)

Monday, February 14th

Santo's (NY, NY) - St. Valentine's Massacre Show

Tuesday, February 15th

Maxwell's (Hoboken, NJ) w/The Sights & Frosting

Wednesday, February 16th

Johnny D's (Somerville, MA) w/The Sights & Frosting

Friday, February 18th

Black Cat (Washington, DC) w/Dot Dash & Frosting

Saturday, February 19th

Frankie's Inner City (Toledo, OH) w/The Sights & Frosting

Looking at the tour schedule, I'll assume that this is the band's first visit to Bowling Green...

2011 is looking musically bright already!

  • Anastasia Karel

    how is it I never heard of the Godfathers before?? Just the first few seconds of the video above and I’m in love! Adding the Grog Shop show to my calendar…

  • Matt

    sometimes it takes a while for us to discover the good stuff…because
    there’s so much of it!

  • Kevin


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