Popular music

Agora Ballroom

(5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland; 216-881-2221, www.clevelandagora.com)

Insane Clown Posse and Mushroomhead, doors open 6 p.m. Thursday, with Da Mafia 6ix, Madchild and Jellyroll, $30 in advance, $35 day of show.

Shwayze, doors open 6 p.m. Saturday, with Cam Meekins, Carlton, Nikko Gray and DJ BVillian, $15 in advance, $18 day of show.

For All Those Sleeping & Capture the Crown, doors open 5 p.m. Sunday, with Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, Myka Relocate and Youth in Revolt, $13 in advance, $15 day of show.

Psychostick, doors open 6 p.m. Tuesday, with Downtown Brown, Fungonewrong, Bullet Party, 2D6 and Ceaseless, $10 in advance, $13 day of show.

Twisted Insane, doors open 6 p.m. Wednesday, $10 in advance, $13 day of show.

The Auricle

(601 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton; 330-353-8694, http://theauricle.net)

SHVS, doors open 7 p.m. Saturday, with intangibles, Kitschy and Willow Weeper, $5.

Beachland Ballroom ?and Tavern

(15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland; 216-383-1124, www.beachlandballroom.com)

Chris Smither, 8 p.m. Thursday, with Milton, $25.

Monster Chiller Halloween Rock N Roll Show, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rocking Bones, the Graveyard Rockers and Vertigo-go, $5.

Adrian Belew Power Trio, 8 p.m. Friday, with Saul Zonana, $20-$45.

New Salem Witch Hunters, 9 p.m.. Friday, with DJ Greg Kostelich and DJ Mr. Fishtruck, $10.

Beachland Halloween VIII, 8 p.m. Saturday, $5 with costume, $10 no costume.

Jon Wayne and the Pain, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Drunken Sunday and All Is Harvest, $8 in advance, $10 day of show.

Jon Dee Graham, 8 p.m. Wednesday, with Mike June and Jason Wyatt Frederick, $15.

Brothers Lounge

(11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland; 216-226-2767, www.brotherslounge.com)

Chris Hatton, 8 p.m Thursday.

Bad Boys Jam Night, 9 p.m. Thursday.

Travelin Johnsons, 8 p.m. Friday.

That 80s Band, 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Steve Masek, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Armstrong Bearcat, 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Polka Bash with the Polka Pirates, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mojo Big Band, 8 p.m. Monday.

Grooves Anonymous, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

E.J. Thomas Hall

(198 Hill St., University of Akron; 330-972-8301)?

The Midtown Men, 8 p.m. Friday, $42 and $52.

Georges Lounge

(229 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton; 330-452-0029, http://georgescanton.com.)

Troy Petty, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Walk the Block! With Alan Gerber, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Grog Shop

(2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights; 216-321-5588, http://grogshop.gs)

The Ready Set & Metro Station, 6:30 p.m. Friday, with Against the Current and the Downtown Fiction, $20.

Halloween at the Grog Shop, 10:30 p.m. Friday, with Broccoli Samurai and Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band, $10.

Jon Bellion, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with Rhetorik, $12.

Sweepyheads SpoOoOky CD Release Show, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, with ITEM, Time Cat and Nope, $6.

Lyrical Rhythms: Poetry & Soul Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tuesday, $5.

Mark Lanegan, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with Cobra Verde and Lyenn, $25.

Happy Dog

(5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland; 216-651-9474, www.happydogcleveland.com)

Sammy Slims, 10 p.m. Thursday, with Little Anima, $5.

Wine & Spirit, doors open 9 p.m. Friday, with Moon Rocks and Lowly the Tree Ghost, $5.

Hope United ?Methodist Church

(2650 Cory Ave., Akron; 330- 753-2303)

Sonnenberg Station, 7 p.m. Sunday, free.

House of Blues?Cleveland

(308 Euclid Ave.; 800-598-8703, 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com) ?

Frankie Ballard, 7 p.m. Thursday, with A Thousand Horses, $22.50. ?

Granger Smith, 7 p.m. Sunday, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. with Logan Mize, $13 in advance. ?

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, doors open 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Hunter Hunted and Junior Prom, $22.50 in advance.

Italian Center Ballroom

(134 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron; 330-762-4076, 330-869-0023)

Aint Nothin But a Blues Party!, doors open 7 p.m. Saturday, Travis Moonchild Haddix with the Relatively Jammin Blues Band featuring Marilyn Oliver. $20 in advance, two for $35 in advance, $25 per person at the door.

Jupiter Studios

(346 E. Main St., Alliance; 330-581-5272)

JJ Vicars Band Halloween Bash, 8 p.m. Friday, $5.

Witches Ball with Root Doctors Revenge, 8 p.m. Saturday, with Luna, Cinder Bones and African Drum Ensemble, $5.

The Kent Stage

(175 E. Main St.; 330-677-5005, www.thekentstage.com)

The Jayhawks, 8 p.m. Friday, $30 in advance, $35 day of show.

Musica

(51 E. Market St., Akron; 330-374-1114. http://liveatmusica.com)

Red Sun Rising Halloween Show, 9 p.m. Friday, with Devilstrip, $12.

Hey Monea! Halloween Party, 9 p.m. Saturday, $10.

The Reign of Kindo, 8 p.m. Sunday, with Matthew Santos and Covariance, $10.

St. Paul & the Broken Bones, 8 p.m. Monday, with Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, $15.

Music Box Supper Club and Concert Hall

(1148 Main Ave., Cleveland; 216-242-1250, www.musicboxcle.com)

Mary Black, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with Roisin O, $45.

Marti Jones & Don Dixon, 8 p.m. Saturday, $15 in advance, $20 day of show.

Zach Deputy, 10 p.m. Saturday, with Hot Buttered Rum, $18 in advance, $20 day of show.

Rhett Miller, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with Jon Langford, $22 in advance, $25 day of show.

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $18 in advance, $22 day of show.

Quicken Loans Arena

(Ontario Street and Huron Road, Cleveland; 888-894-9424, www.theQarena.com)


Usher, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $35-$150. ?

Stambaugh Auditorium

(1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555, www.stambaughauditorium.com)

Joe Nichols and Josh Thompson, 7 p.m. Sunday, $31-$56.

University of Akron - Guzzetta Recital Hall

(157 University Ave., University of Akron; 330-972-8301)

Guest Guitarist Robert Gruca, 8 p.m. Thursday, free.

Water Street Tavern

(132 S. Water St., Kent; 330-677-0700, www.waterstreettavern.com)

Stelvis and the Graceland Band, 7 p.m. Friday.

The Jukehounds, 7 p.m. Wednesday.