See not-so ordinary tribute band
Itís certainly prog-rock day in Northeast Ohio, as The Musical Box, a Genesis tribute band, performs Selling England By the Pound as a full visual/costume/theatrical spectacle. (This isnít your ordinary tribute band; original Genesis members Phil Collins and Steve Hackett have played with the group as guests, and they have gotten access to master tapes and slides from original shows). Tickets are $10-$39.75 for the 8 p.m. performance. www.playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000.
Take in Axon-Neuron at Civic
Axon-Neuron performs on the Akron Civic Theatreís Club @ the Civic series at 8 p.m. The progressive rock band will be backed by an orchestra, and Akron artist Mara Fragge will create a painting live. Tickets are $15 and youíll sit right on the stage. 330-253-2488, www.≠akroncivic.com, 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Hear orchestra in casual setting
For another close-up musical experience, the Canton Symphonyís Downtown Classics series begins at 7 p.m. at Georgeís Lounge, 229 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. Musicians from the orchestra perform in casual venues for free. www.CantonSymphony.org.