Doug Gillard is a guitar hero for the alt-rock generation. For many years, he's added glittery sizzle to Guided by Voices, but he first came to attention in Cleveland in the early '80s with the recently reunited Death of Samantha, the supremely cynical band that influenced GBV and many other better-known groups. When Death of Samantha morphed in the 1990s into the harder and heavier Cobra Verde, Gillard came along to add his Mick Ronson-inspired licks. Throughout it all, Gillard also has had a fairly prolific solo career, whether fronting the underrated group Gem or on his latest solo album, Parade On. The new CD moves from the power-pop title song to the softer acoustic strumming of "Ready for Death," which belies its morbid title with breezy harmonies.
Wed., June 4, 8:30 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 06/04/14)
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