Welcome once again to your guide to the best rock shows of the weekend. Seems like most of the hot stuff is happening tonight, but the show I am looking forward to the most (because I put it together) is Saturday. Sunday has at least one good one too, if you can handle a trip to the Basement.

Let's start with tonight's many choices, though.

•The Black Swans hold their second album release show in as many weeks, this time at Yeah Me Too coffee shop, 3006 Indianola Ave. This one celebrates the release of the album's limited edition vinyl format, with each cover painted by developmentally challenged adults at Arc North Workshop. Check this touching video for more info. Show goes from 7-9 p.m. And here's that Black Swans feature one more time.

•Another early show in Clintonville: The Alison Rose clothing and accessories company launches its new line tonight at Wholly Craft, 3171 N. High St. Adding to the festivities will be music from exquisite folkies Eric Metronome, Joe Anderl and Bird and Flower. This one starts at 7 p.m. too, but word is music won't start 'til 8. For more on the clothes, check my feature from this week's paper.

Many more shows after the jump...

Welcome once again to your guide to the best rock shows of the weekend. Seems like most of the hot stuff is happening tonight, but the show I am looking forward to the most (because I put it together) is Saturday. Sunday has at least one good one too, if you can handle a trip to the Basement.

Let's start with tonight's many choices, though.

•The Black Swans hold their second album release show in as many weeks, this time at Yeah Me Too coffee shop, 3006 Indianola Ave. This one celebrates the release of the album's limited edition vinyl format, with each cover painted by developmentally challenged adults at Arc North Workshop. Check this touching video for more info. Show goes from 7-9 p.m. And here's that Black Swans feature one more time.

•Another early show in Clintonville: The Alison Rose clothing and accessories company launches its new line tonight at Wholly Craft, 3171 N. High St. Adding to the festivities will be music from exquisite folkies Eric Metronome, Joe Anderl and Bird and Flower. This one starts at 7 p.m. too, but word is music won't start 'til 8. For more on the clothes, check my feature from this week's paper.

Many more shows after the jump...

•I'm hoping to make it to Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd., to see Bottomless Pit tonight. I wrote about the post-Silkworm project in this week's paper. The Karl Hendricks Rock Band and The Kyle Sowashes join in the rock, and the Sowashes are offering a free EP to the first few dozen people there. $8 cover for this 10 p.m. show.

•Mors Ontologica's gig at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., is the first chance to pick up the band's new record, The Used Kids Sessions. Rosehips, Mike Rep & the Quotas and Heroes of History (I thought they were done for?) complete the lineup.

•In honor of Day of the Dead, VesselZero Studios and Team Tim are throwing The Abbatoir, a music and art show at Junctionview Studios, 889 Williams Ave. in Grandview. Brainbow, Flotation Walls and Church of the Red Museum provide the tunes—a fine lineup of locals if I ever saw one. For a list of artists, directions and contact info go here. 9 p.m. start, $5 cover.

So yeah, I'm throwing a show Saturday at Skully's, 1151 N. High St. Alive's Exhibits In Sound is a free show featuring The Receiver, The Whiles, The Black Canary and Six Gallery, four local bands that fit quite well together and whom I'm pretty dadgum excited about. Please stop by. Show starts at 9 p.m. and goes all night.

As for Sunday, I'm digging the new CD from Brooklyn's Mobius Band, and I bet their show at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., will be fun. Check the preview. Tiger City, the openers, sound kind of like a disco version of local buzz band The Slide Machine, and I can't decide if I like it or not. But WOXY is sponsoring the show, so it's bound to be decent, right? 7 p.m. doors and $10 admission for this one.