Also: Cousins, Lights, Shivering Timbers, Shores, Third Eye Blind

Gretchen Peters

This week's Alive already hipped you to lots of great concerts this week, but Columbus has no shortage of noteworthy entertainment. Here's another handful of shows of interest.

Gretchen Peters
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12
Where: Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Rd., near Easton
Why: The Nashville songwriter has penned hits for Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood and Etta James; her twilight-sad new "Hello Cruel World" shows she's as adept with the vocal cords as with the pen. Also, don't you want to check out the renovated Valley Dale? (more info)

Acid Baby Jesus
Openers: Guinea Worms, Wooly Bullies
When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Where: Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St., Campus
Why: These Greek rockers play the sort of chemical-infused garage rock that lends itself so well to twisting the night away. (RSVP)

Openers: Francis Bacon Band, Time and Temperature
When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Where: The Summit, 2210 Summit St., Campus
Why: These homebros from Halifax play a hypnotic, simplistic brand of laid-back power pop that is quickly transfixing me. (RSVP)

Openers: Ambassadors
When: 7 p.m. Monday, April 16
Where: The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., Arena District
Why: Pretty hipster girl plays infectious, emotional synth pop. Maybe you've heard this one before, but it's worth hearing again. (more info)

Shivering Timbers
Headliner: Patrick Sweany
When: 4 p.m. & 9 p.m. Saturday, April 14
Where: Elizabeth's Records, 3037 Indianola Ave., Clintonville / Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., Campus
Why: You share an artistic sensibility with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who added these Akron folk-rockers to his list of production credits; they'll play twice Saturday, first at Elizabeth's Records, then opening for Patrick Sweany at Rumba.

Headliner: Pygmy Lush
When: Friday, April 13 (can't find the start time for this listed anywhere; venue phone is 614.937.0629)
Where: 400 W. Rich, Franklinton
Why: If you love slowcore titans like Codeine and Red House Painters, you don't want to miss their heir apparent, who open for Pgymy Lush Monday at Franklinton's leading community art space. (have a listen)

Third Eye Blind
Openers: Grunge (no, seriously, that's the name of the band)
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Where: Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., Campus
Why: You want something else to get you through this semi-charmed kind of life,. (more info)