Detroit garage-rockers The Von Bondies do riff-rock and disaffection so well you almost have to sit (or stand) up and take notice. Or maybe even dance.

The quartet is back on the road for a spring tour, including a Friday, March 27, stop at The Basement.

Nico Vega opens.

Tickets are $10/$12. Call (614) 431-3600.

OK, so maybe they have to do Seven Bridges Road down a step or two, and maybe they can't tell you why because they've forgotten and maybe your Lyin' Eyes have had a little bit of work done on them, but The Eagles are still The Eagles.

Well, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmitt are still The Eagles, and they have a new record and have hit the road.

The band plays the Schottenstein Center Sunday, March 29. Tickets are $190-$68. Call (614) 431-3600.

We admit up front we are suckers for good band names.

Thus we were drawn to The Gaslight Anthem. That the New Jersey-based quartet is among the best new punk bands going makes it all the better.

Touring in support of last year's The '59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem will play the Newport Music Hall Monday, March 30. Heartless Bastards and Good Old War open.

Tickets are $5. Call (614) 431-3600.

A pair of notable family music artists hit town in the coming week, starting with Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes Saturday, March 28, at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Zanes and his band have mastered the art of "doing music for kids that parents don't hate." Great fun but eminently listenable rockabilly for adults, too.

In a special treat, some students from the Steel Drum Ensemble at the Arts Impact Middle School in Columbus will join the band on stage for a portion of the show.

Tickets are $25-$17. Call (614) 292-3535.

The Grandview Heights Public Library will host "Uncle Jim" Mayer in a free concert Thursday, April 2.

A member of Jimmy Buffet's band, Mayer is also an award-winning children's musician and teacher.

Call (614) 486-2951.