The Beat can't decide whether glitter-pop quartet Deluka is a purposeful homage to '80s glam-popsters Berlin and/or Missing Persons, but in the end we guess it doesn't really matter.

The Beat can't decide whether glitter-pop quartet Deluka is a purposeful homage to '80s glam-popsters Berlin and/or Missing Persons, but in the end we guess it doesn't really matter. We think there's enough of a resemblance to make the connection.

You want to test it? Visit Outland on Liberty Friday, July 2 and check 'em out. Tickets are $5. Call (614) 744-0100.



Not many composers are more quintessentially American than John Phillip Sousa and George Gershwin.

And so it makes sense that a program celebrating our nation's birthday would include The Stars and Stripes Forever and Rhapsody in Blue.

Add in fireworks, a scenic outdoor setting on the lawn at Chemical Abstracts Service and a host of fine musicians the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, led by Peter Stafford Wilson and joined by Mark Flugge and you have the makings of a fine evening.

The CSO's annual Patriotic Pops will be presented Saturday, July 3. Visit ww.columbussymphony.com for ticket information.



We may be the only ones, but we wonder things like: Do the members of Australian alt-rock trio Sick Puppies ever wish they'd have given themselves a name that doesn't now sound so dated?
Of course, there's nothing to be done about it now.

You may recall the band's song All the Same used in the "free hugs" phenomenon a few years back.

Caustic Chicago outfit Janus, along with It's Alive and My Darkest Days, open for Sick Puppies Monday, July 5, at the Newport Music Hall. Tickets are $17/$20. Call 1-800-745-3000.



Ably blending rock, blues, jazz and bluegrass, moe. (the e.e. cummings of rock music) knows that songs are more than just jumping-off points for extended instrumental noodling. Impressive for a jam band.

Credit primary songwriters Al Schnier and Rob Derhak, who are leading the band on a tour that stops at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Thursday, July 8. Tickets are $10. Call 1-800-745-3000.