|| || || Middle East, 472 Mass Ave, Central Sq., Cambridge, MA, (617) 492-4515. A Middle Eastern restaurant with two music rooms (upstairs and downstairs) that host local and national bands. Also, free live music in "The Corner" (part of the restaurant), seven nights a week. Unless noted, all shows start at 9 p.m. This is a partial listing; check the weekly Phoenix listings for updated schedules. All shows are 18-plus.
June 8, the Faint, Radio 4, and Zero Zero. Tickets $8.
June 9, the Lyres, Bottleneck Drag, Purple Wizard, and the Midnight Creeps. Tickets $8.
June 10, the Clientele and Dump. Tickets $8.
June 12, Shannon Wright, Clairvoyants, and Azure Ray. Tickets $7.
June 13, upstairs, the Lot Six, Pilot to Gunner, 90 Day Men, and Fashion Colt. Tickets $7. Downstairs, at 8 p.m., Lloyd Cole and Jill Sobule. Tickets $8.
June 14, upstairs, Uz Jsme Doma and Rev. Glasseye. Tickets $7. Downstairs, at 8:30 p.m., Luna. Tickets $14.
June 15, Retsin, K, Orso, and Certainly Sir. Tickets $7.
June 16, upstairs, Cheerleadr, Reverse, the Naked Sams, and Mockingbirds. Tickets $8. Downstairs, Rippopatomus and the Eben Levy Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets $8.
June 17, at 8:30 p.m., Violent Society, the Profits, Crash and Burn, Global Threat, and Leon Czolchosz. Tickets $7.
June 18, at 8:30 p.m., Red House Painters and Drew O'Doherty. Tickets $15.
June 19, upstairs, at 8:30 p.m., True Love Always, Utah!, Mark Robinson, and Burnside Project. Tickets $7. Downstairs, the Ex and Fat Day. Tickets $10.
June 20, at 8 p.m., Calexico, Archer Prewitt, and the Glands. Tickets $10.
June 21, upstairs, Rival Schools United By Fate, J. Majesty, and the Jack McCoys. Tickets $8. Downstairs, the White Stripes, Von Bondis, and Mr. Airplane Man. Tickets $10.
June 22, upstairs, the Skels, Photon Torpedos, the Spitzz, and Zippo Raid. Tickets $7. Downstairs, at 8:30 p.m., Three Day Threshold, Mappari, Rocketscience, and the High Ceilings. Tickets $9.
June 23, the Dismemberment Plan, Cerberus Shoal, and Aerialist. Tickets $8.
June 24, at 8:30 p.m., US Maple, Landed, Common Cold, and Migration Trap. Tickets $8.
June 30, Alabama Thunder Pussy, Suplecs, and Dixie Witch. Tickets $8.
July 6, Joint Chiefs and the Room Show. Tickets $8.