Calendar of rock

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Friday: Holy Grail

Throw up your devil horns and get ready for the band LA Weekly calls "Wyld Stallyns with actual chops." They're Holy Grail, and they will rock you - in the leather-clad, harmonized soloing, "high-pitched Rob Halford scream" sense of the phrase.

Drink up:

The Summit

9 p.m. Friday, May 6

2210 Summit St., Campus

Saturday: Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw was already successful enough to release a greatest hits album by 2000. Impressively, a second volume followed in 2006. Now McGraw has collected enough chart-toppers to compile the double-disc "Number One Hits," inspiring the country superstar's latest tour.

Live Like You Were Dying:

Schottenstein Center

7 p.m. Saturday, May 7

555 Borror Dr., Campus

Sunday: Mother's Day - Stay home with Mom!

Monday: Marshall Crenshaw

Twenty-nine years after releasing power-pop staple "Someday, Someway," Detroit songwriter Marshall Crenshaw is still making records and hitting the road. In the interim, he sat in with the MC5, appeared on "Pete and Pete," ghostwrote for John C. Reilly in "Walk Hard," wrote a book on rock in the movies and made a lot of kickass records.

Keep on chuggin':

Woodlands Tavern

9 p.m. Monday, May 9

1200 3rd Ave., Grandview

Tuesday: Bon Jovi

All those karaoke performances of "Livin' On a Prayer" paid dividends for John Francis Bongiovi. Believe it or not, his band was 2010's top-grossing touring act according to Billboard. Guitarist Richie Sambora won't be present Tuesday; he announced plans to check into rehab last week.

Live while you're alive:

Nationwide Arena

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District