Radiohead’s Thom York playing theater show in Cleveland in December

OK, you’re still bummed Radiohead bypassed Cleveland on its arena jaunt early this summer through the Midwest, possibly due to the renovations that have sidelined Quicken Loans Arena this summer.

And, understandably, you just couldn’t move heaven and earth to catch the incredible, always-evolving alternative-rock giants in Columbus on July 23, a Monday night. (You should have, though — it was great.)

Well, while it’s not Radiohead, the band’s enigmatic frontman, Thom Yorke, recently announced “a series of live electronic performances,” as they’re called in a news release from Nasty Little Man PR, that on Dec. 1 will bring him to Playhouse Square’s KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland.

Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke of the band Radiohead performs in concert during their “A Moon Shaped Pool Tour” at The Wells Fargo Center  July 31 in Philadelphia. (Associated Press photos)

According to the release, the tour will see him — with the help of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri — perform songs from his solo albums, “The Eraser” and “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” as well as from “Amok,” an album by his side project, Atoms for Peace.

The release notes that the trio of Yorke, Goodrich and Barri conducted a similar tour in 2015, after the release of 2014’s “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.” They tout this reaction to one of those show’s from website Uproxx:

“Youtube clips of the performance can’t do justice to just how breathtaking and engrossing it all was…. Yorke’s commitment to his solo material might be exactly what he wanted, allowing him to blow audiences away with a fully-realized, immersive, and often breathtaking show.”

Tickets are on sale now. Get seats for the Cleveland show here.

Stream of the week: I wouldn’t say I’m completely blown away by “High Water 1,” the recently released debut album by Southern-fried rock act The Magpie Salute” … but I keep listening to it. The band was formed a couple of years ago by Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson and has seen a few personnel changes along the way. Well, I like what the mix of musicians has brought to this affair. Begin to judge for yourself with the audio of track “For the Wind.”

Mark Meszoros really enjoyed that Radiohead show, even if it led to him blowing a whole week of vacation. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.

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