There are Holes in the Road in Howland.
But instead of being bad news for the street department, it's good news for those Baby Boomers who frequented local rock clubs in the late '60s and early '70s.
Holes in the Road was a popular area act back in the day, and most of the original lineup is reuniting for a show Saturday at Up a Creek Tavern.
Drummer Gary Sloas said some of the guys have performed together in recent years at the Breast Cancer Benefit Reunion Concerts at Up a Creek and Packard Music Hall over Labor Day weekend, but this is the first time they've performed under that name in decades.
''We just felt it would a natural, with everything going on in Howland with a few big class reunions, to bring Gary McCoy in and get Dave Pack to come play,'' Sloas said.
Sloas currently plays in the Sonic Boomers with Doug Thomas, who shared lead vocals with Pack in the original Holes in the Road. McCoy was the band's lead guitar player. That foursome will be joined Saturday by Sloas' and Thomas' Sonic Boomers bandmates Bob ''Rollo Miller (who played with Mom's Apple Pie) on guitar and Dennis Csiszer (who played with Thomas, Pack and McCoy in MF Rattlesnake) on bass.
When You Go
WHO: Holes in the Road
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Up a Creek Tavern, 4793 E. Market St., Howland
HOW MUCH: No cover charge
Holes was a cover band, and Saturday's set will be filled with the songs it played together from 1965 until it disbanded in 1971. Expect to hear tracks by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Animals, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Kinks and The Byrds
''It's going to be purely old classic rock,'' Sloas said.
McCoy and Thomas will play some of the originals they recorded together for the ''Howlin' Hill Project'' on Friday at Alberini's in Niles.
While the band was together, Holes in the Road opened for the Lovin' Spoonful at Stambaugh Auditorium, played with The Turtles in Cleveland and shared the bill many times with Joe Walsh (when he was lead guitar player for The Measles and James Gang) and Glass Harp.
According to Sloas, what made Holes stand out in a crowded local music scene was its vocal abilities.
''I think it was because we were playing rock 'n' roll but we also had the voices to harmonize,'' he said. ''It had been mostly a guitar type of band or a soul type of band until we came along. We had two separate lead singers and two backup singers who could sing pretty well, so we had four-part harmony, which was rare back then in a non-professional band.''
Holes in the Road isn't reforming for good. McCoy lives in Atlanta, Thomas currently is in the area but has a place in Tennessee, and Sloas now is in Strongsville. But the band has another show scheduled Labor Day weekend at Up a Creek, and Sloas said he hopes that won't be the last gig.
''Maybe a couple times a year we can pull everyone from all over to do it.''