A few really exciting performances are happening this weekend, starting tonight at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. I'd be lying if I told you I'd spent any time in my life listening to the Silver Apples, but according to Wes Flexner's preview, it's an extremely rare opportunity to see an extremely influential band. LA's The Moon Upstairs, whose MySpace songs are making my day right now, and buzzed-about locals Deathly Fighter complete the enticing lineup.
Saturday's biggest event is the second annual Daymon Day Parade. Last year, when local music fixture Daymon Dodson died suddenly and unexpectedly, his many, many friends got together to throw him a parade and tribute concert. This year the event returns, and in light of the death of DJ PRZM, organizers have decided to make Daymon Day a celebration of all deceased friends. Therefore, all are invited, regardless of whether you knew Daymon well, saw him everywhere but never really got to know him (that's me) or don't have a clue who he was.
The day begins once again with the Omnimix 3-on-3 basketball tournament and cookout, 3 p.m. at Tuttle Park. At 7 p.m., the group will parade down High Street (they've got permits and everything) to Skully's, 1151 N. High St., where this year's show will go down at 9 p.m. Performers include Necropolis, a Cramps cover band called Teenage Werewolf, a reunited Vomitrocity, a local hip-hop showcase called PRZM Presents: The Perfect Storm and QCB. DJs 3cb, the Beat Lounge, Detox, True Skills and Pos 2 will spin. For more on Daymon and tomorrow's event, go here.
Sunday Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave., offers an exciting show to cap off the weekend. Sinkane, the new project from Ahmed Gallab of Sweetheart and Pompeii, This Morning, makes its debut Columbus performance after spending a week out on tour. MySpace is faltering at the moment, so I'm not sure who else is on the bill, but even with just Sinkane it would be a highly anticipated show. After hearing the record, I can't wait to see what the live performance is like.