The weekend is ripe with great music options once again. Let's start with tonight's shows:
Backporch songsmith Jason Quicksall celebrates the release of his new CD, My Wiser Side, tonight at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. Not sure who the openers are, but Andyman's somewhat unreliable calendar lists Josh Krajcik and Josh Fisher, while Quicksall's MySpace lists Josh Fitzgerald. Anyway, should be worth it to make it out for the headliner regardless of who else is on the bill.
Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., has the show best suited to my personal taste, Necropolis with Cleveland's This Moment In Black History and The Deathers, a ridiculous new band featuring TMIBH's Bim and a member of the Homostupids. Opening the show is something called Sir Real & The Drag, a combination of Night of Pleasure and Dolby F---ers members that sounds kind of awesome from the description. "There is guitar, bass, and many keyboards and drum machines... There is also baritone sax on selected songs."
Long-defunct Columbus punk rockers Lordburger are playing a one-off reunion show tonight as well, which should be lots of fun. Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St., is the place.
Tomorrow those three bars are your best options once again.
Greenlawn Abbey's CD release show is at Bobo with The Lindsay, Outer Spacist and Nick of The Rackets also on the bill. Check my feature from the paper for more on Greenlawn's great new record, Foiled Again.
Back over at Andyman's, Southeast Engine is coming into town again for their last Columbus show before embarking on a national tour in support of the upcoming A Wheel Within a Wheel. The Athens pop/rock/country/everything band is one of the most consistently enjoyable live acts around, and the rest of the lineup—Melty Melty and Spanish Prisoners—makes this a can't-miss option.
And did I mention Qui, featuring David Yow of Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid, at Ravari Room? Along with Grafton and Triceratops, it should make for the loudest show in town. Click here and scroll down for more on the show.
Let's not leave out hip-hop. One of the biggest breakdancing events ever is going down Saturday and Sunday at BOMA, 595 E. Broad St. Wes Flexner wrote a great informative preview in the paper this week.
And to cap off the weekend, if you're looking for some punk Sunday night, Strike Anywhere will provide it at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave.