I'm taking off most of today, so sorry, no links. But you do still get the weekend music roundup.
Friday: Vancouver DJ Paul Devro of Mad Decent Records appears tonight at Skully's, 1151 N. High St. I don't know much about this show, but the shiny logo drew me in. Read more here.
Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., maintains its status as the best bar in town for experimental rock with tonight's bill. The Deathers (Cleveland), Puffy Areolas (Toledo/Cleveland) and Altered States of the United Snakes (Columbus) take the stage this evening, but not before the straight-up punks in Penetrators kick things off at 10:30.
Meanwhile, Megan Palmer's three-night album release party continues tonight and tomorrow at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. Check John Ross' feature for more details.
Saturday: I felt like I was back in Athens when I was writing for this week's paper. For one thing, indie folkies Southeast Engine are coming to Skully's Saturday to celebrate their new, nationally released A Wheel Within a Wheel. The Whiles and Spanish Prisoners provide solid local support. Read my feature on the band, then enjoy the show.
The same night, Dayton DJ Ruckus Roboticus, who I first met back at Athens' glorious ACRN five years ago, is throwing a CD release party less than a mile away at Bristol Bar, 132 E. Fifth Ave. I wrote about his first album, Playing With Scratches, in this week's paper, and if my description doesn't sell you, hearing the tunes will.
I would be remiss not to mention the killer show happening at Cafe Bourbon Street. The Lindsay, The Unholy 2 and Outer Spacist are three established knockout live acts, and they'll be joined by a new band called The Sprawl that sounds promising: "like lambsbread + motown." For those who love noise and pop in equal measure, this is your destination.
Sunday: The big show Sunday is iPod shiller Feist at Wexner Center. previewed this one too, and more info is at the Wexner site.