The Jason Isbell/Will Hoge show scheduled for tonight at The Basement has been postponed due to weather, but I'm hoping (and predicting) the evening's other big show will go on as planned.
The Sun, once Columbus rock's great major-label hope before getting dicked around by Warner Brothers a few years back, has been conspicuously absent from the public eye for the past year or so. After shaking off the shackles of WB and their disastrous album-on-DVD plan that torpedoed debut Blame It On the Youth, Chris Burney and band retreated to Austin along with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ...Trail of Dead) to record a new batch of songs. That announcement came seven months ago. Since then, the band hadn't made a peep until last week, when musician-about-town Matt Wagner posted at local music hub Donewaiting.com's message board, hinting at new songs and a new lineup to be revealed tonight at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St.
Will the new songs capture the glory of the band's former pop mastery? Is Wagner part of this mysterious new lineup? Find out tonight. The Sun is expected on stage around midnight after opening sets from Joe Kile and Alive Band to Watch Rosehips. Cost should range from free to cheap.