Without further ado, my picks for the weekend's best live music. All shows start at 10 p.m. and cost $5 or less.
Columbus hasn't heard much lately from 333, the local quartet known for slow-churning, sexually twisted heavy metal. They're back in action tonight at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., along with Queen-inspired glam rockers Lollipop Factory and the connecting thread between the two, Phantods. This ought to be one darkly delightful time.
It's also been a while since I've caught up with The Lindsay, so I wouldn't doubt if they have a lot of new songs in their set these days. You can find out tonight at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. Joining them will be RTFO Bandwagon and visitors from Detroit (I, Crime) and Brooklyn (The Freshkills).
Cafe Bobo also hosts Saturday's top pick, the Guinea Worms' release show for the "Box of Records" single. Read all about it in my show preview, then preview the tunes from openers Tyvek, Birthday Suits and Blindshake.
My other Saturday pick doubles as the birthday party for Alive marketing guru Mark Vuchenich at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. He's calling it Stupor Bowl XXVIII. Progressing in this order, he'll send Jason Quicksall, The Judas Cow, The Whiles and American Slang up to bat. Basically, you could call it Andyman's All-Stars.
Speaking of sports, Sunday is the Super Bowl. Watch Tom Petty at halftime.