Lewis & Clarke
Just like last Thursday, we're blessed with a bevy of great live music tonight. I have four solid options for you:
•Sublime folkies Lewis & Clarke return to Columbus for a meet-up with local labelmates The Black Swans (or at least that group's singer-songwriter, Jerry DeCicca) at Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St. The group with the exploratory name features members of Man Man and Rachel's. This starts at 10 p.m. and is free as can be.
•Montreal's AIDS Wolf bring their howling racket and noisy skree to Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. Muscle Puzzle, making their second appearance in two nights, and The Unholy Two provide local support. This one oughta cost $5 and start around 10 p.m. It also oughta send you running for some earplugs (in a good way).
•Possibly the most high-profile of these shows is British Sea Power. The UK band, which has shifted its sound from angular post-punk to anthemic pop-rock, will appear at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave. John Ross wrote about their new Do You Like Rock Music? in last week's paper. The 1900s open this one about an hour after the 7:30 p.m. door time. Admission is $12.
•And let's not forget Baroness at Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St. As my preview indicates, this Savannah-based hard rock ensemble got me jazzed about a genre that rarely flips my wig. They're joined by Coliseum and Young Widows, doors open at 9 p.m. and it costs $10 to get in.