Paul Abbott

There are plenty of big shows to get excited about this weekend, but I wanted to spotlight the three album release events we featured in this week's paper.

I've already written quite a bit about RTFO Bandwagon's Dums Will Survive "ceremony" tonight at Skylab, on the fifth floor at 57 E. Gay St. (Check my feature about their unofficial SXSW shows and Andrew Graham's album notes.) So the only other thing I'll mention is that festivities begin at 9 p.m., and other performers include Time & Temperature, Incognegro and Rage Against the Cage.

Also tonight is the release show for Target Audience of One, a project from Pocketful of Sunshine, a Columbus all-star collective assembled by drummer-about-town Paul Abbott. Abbott recruited members of Earwig, Two Cow Garage, The Sun and many more to write and record songs about heartache, and tonight everyone involved in the project except Megan Palmer will assemble at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., to perform the tunes with Abbott. Derek DiCenzo and Happy Chichester will form the rest of the backing band. John Ross wrote up a quick preview of an event I would have liked to have given more space this week. (Sorry, Paul!)

And I would be remiss not to mention Illogic's Diabolical Fun release party tomorrow at Skully's, 1151 N. High St.. Wes Flexner is the expert in such affairs, so he wrote this feature on the show. J Rawls and Middle Child, DJ Manwell and Bottom Brick will also perform.