How many crazy good shows can Columbus fit into one Friday night? Well, let's have a look-see:
Wu-Tang master chef Raekwon is at Alrosa Villa, 5055 Sinclair Rd., with openers Capone 'n' Noreaga and Greenhouse. (preview)
Pedro the Lion's David Bazan is playing a sold-out house show in Clintonville.
Bush League All-Stars will release their new Cedar Knees at The Summit, 2210 Summit St., with help from Pretty Mighty Mighty and You’re So Bossy. (preview)
Next door, The Willowz will be joined by new Columbus punk supergroup Ex-Whites at Cafe Bourbon St., 2216 Summit St. (DoneWaiting has an interview with Willowz.)
Columbus ex-pats The Loyal Divide will play with fellow electro-futurists The Seedy Seeds and The Language Our Fathers Forgot at Skully’s, 1151 N. High St. (preview)
Dan Auerbach's teenage protege, the brilliant Jessica Lea Mayfield, headlines Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., with two of the best rootsy/folky acts Columbus has to offer: Old Hundred and Vug Arakas. (preview)
Good Old War and Cast Spells will treat The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., to a night of Americana. (preview)
A powerful punk show at Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St., features Cleveland's The Bom Selleck, locals Absolute Magnitude and Athens veterans We March.
And the raw, raunchy combo of Churches Burn, Lydia Loveless and The Jellyhearts will be at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave.
Saturday? Sunday? Seems like tonight's the night.