I've been recovering all day from my all-nighter story you'll read next week. But I didn't want to let the week slip away without mentioning a few cool events this weekend. Let's get linkeee.
I blogged about "And Female And Brave", the fantastic new Columbus music comp assembled by the Peach District crew to benefit Gracehaven House, a local shelter for victims of the sex trade. This Saturday, many of the bands on the album are playing a matinee benefit show from 3-10 p.m. at Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N. High St., and Taj Mahal, 2321 N. High St. $5 gets you a wristband for both shows. Performers on the docket include Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch, Old Hundred, Nixon Ford and Carter, The Open Boat, Curtis Cole, DJ Moxy, Wonder Twin Powers, Heather Evans, Matt Monta and Hot Coal Band, Trains Across the Sea and Maza Blaska, with more in the works. Be careful crossing the street.
Of note Friday: Experimental electronic posse Growing at The Summit, Plants and Animals at The Basement and a couple sweet punk shows.
And Saturday: There's country-rock godfather J.D. Souther at BoMA, the Black Box Benefit at Ruby's and a powerhouse local show at Carabar with EYE, who got a sterling endorsement from me this week.
And if you dare, Sunday is your chance to hang out with the juggalos.
See y'all Monday.