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J Rawls, center, releases his final album The Legacy this weekend.
Holy shitake! Talk about a weekend chock-full of fun stuff. Two huge festivals are this weekend, in addition to a haunters convention, amazing rock and hip-hop concerts, a planetarium tour and much more. As always, here's what I'd do if I could be everywhere all the time.
Parquet Courts at Double Happiness
My favorite rock album of the year, though it's only a week old. Catch these guys now before they really blow up.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Coop: Art in German Village atGerman Village Society Meeting Haus
Park Street Festival in the Arena District
Old Hundred at Ace of Cups
Old 97's and Lydia Loveless at Newport Music Hall
Columbus Arts Festival at Downtown Riverfront
Offset at OSU Urban Arts Space
Reel Paddling Film Festival Screening at Columbus Kayak
J Rawls' The Legacy release show at Double Happiness
Columbus hip-hop pioneer J Rawls isn't so much retiring, as he is stepping back from the spotlight. It's time for the next generation of rappers, producers, promoters, etc. to step up. Before that happens, though, Rawls is due a victory lap. Check out his latest album, the appropriately titled The Legacy, at its release show at Double Happiness.
"Palo Alto" at the Gateway Film Center
Gallery Hop in the Short North
Midwest Haunters Convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
Heatwave! at Ace of Cups
Get Right with DJ Giovanny at Skully's Music-Diner
Band of Skulls at Newport Music Hall
Farmers market at North Market
Hank3 at Newport Music Hall
Hank3 takes me back to my days covering West Virginia's arts scene many years ago, and, particularly, to The V Club, one of Dub V's best music venues. Think Ace of Cups, but a little dingier. In other words, the perfect spot for some Hank throwdowns. You ain't seen a rowdy show 'til you've seen a Hank 3 show. And you ain't seen a Hank 3 show 'til you've seen it in a dingy Huntington rock club. The Newport, however, will more than suffice.
"The Edge of Tomorrow" at a movie theater
"Cosmos" finale party and planetarium tour at Gateway Film Center