Including: Pride, The Receiver, Bully and more

It's Pride weekend, y'all! As you may have read in this week's cover story, there's more to Pride than a parade. Hopefully you're hitting up some of that other goodness (like life-size foosball, amirite?). As always, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.


Alicia Solo photo

Thursday

Best Coast and Bully at Newport Music Hall

I like Best Coast well enough, but Bully, well that's where it's at. I haven't listened to an EP as much as this Nashville four-piece's self-titled one in a long time. Even at five songs and about 12-minutes long, it's never gotten old. The group's debut LP, Feels Like, comes out next week and I'm told the release will be available on vinyl for tonight's show.

Crew Union's Thursday Pick-up Session at Jesse Owens West Park Business of Art: Breaking Into Freelancing at Wild Goose Creative Beer 101 at Lucky's Market Hear Andrew Welsh-Huggins read from his book "Slow Burn" at Kafe Kerouac Watch "The Darjeeling Limited" for the Wex Drive-In The Melvins at A&R Bar Find out what a crowler is at The Daily Growler


Meghan Ralston photo

Friday

The Receiver with Playing to Vapors and Fingers at Ace of Cups

I'm a sucker for any kind of dreamy-atmospheric soundscape, and though I tend to prefer Casey Cooper's soundtrack work, which definitely rides that atmosphere a little longer and stronger, the duo's new album has been on constant rotation. NPR described the lead single, "Transit," as if aPink Floydballad were sung with aPeter Gabriel-like coo, but I'm more inclined to compare it to something between Blonde Redhead and Beach House.

Art at the Stroll: Eight x Eight: Eight Women/Eight Photos at alison rose Downtown Drive-In: "Mean Girls" at North Market Gateway Up Late: "Ghost In The Shell" at the Gateway Film Center Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival "The Connection" at The Gateway Film Center


Saturday

Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade

Look for the Alive team Saturday and get yourself some free swag.

Camu Tribute featuring Copywrite, Metro, TAME ONE & C-Chan and more at Double Happiness Take part in the first Caffeine Crawl Tink, Kim Joyce, Dominique Larue, Hodgie, Nes Wordz and C10 at Park Street Saloon Pixar's brilliant "Inside Out" Check out Restaurant Silla, one of the city's best Korean food destinations KEN Mode at Ace of Cups Binge the third season of "Orange is the New Black" Check out Patrick Wayner's most-excellent wood-cut sculptures in Rivet Gallery's "Against the Grain" exhibit Damien Rice at the LC Pavilion Columbus Psych Fest 3 at Dude Locker


Sunday

Watch "Dope," the coming-of-age comedy-drama with a '90s hip-hop vibe

Combine the words "coming-of-age" and "'90s hip-hop" and I'll be there every time.

Watch the first episode of the newest season of "True Detective"