Alive's guide to the sets you should check out at Goodale Park this weekend
3:40 p.m. Saturday
Any dude with a sampler, Casio synth and laptop can fancy himself able to rock a crowd. It takes a truly great performer to make it alone on stage. Enter Kelly Warner, a former Lab Rat who has emerged as a legit one-man band. A Way Back Home, his five-song EP released in May, features a flair for pop, with singles "The Take Home" and "Tell Me Where You've Been" that revive the stark, sample-laden dance tracks you miss from Fatboy Slim.
You're So Bossy
7:40 p.m. Saturday
Sam Brown's a busy guy, what with running Yeah, Me Too coffee shop and drumming in a long roster of bands that stretches from RJD2 to Anna Ranger to New Bomb Turks. But would it kill the guy to actually release a You're So Bossy album at some point? In the meantime, we'll have to watch Brown's collection of Columbus rock veterans perform his glorious guitar pop live on stage.
8:30 p.m. Saturday
On his rather brilliant new Songs of the Telephant, youthful piano man Dane Terry puts a forward-thinking spin on the backward-looking genre of vaudevillian cabaret. His smooth, quivering voice spins tall tales ("The Telephant") and heartbroken country croons ("My Heart, That Tired Old Thing") with equal facility. This ComFest, he'll do it smack in the middle of a superb run of acts on the Solar Stage that also includes Time & Temperature, Jordan O'Jordan, Super Desserts and Couch Forts.
Titonton & The Mysterious They
10 p.m. Saturday
Although he recently vacated Columbus for Brooklyn, internationally acclaimed record-spinner Titonton Duvante will bring his genre-bending beats back to the Capital City for a headlining set. Duvante's minimalist bangers are more nuanced than your average 4/4 thump, so brace for some mental stimulation while you dance on the dirt. No word on who constitutes the post-ampersand "Mysterious They." Mysterious indeed!