In old Disney movies and in real life, mooncussers were pirates of a sort who worked at night, sending out false lighthouse beacons and plundering the ships inevitably wrecked by their misdirection.

In old Disney movies and in real life, mooncussers were pirates of a sort who worked at night, sending out false lighthouse beacons and plundering the ships inevitably wrecked by their misdirection.

In modern day Columbus, Mooncussers are Todd May, Mark Spurgeon, Christopher Haverlock, Jamey Ball and Steve McGann - an alt-country all-star team of sorts, affiliated with McGann's Peloton Records.

The six-song demo they'll release Friday at Rumba doesn't contain any curveballs for fans of this bunch's previous work, which includes the likes of the Lilybandits, Greenhorn and Big Back Forty.

What it lacks in shock factor, it more than makes up for in quality. If you're ever been stirred by the "No Depression" school of rock, there's something satisfying for you in these twangy barroom ballads. They go down a lot easier than the whiskey that undoubtedly inspired them.