Two very different kinds of hippie bands are coming to Columbus this week. Neither one exemplifies hippie in the traditional sense, but trust us, they're definitely both a bunch of hippies. Let's examine these distinct breeds.

Two very different kinds of hippie bands are coming to Columbus this week. Neither one exemplifies hippie in the traditional sense, but trust us, they're definitely both a bunch of hippies. Let's examine these distinct breeds.

Hippie subcategory:

Trey Anastasio: The aging Phish head

Akron/Family: The hipster/hippie crossover

Sounds l ike:

Trey Anastasio: Lite rock with guitar solos forever and ever

Akron/Family: Inspirational drum circles from outer space spirit animals

Uniform:

Trey Anastasio: "The college professor:" monochromatic collared shirts and/or sweaters, Dockers, well-trimmed beards

Akron/Family: "The college student:" ragged T-shirts, flannels, hoodies, jeans, short shorts, karate headbands, untamed beards

Opening a ct:

Trey Anastasio: No opener required! This is a "very special" acoustic and electric evening, which means Anastasio will be playing all night - presumably leading fans through some intimate acoustic tunes before strapping on the Ibanez and bringing out the band. For this breed of hippie, longer means better.

Akron/Family: Delicate Steve, a New Jersey instrumental group signed to David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. They specialize in quirky electronic pop with global flavors and a DIY spirit, intent on making music that endures "substantially longer than forever." For this breed of hippie, weirder means better.

Booze t hey'll w ish w as f or s ale:

Trey Anastasio: The IPA their cousin from New Hampshire just brewed

Akron/Family: Absinthe

What t hey'll d o i nstead of d rink:

Trey Anastasio: Smoke weed

Akron/Family: Smoke weed