For being such a tiny festival, the Here Comes Your Weekend Parking Lot Blowout attracted some huge names in its first five years. In particular, last year's installment featured three of the most revered and influential bands in Columbus history: Scrawl, New Bomb Turks and Gibson Bros.

For being such a tiny festival, the Here Comes Your Weekend Parking Lot Blowout attracted some huge names in its first five years. In particular, last year's installment featured three of the most revered and influential bands in Columbus history: Scrawl, New Bomb Turks and Gibson Bros.

These bands made their mark worldwide. Each one changed the underground rock landscape forever. Scoring one of them would have been a coup. Having all three on the bill made for the kind of event that draws people from different time zones.

Short of raising the dead, there was not much chance of replicating such a high profile with this year's lineup. And while the Columbus Music Co-op's annual fundraising party was less of a must-see affair this year, I certainly enjoyed the parts I did see.

The CMC dredged up another reunion, and while Denovo doesn't carry the same cache as last year's headliners, they were a big enough deal in their day (2000-05) to merit a profile on the All Music Guide.

Lots of bands around that time were making post-punk. Denovo's stemmed from the emotive strain of D.C. stuff built on jerky rhythms and frenetic high-register guitar work. And if Saturday's set was any indication, boy, were they good at it.

Music of Denovo's ilk often comes off like over-caffeinated Live Journal entries, but these guys shone Saturday for their dedication to piercing melodies and songwriting that amounted to more than just a string of riffs. They were as good with the textural as with the technical, setting a mood with every song before carrying it to completion with an impressive firestorm. You'd do well to download their complete recordings, which are posted for free at the We Want Action website, wewantaction.com.

A couple more notes on Saturday:

The Lindsay's new material is solid, but glee gripped my heart when they played their classic Crazy Horse/Pixies squall "Like the Back of My Hand."

Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers are a group of music scene veterans specializing in snarling saloon rock that practically creeps over into stoner metal. They upped their game Saturday with some gnarly harmonica. Total behemoth status.