For a band that ostensibly only includes two people, Swearing at Motorists’ Wiki has a “former members” section lengthy enough to contend with fellow Dayton indie greats Guided by Voices. (They overlap in more than a few places.) But when the group makes a rare Columbus appearance Monday, it’ll just be Dave Doughman and original drummer Don Thrasher scraping through rock songs powerful enough to fill humongous rooms but silly/sad enough for small spaces like Tree Bar.
Rounding out a tremendous bill is Connections, another scrappy pop band with roots tangled in that Dayton scene, and Winter Makes Sailors, a group worth showing up early for. (And you must; music starts at 9 sharp.)