It's officially fall: Not one but two local establishments were playing Beck's Sea Change over the PA. Anyway, here's the pick of the litter for the weekend in live music:
•Sinkane returns to Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave., tonight with Bald Eagle and artist-to-watch Blake Miller. Need I remind you how good Sinkane was the first time?
•Loyal Divide, who moved out of Columbus without telling me, are coming back to play at Skully's, 1151 N. High St. They'll be between Ocean Ghosts and headliners Stretch Lefty, who are throwing their CD release party. I'm not too fond of either of those other bands, but Loyal Divide is really great. Check out my profile from a few months back.
•Skully's has a more consistently awesome lineup for Saturday, and thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon, it's free. The Means and Grafton headline a hard-rocking show that also features the talents of... well, as you can see on the poster, it's Greenlawn Abbey, 1point3 and Little Darlings.
•But for pop fans like myself, you can't beat Saturday's lineup at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Road. Cleveland's Bears make their Columbus debut alongside The Kyle Sowashes and The Whiles. Should be a melodic good time. [preview]
•Oh, and some music legends are coming to town.
•There's a big experimental show Sunday at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. Japan's Ruins and Providence's (not Mexico's) Made In Mexico combine with local stalwarts the Unholy 2 and (The Altered States Of) The United Snakes. Word is this show will be getting started around 5 p.m. and winding down by 9. Paired with Cowboys-Patriots on the bar TV, sounds like a great way to finish out the weekend.