Haven't done this column in a couple weeks, so let's bring it back with fury. (!)
Tonight offers a delectable platter of options, including the one I featured in the paper this week, a CD release party for the Tough & Lovely's Teardrops. I haven't seen the band in a while, but memories suggest the show will be even better than the highly enjoyable new LP. The show is at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave., and also features Athens' Wheels on Fire (among others?).
Earlier at Bernie's, 1896 N. High St., indie rock disciples The Dolby F---ers are playing one of their final shows until Christmas with Tree of Fern, VOMITxSKULL and Outer Spacist. Head F---er Lee Keeler says the show will be over by 12:30 so you can make it down to Carabar (or anywhere you please!) to close out the night. This is actually worth venturing to Bernie's for, as the F---ers' new album is quickly becoming one of my favorite releases this year, local or not.
Also tonight at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Road, is the return of Mansfield's indie folk whisperer Jonathan Hape to Columbus. He'll be joined by comedic weirdo Mark Turns, Steve Shanks and Hideously Pink.
Not much on Saturday is flipping my wig, but if you're looking for a good show, try Lab Rats and Ocean Ghosts at Skully's, 1155 N. High St.
EDIT: I somehow missed Evil Queens, Two Cow Garage and Librarians at Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St. That one woulda been swell.
Sunday's big show is at Andyman's Treehouse, where Kyle Sowash's new band Animal Cubes is making its debut performance. The inimitable Mr. Sowash indicates that this band is a little rougher and rowdier than what he normally does, but there's still pop in the mix. Joining Animal Cubes will be Black Tie Revue, which Nick Schuld says has been "vying for the social-distortion-honorary-columbus-local-band award and status," although they are from Pittsburgh. The Subjects are also playing, but I couldn't tell you about them beyond what's at their MySpace page.