As indicated here, Columbus abounds with big shows tonight, including Kate Nash at the Newport, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge at Woodlands Tavern and Pretty Lights at BOMA, which is still BOMA for tonight.
But allow me to spotlight another show that didn't make it into print this week: Southeast Engine at The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd.
I've been following these guys since 2002, when I stumbled upon one of their shows as a wide-eyed freshman at Ohio University. They released one of my favorite albums (2005's "Coming To Terms With Gravity") and have since continued to challenge and entertain me with their brainy voyage through the more rocking and rustic aspects of American music.
New album "Canary" is due out early next year on Misra Records, a label now run by Southeast Engine drummer Leo DeLuca. I'm not allowed to post anything from the record yet, but it continues the trajectory of "From the Forest to the Sea", delving even deeper into traditional folk music while maintaining traces of the indie rock influence that has always permeated their sound.
Come see 'em with me tonight. Saintseneca and Max Sollisch (Arlo & the Otter, Our Cat Philip) will open. 10 p.m., $5.