Also: Negative Approach, Lecrae, Kronos Quartet.
Matt & Kim
Another big week for rap show announcements in Columbus, plus some punk, indie and even classical for good measure.
Nasally indie pop cutie pies Matt & Kim play Newport Music Hall on Nov. 14. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for $18 advance, $20 day of.
Hardcore legends Negative Approach will play Ace of Cups on Aug. 30 with a one-off reunion by local hardcore giants Absolute Magnitude and Dayton's Dogfight.
On to the rappers, starting with Pittsburgh whiteboy Mac Miller, who'll bring his talented yet slightly teeny-bopping live show to Columbus for the third time in a year at LC Pavilion Sept. 14. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for $26 advance, $30 day of.
Fans will wait anxiously to hear "Rack City" and "Drank In My Cup" Sept. 18 at the LC when Tyga and Kirko Bangz are among the performers at MTV Jams' "Closer To My Dreams" tour. Iggy Azalea and Sterling Simms round out the lineup. Tickets are on sale now for $35 advance, $38 day of.
Christian rappers too: Lecrae and Trip Lee play the LC on Oct. 7 for the price of $20. Tickets are on sale now.
And why not some incredibly speedy MCs as well? Hopsin and Dizzy Wright play the Alrosa Villa on Oct. 6. Tickets are on sale now for $18.
Electric Guest, who were just at the Newport for a CD102.5 show, are coming back Oct. 25 for $15 advance, $17 day of.
Also at The Basement, also making a quick turnaround from their last Columbus appearance, is Green River Ordinance. Tickets for their Nov. 1 show cost $12.
No Afghan Whigs reunion tour date announced yet for Columbus, but I guess The Whigs (Afghan-free) at The Basement is OK too. They'll play Nov. 12 for a $12 cover charge.
We don't often post about classical events on here, but I'll make an exception forKronos Quartet, who's coming to the Southern Theatre on Jan. 19. Tickets cost $37, $32 and $12 and are going on sale next Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.They've worked with minimalist composers (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley), hipster icons (Tom Waits, David Bowie) and mainstream stars (Dave Matthews, Nelly Furtado).
A move to announce: Due to Outland closing, the Aug. 30 Dan Deacon show will now be at The Bluestone.
And some unfortunate news: Due to singer Randy Blythe's continued detainment in the Czech Republic on manslaughter charges, Lamb of God's tour with Dethklok (including the Aug. 10 stop at LC) is canceled.