Barrio, 185 N. High St.

Barrio, 185 N. High St.

Saturday: O-GEE with DJ Patrick and DJ Giovanny

Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave.

Friday: Old Worlds album release show with Indian, Bloodiest and Washington Beach Bums (Read more about Old Worlds on Page XX)

Saturday: The Compressions

Circus, 1227 N. High St.

Friday: JUICY! with DJs Infinity, Tumms and Kingpin

Saturday: Adrian X karaoke party

Kobo, 2590 N. High St.

Friday: Chakras, Swarm

Saturday: Dance or Die/DJ Self Help "Cape Cassandra" release party with special guest AUS10

Dance or Die usually feels like a celebration, but this Saturday's installment will be a particularly special occasion. Resident jock Self Help will release a dope new single via Organ Grinder Productions called "Cape Cassandra," described by the man himself as "kind of like a tropical electro dancehall, Caribou meets Sinden type thing," before launching his West Coast tour. Plus guest deejay AUS10 will be in the house. Who's gonna choose "Die" on a night like this?

Park Street Tavern, 501 Park St.

Friday: The JiMiller Band

Saturday: The Floorwalkers

Sunday: ComFest last band party with The Spikedrivers

Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St.

Saturday: Wolf Ram Heart, Love Culture

Ruby Tuesday, 1978 Summit St.

Friday: Doctor Kenny Delicious

Saturday: Bum Wealthy & Andy Shaw Band

Rumba Caf e , 2590 Summit St.

Friday & Saturday: Tim Easton, The Madison Square Gardeners and J.P. Olsen (see story in this issue)

Skully's, 1151 N. High St.

Friday: Sweatin' presents Embassy Boardshop five-year anniversary party with Cornelius Jackson & Freaky Franz, Second City Rhythm (Adulture & Ghosts of Venice), Johnny Cashola

To celebrate five years of Embassy Boardshop, Sweatin' has assembled one of the stronger hip-hop and electronic lineups in recent memory. You've got Johnny Cashola of the famed Get Right hip-hop party. Then there's Second City Rhythm, a frenetic Chicago disco duo featuring Columbus expat Adulture (Garrett Shrigley) and the UK's Ghosts of Venice (Lee Dunn). Topping things off is deejay Cornelius Jackson with emcee Freaky Franz, a pair of talented roomies who seem to be everywhere at once - on the road, in the studio, at the club and around the skate park.

Saturday: LeBoom with Lucky Date, roeVy, Digiraatii, Attak & Carma, Magua

The Summit, 2210 Summit St.

Saturday: So Fetch!, a monthly party by Cecil Moore and George Brazil, featuring The Ferals, Hospital Ships and DJ George Brazil

Sunday: Bass Drum of Death

The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd.

Friday: Strangers in Daylight, Burglar

Saturday: Ghost Shirt, The Whiles

Ghost Shirt has been one of the most prolific rock bands in Columbus over the last few years, seemingly spending every waking moment in the studio or on stage, with dozens of MP3s and concert posters to show for it. The Whiles? Not so much. Though mostly under the radar, Joe Peppercorn and company have been working hard, and the fruits of their labor will be on display Saturday, when they perform most of their long-awaited third LP (due out this year) plus eight songs from an EP they'll release next year. Maybe if you're lucky they'll play "Songs We Used to Know," too.

Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W. 3rd Ave.

Friday: Brothers by Law

Saturday: Jahman Brahman and the Trainjumpers