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Jonathan Burgess CD release at Big Room Bar

Jonathan Burgess lost his brother to suicide in 2009, and the shock sook the nascent musician to the core. His brother's death shows up on new record, White Light Devil, which Burgess will release at a show on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Big Room Bar. "Into the lake I will go / Rest my head on the shores … it'll be nice to rest, I know," he sings, referencing the ultimate rest his brother found. Dealing with his brother's loss, as well as a divorce from his first wife, was anything but peaceful for Burgess, but, over time, the existential crisis it created also gave him the confidence he'd been lacking. 

Local quartet Starset plans Express Live “Exhale” artist talk at Wild Goose Creative “Monuments” exhibition opens at Schumacher Gallery The Wet Darlings plays Ace of Cups


Souther CD release show at Shrunken Head

"Honest," the opening salvo on Souther's debut EP Is for Lovers, begins with singer/guitarist Carly Fratianne expressing her desire to be more transparent. "I've done my best to be honest about the most important things," she sings atop shuffling drums and fanged curls of guitar. It's a pose she maintains throughout the recording's five songs, which, on the whole, are unflinchingly self-critical, detailing a depressive period where the musician's relationships and ambitions fizzled and she temporarily gave into her vices "all at once," as she sings on "Honest."

Maggie Rogers brings her dance-folk to The Basement Urban Arts Space hosts reception for “The Legacy of Imperial Beijing” Available Light “You Got Older” continues in Studio Two Theatre Natalia Sanchez “Awakening” exhibition at Denmark’s Festival Hygge at Ace of Cups


Opera Project Columbus presents “Viva Verdi” at Lincoln Theatre

Opera Project Columbus tackles the music of Italian master Giuseppe Verdi, with four featured singers, including Columbus soprano Emily Holsclaw, performing alongside a full orchestra and choir. Special guests include the trumpeter line from the Ohio State University Marching Band and the Capital University Chapel Choir.  Artistic Administrator Adam Cioffari called the show "a showcase for full-throttle Verdian singing."

“The New Black” exhibition continues at King Arts Complex Dweezil Zappa plays “50 Years of Frank” at Express Live