Rocktoberfest preview: roeVy

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Rocktoberfest, Alive's annual fall concert extravaganza, is going down Friday at The Bluestone, 583 E. Broad St. You can get a quick overview of all the incredible performers in this handy preview, but this week we'll also be spotlighting each performer individually, one per day, leading up to Friday's big bash.

Today is the big day, so we turn our attention to the big headliner. We could not be more stoked to have roeVy closing out this event. For the Facebook event, I described them as such: "A DJ/VJ duo signed to Sex Cult Records, they're the dark lords of Columbus dance music." Watching the laser-eyed duo grow from tiny gigs at Columbus dive bars to huge festivals has been a thrill. They've invented their own strand of the bigger-than-life showmanship that defines the modern EDM revival while still producing intelligent, subtle dance music that rises above the muck. Their deal with globally respected Sex Cult Records was exciting; even more so is their new remix of electronic OGs Booka Shake for the legendary Dim Mak Records. The fact is, roeVy is on the way to worldwide fame and acclaim, and they absolutely deserve it. Don't miss the chance to see them for free in their hometown.

roeVy closes out Rocktoberfest at 1 a.m. Friday night at The Bluestone. (RSVP here.) Below, find the duo's Booka Shade remix for Dim Mak as well as the original mix of "Whitesmoke" from the "Blacksmoke/Whitesmoke" EP on Sex Cult Records. And why not video from last year's Rootwire Festival for good measure?

OK, see you guys tonight. In the enduring words of our headliner: Let's do this.