Three more to see at 4th & 4th Fest

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

4th & 4th Fest, like the Italian Village neighborhood surrounding the intersection with which it shares a name, has continued to evolve and grow at a staggering pace. When the festival launched in 2013 it featured almost exclusively local acts. Now in its third year, 4th & 4th has developed into a more global affair, roping in artists from far-flung places like Memphis (Nots), Chicago (The Lemons) and even the Netherlands (Jacco Gardner). Here are a few acts we're excited to scope out when the fest takes over the parking lot of Seventh Son Brewing Co. on Saturday, July 11.

American Jobs, 2:35 p.m.

The lone local act on the bill (unless you're counting expat piano man Dane Terry), the American Jobs specializes in the kind of shadowy, brooding rock one could imagine Nick Cave spinning in a darkened study. Songs like "In Caves" are generally morphine-drip slow, built around moaning saxophone, atmospheric synthesizer and frontman Nathan Reynolds' gothic lounge singer vocals. Even if the sun is out (a big if considering this summer's weather) expect gray clouds to descend during this set.

Nots, 4:25 p.m.

The Memphis garage-punk quartet's music, like Dennis Hopper in "Blue Velvet," exudes a tightly coiled menace, sounding at all times like it's on the verge of spilling over into some epic, rage-induced outburst. We Are Nots, released in 2014, captures this dark, destructive feel, with the four-piece rumbling through 11 bloody-knuckle cuts in well under 30 minutes. Expect a similarly brutal mood to settle in for the band's late afternoon set here.

Jaill, 5:10 p.m.

Like Jacco Gardner, the Milwaukee crew comes on like it could have been beamed in direct from the 1960s, and its new album Brain Cream - the quartet's first since parting ways with Sub Pop following the completion of a two-album deal - arrives colored in jangly guitars, psychedelic synthesizers and warm, sunny melodies that tend to run counter to the downcast lyrics. Witness "Change Reaction," where frontman Vincent Kircher sings of dark January days atop a twinkling backdrop better suited to patio weather.

Seventh Son Brewing

12 p.m. Saturday, July 11

1101 N. Fourth St., Italian Village

4thand4th.com

ALSO PLAYING: Dane Terry (1 p.m.), Cherry Chrome (1:50 p.m.), Turbo Fruits (3:30 p.m.), The Lemons (6:05 p.m.), NOBUNNY (7 p.m.), Jacco Gardner (8:20 p.m.), Surfer Blood (9:40 p.m.)