As temperatures continue to remain scorchingly hot, so does the concert scene in Columbus, with a number of noteworthy upcoming shows selling out in recent days. The Lydia Loveless record release show at Ace of Cups is sold out! Sturgill Simpson at Express Live is sold out! And that just announced Green Day show at the Newport Music Hall probably sold out in the time it took you to read this. But fear not concert goer, there’s an excellent show taking place Friday night at Skully’s Music Diner that hasn’t sold out yet, Band of Skulls. The band will return to Columbus for the first time since 2014 in support of their recently released fourth album “By Default.”

I caught their last appearance at the Newport, and the UK trio brought a sound befitting a much larger room, so it’s even more of a treat that they’re playing the very intimate and oh so rock n roll Skully’s this time around. The US portion of their tour opened earlier this week in Boston and boasted a 19 song set featuring a healthy selection from all of their studio albums. Opening support comes courtesy of Mothers. It’s sure to be a hot and heavy, whiskey soaked, rock and roll kinda evening in the Short North. Doors are at 9:00 PM. Tickets are $20 at Magnolia Thunderpussy and the following link, $23 day of show if any remain.