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Musicians, music appreciators, and night life junkies, here is your weekly guide to the Columbus music scene. Whether you’ve got a rock n’ roll heart or a craving for heavy EDM drops, there is something for you. Check out what Columbus has to offer you this weekend.

ELECTRONIC/DUBSTEP

Unfortunately, the shows doubled up this weekend. Nonetheless, here are your options for an electric Saturday night. Ruby Tuesday is hosting the DNB BBQ featuring Phantom 45. Phantom 45 has thrown it back to the early days of DJs and mixing tracks. His songs sound like something Fatboy Slim would play. Or get the work-week jitters out at Skully’s Kinetic Dance Party with DJs Druid Cloak, Muzzy Bear, Attak, Lethal FX, Bohno, and VJ Vendetta. Their DJs offer a wide range of styles and beats to dance to all night.

ROCK

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The party animal himself, Andrew W. K.

It’s time to “party hard” this weekend. The party animal himself Andrew W.K. kicks off the weekend at The A&R Music Bar with a special solo show Friday night. If you don’t know this dude you should quickly look him up and go to this show because he brings the energy. “Party Hard” was his breakout song and you won’t forget it once you hear it. However, if that’s not your kind of rock you need to get to one of the following shows. The Imaginary Cookies will be playing the Keystone Pub. These guys sound like Bush’s slower songs, rough around the edges but still heart-warming. You can catch The Professors at the King Avenue Five, sounding like a cross between the Kinks and the Doors. Next up, The Cordial Sins jam with Automagik and By Light We Loom at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar. This will be pop-punk sandwich served with indie rock bread with a side of Florence and the Machine. Feel free to get there early to catch a jazz show by Billy Wolfe’s Tetradectet. At the Rumba Café, Eye will be playing some psychedelic rock with Mama.

Saturday is coming at you with another diverse group of musicians. Only Flesh will be at the Ace of Cups playing music that is in line with their name, metal-punk with some Manson influence. The Cry! joins Lost Element and Foxtrot at the Rumba Café. This show is full of music that sounds like the late 90’s early 2000’s alt rock sound identifiable by bands like Weezer and the Plain White T’s. At Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar there is an indie rock show with some Billy Joel like piano work on the piano. Come see Room and Board with The Cordial Sins and Wreck Loose. Buffalo Native will hit Rumba Café. They are a jam cover band that has some southern roots.

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Buffalo Native will be at the Rumba Cafe

Rock doesn’t sleep on Sundays! Checkout Hippo Campus and their new single “The Halocline” at The Basement. They have an open, soft, welcoming sound that effortlessly pulls you in. In extreme contrast, Sons of Texas joins Fit For Rivals and Dead Mans Dew at The A&R Music Bar. Dead Mans Dew draws their influence from bands like TOOL, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains. Fit For Rivals is a emo-punk band on the rise with iconic, raspy vocals from their singer Renee Phoenix. Sons of Texas sounds like Pantera’s little brother with just as much hate and pounding riffs. Earlier on Sunday at Skully’s, Mac Sabbath will be playing McDonalds parodies of all your favorite Black Sabbath songs. They dress up in the costumes like McDonalds characters and deliver one unique performance.

See Mac Sabbath at Skully's this Sunday.

See Mac Sabbath at Skully’s this Sunday.

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The Sons of Texas are going to rock the A&R Music Bar Sunday.

 

RAP/REGGAE

Your weekend starts Friday at Skully’s for 106.7 The Wave’s Artist Showcase. Sponsored by your local rap station, this is sure to be a good night filled with live rap music and other DJs.

Then come back down to North Hight Street for The Flex Crew playing at Skully’s. They are always well-rehearsed and put on a good live show. Any fans of Bob Marley, or of any of the Marleys, should come see them play Sunday night.

FRIDAY SHOWS (11TH)

Andrew W. K.

Doors: 7:00 PM @ A&R – 391 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43215

614-461-5483

106.7 The Wave Showcase

Starts: 8:00 PM @ Skully’s – 115 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

614-291-8856

Eye w/ Mama

Starts: 10:00 PM @ Rumba Café – 2507 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202

614-268-1841

Billy Wolfe’s Tetradectet

Starts: 5:00 PM @ Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar – 26 E 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

614-388-8765

The Cordial Sins, Automagik, By Light We Loom (21+)

Starts: 10:00 PM @ Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar – 26 E 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

614-388-8765

The Professors

Starts: 7:00 PM @ King Avenue Five – 945 King Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

614-297-8060

The Imaginary Cookies

Starts: N/A @ Keystone Pub – 1081 Gemini Pl, Columbus, OH 43240

614-847-0007

SATURDAY SHOWS (12TH)

Kinetic Dance Party (18+ – No cover for 21+)

Starts: 9:00 PM @ Skully’s – 115 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

614-291-8856

Phantom 45

Starts: N/A @ Ruby Tuesday – 1978 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43201

614-291-8313

Only Flesh

Starts: 11:00 PM @ Ace of Cups – 2619 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

614-262-6001

The Cry! w/ Lost Element and Foxtrot

Starts: 10:00 PM @ Rumba Café – 2507 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202

614-268-1841

Room and Board w. Aircraft and Wreck Loose (21+)

Starts: 10:00 PM @ Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar – 26 E 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

614-388-8765

Buffalo Native

Starts: N/A @ Keystone Pub – 1081 Gemini Pl, Columbus, OH 43240

614-847-0007

SUNDAY SHOWS (13TH)

Sons of Texas w/ Fit For Rivals and Dead Mans Dew

Doors: 6:30 PM @ A&R – 391 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43215

614-461-5483

Mac Sabbath

Starts: 6:30 PM @ Skully’s – 115 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

614-291-8856

The Flex Crew (21+)

Starts: 10:00 PM @ Skully’s – 115 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

614-291-8856

Hippo Campus

Doors: 6:00 PM @ Basement – 391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

614-461-5483

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