Local music: Rock Potluck

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Assemble 40 musicians from 40 different bands. Shuffle them into eight new lineups. Give them each the afternoon to write two original songs and learn a cover. Meet up that night to share a meal and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

It's a brilliant concept, created by local musicians Bobby Miller and Shane Sweeney, and it's made the Rock Potluck one of the most anticipated holidays on the Columbus music calendar. The sixth annual shindig goes down Saturday at Skully's, where you can get in free before 9:30 with a hot covered dish or a dessert. After 9:30, admission is $5.

Here's your first look at this year's lineups.

Band #1, 10 p.m.

Vug Arakas (Vug)

Bil Jankowski (Church of the Red Museum)

Max Lewis (New City Gypsy)

Tony Norris (Obviouslies)

Jason Quicksall

Band #2, 10:30 p.m.

Curtis Cole

Jamarr Mays (Monolithic Cloud Parade)

Bill Patterson (The Wet Darlings)

Claire Pollard (The Compressions)

Dan Ross (Day Creeper)

Band #3, 11 p.m.

Derek DiCenzo

Jake Housh (Moviola)

Ben Lamb (Lydia Loveless)

Zac Little (Saintseneca)

Molly Winters (The Salty Caramels)

Band #4, 11:30 p.m.

Sam Corlett (Karate Coyote)

Christen Garms (Swimsuit Edition)

Sven Kahns (Deerhead)

Jeff Kleinman (Exwhites)

John Liberatore (The Fidgets)

Band #5, 12 a.m.

Sam Brown (You're So Bossy)

Will Foster (Guinea Worms)

Bobby Miller (Super Desserts)

Ryan Stolte-Sawa (Flotation Walls)

Dane Terry (Swarming Branch)

Band #6, 12:30 a.m.

Sam Craighead (Feature Films)

Jimmy Lavery (The Lindsay)

Dan Spurgeon (Bush League All-Stars)

John Umland (Tin Armor)

Anna Wuerth (Silencio)

Band #7, 1 a.m.

Erik Kang (Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)

Ian Kaplan (St. Moses The Black)

Mickey Mocnik (New Creases)

Emily Ng (Audrey and Orwell)

Nick Perry (Fey Gods)

Band #8, 1:30 a.m.

Kyle Cardwell (Hurt People Hurt People)

Reba Con Queso (The Jellyhearts)

Crow (Mors Ontologica)

Yoni Mizrachi (Maza Blaska)

Tristan Seufert (Shin Tower Music)

Rock Potluck

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4


1151 N. High St., Short North