Staff Pick: Ekoostik Hookah

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Nearly 20 years into the longest, strangest trip in Columbus history, Ekoostik Hookah returns to the Newport Music Hall for another infamous New Year's Eve installment. By now, everyone should know what to expect from this effervescent jam quintet. Trippy, extended overtures crafted in the style of Grateful Dead and Phish are colored by five truly fantastic musicians. The band's most recent release was in 2007, but that won't stop them from ringing in 2011 with something fresh.

Freekbass and Wheels open.

Ekoostik Hookah

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High St., Campus