Baauer, Deerhunter, French Montana, Walk the Moon book Columbus shows
That Justin Timberlake concert news can't be topped, but these four shows are all a pretty big deal:
Baauer, of "Harlem Shake" meme fame, will headline Skully's alongside the return of trap-rave king RL Grime(check this and this), moody remix genius Ryan Hemsworth(seriously check this and this) and New Orleans youth Jim-E Stack on Monday, July 15. It's called the Infinite Daps Tour, and anyone looking for a survey of rising DJ talent should look no further. That bill is stacked, even if you hate Baauer. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. for $20 or $23.
Bad Boy signee/accidental "fanute" inventorFrench Montana will support his upcoming official debut Excuse My Frenchwith a show at Long Street District on Friday, June 7. Tickets are on sale now for $25 ($31.25 with fees) or $50 ($57.75 with fees), so don't stop, click that. (Unless you care that his set at SXSW was terrible.)
My favorite announcement of the day is the impending arrival ofDeerhunter, from where I stand the best indie rock band working right now, at Skully's on Friday, Sept. 13. The group's crackling new LP, Monomania, is out today and is wonderful in expected and unexpected ways. Tickets are on sale now for $18. Every time I've seen them, including at the Wex in 2010, they were transcendent.
Lastly, Columbus-affiliated alt-rockers Walk the Moon will return to LC Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 30. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. Friday for $20 ($26.85 with fees).