Staff pick: Southern psych-pop upstart Jackson Scott plays Ace of Cups

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Jackson Scott is one of them Southern freakboys, the type who blends bright, shining pop charisma with garbled psych sounds from the deep, dark recesses (of his mind, of our country, of the universe). He would probably get along with Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, or at least successfully duet with him

Scott’s Fat Possum debut album is called Melbourne, but it has very little to do with Australia so far as I can tell — perhaps Arkansas, Florida or Kentucky, all of which have a Melbourne of their own.aybe there’s a Melbourne on Jupiter?

Scott himself hails from North Carolina, and his alt-fried take on psych-pop fits in just fine with the lineage of indie bands from ACC/SEC schools, not to mention the Pink Floyd records that are probably still popular among their stud bodies.He’ll visit Big Ten country this Wednesday alongside Columbus trio Domes, explorers of a different breed.

Ace of Cups

9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11

2619 N. High St., Campus