Concert preview: The Venetia Fair brings its pop-rock carnival to Double Happiness

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The New England rockers in The Venetia Fair clearly don’t take themselves too seriously. The band’s Facebook profile opens with a comically straightforward admission (“We have no f-----g clue what we’re doing”), and its latest EP, which finds the band covering the likes of Queen and The Blood Brothers (!), is titled Basically Just Does Karaoke. Its music can be equally playful, with the players bashing out carnival-esque pop tunes akin to Panic! At the Disco’s all-over-the-map sound.

Obstinate Orange and Deadwood Floats open the show.

Double Happiness

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4

482 S. Front St., Brewery District