Concert preview: Dayton's Enon lives on in Crooks on Tape

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The newborn crew, which released its debut album Fingerprint last year, boasts two members from the late, loved Dayton rock group Enon: John Schmersal and Rick Lee.

Like Enon, Crooks on Tape specializes in trippy pop tunes that, at times, barely sound tethered to reality. Instrumental jam “Tito’s Riser” could accompany a particularly gnarly acid trip, while the Novocain-numb “Wandered Again” builds around muted drums, shaggy-sweater vocals and a guitar effect that mimics a lonesome seagull’s cry.

This is what could pass for straightforward pop on the other side of the looking glass.

Van Dale opens the show.

Photo courtesy of Crooks on Tape

Ace of Cups

10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29

2619 N. High St., Campus