Editor's picks: 20 things to do this first weekend of October

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

As groan-worthy a phrase as Rocktober has become, it's, you know, mostly true. Just look at this weekend's music lineup: Lydia Loveless, Cloud Nothings, Field Report, Jamie Lynn Spears (!). Include the start of next week's workweek, and that includes Screaming Females and Sharon Van Etten. Not a music buff? Ain't no thing. There's a buncha other cool stuff to do too, like the Gateway's Hitchcocktober, COSI's zombie apocalypse-themed After Dark and Bad Movie Nite at Studio 35. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend, if I could be everywhere all the time.

Friday

Cloud Nothings, Tyvek at Double Happiness

Dylan Baldi, of Cleveland's Cloud Nothings, told our Andy Downing that he likes chaos, the way uncertainty often bleeds into brilliance. Likewise, expect the trio's show at Double Happiness to be loud and chaotic and brilliant. I got my tickets earlier this week, so even though DH is a small venue, it appears you can still make this show, even last-minute.

Jamie Lynn Spears at The Bluestone

Admit it, you're a little curious.

Lydia Loveless, Nick Tolford & Co., Bombadil at Skully's Music-Diner

Snag lunch at The Carvery downtown

Masquerade with Go Public at Strongwater

Bad Movie Nite at Studio 35

"The Events" by David Greig at the Wexner Center

Saturday

Numero Night at Spoonful Records

Numero's been on a tear lately, putting out some of the best vinyl compilations in the game, including a couple of volumes featuring the old Columbus soul label CapSoul. Come out to Spoonful Saturday to hear a bunch cuts from several of the little Chicago label's compilations, including the new CapSoul one, and enter to win a few test pressings as well. CapSoul founder Bill Moss' son, Daniel, will be in attendance to discuss how the relationship between the two labels came about, so music history buffs will surely have plenty to talk about.

Gallery Hop in the Short North

Crestoberfest at The Crest

Apple Pie Takeover at Brothers Drake Meadery

Get Right X Made by NGO at Skully's Music-Diner

Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons at Brothers Drake Meadery

Old Crow Medicine Show at the LC Pavilion

CBJ vs. Nashville Predators preseason game at Nationwide Arena

Tennis at A&R Music Bar

Sunday

Field Report at Rumba Cafe

When Chris Porterfield's Field Report played Rumba in 2012, he absolutely slayed it. At least according to then Alive music scribe Chris DeVille, who named that show his third favorite show of the entire year. I wasn't there, but I did see Field Report at Nelsonville Music Festival the next year, and, again, it was incredible. Don't miss your chance to see him this go-round.

Celebrate Four String Brewery's anniversary with its new stout

Fall Flea at Seventh Son Brewing

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