Concert preview: OBN IIIs

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

OBN IIIs is a rock 'n' roll band from Austin, fronted by (and named after) Orville Bateman Neeley III. This June, the group released Third Time to Harm, its third album in about as many years. It's a brutal, rollicking piece of work, once again channeling an old-school rowdiness that is so damn hard to come by in rock music today. OBN IIIs plays riff-heavy, vintage-feeling, garage-tinged bar rock with absolutely no pose or agenda. You can feel the sweat, smell the cracked leather jackets and taste the cheap bummer beer even listening to OBN IIIs on Spotify in headphones like a loser. So just imagine what they're like live.

Ace of Cups

10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16

2619 N. High St., Campus