Staff Pick: Saintseneca caps banner year with biggest hometown show yet

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Along the way, the musicians performed a memorable set on the popular NPR series Tiny Desk Concerts, spoke out about R. Kelly’s inclusion at the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Fest (the controversial R&B singer was later dropped from the bill), and headlined a rowdy night of music at Strongwater during Femme Fest, a local event borne of the Kelly opposition.

The raucous show proved quite a change from Saintseneca’s earliest days, where the volume was often kept to a minimum. “Now it’s almost come full circle, because we do play more electric,” said singer/songwriter Zac Little in an early 2014 interview. Both band and audience should be buzzing when the crew takes the stage in front of the large, appreciative hometown crowd.

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

1722 N. High St., Campus

ALSO PLAYING: Anna Ranger, Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch,