Concert preview: Diet Cig at Ace of Cups

Joel Oliphint
joliphint@columbusalive.com

Diet Cig plays Columbus more than some local bands. Alex Luciano (guitar, vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) return to town after two 2016 gigs at Ace of Cups and a June show at Rumba Cafe in support of the band's recently released debut album, Swear I'm Good at This. “When I was 16 I dated a boy with my own name/ It was weird,” Luciano sings on “Sixteen,” the leadoff track on Swear, a collection of quirky, pop-punk confessionals that are at turns blunt (“I wanna hold a seance for every heart I've broken, put them all in a room and say get over it”), sweet (“I wanna kiss you in the middle of a party”) and hangry (“I just wanna have ice cream on my birthday”). (Safe bet)

Ace of Cups

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

2619 N. High St., Old North

ALSO PLAYING: Sinai Vessel, Kizzy Hall