Your Weekend In Music: June 1-3

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

My feature on the band reveals my adoration for Dead Knowledge, the band's seventh album and, of the four I've heard, by far my favorite. I usually balk at bands' "mature" later records, but this incarnation of Moviola—which, yeah, sounds a lot like The Band—suits this band best. It combines the easygoing Americana of 2004's East of Eager with the haphazard experimentation of the band's earlier work, throwing out the rules and casting a broad net on many of the best parts of (North) American music, from the twangy sounds of yesteryear to Jefferson Airplane to Yo La Tengo. It's a fine listen through and through.

Joining the Moviolites for opening sets will be Brian Harnetty and Parker Paul, with Necropolis DJ sets between. The 8 p.m. start time should have the show over well before midnight. And did I mention it's free?

The other big record release of the weekend (that I know of) is Rosehips' 7-inch unveiling tonight at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. Unfortunately I haven't heard the record yet because Manup didn't send it to us. But I can tell you that regardless of the record's quality, the show boasts a particularly fun lineup of poppy indie rock. Besides local fuzz-and-melody experts The Lindsay and Beard of Stars, Athens' backwoods Kinks fans The Snails will close out the show. As someone who enjoyed their bouncy, euphoric live shows during my last couple years at OU, I can't recommend them enough. This show is also free.

After the jump, a few more shows of note...

After the Moviola shindig wraps up, Carabar has another Athens great, Southeast Engine, who, yes, have signed to nationally respected indie Misra Records. Information about this show is not readily available, but assuming it's still happening, a trip to Carabar to see these guys would be a wise way to wind up your Saturday. They've really developed an identity of their own over the years, writing ridiculously appealing rock tunes with only minimal traces of their folk/alt-country roots. This show is also—you guessed it—free.

EDIT: Southeast Engine is NOT playing Carabar Saturday night. No idea who is.

Competing with Southeast Engine is Louisville's King Kong over at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. Melissa Starker previewed the show in this week's paper, and her kind words make this sound like an enticing bill. Well, that, and stellar support from locals Guinea Worms and El Jesus de Magico. Anyway, the Kong folks seem to specialize in ultra-weird, schizoid rock experiments, which ought to add a nice complementary flavor to the locals' diverse postpunk stew.

Also on Saturday, The Receiver is celebrating its second anniversary with a show at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. The lushly orchestrated rock duo (with a pinch of electronica for good measure) will be joined by a mysterious pair of bands known as Pash and Unit 1.

Sunday, I'm going to see Dinosaur Jr. in Ann Arbor, but you can finish out your weekend locally with Miranda Sound's last Little Brother's show. The "indie pop chargers" (their self-description is so spot-on that I'm cool with just recycling it every time I write about them) are recording a live album at the apparently doomed bar, 1100 N. High St. The show gets on the road at 6 p.m.