What To Do Tonight: Blow, reap, etc.

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Yes, after I told you to do British lasses yesterday, today I'm telling you to do blow—specifically, The Blow.

Khaela Maricich has carried on K Records' most consistently enjoyable act after the departure of Jona Bechtolt, and they arrive in Columbus tonight to play the Wexner Center's Black Box. I hadn't listened to the charming electro-pop of Paper Television until I heard the band was coming to town, but let's just retroactively add it to last year's best-of list. (Add The Figurines too, while we're at it.) Joining the Blow are Michigan's Saturday Looks Good To Me and High Places. $12 admission, starts at 9 p.m. sharp.

Check out an MP3 of "Parentheses," offered up for free by our friends at the Wexner Center.

The Donnas are also at The Basement, if you're into that sort of thing.

TV picks:

EW highly recommends Five Days, a "five-part mystery" debuting tonight at 8 on HBO. It's a tightly-packed narrative that starts with the disappearance of a British lady and her children. "The sheer number of plotlines can be overwhelming, but the images - flowers dropped on the side of the road, a dusty van sliding away — are relentlessly riveting. And the series only gets better from here." Sounds good to me!

•Also worth your while: Reaper (9 p.m., CW). Last week's debut had more spunk and charm than the similarly-themed Chuck. Let's see where devilish Ray Wise leads our slacker hero this week.