What To Do Tonight: Meet the Thrill Kill Kult, or go completely the opposite direction with Friday Night Lights

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, one of the more controversial acts on the electronic music landscape, arrives in Columbus tonight on its 20th anniversary tour. The duo of Frankie Nardiello and Marston Daley (aka Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy) will bring their occult-themed, sexually adventurous industrial disco to Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St., with an opening set from local lightning rod Zachery Allan Starkey. 10 p.m. showtime, with a $15 door charge.

The best TV event of the night is one that most people unfortunately will not be able to see. That would be the return of Friday Night Lights, the critically acclaimed, dearly loved but mostly ignored show about life in a small Texas town with an unhealthy devotion to high school football. It begins its third season at 9 p.m. on DirecTV Ch. 101, launching a series of 13 episodes that will re-air on NBC next February. This is highly inconvenient for those of us who don't have DirecTV, but had the satellite TV service not stepped in with this plan, we wouldn't have Coach Taylor and the gang back for another season, so I'll take what I can get.

Also on TV tonight: The returns of Dirty Sexy Money (10 p.m., ABC) — still never seen it — and Private Practice (9 p.m., ABC) — blech! — plus a presumably disturbing documentary called My Fake Baby (9 p.m., BBC America) about uber-realistic dolls with veins and beating hearts. I'm not convinced this is actually more unsettling than My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult.

EDIT: And how could I forget the return of Pushing Daisies (8 p.m., ABC)? Melissa Starker would not approve.