What To Do Tonight: More great Thursday rock shows

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Lots of cool live music to choose from tonight:

Th' Legendary Shack Shakers will bring their much-hyped punk-rockabilly show to Milo Arts, 617 E. 3rd Ave. Singer J.D. Wilkes' film Seven Signs will screen at 8 p.m., with opening act Pine Hill Saints beginning at 9:30. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Next, Mercury Rev offshoot Hopewell returns for its umpteenth show in Columbus. They'll be joined by The Main Street Gospel and Moon High at Ruby Tuesday, 1978 Summit St. This show was supposed to be sponsored by Camel, but the cig-sellers backed out. The Hopewell guys were counting on that guaranteed money to finance their tour, so turn out, drop $5 on a great psychedelic rock show and consider buying a raffle ticket for items like gift certificates to Guitar Center and Lost Weekend Records. 10 p.m. start for this one.

The other show I wanted to mention is the latest installment in the Blastronauts' Outer Sounds series, which features the actually-quite-poppy lineup of Earwig, Paper Airplane, Bookmobile and Blastronauts. This begins at 10 p.m. and costs $5.

Also worth noting: The solid Thursday comedy slate of The Office (9 p.m., NBC) and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (10 p.m., FX) remains a hilarious way to spend your evening.