What To Do Tonight: See a rock legend in a small bar, indie up-and-comers at a bigger bar

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Happy Veterans Day, everybody! The concert calendar has a different sort of veteran in store. Richard Lloyd of Television is coming to Columbus tonight with very little fanfare, and that just ain't right. Yeah, the guitarist from Television, The legends responsible for the Bowery-bred riff-punk classic Marquee Moon! (Let's all listen to the title track again right now...) I can't think of a better pair of locals to open this up than The Lindsay and Outer Spacist. (Well, OK, there might be somebody better out there, but I'm not going to sit around and figure out who.) This is at The Summit, 2210 Summit St. $10 and 10 p.m., people!

Also on the docket: Blitzen Trapper and Horse Feathers at Skully's, 1151 N. High St. My preview explains why both of these Portland up-and-comers merit your attention. They'll also be joined by Brooklyn's The End of the World. You can lend them all an ear at 9 p.m. for the price of $10.

Also, I have to mention Logo's new show called Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World. Check out what EW has to say about the show, which premieres at 10 tonight: "The easily offended might think twice about tuning in to a sitcom where Lego-like characters sing 'Sperm, sperm. It's a glorious term. Who doesn't love sperm?' But if you can handle cartoon placenta and 'Gaystation 3' jokes, jump right in!"

Other series debuting tonight include Extreme Trains (10 p.m., History), Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist (10 p.m., Lifetime) and a sci-fi themed reality competition called CHA$E (10 p.m., Sci-Fi).