What To Do Tonight: Get heavy at Ravari, get light at the Treehouse

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

There are so many great concerts happening tomorrow, but I can only find one worth hyping this evening...

(OOPS, found a second show to hype. Scroll down for info on that lineup. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled metal preview.)

...and it's a heavy one at Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St. Demiricous, who rock out like ...And Justice For All if Hetfield had a demon-posessed sore throat, will be headlining this metal feast. They're joined by their neighbors The Gates of Slumber, who are known to rock a slow, nasty groove in the grand tradition that stretches all the way back to Sabbath. Between them, these bands have songs called "Ice Worm," "Repentagram" and "Children of Satan." That's pretty metal.

They're joined by two local shred crews, and yes I mean metalheads and not skaters. (Though I guess they could be skaters.) Spending a few minutes with Locusta and Sin Nombre is making me think I ought to pay more mind to local metal dudes. Probably not tonight, but someday! Anyway, any true blue metal fan would be insane to skip this show. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the cover is $7.

The other worthy show on tonight's docket is going down at The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. Your $5 benefit goes to Camp Sunshine, a retreat for kids with life-threatening illnesses. The utterly unique Couch Forts are the only act on the bill that I have actually seen, but the rest of the lineup promises lots of folky goodness. (It's about as far as you can get from the metal show I was just writing about.) James & James, Country Death and Curtis Cole round out the lineup. 10 p.m. show.