Local Love: The American Jobs

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Artist: The American Jobs Song: "Jailhouse"

The American Jobs are probably the weirdest band playing Saturday's Here Comes Your Weekend Parking Lot Blowout. And on a bill with Guinea Worms, that's saying something. The Jobs split their membership between Columbus and Youngstown, which may account for the dreary, post-industrial gloom that envelops each of their songs. They build slow-drifting anthems like "Jailhouse" with two percussionists, saxophone, samples and vocals. See them conjure these creepy concoctions at 4:30 p.m. Saturday outside Surly Girl Saloon.