What To Do Thursday: Lots of local rock shows

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

So many shows tonight! Where to begin? How about Blastronauts' album release party at Oldfield's on High, 2590 N. High St., featuring New York's Rosewood Thieves plus The Lost Revival and The Dead Trees. Read all about Blastronauts' "psychedelic atheist space rock" in last week's profile, and be prepared for deluge of 3D art on display at the bar in conjunction with their sweet 3D album cover. 9 p.m. show, $5 cover.

There's also a bastion of newish locals rocking out right up the street at Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St., as mentioned in yesterday's Local Love entry on Black Owls. The Mangumesque sounds of Monolithic Cloud Parade will also fill the room as will the straight-up rock 'n' rollers Stucco Jones and lo-fi power-pop combo Obviouslies. This one also starts at 9 and costs $6.

Former Means frontman Jason Frederick will be collaborating with Sam Brown at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. Seems like it would probably be pretty awesome. The Exceptionals will trot out their two-man fancy-pants garage rock show as well. 10 p.m. start and probably $5 cover but maybe less.

Saintseneca will play their ragtag indie folk at Urban Outfitters, 1782 N. High St., for free this evening at 8.

Couch Forts' Thursday residency at The Treehouse continues tonight, and they'll welcome fellow Band to Watch Tin Armor plus Claire Pollard's decidedly non-thrashy ensemble The Thrashers.

Then there's St. Moses the Black at Ruby Tuesday, 1978 Summit St. I've been digging this band's 7-inch but still haven't seen them live, so I might try to hop over there at some point this evening, though it's going to be tough to prioritize with so much great local music going on at once. They're playing with some un-Google-able band called Safari.

All that and I haven't even mentioned Clutch at the Newport or Yo La Tengo down in Nelsonville at Stuart's Opera House.