What To Do Tuesday: Passion Pit, Champions League

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Breakout indie dance-pop stars Passion Pit (who I told you about way back in January) will play to a sold-out Newport Music Hall tonight in support of their debut album, Manners. This was a $5 "Low Dough Show," but you'll probably have to pay more to get a ticket at this point. (How 'bout all these sold-out Newport shows, huh?) DJs Charles Erickson & Lance Keeney of The Clampdown will open the show with a rock 'n' roll dance party. Doors open at 7 p.m., and I'd imagine the music will be in full swing by 8. Look out for ear-searing falsetto.

Right around that time the Crew will be kicking off their third home game in seven days, a CONCACAF Champions League battle with Costa Rica's Saprissa. A win tonight secures Columbus passage into the knockout round of the international tournament beginning in February. Stars such as Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Robbie Rogers should be rested and ready to go after sitting out the Crew's 2-0 triumph over Los Angeles Saturday. I'm choosing this option over Passion Pit, who I've already seen a couple times this year. (And to be honest, I'm tiring of them a bit; they don't have quite the shelf life of MGMT.) On the other hand, autumnal weather and Crew soccer go together oh so well.