Local Love: Vug Arakas and the Stallions

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Artist: Vug Arakas and the Stallions Song: "Broken Ship"

Though his psych power trio TV Eye seems to have cooled off in recent months, Vug Arakas continues to charge forward with his roots-rock solo project Vug and the Stallions. The mournful, stripped-down balladry on his MySpace page doesn't demonstrate the power of the Stallions' live show, which I caught last month in Lynn Alley during Independents Day. But the sad strums of "Broken Ship," showing off Arakas' appreciation for Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, will have to do for now. For Thursday's show at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., expect more twangy, fuzzed-out guitar heroics. Mount Carmel and sometimes-Stallions The Main Street Gospel will play too. 10 p.m. start, $5 cover.