Sorta late but the festival’s already about to begin by the time I post this. The Ohio Film & Music fest is three nights of music at the Summit and Skully’s plus a crapload of shorts and feature films. All produced by people that lived or currently reside in Ohio. I honestly don’t know much about the film side of the line-up except for Jarmusch’s fantastic Stranger Than Paradise.
Tonight you can catch my friend Tito’s band, the Main Street Gospel at the Summit. Last couple of times I’ve been to the Summit, they’ve had sound issues. Makes me leary to step foot in there for a while.
Friday night (probably the night I’ll go) at Skully’s will be Kelley Deal’s new band R.Ring, the Heartless Bastards and the New Bomb Turks. It’s a shame that Stranger Than Paradise is playing the same night. It’s been a while since I’ve seen that on the big screen. If you go, you may or may not miss R. Ring as they play first. I’ve always been impressed by Skully’s sound. Definitely the best of the local clubs. Parking can be an interesting proposition. Don’t park anywhere near the condo or the nearest street. Name escapes me but it’s the street where Family Dollar is situated.
Saturday’s the weaker of the line-up at Skully’s. Featuring local rap and RJD2, all of which I could honestly never get into. I’ve heard both RJD2 and Blueprint… meh. That’s my cross to bear. I’m sure it will be a sweaty sweaty dance party.
Fellow Panelista Matt Kish is in the Columbus Alive this week. One more week till his talk/signing at the Wexner Center.