There will be an insane number of amazing bands to see over the next four days. In addition to Independents' Day on Saturday, Music week, brought to you by CD102.5, Columbus Alive and Kaplan Artist Group, begins today! This is a multiple-venue music extravaganza in Old North Columbus, and I must admit that I am quite excited!
Fortunately, Old North is an easy neighborhood to access via alternative transportation. The Olentangy River Trail runs parallel to High St and is only a block away in this area. The COTA #2 goes right by KOBO & Ravari Room on High St, while COTA #4 goes by Rumba Cafe on Summit St . To make it even easier COTA #81 connects these two streets via Hudson so you can shuttle back and forth. If you wanted to make a bus adventure out of it, you could purchase a day pass for $4, which is much less than gas + time spent looking for parking + towing if you park in the wrong spot + not having to pay for a designated driver, etc. etc. etc. Of course, if the weather is permitting, it is not a bad walk to and from any of these venues.
The tough part is that these shows start later in the evening. The true Low Carb(on) challenges lies tonight and tomorrow night. If you don't live nearby and are taking the COTA, the last bus to catch home will be around midnight. I do admit it, it can be scary to bike late at night as well. There are some neighborhood streets that are better than others, too. For example, coming from downtown, I would probably bike over to Front Street and then to Neil Avenue and explore OSU campus some while riding north rather than bike on High St. The same goes for me heading south to get home. Of course, I am not sure how many individuals will be out that late, but these may be "special occasion" nights to share a cab (if you stay out past midnight on a Wednesday or Thursday).
On Friday night, the COTA #21 Night Owl will be running so that night will be a given. We will be taking the COTA #21 Night Owl to Kobo for the Phantods and Deluka around 10PM. But we won't get too crazy on Friday night - we have Independents' Day 2011 on Saturday!
For the full line up and venue details, please visit the FB event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212575582124803:
From the Music Week FB Event Page:
"Music Week Columbus is three nights of live music in Old North Columbus.
We are hosting bands from Minneapolis to Brooklyn and all points in between along side some of your favorite Columbus bands at Kobo, Rumba Cafe, and Ravari Room. The event is presented by CD101@102.5 and sponsored and organized by Kobo, Central City, Kaplan Artists Group, Electraplay, Evolved Body Art, Donwaiting.com, Columbus Alive, Cafe Bella and Never President."
Music Week Columbus Lineup And Schedule!:
Rumba Cafe ($5)
9:15 Dave Buker and the Historians
10:15 Narrow and the Brights
11:15 Astro Fang (Dayton)
12:15 Alert New London
9:45 Dew Droppers
10:45 Milano (Chicago)
11:45 Ghost Shirt
12:45 Wet Darlings
Ravari Room ($5)
8:30 The Sheens
9:30 The Dirty Girls
10:30 Ease The Medic
11:30 Banderas (Cincinnati)
12:30 Cadaver Dogs
Rumba Cafe ($5)
8:30 Tin Armor
9:30 Sam Goodwill (Youngstown)
10:30 Bethesda (Kent)
11:30 Winter Makes Sailors
8:45 Saturday Giant
9:45 Way Yes
10:45 Sewing Machine War (Youngstown)
11:45 Donora (Pittsburgh)
12:45 Karate Coyote
Ravari Room ($5)
10:00 Black Antler
10:45 Sleepers Awake
11:45 Mockingbird (Akron)
12:45 White Wolves
Rumba Cafe ($10)
9:00 This Is my Suitcase
10:00 Nightlife (Ann Arbor)
11:00 Fort Wilson Riot (Minneapolis)
12:00 1,2,3 (Pittsburgh)
1:00 Town Monster
8:45 Bicentennial Bear
9:45 Beast Make Bomb (Brooklyn)
10:45 Megachurch (Cleveland)
12:45 Deluka (Brooklyn)
Ravari Room ($10)
8:30 Herzog (Cleveland)
9:30 Audrey And Orwell
10:30 Maza Blaska
11:30 Moon High
12:30 Petit Mal
*Schedule is subject to change!
A limited number of 3 day passes will be available at Evolved (1880 N. High St.) Sept. 1st. These wrist bands will be on sale for only $30! 3 day passes get to skip to the front of the line for shows that reach capacity.
Sept. 14th - Each show is $5 or buy a day pass at any venue for just $10!
Sept. 15th - Each show is $5 or buy a day pass at any venue for just $10!
Sept. 16th - Each Show is $10 or buy a day pass at any venue for just $15
Kobo - www.kobolive.com - 2590 N. High St., Columbus Ohio
Ravari Room - www.ravariroom.com - 2637 N. High St. Columbus Ohio
Rumba Café’ - www.columbusrumbacafe.com - 2507 Summit Ave. Columbus Ohio
Radio Sponsor – CD101 @ 102.5fm - www.cd101.com
For more information on the event please visit: