Not sure what brings J Robbins to Columbus for a Friday night Happy Hour show, but what a lucky score for KOBO. For indie rock geeks with their feet firmly planted in the ’90s (yes, I’m one of you!), this may be THE show of 2011. Robbins will be performing with cellist Gordon Withers and it’s not at all a stretch to think this will be a stripped-down (yet, somehow, at the same time, face-melting) tour of the singer/producer’s recorded history, from Jawbox to Burning Airlines to Office of Future Plans.
A few years ago, the boys in Miranda Sound employed the talents of Mr.Robbins to produce arguably their greatest album, 2006′s Western Reserve so it only makes sense that half of that now-defunct band (Dan Gerken and Sean Sefcik) have been tapped to warm up the crowd.
Doors at 6, Mir-half-a Sound (get it?) start around 7, J Robbins closing out the Happy Hour show starting around 8. $5 will gain you intimate access to what promises to be one of the best shows of the year.