Playing Columbia, Mo., all weekend long

February 24, 2009 | Black Twig Pickers, Mikel Dimmick Spiral Joy Band, Patrick Best, and Pelt

A Klang Family contingent descends on Columbia, Mo., this weekend for the True/False film fest, which is to include music from Pelt, the Spiral Joy Band, the Black Twig Pickers and Patrick Best -- all perhaps in multiple lineups (even Patrick's supposed solo turn) as travelers come and go during the many short sets that are planned.

Most of the music is quarter-hour-or-so blasts wrapped around the showing of films (although apparently, alas, not during the showings), with one slightly longer set for the Spiral Joy Band on Saturday night.

Here's what we think we're doing -- note that this differs a bit from at least one version of the "official" schedule:

  • on Friday, Feb. 27, Twigs play one set at 9:30 p.m. at the Forrest Theatre (and we'll forgive you if you'd rather be over at The Blue Note listening to Excene Cervanka).

  • on Saturday, Feb. 28, Twigs are at the Blue Note at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., then Pelt is at the Blue Note at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Then Spiral Joy Band is somewhere in the mix during the 8 p.m.-11 p.m., four-band showcase at the Cherry Street Artisan.

  • on Sunday, March 1, Patrick Best is at the Blue Note at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., quite possibly in Spiral Joy duo mode.

Got it? Great. See you there --

(for more info on the fest, check here)