The Kyle Sowashes

Columbus, Ohio

Signs that you're at a good Kyle Sowashes show: 1) The namesake/guitarist and vocalist is moving so vigorously that his drooping glasses are about to fall off; 2) He sings a heartfelt track with lyrics about spilling beer and Mountain Dew over himself at Pizza Hut after he already wasn't feeling well; 3) Four performers tossing out rich, irresistible hooks; and 4) It's a Kyle Sowashes show.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Self-aware nerdiness and mid-‘90s American Indie Rock. For kicks, let's call the Sowashes Dinosaur Jr. Jr. (Reyan Ali)