As a national media event, it might not be quite on par with the Super Bowl, but as far as the central Ohio music community is concerned, a coming weekend festival has certainly earned its Roman numerals.

As a national media event, it might not be quite on par with the Super Bowl, but as far as the central Ohio music community is concerned, a coming weekend festival has certainly earned its Roman numerals.
Hookahville XXX will be held Aug. 29-31 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Local jam-rockers Ekoostik Hookah host the fun that includes Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Bela Fleck, Arrested Development and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, among others.
For more information, visit www.hookahville.com.

Bay-area trio Totimoshi plies well-crafted, intense and driving riff-rock witness the band's latest release, Milagrosa.
The band's ethic is grounded in the cultural heritage of singer/guitarist Tony Aguilar (the son of migrant farm workers) and bass player Meg Castellanos (of Cuban descent). Raucous drummer Chris Fugitt, added to the band for Milagrosa, completes the picture and complements the palette.
With Nebula, Totimoshi will play the Ravari Room Friday, Aug. 29. Call (614) 263-4058.

It's tempting to dismiss Mosquito Bandito as just another in the glut of one-man-punk-surf-billy bands making the rounds (kidding), but let's not judge too harshly.
Seriously, it's a fun experience. Armed with an electric guitar, MB sits at a drum set operated mostly by foot pedals occasionally playing the cymbals with the headstock on his guitar. He pumps out some seriously raw sounds.
See Mosquito Bandito Monday, Sept. 1, at Caf Bourbon Street. Call (614) 268-9377.

Barely a year old, Pittsburgh quintet The Morning Light is signed to Fearless Records, home of like-minded young pop acts like Mayday Parade and Plain White T's.
The band's self-titled album is chock full of sing-along choruses and earnest stories of love and whatnot.
Check 'em out Tuesday, Sept. 2, at The Basement. Tickets are $8/$10. Call (614) 431-3600.