Chaos on the Rocks has been operating for a few months now, but the upstairs Concert Club is just now getting ready for its unveiling.
Chris Chaos, owner of the club and local radio personality, said it's the largest indoor stage at a nightclub in Columbus and will have close to a 300-person maximum capacity.
For the Friday grand opening, local rock/hip-hop band Stereomonster will celebrate the release of their third studio album, "And the Kids Go Crazy."
"It's produced better, we're better," said lead singer Zac Young, comparing the new album to their previous efforts. "Everything's A-plus now. We've learned a lot."
While Young said their first album was "real political," the new one is more fun and they think it could help the band really break out.
"And the Kids Go Crazy" will be available for $5 on Friday at the party, but can also be found on iTunes and at their other live shows for $10.
After Friday's show, Young said the band is starting a winter tour that will include performing at the upcoming A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta Oct. 11-13 and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in March.
SXSW is an annual festival in Austin that features music, movies and an interactive conference. It will be Stereomonster's first time playing in Texas and "is a really big deal," said Young.
On helping kick off the grand opening of the Chaos on the Rocks Concert Club, Young said that he's happy to have a new venue to play in.
"It's great. It's a real privilege and I think it's going to help Chris out a lot, too," he said, adding that fans of Stereomonster are excited to see them in a new venue.
Chaos said that he's hoping to use the club to help out local bands, as well as showcase some national acts such as My Darkest Days, who play the club on Monday, and Nonpoint and Taproot who will play Oct. 20.
Friday night's show will kick off at 9 p.m. with Colin Manskar, Katie Martin, COED and The FountNhead. The party is hosted by Flacco Torres. Cover is $10.
Katie McCarthy, features writer, can be reached at email@example.com or 706-571-8515.