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Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet at The Basement

 Matt Ellis Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet at The Basement

“This is going to be historic!” exclaims an overly-excited middle-aged man to me just moments before Michigan classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet took to the stage for their first headlining show, while a trio of 50-somethings in front of me excitedly take photos of the stage and set list, and a young woman bounces […]

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Columbus Crew SC Victorious Over Chicago Fire With 1000th Goal

 Matt Ellis Columbus Crew SC Victorious Over Chicago Fire With 1000th Goal

For Columbus Crew SC fans, there’s little that can beat the enjoyment of victory over Eastern rivals Chicago Fire, but to combine a win with a historic 1000th goal ever scored in the club’s lifetime made for a delightfully entertaining evening at MAPFRE as late second-half goals gave the home side the points with a […]

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Photos: All Time Low

 Matt Ellis Photos: All Time Low

Pop-punk staples All Time Low returned to Columbus on Sunday to headline their ‘Young Renegades Tour,’ alongside a stellar line-up of up and coming bands at Express Live! Rockstar Energy, WNCI, and a mid-show torrential down-pour all combined to bring a hugely energetic evening of guitars, pogo-dancing and the occasional bra tossing as The Wrecks, […]

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Crew SC Takes Down Philadelphia 1-0 in Home Game Win

 Matt Ellis Crew SC Takes Down Philadelphia 1-0 in Home Game Win

It took a huge slice of luck to turn the game, but Columbus Crew SC won’t be complaining as Justin Meram’s massively deflected shot gave the home side a 1-0 win over Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. The lone goal came in a game of few chances as a Hiquain-less Crew SC […]

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Photos: Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen

 Matt Ellis Photos: Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen

Milwaukee, WI and Liverpool, UK alt-rock pioneers the Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen, respectively, co-headlined Express Live! on Wednesday night for an evening of decades-old classic rock and roll aimed squarely at the vastly vintage crowd that casually sprawled over the venues spacious lawn. Photos by Matt Ellis.

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Photos Doo Dah Parade 2017

 Matt Ellis Photos Doo Dah Parade 2017

Editor’s Note by Walker Evans: The 34th annual Doo Dah Parade took place on Tuesday, July 4 in the Short North to celebrate “liberty and lunacy” in its traditional fashion. Boxing legend and hometown hero James Buster Douglas served as this year’s “Less-Than-Grand Marshall” while marchers lampooned everyone from Donald Trump to Donald Trump. For […]

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Atlanta Topples Crew SC in 0-2 Home Game Loss

 Matt Ellis Atlanta Topples Crew SC in 0-2 Home Game Loss

A full-house of holiday-weekend celebrating Columbus Crew SC fans had to endure 90 minutes of misery before seeing the annual firework display as Atlanta United FC recorded their second win in three games against Crew SC with a 2-0 victory at MAPFRE Stadium. Hector Villalba opened the scoring in the 27th minute after Atlanta goalkeeper […]

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