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Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at Express Live

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at Express Live

Multi-platinum 90′s mega-rock band Goo Goo Dolls played Express Live! on Saturday night as an energetic John Rzeznik and a constantly smiling Robby Takac brought their truck load of radio hits, including “Name”, “Slide” and the almost permanent Billboard charts resident, “Iris” to a sold-out generation-spanning Columbus crowd. CLICK HERE to read our full interview […]

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Photos: The Naked and Famous at The Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Naked and Famous at The Newport

New Zealand’s electronic indie-rock band The Naked and Famous came to town on Monday night to play to a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Newport Music Hall. Support came from brother/sister duo, XYLO and Kamtin Mohager’s The Chain Gang of 1974. To view more upcoming live music events, CLICK HERE to visit our Events Calendar. […]

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Concert Photos: Grouplove

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Grouplove

Los Angeles dance-rock five-piece Grouplove came to Columbus on Thursday night as the hyper infectious Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi led the band through a set list of sing-and-bounce-along hits that had the Express Live! crowd jumping from the very first strikes of a shirtless Ryan Rabin’s drums. Fellow LA dark pop band MUNA offered […]

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Photos: Tegan and Sara at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Tegan and Sara at Express Live!

While baseball dominated the bars and restaurants of Columbus, Canadian indie-pop-rock twins Tegan and Sara brought an alternative to bats and balls to town with almost two decades worth of infectious radio-friendly genre-hopping synth ‘n roll to the indoor Express! Live stage on Tuesday night. The band are currently touring “Love You to Death”, released […]

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Photos: Highball Halloween 2016 Part 2

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Highball Halloween 2016 Part 2

This year’s Highball Halloween festival finished off with a strong second night last night, celebrating all things fashion, music and costumed festivities in the middle of High Street, Downtown. Thousands shows up to showcase their homemade costume creations while the best of the best took the stage for the contests. CLICK HERE to check out […]

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Photos: HighBall Halloween 2016

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: HighBall Halloween 2016

The 2016 edition of the HighBall Halloween festival kicked off last night, and despite colder temperatures, costumed fans still turned out in droves. Some of the best costumes — both on the stage and off the stage — have been captured in the photo gallery below for your viewing pleasure. The party continues tonight from […]

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Concert Photos: Korn at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Korn at Express Live!

An early fall chill may be in the air, but that didn’t stop the nu metal sounds of rock veterans Korn from burning up a near sold-out Express Live! on Friday night as the band, along with fellow hard-rock artists Breaking Benjamin, stopped by Columbus for their co-headline Nocturnal Underground tour. To view more upcoming […]

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