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Concert Review: The Airborne Toxic Event

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: The Airborne Toxic Event

Sometime ago, way back in early 2011, I remember declaring on my Facebook page that Airborne Toxic Event were going to be a hugely famous band that will concur the world and everyone should go listen to them immediately. Fast-forward to Tuesday night and it hasn’t quite happened as I thought it would for the […]

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Concert Review: Jimmy Eat World

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Jimmy Eat World

It’s fairly easy to brush aside Jimmy Eat World, write them off as one hit wonders (even though they’ve had quite a few hits), question their relevance in today’s musical landscape, or simple forget they even exist. However, put them in front of an all-ages college crowd that made me feel ancient and Jimmy Eat […]

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Columbus Crew Soccer Club Unveils New Brand and Badge

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Columbus Crew Soccer Club Unveils New Brand and Badge

After several weeks of social media hype and a city slammed with billboards, pop-up logos and far-too-easy-to-destroy road markings, the Columbus Crew unveiled its new brand and badge at an exclusive event at the LC Pavilion on Wednesday night. Crew owner Anthony Precourt, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman gathered on stage […]

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Crew Continues At-Home Winning Streak with 2-0 Win Over Impact

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Continues At-Home Winning Streak with 2-0 Win Over Impact

The Crew’s post-season push is still kicking in high gear as they notched up a fifth straight win at home with a 2-0 win over a poor Montreal team on Saturday night. Ethan Finlay quickly settled any possible nerves with a goal with just a few minutes on the clock. The pacey forward was put […]

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Crew Bests New England 1-0, Hejduk Honored at Half-Time

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Bests New England 1-0, Hejduk Honored at Half-Time

Federico Higuain’s classy free-kick was just about enough to secure another home win for the Crew, but he’ll be buying Steve Clark’s next drink as the Crew number 1 yet again performed heroics to deny New England and make Hiquain’s missed penalty a nonissue as Columbus ran out 1-0 winners Saturday night at Crew Stadium. […]

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Concert Photos: Foster the People at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Foster the People at The LC

Foster the People came to Columbus on Friday night. The hipster-friendly LA band brought their drawn out indie-dance-pop-rock to the LC’s outdoor stage and knocked out their songs, including the popular one, to a crowd mostly made up of screaming young girls and boys in tight jeans. The band, consisting of Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink […]

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Concert Photos: Grouplove at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Grouplove at The LC

Los Angeles’ hyperactive indie-pop band Grouplove played Wednesday night at the outdoor LC stage. The five piece finally fulfilled their Columbus gig for this year after cancelling at the last minute during CD102.5 day way back in April. Also on the bill for the Honda-Civic tour were fellow CD102.5 hipster favourites, Portugal. The Man. Matt […]

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