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Crew Kicks Off 2014 Playoffs With 2-4 Loss to Revolution

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Kicks Off 2014 Playoffs With 2-4 Loss to Revolution

The Crew are left facing massively unfavorable odds of progressing in the MLS post-season as a ruthlessly professional New England left Crew Stadium with a 4-2 advantage on a chilly November afternoon. The Crew were able to welcome Federico Hiquain back into the starting line up but sadly didn’t have the backing of that famous […]

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Crew Defeats Union 2-1 in Final-Minute Home Game Victory

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Defeats Union 2-1 in Final-Minute Home Game Victory

The Crew’s blazing run into the playoffs continued on Saturday as the black & gold secured a third straight win in the final minutes of the regular season as Bernardo Anor’s controversial goal earned the Crew a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia. The Crew needed only a draw to secure their first home playoff game since […]

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Photos: Highball Halloween 2014 – Part 2

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Highball Halloween 2014 – Part 2

Did you catch the giant walking camera roaming around during Saturday night at Highball? An over-sized cardboard box masquerading as a fully functional Nikon camera? After years of documenting Highball with a camera in hand it seemed only fitting to get to enjoy Highball by actually becoming a camera. And while it felt a little […]

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Photos: Highball Halloween 2014

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Highball Halloween 2014

Highball Halloween returns this weekend to unseasonably (yet welcome) warm temperatures. The party kicked off on High Street next to the Convention Center last night with an 80s-centric theme featuring costumes, contests, drag shows and live music from favorite local bands including The Wet Darlings, MojoFlo and Lydia Loveless. The party continues today from 6pm […]

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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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