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Crew SC Stomps Philadelphia Union 4-1

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Stomps Philadelphia Union 4-1

Ethan Finlay bagged a brace and Kei Kamara’s hot-streak continued as a rampant Columbus Crew SC overwhelmed a dire Philadelphia Union team 4-1. Carrying on from last week’s destruction of Orlando, Crew SC opened the game on the offensive and pushed Philadelphia back into their own half and it didn’t take long before the home […]

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Crew SC Dominates Orlando City Newbies 3-0

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Dominates Orlando City Newbies 3-0

It seemed like a age had passed since Columbus Crew SC last played in Columbus on a freezing cold night in late March with a loss to NY Redbulls, so it was nice to have fantastic weather to welcome the team back to Columbus after two road games as another red card helped the Crew […]

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Review: Matt & Kim at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: Matt & Kim at The LC

There aren’t many bands out there I’d pick above Matt & Kim for a spring-time concert at the LC. After months of seemingly never ending dullness all we really want is something to make us happy to be alive again. And thankfully, that seems to be Matt & Kim’s one mission in life. California based […]

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Photos: The Capital Pride Band 10th Anniversary Concert

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Capital Pride Band 10th Anniversary Concert

The Capital Pride Band of Columbus celebrated 10 years of music this past weekend with two shows at the Lincoln Theatre. The band performed a selection of favorites taken from its history of concerts during the past decade including: Nessun Dorma from the Puccini opera Turandot, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, National Emblem March of John Phillip […]

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Concert Review: New Found Glory

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: New Found Glory

Florida pop-punk band New Found Glory returned to Columbus on Thursday night as they five-piece brought their “Sleep when I die” tour to town. Having closed out last year’s FMMF, the band this time returned to the more punk friendly confines of the Newport Music Hall. Backed by a minimal black stage, Jordan Pundik (hobbling […]

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Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2015

The 27th annual Arnold Sports Festival took place in Columbus from March 5 through March 8. Over 175,000 were estimated to be in attendance, watching athletes compete in a wide range of sports from bodybuilding to weightlifting to boxing to fencing to table tennis and more. For more information, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com. Matt Ellis is a freelance […]

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Concert Review: Bush

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Bush

I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive about seeing Bush play live for the first time 18 years. After the recent surge in 90′s nostalgia tours I was half expecting a lazy performance from a band happy to sit on it’s pile of no-longer-aired-radio-hits. Thankfully, what I, and Columbus, got was a […]

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