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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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Review: The Grandview High Gravity Hullabaloo 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: The Grandview High Gravity Hullabaloo 2015

Once upon a time, long before you or I were born, Columbus only had a few breweries. These days it feels like a new one pops up every other month as the city’s quest to turn into a beer destination continues. And on Saturday night in Grandview, the second “High Gravity Hullabaloo” took place at […]

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Photos: Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball 2014

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball 2014

The LC hosted yet another sold out radio Christmas show last night as Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball fed the capacity crowd a hearty dose of mainstream pop-rock. The LC, having already played host to sold out shows from CD102.5 and the Blitz this month, gave up it’s stage for WNCI 97.9 to bring to […]

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Concert Review: Gwar

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Gwar

Pantomime liquid-thrash-rock band Gwar stopped into Columbus on Sunday night to deliver their trademark blend of blood-soaked speed metal from intergalactic space. This time, however, missing the part that most people thought would end the band: Founding member and driving force, Dave Brockie. Gwar’s future was in question since their writer and lead singer died […]

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