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Photos: Vaccines and Bloc Party at The Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Vaccines and Bloc Party at The Newport

A little slice of England came to Columbus on Saturday night as three of the Queen’s favourite bands (citation needed) planted their flags on the Newport Music Hall stage. Brit-pop throw-back Morrissey soundalike, Oscar opened the show to warm applause from the early crowd. Fellow London based indie-rock band The Vaccines were next up and […]

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Crew SC Lands Another Home Game Tie in 1-1 Rapids Match

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Lands Another Home Game Tie in 1-1 Rapids Match

The post-Kamara Columbus Crew SC held on for an encouraging point against the league-leading Colorado Rapids on a chilly May evening at MAPFRE Stadium. Gregg Berhalter rung the changes to the under performing 2016 Crew team as Cedrick took the place of Ethan Finlay, while Corey Ashe again started at left-back and the now departed […]

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Crew SC Ties Montreal Impact in 4-4 Home Game

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Ties Montreal Impact in 4-4 Home Game

Columbus Crew SC somehow managed to snatch a draw out of the gaping jaws of victory as the home side tossed away a three-goal lead to give Montreal Impact a point to take back home to Canada. Former graffiti-haired Crew SC forward Dominic Oduro popped up in the third minute of injury time of the […]

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Photos: Bully at Ace of Cups

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Bully at Ace of Cups

Nashville-based pop-punk indie band Bully brought their 90s-tinged garage rock to Columbus’ Ace of Cups for a surprisingly low-key sold-out show on Friday night. Riding the wave of critical praise over their debut LP, “Feels Like”, Alicia Bognanno and company delivered a fairly short but satisfying set packed full of crunchy rock riffs and screeching […]

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Crew SC Bests Dynamo 1-0 in Home Game Win

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Bests Dynamo 1-0 in Home Game Win

A single goal was just about enough to give Columbus Crew SC another victory against a resilient 10-man Houston Dynamo during Saturday night’s match-up at MAPFRE Stadium. Houston’s poor start to the season continued after just 18 minutes when Dynamo ‘keeper Tyler Deric, making his first start of the year, brought down Federico Higuain after […]

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Crew Lands First Win of the Season, Toppling NYC FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Lands First Win of the Season, Toppling NYC FC

Columbus Crew SC picked up their first win of the 2016 season with a 3-2 defeat of New York City FC, despite making the game much more difficult than it should’ve been. Ethan Finlay opened up both the game and his personal scoring account for the season when he battered the ball into the NYC […]

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Concert Review: Wolf Alice

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Wolf Alice

It’s cold outside; it’s wet outside. Thankfully, on Friday night we had a good old fashioned rock and roll show to help us all forget Ohio still thinks it’s January as a sold-out and sweaty A&R bar welcomed two of the best bands to spring out of England in many a year in the musical […]

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