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Crew SC Drops Early Lead to Tie Toronto FC 3-3

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Drops Early Lead to Tie Toronto FC 3-3

Columbus Crew SC somehow managed to toss away a 3-0 lead during the second half of Saturday night’s sell-out $1 buck, brat and massive disappointment night at MAPFRE Stadium against Toronto FC in a game that ended up 3-3. Everything looked to be going to the usual script for the home team as league-leaders Kei […]

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Review: CD102.5 Summer Festival 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: CD102.5 Summer Festival 2015

Clear sky, temperatures in the 80s and thirteen national bands playing to a packed audience lounging around on the LC’s lawn. Yup, It’s that time of year again when CD102.5 throws its annual Summer Festival celebration of future musical stars along with a couple of bands that have been around almost as long as the […]

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Crew Douses Chicago Fire 3-1

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Douses Chicago Fire 3-1

It was business as usual for Columbus Crew SC as the usual suspects of Kai Kamara and Ethan Finlay put Chicago Fire to the sword for the second time this week as the home team ran out 3-1 during Sunday’s football matinee at MAPFRE Stadium. The game started off in almost comical fashion as Crew […]

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Concert Review: Gin Blossoms & Fastball at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Gin Blossoms & Fastball at The LC

I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t get just a little bit giddy when Saturday night’s Fastball and Gin Blossoms concert was announced months ago. I’ve seen both bands several times and even that one a few years back when they were on the same bill together. Honestly, the only major negative I […]

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Review: Neon Trees at The Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: Neon Trees at The Newport

It’s been a while since I actually gave much thought to Neon Trees. Since the release of their 2010 dance-rock debut album Habits landed on Spotify and “Animal” crashed onto the CD102.5 airwaves it’s been something of a slow backwards walk for a band that should’ve gone the other way. However, Thursday nights “An Intimate […]

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Photos: Jane’s Addiction at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Jane’s Addiction at The LC

Alt-rock pioneers Jane’s Addiction came to Columbus on yet another rain soaked night as the veterans of guitar-funk-punk brought their unique sound to the indoor LC stage. Still going strong after a patchy 30 year stretch, the band currently consists of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney. Despite a delayed start and […]

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Crew SC Trumps NY Red Bulls 2-1 in Home Game Win

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Trumps NY Red Bulls 2-1 in Home Game Win

The lethal partnership of Kai Kamara and Ethan Finlay continued on Saturday as the Columbus Crew SC earned a second straight home win with a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls. And, for a second straight home game the home team found themselves a goal down within the first few minutes of play. Anatole […]

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