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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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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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