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For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

The xx's third album exhibits enormous growth, delivers

You’re getting down and swaying across the dance floor in an elaborately lit underground club in the U.K., sweating profusely with your friends. Are you really there, or did you just throw on The xx’s new album I See You in your living room? Let’s go with the latter. If the London-based trio hadn’t already established […]

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Music Preview: Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Comes to Natalie’s

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Comes to Natalie’s

With two new Grammy nominations under his belt, one of America’s finest singer-songwriters, Robbie Fulks, returns to Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza on Sunday, January 15 (tickets and more info found in the link). Fulks grew up in North Carolina, still fodder in some of his best songs, proving correct the Flannery O’Connor quote about surviving childhood. After […]

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Ween & Emmylou Harris to Headline 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ween & Emmylou Harris to Headline 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival

The 13th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival is fast approaching, and the organizers announced today the initial round of musicians that will take the stage. On Saturday, June 3rd, alt-rockers Ween will headline the night, and on Sunday, June 4th, singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris will wrap up the event. Additional acts announced today include Rodriguez, Son Volt, Parquet […]

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Concert Review and Q&A: Joey Aich at Double Happiness

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Concert Review and Q&A: Joey Aich at Double Happiness

With what began as a step-in on local hip-hop duo Partners In Irony’s set with a single verse, Cleveland rapper Joey Aich brought the high energy early on this past Saturday night at Double Happiness’ third annual ‘Six One Flow.’ Between setting the tone for the sets preluding his own, or finishing out the night, […]

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PromoWest Fest Cancelled for 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans PromoWest Fest Cancelled for 2017

Representatives at PromoWest Productions announced this afternoon that the PromoWest Fest will not return this summer due to a required venue change. The event is expected to return in 2018 if a new site can be selected and secured in time for planning that year’s event. The inaugural event took place from July 15 to July […]

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For The Record: George Michael’s “Faith”

Grant Walters Grant Walters For The Record: George Michael’s “Faith”

Remembering Michael's landmark album - and lifelong legacy - after his untimely passing on December 25

Columbia Records 40867 Produced by George Michael When news of George Michael’s passing surfaced on Christmas Day, I felt compelled to write about him. It took me almost a week to figure out what angle I could possibly take in paying appropriate homage to his legacy; but since I’ve spent much of the last year […]

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The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Whether you’re looking for a hip indie dive bar with a small stage, or a large-scale outdoor festival venue, Columbus offers a lot of ways to enjoy live music. This year, when asked about their favorite spots for musical entertainment, our readers and contributors selected Ace of Cups for the top of the list for […]

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