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Concert Preview: All Them Witches at A&R Music Bar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: All Them Witches at A&R Music Bar

New West recording artists All Them Witches will make a stop at A&R Music Bar tonight – the last date they’ve booked stateside before they embark on a European tour for much of August. Their latest album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, is a carefully crafted set with its roots planted firmly in psychedelic rock and […]

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PromoWest Fest to Return in 2017

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams PromoWest Fest to Return in 2017

Over thirty bands distributed across three stages and over twenty vendors composed Columbus’ first PromoWest Fest from July 15th to 17th. With popular artists such as Snoop Dogg and Ryan Adams and well-known bands like Modest Mouse, Brand New, and The Flaming Lips, the sounds of these varieties of genres echoed through McFerson Commons that […]

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A Big Night of Performances and Honors at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis A Big Night of Performances and Honors at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

The Alternative Press Music Awards took place in Columbus on Monday night as some of the biggest, brightest, and not-so young stars of the alt-rock scene descended upon the Schottenstein Center for an endurance-testing five hours of male-led music, banter and a the gifting of a handful of awards. All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and […]

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PromoWest Fest Wraps Up Three Successful Days of Live Outdoor Music

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Wraps Up Three Successful Days of Live Outdoor Music

PromoWest Fest concluded on Sunday as alt-rock heavy weights Garbage and Modest Mouse helped to stylishly close out what will surely be considered a successful first year festival for the PromoWest team. The beautiful weather continued throughout the day as the festival dipped back into alternative radio friendly waters after Saturday night’s hip-hop diversion. Austin […]

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A Few Words With Jack Barakat of All Time Low

Grant Walters Grant Walters A Few Words With Jack Barakat of All Time Low

Still riding the momentum of their most recent album Future Hearts and its third single “Missing You”, Baltimore-based pop punk outfit All Time Low has been spending some quality time in Columbus as of late. Last weekend, they performed a headlining set at PromoWestFest. This week, the band’s principal guitarists and vocalists Jack Barakat and […]

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PromoWest Fest Embraced by Music Fans

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Embraced by Music Fans

The beautiful weather and music continued throughout Saturday as day two of PromoWest Fest took place at McFerson Commons. A minor soundcheck issue before the opening band caused a small delay in the day’s schedule. But once the music began it ran continuously from start to finish as day two mixed up the likes of […]

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A Conversation With Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind

Grant Walters Grant Walters A Conversation With Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind

Like most people of my generation who feasted on post-grunge music as hourly sustenance, I had a well-worn copy of Third Eye Blind’s eponymous debut album in my rotation in my CD player for months after it was released. “Semi-Charmed Life”, the set’s lead single, was every nuance of the summer of 1997 crammed neatly […]

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