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Concert Preview: Keeps at Spacebar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Keeps at Spacebar

The Nashville-based brings their modern take on psychedelia, sharing a Friday night stage with She Bears and Noble Vices.

Tennessee dream pop-smiths Keeps will drop in at Old North Columbus’ Spacebar on Friday night, touring to support the forthcoming release of their first full-length album, Brief Spirit (due in March on Old Flame Records). Building on past EP releases (2013′s Rift and High), bandmates Gusti Escalante and Robbie Jackson’s elegiac vocals are uplifted by […]

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PromoWest Launching PromoWest Fest This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans PromoWest Launching PromoWest Fest This Summer

The summer festival season in Columbus is getting a little bit busier in 2016. PromoWest Productions announced today the launch of PromoWest Fest, a new multi-day music extravaganza that will take place on multiple outdoor stages in the Arena District in July. No lineup is being announced just yet, although something similar to the scale […]

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Concert Preview: Drift Mouth, a Band Finding Modern in Classic Country Material

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Concert Preview: Drift Mouth, a Band Finding Modern in Classic Country Material

Lots of bands in Columbus, and elsewhere, have their genesis at a party of one kind or another, are born in camaraderie and celebration. But Drift Mouth is the only one that comes to mind that started with the seed of a retirement gift. Frontman and songwriter Lou Poster’s father was retiring from the mines […]

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Concert Review: Automagik at Rumba Café

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Automagik at Rumba Café

The fun-loving Cincinnati-based rockers brought new music from their EP "Dark Daze" to the SoHud bar on January 6th and are planning a return to Columbus in March.

The members of Automagik made an unassuming entrance onto Rumba Café’s performance stage; typical set up, typical mike check. The crowd was palpably subdued – possibly feeling a bit wistful after the conclusion local troubadour Sam Bodary and his outfit Hello Emerson’s skilled but pensive set. Looking decidedly more rock-and-roll than their predecessors (Grand Rapids […]

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The Number Fest Announces Festival Lineup

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Number Fest Announces Festival Lineup

Prime Social Group announced the lineup of the 14th annual #Fest this afternoon, upping the concert’s status as one of the biggest music festivals in Ohio. “#FEST is taking major steps forward this year to solidify it as one of the premier music festivals in the country, let alone Ohio” said PSG co-founder, Zach Ruben […]

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Arnett Howard Bringing Live Creole Funk to Best Bites: Sweet Treats

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arnett Howard Bringing Live Creole Funk to Best Bites: Sweet Treats

Generally speaking, Mardi Gras is not a widely-celebrated holiday in Columbus. Fans of Fat Tuesday can rest easy this year, because Columbus Underground is taking its Best Bites: Sweet Treats event to the next level on February 9th with the addition of local musician Arnett Howard to the entertainment lineup. Howard is well known throughout […]

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Concert Preview: Moon Hooch’s New Year’s Eve Show

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Moon Hooch’s New Year’s Eve Show

If you’ve ever wanted to know what two saxophones and a drum kit could accomplish together, listening to Moon Hooch’s eponymous first album is a good way to quench your curiosity. With just horns and drums in their arsenal, it’s easy to envision what the band must have sounded like in their subway-busking days, where […]

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