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Green Day Kicks Off World Tour in Columbus

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Green Day Kicks Off World Tour in Columbus

An unfortunate sickness and a few cancelled dates meant that Columbus became the unlikely city for the beginning of Green Day’s world tour and a place for the punk-rock icons to deliver a back-to-basics rock and roll show that the 1500+ lucky fans crammed into the Newport won’t forget for many a year. The band […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Dick & Jane Project

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Dick & Jane Project

How can students be empowered? The Dick & Jane Project thinks they have a solution: songwriting. Their literacy program partners middle schools students with professional musicians to create radio-ready songs; and a little confidence in the process. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/10_dickandjane.mp3 Follow the Confluence Cast: Web | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter

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Music Preview: Helter Swelter 2016 at Ace of Cups

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Helter Swelter 2016 at Ace of Cups

The first iteration of Ace of Cups’ signature festival, Helter Swelter, lined up roughly with the bar’s anniversary in 2014. That first Helter Swelter was one of the sweatiest, most fun events I’ve ever seen in Columbus. A remarkable love-fest with classic Columbus bands like Moviola and Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, great DJing, and the […]

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Concert Photos: Pierce the Veil, Neck Deep & I Prevail

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Pierce the Veil, Neck Deep & I Prevail

The Journeys Made to Destroy tour rolled into Columbus on Tuesday night featuring San Diego post-hardcore rock band Pierce the Veil to headline an evening of noise at a Newport Music Hall almost packed to the rafters with excited screaming youths. The tour also featured the 2016 APMA Best Live Band winners Neck Deep and […]

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Concert Preview: Pierce the Veil at Newport Music Hall

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Pierce the Veil at Newport Music Hall

From San Diego to Scotland, the anticipated release of their new album "Misadventures" will take them on the tour of their lives. They'll stop in Columbus on Tuesday, September 20.

Pierce the Veil fans living in Columbus have just hours before they have the opportunity to experience tracks off their new album, Misadventures, in person when they take the stage  tonight at Newport Music Hall. Released in May, the album is the long-awaited follow-up to 2012′s Collide With the Sky. First single “Circles” is a melodic, […]

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Photos: Independents’ Day 2016

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Independents’ Day 2016

The ninth annual Independents’ Day festival took place this past weekend, featuring local music, local food trucks, local artists, local vendors and a whole lot more. This year’s band lineup, which you can browse in the photos below, included Damn the Witch Siren, Miranda Sound, Way Yes, Hebdo, Brave Weather, George Brazil, Nick D’ & […]

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Concert Review: The Chicks Soar and King Reigns at Nationwide Arena

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: The Chicks Soar and King Reigns at Nationwide Arena

The Dixie Chicks made a triumphant return to Columbus on their DCX MMXVI World Tour Friday night, bringing former resident and rising star Elle King for support

The big, loud crowd that would nearly fill Nationwide Arena to capacity on Friday night started lining up early to cash in their tickets, anxious to welcome the Dixie Chicks back to Columbus after more than a decade since their last stop here in July 2006. Near the end of the show, lead singer Natalie […]

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