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Concert Preview: LANY

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: LANY

With their personal brand of electropop on the rise across the digital music landscape, the Los Angeles-based trio brings their "Super Far" tour to Columbus Thursday night

Los Angeles-based alt-rock trio LANY is cashing in on their quickly-rising stock with their ambitious 35-city Super Far North American tour, which will stop by Newport Music Hall in the University District on Thursday night. Band mates Paul Jason Klein (lead vocals, keyboards, guitars), Jake Clifford Goss (drums), and Les Priest (keyboards, guitar, backup vocals) […]

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Photos: Phoenix & Lo Moon at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis Photos: Phoenix & Lo Moon at Express Live!

Indie poppers Phoenix kicked off their two-month North American tour on Tuesday night with a stop at Express Live! as the French four-piece embark across our lands to promote their recently released fifth album, Ti Amo. Offering support for the evening were Los Angeles’ dreamy electro-pop band Lo Moon. Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer […]

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Concert Preview: Tony Lucca

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Tony Lucca

Celebrating twenty years as an independent singer-songwriter, the Detroiter-turned-Nashvillian plays Rumba Café on Saturday night.

I didn’t share this with Tony Lucca when I interviewed him a few weeks ago, but I tried to replicate his hairstyle after seeing him on The Mickey Mouse Club when I was in high school. After exhausting a full tub of Dep firm-hold gel to no avail, I instead settled on a Luke Perry-inspired […]

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Roots Records Closing Storefront at the End of the Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Roots Records Closing Storefront at the End of the Month

Shortly after celebrating their 20th anniversary, Roots Records announced it would be closing its store at the end of the month. The record shop said yesterday on their Facebook page that they’ll remain in business, but will maintain an online presence only. “hey ya’ll….we/roots are gonna be moving soon…to on-line only…we will still be present […]

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Photos: Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis Photos: Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age at Express Live!

Two current heavy-weights of the modern alt-music world popped in to Express Live! on an unpleasantly wet Tuesday evening for a night of good old fashioned heart-pounding guitar rock. Royal Blood’s second album “How Did We Get So Dark?” went to number one in the UK shortly after the Brighton two-piece last came to Columbus […]

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Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Worn Flints

 Matt Ellis Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Worn Flints

Denver-based folk rocker Nathaniel Rateliff  brought himself, and his Night Sweats, along to Columbus’ Express Live on Monday night for an evening of soulful rhythm & blues. Columbus’ very own The Worn Flints opened, and just about stole, the show with their attention grabbing blend of vintage stripped down rock and the wildly entertaining guitar and facial […]

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Concert Preview: Bastille

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Bastille

Crossing the Atlantic for a very good cause, the burgeoning British indie stars will perform to benefit the A&F Challenge on Friday night

British indie rockers Bastille will be in New Albany on Friday night, where they’ll take the stage to close out the 2017 A&F Challenge, an annual fundraiser hosted by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. at their headquarters featuring headlining bands, local food and drink, and activities for all ages. This year, all Challenge proceeds benefit SeriousFun […]

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