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Diplo and Schoolboy Q to Headline The Number Fest in Athens

Walker Evans Walker Evans Diplo and Schoolboy Q to Headline The Number Fest in Athens

Prime Social Group announced today the lineup for this year’s Number Fest, taking place in Athens on Saturday April 18th. Co-Headliners include dj/producer Diplo and rapper Schoolboy Q along with over 20 other acts including G-Eazy, iLoveMakonnen, Borgeous, Branchez, Lost Kings and more. “#Fest: 13th Edition is our most extensive festival billing in the event’s 10-plus […]

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The Flaming Lips Returning to Nelsonville Music Festival in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Flaming Lips Returning to Nelsonville Music Festival in 2015

The Nelsonville Music Festival has grown into its own as a well respected and highly anticipated regional music festival, and this year the fest is bringing back one of its biggest previous bands to date: The Flaming Lips. The Lips first headlined Nelsonville in 2011. Event organizers announced today that they would be added to […]

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Best Local Band of 2014: MojoFlo

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Band of 2014: MojoFlo

The Best Local Band category is one that our voters like to keep mixed up every year with a different band in the #1 spot — until this year that is. Local neo-funk group MojoFlo reclaimed the top slot after letting it slip last year. The band kicked off 2014 strong with the release of […]

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Best Local Music Venue of 2014: The LC Pavilion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Music Venue of 2014: The LC Pavilion

2014 was a big year for Promowest Productions. The local venue management and event production company celebrated 30 years in business, and announced last week the consolidation of two fledgling Ohio music festivals under the organization’s growing umbrella. The hard work at Promowest has paid off with Columbus Underground readers, who named their Lifestyle Communities (LC) […]

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Photos: Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball 2014

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball 2014

The LC hosted yet another sold out radio Christmas show last night as Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball fed the capacity crowd a hearty dose of mainstream pop-rock. The LC, having already played host to sold out shows from CD102.5 and the Blitz this month, gave up it’s stage for WNCI 97.9 to bring to […]

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Concert Review: Gwar

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Gwar

Pantomime liquid-thrash-rock band Gwar stopped into Columbus on Sunday night to deliver their trademark blend of blood-soaked speed metal from intergalactic space. This time, however, missing the part that most people thought would end the band: Founding member and driving force, Dave Brockie. Gwar’s future was in question since their writer and lead singer died […]

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Promowest Productions Acquires Two Cincinnati Festivals

Walker Evans Walker Evans Promowest Productions Acquires Two Cincinnati Festivals

Promowest Productions is already one of the most prominent concert companies in Columbus, with four big venues under their management umbrella, and today they’ve announced growth plans for the Cincinnati market with the acquisition of two festivals: Bunbury and Buckle Up. The Bunbury Music Festival was first launched in 2012, and in its short three-year […]

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