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Music Preview: Two Cow Garage Celebrate Release of Brand New Flag at Rumba Cafe on August 19

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Two Cow Garage Celebrate Release of Brand New Flag at Rumba Cafe on August 19

In 2016, Two Cow Garage celebrate their 15th year as a band and release their 7th record, Brand New Flag. Core members Micah Schnabel (guitar and vocals) and Shane Sweeney (bass and vocals) have, in a very real way, grown up together. Through multiple solo records between the two, lineup changes (current drummer David Murphy has […]

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Concert Preview: Brother Moses at Victory’s Live

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Brother Moses at Victory’s Live

The Arkansas indie rockers will preview their forthcoming EP, "Legends", during a free show at Victory's Live Friday night

Brewery District music spot Victory’s Live will bring in indie rock outfit Brother Moses for a free show on Friday night. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based quintet, featuring James Lockhart (lead vocal and guitar), Moses Gomez (guitar), Michael Seck (drums), Matthew Heckmann (bass), and John-Lewis Anderson (keyboards and guitar), are set to release their sophomore EP, Legends, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Counterfeit Madison

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Counterfeit Madison

The creative amalgam that is Counterfeit Madison inspires many in Columbus. We talk about her upcoming show, how the show came to be, how Counterfeit Madison came to be, the Columbus music scene, and other things around town that you should be checking out. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/3_counterfeit.mp3   Resources: What Happened Miss Simone on Netflix Nina, the Nina Simone biopic Counterfeit Madison […]

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Concert Preview: Columbus Songwriters Association Benefit with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Columbus Songwriters Association Benefit with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Local bands Bella Ruse and Joey Hendrickson and The Sleepless Nights round out the bill to support Columbus songwriting talent at Notes Lounge on Friday Night.

New York-based funk-soul rockers Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds will headline a concert to benefit the Columbus Songwriters Association at Notes Lounge on Friday night. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds’ most recent studio album, The Weather Below (2015), spawned the hit single “Sugar” – the video for which gained the band massive exposure on […]

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Catching Up With The Rad Trads

Grant Walters Grant Walters Catching Up With The Rad Trads

The NYC-based conveyors of contemporary jazz feel-great fusion, who call Columbus a second home, are riding their reputation for good music and goodwill around the world this summer

It was a hot, muggy night in Columbus when I visited Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar last month to see The Rad Trads at the kind invitation of trombonist and founding member “Tall” Sam Crittenden. He and I had connected earlier in the year when I wrote a preview for a show featuring his other […]

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Review: Bush at Express Live

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: Bush at Express Live

It’s been almost twenty years since I first saw Bush, back when the band were widely disregarded by critics but adored by the American rock crowd for pushing out radio-friendly sing-along rock hits and fronted by the possibly the most handsome man to ever sling a guitar over his shoulder. Not much has changed since […]

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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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