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Concert Preview: Lifehouse

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lifehouse

Catapulted to success by their iconic debut single "Hanging By A Moment" seventeen years ago, Lifehouse brings their co-headlining tour with Switchfoot to Columbus on Wednesday night in support of their new "Greatest Hits" compilation

If you were listening to the radio in 2001, Jason Wade’s arresting, sabulous wail was essentially everywhere. With their very first single, “Hanging By A Moment,” Lifehouse ascended to heights of commercial success that most music veterans only dream of. It was named the number one song of the year by Billboard, one of only three […]

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Photos: All Time Low

 Matt Ellis Photos: All Time Low

Pop-punk staples All Time Low returned to Columbus on Sunday to headline their ‘Young Renegades Tour,’ alongside a stellar line-up of up and coming bands at Express Live! Rockstar Energy, WNCI, and a mid-show torrential down-pour all combined to bring a hugely energetic evening of guitars, pogo-dancing and the occasional bra tossing as The Wrecks, […]

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For The Record: The Gibb Collective

Grant Walters Grant Walters For The Record: The Gibb Collective

Columbus-based musician Samantha Gibb's ambitious Bee Gees tribute album is a true family affair

When I interviewed local singer-songwriter Samantha Gibb last summer, she hinted at a new recording project that would surface within the next year. In the months following, she and her longtime collaborator and close friend Lazaro Rodriguez began work on what would eventually become Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights, a full-length album tribute to the musical […]

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Photos: Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen

 Matt Ellis Photos: Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen

Milwaukee, WI and Liverpool, UK alt-rock pioneers the Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen, respectively, co-headlined Express Live! on Wednesday night for an evening of decades-old classic rock and roll aimed squarely at the vastly vintage crowd that casually sprawled over the venues spacious lawn. Photos by Matt Ellis.

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Concert Preview: Lee DeWyze at Shawshank

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lee DeWyze at Shawshank

The singer-songwriter makes a rapid return to Central Ohio for a special engagement at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield on August 27th

When singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze was in Columbus for a show at Rumba Café in April, he probably wasn’t considering coming back to Central Ohio within four months. But a quick day trip to Mansfield quickly sealed the deal on a rather fast return to the Buckeye State — at an unusual historic venue. “Yeah, so […]

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TLC Announced as Headlining Act for 90sFEST! 2017

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega TLC Announced as Headlining Act for 90sFEST! 2017

Some of the lineup for 90sFEST! has been released, and it’s pretty dope. Headlining will be the group that brought everyone classic tracks “Waterfalls” and “Creep” as well as a self-titled album released this year — TLC. And they’ll be accompanied by other familiar artists from that bygone decade. The nostalgia-fueled music fest makes its […]

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Photos: 311 & New Politics at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis Photos: 311 & New Politics at Express Live!

Summer wouldn’t quite be summer in Columbus without a 311 gig, and a 311 gig in Columbus wouldn’t be a 311 gig without beautiful weather and an Express Live! lawn populated with a family-like collection of fans of all ages kicking back and enjoying an evening of high energy alt-rap-rock from the Nebraska five-piece. Opening […]

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