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Metallica, Soundgarden & Korn to Headline Rock on the Range 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Metallica, Soundgarden & Korn to Headline Rock on the Range 2017

The 11th annual Rock on the Range concert will return to Mapfre Stadium on May 19th, 20th and 21st, and the festival announced today its biggest lineup to date. Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline the three nights of the event, with over 50 supporting bands playing throughout the weekend. “After our record breaking Ten […]

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For the Record: Glen Phillips’ “Swallowed by the New”

Grant Walters Grant Walters For the Record: Glen Phillips’ “Swallowed by the New”

The Toad the Wet Sprocket founder and frontman's newest studio album is a poignant reflection on love lost, and love sustained

Umami Music Produced by Paul Bryan The first verse of “Go,” the opening track on Glen Phillips’ sixth studio album Swallowed by the New, feels instantly familiar – hearing the moment when the easy G major acoustic guitar strums meet his sweetly throaty tenor is soul-soothing; satisfying. While listening to the album’s eleven tracks it […]

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Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at Express Live

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at Express Live

Multi-platinum 90′s mega-rock band Goo Goo Dolls played Express Live! on Saturday night as an energetic John Rzeznik and a constantly smiling Robby Takac brought their truck load of radio hits, including “Name”, “Slide” and the almost permanent Billboard charts resident, “Iris” to a sold-out generation-spanning Columbus crowd. CLICK HERE to read our full interview […]

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Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

The post-grunge veterans and Buffalo natives are in town Saturday at Express LIVE! to support their eleventh studio album "Boxes"

Robby Takac, bassist and vocalist for the Goo Goo Dolls, has a balanced take on the band’s likely permanent association with 1990s nostalgia. “You never want to be thought of as something that’s from a past age,” he says during a phone call from Los Angeles last week. “But at the same time, there’s no […]

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Photos: The Naked and Famous at The Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Naked and Famous at The Newport

New Zealand’s electronic indie-rock band The Naked and Famous came to town on Monday night to play to a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Newport Music Hall. Support came from brother/sister duo, XYLO and Kamtin Mohager’s The Chain Gang of 1974. To view more upcoming live music events, CLICK HERE to visit our Events Calendar. […]

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Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

The rising blue-eyed-soul diva raised glasses and sang loudly with her Columbus fans on Friday night

Just a few weeks after her excellent opening stint for the Dixie Chicks at Nationwide Arena, Elle King returned to her once-hometown of Columbus on Friday night for her very own headlining show at Express LIVE! Austin, Texas export Paul Cauthen served as King’s opener, playing several tracks off of his just-released debut album, My […]

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Interview: Rüfüs Du Sol

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Rüfüs Du Sol

Earning new fans at a breakneck pace, the Sydney, Australia-originated alternative dance trio brings their award-winning sound to Skully's Music Diner on Wednesday night

2016 has been a banner year for Sydney, Australia’s EDM exports Rüfüs Du Sol. The trio, comprised of musicians Tyrone Lindqvist (vocals and guitar), Jon George (keyboards), and James Hunt (drums), have already conquered the Australian charts with two consecutive number one albums: recently-released Bloom, and their 2013 debut, Atlas. “You May Be Right,” Bloom‘s lead […]

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