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Photos: The Bands of Comfest 2016

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Bands of Comfest 2016

Thousands of locals turned out for the 44th annual ComFest this past weekend, crowding into Goodale Park for three days of live music, workshops, beer, entertainment, food and more. While the weather was an improvement over last year’s rainstorms, the festival saw some extreme temperatures with a heat index topping 95 degrees throughout the weekend. […]

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A Conversation with Melissa Etheridge

Grant Walters Grant Walters A Conversation with Melissa Etheridge

The singer-songwriter responsible for some of the most memorable music of the past thirty years will perform with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 25

I was probably ten or eleven years old when I first started listening to Top 40 radio on a regular basis; the little cassette player in my bedroom was permanently tuned to Winnipeg’s Q94FM – a station to which I’d remain faithful until I moved away to go to college. Kids my age didn’t have […]

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Megan Palmer Returns to Columbus for Album Release Show

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Megan Palmer Returns to Columbus for Album Release Show

Growing up, sweet Megan Palmer was Cleveland’s most valuable little performer before she carried her talent over to other cities including Columbus, New York, and Nashville. The latter of which is where she has been working on her new album “What She’s Got to Give.” This friendly soul blessed me with some of her time […]

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Review: Joywave at A&R Music Bar

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Review: Joywave at A&R Music Bar

All dressed up and ready for a night of fun, my sisters were kind enough to attend a concert of a band they had never heard of last Friday. Thinking that there would be no issues standing in our way, we arrive to the concert to realize that it was sold out. That was quite […]

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Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Talks About New Music, Renewable Energy and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Talks About New Music, Renewable Energy and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

When I recently spoke with Amy Ray, one-half of the folk-rock duo, the Indigo Girls, I asked her if there was anything she wanted people to know about their upcoming performance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. “It’s a really fun night out,” she stated. “We have some people that come to shows that have never […]

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Breakaway Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans Breakaway Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

After a short hiatus, the Breakaway Music Festival will return to Columbus this summer, with a big lineup of national electronic and hip-hop artists. The organizers officially announced the lineup this morning, which includes headliners Dillon Francis, Rae Sremmurd, RL Grime and Young Thug. “We wanted the 2016 lineup to resonate with a wide audience while […]

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Joe Marcinek Band Kicks Off Regional Tour at Woodlands Tavern

Grant Walters Grant Walters Joe Marcinek Band Kicks Off Regional Tour at Woodlands Tavern

Midwestern jazz fusion favorites will bring an impressive guest line-up to Woodlands Tavern on Thursday, June 9

Embarking on a series of summer dates that will circle the Great Lakes states, the Joe Marcinek Band will kick things off at Woodlands Tavern on Thursday night. Lead performer Marcinek, known for his previous guitar and keyboard work with Terrapin Flyer and Fresh Hops, fronts the Indiana-based outfit that is an evolving blend of […]

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