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Music Lineup Announced for Final Independents’ Day Festival

Walker Evans Walker Evans Music Lineup Announced for Final Independents’ Day Festival

The upcoming tenth and final Independents’ Day festival has officially unveiled its musical lineup, featuring a large list of local and regional bands and entertainers for the two day event. Performers include Soul Position, Company of Thieves, Counterfeit Madison, Watershed, R. Ring, Miranda Sound, Forest & the Evergreens, Earwig & Friends, The Worn Flints, Joey Aich, Maza […]

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Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet at The Basement

 Matt Ellis Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet at The Basement

“This is going to be historic!” exclaims an overly-excited middle-aged man to me just moments before Michigan classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet took to the stage for their first headlining show, while a trio of 50-somethings in front of me excitedly take photos of the stage and set list, and a young woman bounces […]

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9 Concerts & Bands You Won’t Want to Miss in August

Walker Evans Walker Evans 9 Concerts & Bands You Won’t Want to Miss in August

The summer concert season is in full swing in August with some big names landing in Columbus. If you’ve not yet blown your entertainment budget for the season, and if tickets are still available, here are nine upcoming concerts that you won’t want to miss this month: Blink 182 — These California pop-punk rockers return […]

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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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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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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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Photos: Everclear’s So Much For The Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour

 Matt Ellis Photos: Everclear’s So Much For The Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour

Editor’s Note by Walker Evans: Rockers Everclear stopped by Columbus on June 4th during their So Much For The Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour, putting on a performance for fans at EXPRESS LIVE!. Fastball opened up the show, providing a double dose of 90s-era alternative rock. CLICK HERE to view our calendar of upcoming live music […]

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