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Top 10 Local Bands in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Local Bands in Columbus

2017 was a big year for a lot of local musicians for a lot of reasons, but none more so than Counterfeit Madison, our readers’ and editors’ pick for the #1 local band/musician of the year. The talented Sharon Udoh released her new album “Opposable Thumbs” this fall with a vinyl release party at The […]

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The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

For two years running, our readers and editors have picked Ace of Cups as the new King (or Queen?) of the local music scene. Founded by local music maven Marcy Mays in 2011, Ace of Cups has become a go-to destination in the Old North neighborhood where you can always find local bands, small-to-medium-sized touring […]

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Photos: Dave and Jimmy’s Jingle Jam 2017

 Matt Ellis Photos: Dave and Jimmy’s Jingle Jam 2017

December means Christmas, and Christmas means Christmas radio shows in the concert world as Express Live! hosted WNCI 97.9’s annual family friendly pop-spectacular, Dave and Jimmy’s Jingle Jam. This years instalment featured a collection of the new and the old, finishing up with pop-rock stalwart headliners, Fall Out Boy who did what they do best […]

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Lineup Announced for Rock on the Range 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lineup Announced for Rock on the Range 2018

Rock and roll returns to Mapfre Stadium in 2018 with the 12th annual Rock on The Range festival. The organization announced the official music lineup today, which includes headliners a double dose of Maynard James Keenan with both Tool and A Perfect Circle joining Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains at the top of the […]

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Concert Review: The Struts at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis Concert Review: The Struts at Express Live!

British hook-heavy guitar band The Struts brought their shamelessly retro-fetishist glamour-rock to Express Live! on Friday night for an evening of good time over-the-top frontman lead rock and roll. Despite a fairly undersold Express Live! crowd, The Struts, and particularly the never stationary lead singer and perma-smiling Luke Spiller cranked up the energy as the […]

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Concert Review: The Front Bottoms at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis Concert Review: The Front Bottoms at Express Live!

New Jersey’s worst kept secret, The Front Bottoms continued their stumbling and somewhat unexpected trajectory towards the modern rock mainstream with a stop in Columbus on a chilly Saturday night at an almost sold-out and incredibly loud, Express Live! Opening up the show were the contrasting talents of the radio-friendly indie rock tunes of Bad […]

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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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