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Concert Preview: Switchfoot

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Switchfoot

Sharing the bill with west coast colleagues Lifehouse, the California alt-rockers bring their inspired catalog with them to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage tonight

Along with co-headliner Lifehouse, San Diego alt-rock outfit Switchfoot will take the outdoor stage tonight at EXPRESS LIVE! Brothers Jon (lead vocals and guitar) and Tim (bass and backing vocals) Foreman and drummer Chad Butler founded the band in 1996, adding guitarist/keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas and guitarist Drew Shirley to the mix later on. Over the next […]

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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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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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Concert Preview: Guster

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Guster

Beloved Massachusetts-grown band Guster arrives in Columbus tonight as special guests on Dispatch’s current America, Location 12 summer tour. Both bands will take the stage at EXPRESS LIVE!’s outdoor pavilion. Denver’s Esmé Patterson will open. Since forming at Tufts University in the early 1990s, Guster has become one of the leading indie/alternative bands, releasing seven critically acclaimed […]

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21 Photos of Twenty One Pilots’ Tour de Columbus

 Matt Ellis 21 Photos of Twenty One Pilots’ Tour de Columbus

Columbus born Grammy winners and head-wear enthusiasts, Twenty-One Pilots took over the Columbus live music calendar for a whopping five nights of sold-out shows as a thank you to those local fans that have helped propel the electro-pop-rock duo to the dizzying heights they find themselves in today. The string of sold-out-in-seconds shows began at […]

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