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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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Concert Preview: Everclear

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Everclear

The alt-rock veterans want you to bask in the "Afterglow" with them as they celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their watershed album this Sunday at Express LIVE!

The first 40 seconds of the opening and title track of Everclear’s 1997 landmark album, So Much For The Afterglow, is a Brian Wilson-esque chorale, an aqua-hued Malibu wave that descends into a crash of loud guitar riffs and frontman Art Alexakis’ incisive lead vocal. That melange of contemporary alt-rock bite and classic pop references were the driving […]

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Concert Preview: Fastball

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Fastball

With their latest album "Step Into Light" arriving earlier this month, the Texas-based alt-rock outfit joins Everclear for a double-bill show at Express LIVE! on Sunday night

“But where were they going without ever knowing the way?” Certainly Fastball didn’t intend the familiar refrain from their 1998 breakout single “The Way” to serve as an existential question for those of us who were on the cusp of our quarter-life crises at the time. But it just goes to show that a good […]

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Photos: David Gray at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: David Gray at Express LIVE!

British singer-songwriter David Gray played to a boisterous capacity crowd at Express LIVE! on Saturday night. The show, presented by IGS Energy and the City of Dublin, donated its proceeds to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance. From its inception in 2007, the annual concert event has raised over $700,000 […]

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Interview: David Gray

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: David Gray

The most recent leg of the multi-platinum singer-songwriter's 25th anniversary tour stops in Columbus tonight in support of recently-released "The Best of David Gray"

David Gray and I connected by phone a few weeks ago when I was in England for business. Just a few hours before, I had been listening to his most recently released project, The Best of David Gray, while riding a train from London to Sheffield – watching the English countryside whiz by as we […]

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PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at Express Live!

QFM96 Celebrated 40 years on the air Tuesday evening as rock legend Alice Cooper brought his captivatingly theatrical live show to Columbus. “The Godfather of Shock Rock” and his ensemble of insanely talented backing musicians didn’t disappoint the gathering of fans young and old, nor the Cooper-clones in the audience on Tuesday, as the band performed […]

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