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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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Concert Preview: Lee DeWyze at Shawshank

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lee DeWyze at Shawshank

The singer-songwriter makes a rapid return to Central Ohio for a special engagement at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield on August 27th

When singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze was in Columbus for a show at Rumba Café in April, he probably wasn’t considering coming back to Central Ohio within four months. But a quick day trip to Mansfield quickly sealed the deal on a rather fast return to the Buckeye State — at an unusual historic venue. “Yeah, so […]

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TLC Announced as Headlining Act for 90sFEST! 2017

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega TLC Announced as Headlining Act for 90sFEST! 2017

Some of the lineup for 90sFEST! has been released, and it’s pretty dope. Headlining will be the group that brought everyone classic tracks “Waterfalls” and “Creep” as well as a self-titled album released this year — TLC. And they’ll be accompanied by other familiar artists from that bygone decade. The nostalgia-fueled music fest makes its […]

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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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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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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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