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The Top 10 Festivals in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Festivals in Columbus

For the third and final year, our readers and editors named Independents’ Day as the best festival in Columbus. The organizers of this popular local event announced in March that this year would be the 10th and final installment so that their individual projects could receive more attention in the future. “These smaller projects can […]

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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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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 Preview: One Eye Theory

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: One Eye Theory

Local live favorites are set to usher in its first album, "Good Times & Strife" with a release party and concert Friday night at Spacebar

Local quintet One Eye Theory is celebrating the release of its first album, Good Times & Strife, tonight at Spacebar in Old North Columbus on Saturday night. For a band that’s been playing and writing together for the better part of a decade, the decision to wait on putting out a debut record this late […]

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The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Whether you’re looking for a hip indie dive bar with a small stage, or a large-scale outdoor festival venue, Columbus offers a lot of ways to enjoy live music. This year, when asked about their favorite spots for musical entertainment, our readers and contributors selected Ace of Cups for the top of the list for […]

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Top 10 Local Columbus Bands of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Local Columbus Bands of 2016

The ever-changing local music scene continues to evolve in Columbus, with different bands ebbing and flowing across our annual Top 10 list of musical talent. This year, our readers and contributors picked the nationally known Lydia Loveless to return to the top of the charts. Loveless had a big year in 2016 with the release […]

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Photos: Independents’ Day 2016

 Matt Ellis Photos: Independents’ Day 2016

The ninth annual Independents’ Day festival took place this past weekend, featuring local music, local food trucks, local artists, local vendors and a whole lot more. This year’s band lineup, which you can browse in the photos below, included Damn the Witch Siren, Miranda Sound, Way Yes, Hebdo, Brave Weather, George Brazil, Nick D’ & […]

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