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For The Record: The Gibb Collective

Grant Walters Grant Walters For The Record: The Gibb Collective

Columbus-based musician Samantha Gibb's ambitious Bee Gees tribute album is a true family affair

When I interviewed local singer-songwriter Samantha Gibb last summer, she hinted at a new recording project that would surface within the next year. In the months following, she and her longtime collaborator and close friend Lazaro Rodriguez began work on what would eventually become Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights, a full-length album tribute to the musical […]

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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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Top 10 Local Columbus Bands

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Local Columbus Bands

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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Concert Preview: Aaron Lee Tasjan

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Aaron Lee Tasjan

The Columbus native will play one of a few of his full-band, headlining shows of the year at Rumba Cafe this week to mark the release of his excellent new album, "Silver Tears"

Roots rocker Aaron Lee Tasjan’s just-released major label debut, Silver Tears (New West Records), is a beautifully crafted piece of Americana worthy of the tremendous praise it’s already received from multiple industry outlets. Tasjan’s voice is accessible and earnest, adrift in a haunting current of acoustic and slide guitars and an appropriately restrained rhythm section. […]

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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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The Confluence Cast: Counterfeit Madison

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Counterfeit Madison

The creative amalgam that is Counterfeit Madison inspires many in Columbus. We talk about her upcoming show, how the show came to be, how Counterfeit Madison came to be, the Columbus music scene, and other things around town that you should be checking out. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/3_counterfeit.mp3   Resources: What Happened Miss Simone on Netflix Nina, the Nina Simone biopic Counterfeit Madison […]

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Megan Palmer Returns to Columbus for Album Release Show

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Megan Palmer Returns to Columbus for Album Release Show

Growing up, sweet Megan Palmer was Cleveland’s most valuable little performer before she carried her talent over to other cities including Columbus, New York, and Nashville. The latter of which is where she has been working on her new album “What She’s Got to Give.” This friendly soul blessed me with some of her time […]

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