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Concert Preview: Keeps at Spacebar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Keeps at Spacebar

The Nashville-based brings their modern take on psychedelia, sharing a Friday night stage with She Bears and Noble Vices.

Tennessee dream pop-smiths Keeps will drop in at Old North Columbus’ Spacebar on Friday night, touring to support the forthcoming release of their first full-length album, Brief Spirit (due in March on Old Flame Records). Building on past EP releases (2013′s Rift and High), bandmates Gusti Escalante and Robbie Jackson’s elegiac vocals are uplifted by […]

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PromoWest Launching PromoWest Fest This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans PromoWest Launching PromoWest Fest This Summer

The summer festival season in Columbus is getting a little bit busier in 2016. PromoWest Productions announced today the launch of PromoWest Fest, a new multi-day music extravaganza that will take place on multiple outdoor stages in the Arena District in July. No lineup is being announced just yet, although something similar to the scale […]

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Concert Preview: Drift Mouth, a Band Finding Modern in Classic Country Material

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Concert Preview: Drift Mouth, a Band Finding Modern in Classic Country Material

Lots of bands in Columbus, and elsewhere, have their genesis at a party of one kind or another, are born in camaraderie and celebration. But Drift Mouth is the only one that comes to mind that started with the seed of a retirement gift. Frontman and songwriter Lou Poster’s father was retiring from the mines […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: ProMusica Soirée, Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers

Brittany Lockman Brittany Lockman Columbus Makes Art Presents: ProMusica Soirée, Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers

Janet Chen is the Executive Director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and works closely with Music Director David Danzmayr to shape each season with the orchestra. She answers a few questions about ProMusica and their upcoming Soirée. Q: First, briefly describe your role with ProMusica. JC: As the Executive Director, I oversee most of the administrative […]

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Concert Preview: Moon Hooch’s New Year’s Eve Show

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Moon Hooch’s New Year’s Eve Show

If you’ve ever wanted to know what two saxophones and a drum kit could accomplish together, listening to Moon Hooch’s eponymous first album is a good way to quench your curiosity. With just horns and drums in their arsenal, it’s easy to envision what the band must have sounded like in their subway-busking days, where […]

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Best Local Bands in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Bands in Columbus

The Columbus music scene is ever changing, evolving and growing — and that’s reflected in the results of our annual “Best of Columbus” survey, which highlights different musical talent each year with its rankings. In 2015, our readers picked Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons as their favorite Columbus band of the year, giving the […]

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Photos: Blitzmas 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Blitzmas 2015

The last of the Columbus radio Christmas shows took place Saturday night, and nothing says Christmas quite like a healthy blast of testosterone fuelled screaming from a collection of five bands packed with angry sounding men mostly dressed in black. Blitzmas 2015 brought to Columbus the final stop of “The Order of Things” tour, and […]

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