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Concert Photos: Loveless Family Reunion

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Loveless Family Reunion

Local music fans were treated to a free end-of-the-summer concert in Columbus Commons today, featuring Lydia Loveless, The Girls!, Dead Girlfriends and Shores of Elysium. The connection between all four bands is that each contained a sibling from the same family, hence the show’s title: The Loveless Family Reunion. All photos by Matt Ellis. To find more upcoming […]

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Independents’ Day Announces Lineup Featuring Over 70 Performers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Independents’ Day Announces Lineup Featuring Over 70 Performers

The organizers of this year’s Independents Day festival teased out some of their initial music lineup back in June, which includes Soul Position (RJD2 & Blueprint), Red Wanting Blue, Saintsenica and RoeVy, but today they’ve announced almost all the rest of the performers, which adds up to a whopping 70+ roster of bands, rappers, djs and […]

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Opinion: It’s Time for Local Bands to Raise Show Prices

Joey Hendrickson Joey Hendrickson Opinion: It’s Time for Local Bands to Raise Show Prices

Death To The $5 Cover Last week, my band played a showed with four great local bands. The stage had passion. The sound was warm. And the energy in the room was communal and real. We charged a $5 cover. And after nearly four hours of really great music, each band member left with $6.

So […]

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Concert Photos: Under The Sun 2015 Tour

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Under The Sun 2015 Tour

Mark McGrath brought his fashion-defying hair and summertime favourite “Under the Sun” tour back to Columbus with another collection of bands most people thought broke up years ago to remind everyone of a time when records were sold over a counter and alternative-guitar-pop-rock ruled the airwaves. This year brought us the returning Uncle Kracker; L.A. […]

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Review: CD102.5 Summer Festival 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: CD102.5 Summer Festival 2015

Clear sky, temperatures in the 80s and thirteen national bands playing to a packed audience lounging around on the LC’s lawn. Yup, It’s that time of year again when CD102.5 throws its annual Summer Festival celebration of future musical stars along with a couple of bands that have been around almost as long as the […]

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Concert Review: Gin Blossoms & Fastball at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Gin Blossoms & Fastball at The LC

I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t get just a little bit giddy when Saturday night’s Fastball and Gin Blossoms concert was announced months ago. I’ve seen both bands several times and even that one a few years back when they were on the same bill together. Honestly, the only major negative I […]

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Review: Neon Trees at The Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: Neon Trees at The Newport

It’s been a while since I actually gave much thought to Neon Trees. Since the release of their 2010 dance-rock debut album Habits landed on Spotify and “Animal” crashed onto the CD102.5 airwaves it’s been something of a slow backwards walk for a band that should’ve gone the other way. However, Thursday nights “An Intimate […]

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