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The Flaming Lips Returning to Nelsonville Music Festival in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Flaming Lips Returning to Nelsonville Music Festival in 2015

The Nelsonville Music Festival has grown into its own as a well respected and highly anticipated regional music festival, and this year the fest is bringing back one of its biggest previous bands to date: The Flaming Lips. The Lips first headlined Nelsonville in 2011. Event organizers announced today that they would be added to […]

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Best Local Band of 2014: MojoFlo

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Band of 2014: MojoFlo

The Best Local Band category is one that our voters like to keep mixed up every year with a different band in the #1 spot — until this year that is. Local neo-funk group MojoFlo reclaimed the top slot after letting it slip last year. The band kicked off 2014 strong with the release of […]

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Best Local Music Venue of 2014: The LC Pavilion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Music Venue of 2014: The LC Pavilion

2014 was a big year for Promowest Productions. The local venue management and event production company celebrated 30 years in business, and announced last week the consolidation of two fledgling Ohio music festivals under the organization’s growing umbrella. The hard work at Promowest has paid off with Columbus Underground readers, who named their Lifestyle Communities (LC) […]

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Concert Review: Gwar

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Gwar

Pantomime liquid-thrash-rock band Gwar stopped into Columbus on Sunday night to deliver their trademark blend of blood-soaked speed metal from intergalactic space. This time, however, missing the part that most people thought would end the band: Founding member and driving force, Dave Brockie. Gwar’s future was in question since their writer and lead singer died […]

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Promowest Productions Acquires Two Cincinnati Festivals

Walker Evans Walker Evans Promowest Productions Acquires Two Cincinnati Festivals

Promowest Productions is already one of the most prominent concert companies in Columbus, with four big venues under their management umbrella, and today they’ve announced growth plans for the Cincinnati market with the acquisition of two festivals: Bunbury and Buckle Up. The Bunbury Music Festival was first launched in 2012, and in its short three-year […]

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Concert Review: CD102.5FM Holiday Show with Alt-J and Cage the Elephant

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: CD102.5FM Holiday Show with Alt-J and Cage the Elephant

“Twas the night of December 1st, when all through the town, Columbus folks piled into the LC, only minutes past sundown. The 102.5 banners hung on the railing with care, while Scene Teamers and DJs had high-fives to share. The Holiday Show welcomed the last month of the year, with four (inter)national acts, Mikey’s pizza and beer! A show […]

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Fall Guide to Local Music – Part 2

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Fall Guide to Local Music – Part 2

It’s cold. We’re all cold. The wind is no longer giving us sweet butterfly kisses on our cheeks… it’s taking a machete to our faces. The sun is nowhere to be found, and standing outside with your friends to smoke a cigarette has proven to be an olympic game. It’s nearly winter, and snow is on […]

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