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Photos: Worst Kept Secret Fest VIII

Ethan Hellstrom Ethan Hellstrom Photos: Worst Kept Secret Fest VIII

The eighth installment of the Worst Kept Secret Fest kicked off last night at SKATE NAKED, featuring a lineup of local musicians that included Friendly Faux, Gelatinus Cube, Lady Blazer, Turtle Island and more. The event continues tonight with more music from The Worn Flints, Van Dale, The High Definitions, Fisher, Conversion Delay and others. Photos below include bands Boxing, Magnumb Opus, Coya Hill and Lights Go […]

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Shop Talk: Samson Men’s Emporium

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Samson Men’s Emporium

After a lengthy career that spans restaurant management and real estate, Travis Samson is ready for a new chapter in his life. He recently opened new boutique Samson Men’s Emporium in the Short North after making the switch to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own retail shop. “It was the onset of my […]

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Construction Roundup: September 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: September 2015

While many construction projects around Columbus have been underway for quite some time, there’s also a new batch just getting starting, which means that many of our construction photos this month don’t show much more than holes in the ground. Documenting the changes in our city is important to us though, so we’ve captured the […]


Photos: Independents’ Day 2015 – Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Independents’ Day 2015 – Part 2

Independents’ Day closed out its two-day festival this year with some amazing sunny-yet-not-too-hot weather and a friendly crowd eager for more music, food, entertainment and all things local. For more information, visit www.thisisindependent.com. Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus Crew MLS team. More about Matt can […]


Crew SC Drops the Ball Against FC Dallas in 0-3 Home Game Loss

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Drops the Ball Against FC Dallas in 0-3 Home Game Loss

It was always going to be an interesting test of depth with several key components of the Gregg Berhalter system out on International duty, but no one can plan against a missed penalty, an early injury and a bag of missed chances as destiny looked to be with the visitors during Saturday night’s 0-3 drubbing […]

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Photos: FMMF 2015 – Day 1

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: FMMF 2015 – Day 1

The second annual Fashion Meets Music Festival kicked off with its full lineup today in the Arena District where 32 performers, bands, entertainers and fashion designers took to the stages for a full day’s lineup of entertainment. Music performers included Young the Giant, O.A.R. and Rachel Platten, but headliner Ludacris appeared to draw the biggest […]

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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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