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2012: The Year in Local Music

Briana Henry Briana Henry 2012: The Year in Local Music

Given the opportunity to write some anecdotes about my year of music and potential ear drum damage, I jumped at the chance. This year was full of mind-blowing shows and unique local music outfits. Here are my favorite local bands of 2012. The Regrettes Power comes to mind when describing this band. Song after song […]

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Treehouse Guitars and Keeping Andyman’s Legacy Alive

Briana Henry Briana Henry Treehouse Guitars and Keeping Andyman’s Legacy Alive

Formerly and famously known as Andyman’s Treehouse, the bar and music venue has transformed into two versions of The Tree Bar. Tucked in next to houses in a quiet neighborhood, I often had trouble giving directions to first-time attendees. The most famous tree in music was taken out, and Tree Bar became treeless. Erik Kang, […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Ben the Rapper

Briana Henry Briana Henry Local Music Spotlight: Ben the Rapper

As much as I love rock and indie, I was happily surprised when Anne forwarded an email to me that was not of the rock variety. Ben the Rapper describes his club “with DJK’s indie rock voice, my hip-hop flow, and Donovans Electro/Dubstep style songs, is pleasing to everyone”. Their EP was just finished and […]

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Preview: Patrick Watson at the Wexner Center

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: Patrick Watson at the Wexner Center

Tonight, Patrick Watson will bestow upon us indie music done right. Patrick Watson is comprised of Patrick himself, as well as Mishka Stein, Robbie Kuster, and Simon Angell. Instead of recording their latest album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard in an expensive studio, the band opted to record in Patrick’s home studio, citing expensive costs […]

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New(ish) Columbus Music

Briana Henry Briana Henry New(ish) Columbus Music

Team Smile and Nod Calling themselves a studio band, Columbus electro-pop pair Team Smile and Nod recently released their latest single, “Dust from the Stars”. I spoke with half of the duo about her band and some of their interests. Something I noticed instantly while reading up on the band is the first line of […]

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Coming Through My Speakers: Black Moth Super Rainbow

Briana Henry Briana Henry Coming Through My Speakers: Black Moth Super Rainbow

I am starting to think I need to listen to my friends more often when it comes to their taste in music, as this band is one I (mistakenly) passed over. Black Moth Super Rainbow (BMSR), whose mother ship typically lays in Pittsburgh, has landed in Columbus and will play a show tonight at Skully’s, […]

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Preview: Grass Widow at Double Happiness

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: Grass Widow at Double Happiness

Tomorrow, Grass Widow will grace the stage at Double Happiness. The California band, who recently had an appearance on the popular IFC show Portlandia, will wrap up their tour in Philadelphia on the 12th, which supported their latest album, Internal Logic. This all-female indie underground outfit, incorporates many genres such as surf rock and post […]

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