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Concert Review: Interpol

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: Interpol

Formed in 1997, New-York-based band Interpol has been releasing records since 2002. The band has been headlining festivals and sporadically releasing records for more than a decade, maintaining their loyal fan-base, and in the process becoming legendary musicians. Interpol turned heads immediately upon their 2002 release, Turn on the Bright Lights, aggressively shoving Paul Banks […]

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Preview: Royal Canoe with The Receiver at Rumba Cafe

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Preview: Royal Canoe with The Receiver at Rumba Cafe

Hailing 1,200 miles away from Winnipeg, Canada, Royal Canoe will be visiting Columbus for the second time this 2014 calendar year. The Canadian six-piece is sharing the stage with local band The Receiver at Rumba Cafe tonight. Columbus will surely be experiencing a rare occasion, where two wildly talented acts share one intimate space. Royal Canoe’s […]

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Local Music Preview: Kid Runner EP Release

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Local Music Preview: Kid Runner EP Release

Meet Kid Runner, a local five-piece band making moves with their new EP, Wake Up Now: Genre: Indie/Alternative, Electronic pop. Members: Drew Lizon – lead vocals Kurt Keaner – guitar/synth Scott Griffen – bass/synth Bobby Heigel – Drums Frances Litterski – vocals, keys I’ve known Frances Litterski for quite a few years now. Pixie-like, soft-spoken, with […]

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Concert Review: tUnE-yArDs

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: tUnE-yArDs

On Monday, October 20th, Promowest and CD102.5FM welcomed the wildly cultured, eccentric and inspiring five-piece to the Newport Music Hall. tUnE-yArDs broke through the heavily saturated music market, and shocked listeners with single, “Bizness” off of their 2013 release, w h o k i l l. Those gutsy enough to listen to the newly introduced group were […]

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Concert Review: Delta Spirit

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: Delta Spirit

Last Friday, CD102.5FM and Promowest presented the best rock show I’ve seen in ages. It was an evening overwhelmed with emotion, rock ‘n roll and an abundance of energy. A show that didn’t cease to lose the attention of the audience for merely a second, Delta Spirit illuminated excessive amounts of charisma and undeniable talent […]

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Concert Review: Mutual Benefit

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: Mutual Benefit

You know that ending scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, where the Grinch realizes love does exist, after making the Who’s of Whoville experience such heartache? Mutual Benefit’s Love Crushing Diamond could’ve made the Grinch realize this far before he ruined Christmas. The band’s 2013 release is equipped with emotional guidance and support. It’s a polite dose of medicine to […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Emily & The Complexes

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Local Music Spotlight: Emily & The Complexes

Emily & the Complexes: Four well-groomed men, tastefully melancholic, who write DIY singer/songwriter tunes. Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Folk, Road-rock, Indie-grit Fresh off of their two week, Summer 2014 tour, Emily & the Complexes took a seat with me and guided me through their journey as Columbus musicians. Tyler “Lyrical Messiah” Verhagen – Vocals, lyrics, guitar Tom “Band […]

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