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Local Music Spotlight: Turtle Island

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Local Music Spotlight: Turtle Island

Meet the band. Turtle Island: Five manic boys who play music and have a psychedelic intuition into outer space. Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental, Space rock, Progressive rock, Dream-pop Dallin “Shrek to Your Donkey” Stevenson – Vocals, guitar Nick “Johnny Utah” Gerden – Drums Andy “Chorizo Grill Master” Sullivan – Bass Joel “Yu-Gi-Oh Fanatic” Blaeser – Keyboard […]

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Musicol Studio – Pressing Vinyl and Recording Since 1966

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Musicol Studio – Pressing Vinyl and Recording Since 1966

We purchase vinyl for a myriad of reasons: the sound carries a higher quality of texture and richness, the waxy vinyl is elegant and majestic as it spins on the turntable, Record Store Day is the new Black Friday and it’s a little treasure hunt when you sift through someone’s collection in search for the right record. […]

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Fall Guide to Local Music – Part I

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

It’s here and we’re ready. The seasonal half-time that rests between painfully thick humidity and life threatening black ice, is called Autumn. Now, I assume we’re all familiar with the lovely cliches that rack our brain as the season arrives: bonfires, whiskey, beards in flannels, pumpkin spice and Hocus Pocus. But, what about those more […]

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Relay Recording Studio Brings Columbus Music to Life

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Relay Recording Studio Brings Columbus Music to Life

As Columbus’ habituates, we proudly facilitate the artistic integrity that lingers within our city. In just a few years, the evolution of our ‘music city’ has been moving faster than one of those swing rides at Cedar Point. We’re contributing members to the present and we’re catalysts for the future. We wait in the long […]

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Concert Review: The Orwells w/ SKATERS

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: The Orwells w/ SKATERS

Between the hours of 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday night, A&R Music Bar quickly converted from a quiet, grungy rock bar, to rabid, uncontrollable and one hell of a good time. Young acts, SKATERS and The Orwells, occupied the same venue in Columbus for the second time since 2014’s CD102.5 Day Side A. […]

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Jon Fintel Debuts: Relay Rock Show at The Grass Skirt

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Jon Fintel Debuts: Relay Rock Show at The Grass Skirt

As September lurks in the last of the summer’s shadows, local bars begin to gear up for the fall. The last hot and sweaty hoorah’s of the season are approaching, weather is cooling down and studded leather jackets are being taken out of storage. Rock ‘n’ roll is always fashionably late in the season, and […]

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Spacebar to open Mid-September in Former KOBO Space

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Spacebar to open Mid-September in Former KOBO Space

When the announcement of Kobo’s “last show” made it through the grapevine of Columbus, the city-folk were sad to see a beloved bar rest in peace. Another one bites the dust, huh? Once a local bar that housed insane rock shows and affordable booze, Kobo’s grunge, unique bathrooms, vinyl-covered countertops and comprehensive energy will be […]

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