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Photos: L7 at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: L7 at Express Live!

Legendary punk-metal power-chord rockers L7 played a surprisingly undersold Express Live! on Wednesday night for the first time since their reformation. The once trailblazing all-female four-piece knocked out cuts from their long history to a slightly well aged, yet enthusiastic audience. Reunited since 2014 after a long hiatus, long time members Suzi Gardner, Donita Sparks, Jennifer Finch and Demetra […]

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Photos: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

It may have a new name, but the first ever Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival grabbed the baton from Rock on the Range and took off running. Music fans from all over the world flocked to MAPFRE Stadium for guitars, screaming men, crowd surfing, overpriced drinks and the disruption of some typically unpredictable Ohio […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. LA FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. LA FC

Columbus Crew SC were unable to capitalize on Wednesday evening’s 3-1 drubbing of LA Galaxy as neighbors Los Angeles FC came to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday to walk away with a 3-0 victory. Mark-Anthorny Kaye opened the scoring in the 37th minute with a cushioned finish, while Adama Diomande and Carlos Vela picked up goals […]

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Photos: The Crew End Their Five Game Losing Streak

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Crew End Their Five Game Losing Streak

Columbus Crew SC put an end to their five-game straight loss by stunning the visiting Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his LA Galaxy friends 3-1 on Wednesday evening at MAPFRE Stadium. Former Galaxy players Gyasi Zardes and Hector Jimenez each grabbed a goal to help Crew SC get back on track after a miserable few weeks. Federico Higuain got the […]

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Photos: The Crew vs. New England Revolution

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Crew vs. New England Revolution

Columbus Crew SC took the top spot in the MLS Eastern Conference on Saturday with a 1-0 victory and an early season double over New England Revolution. Crew SC defender Josh Williams scored the game’s lone goal shortly before the break, with a glancing header that squeaked in at the far post. A desperate Rev’s ‘keeper Cody Cropper could […]

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Photos: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Express Live!

Welsh four-piece Catfish and the Bottlemen brought their stadium-sized anthemic indie-rock to a packed Express Live! on Tuesday evening. A mostly young and female crowd happily danced and screamed back the lyrics as Van McCann and friends pulled out the best bits from their two previous albums. Local rockers The Worn Flints opened the show with their usual blend […]

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Photos: Crew SC’s Win Over FC Dallas

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew SC’s Win Over FC Dallas

Columbus Crew SC picked up their first three points at home in the Caleb Porter era. A lone goal from Gaston Sauro gave the Crew a 1-0 win over western rivals, FC Dallas. A game of few chances was decided early when Crew defender Sauro scored an almost identical goal to the one he got on the opening […]

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