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Photos: Band of Horses at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Band of Horses at Express Live!

Veteran indie-rock quintet Band of Horses returned to Columbus on Wednesday evening, July 28 as the doors opened once again on the indoor stage at Express Live! Formed way back in 2004, the Band, now consisting of Ben Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett, Matt Gentling and Ian MacDougall, were able to pull out a solid […]

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Photos: The Avett Brothers at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Avett Brothers at Express Live!

It’s been a loooooong 16 months of cancelled tours, live streams, socially distanced shows and the occasional drive-in experience. Yet, for PromoWest it’s been total silence across the company’s ever-growing list of venues since lockdown put the breaks on most touring bands. Thankfully, those 16 months of silence came to an end on Friday evening […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC

Columbus Crew huffed and puffed and did everything but put the ball in the net as a defiant Nashville SC held the black and gold to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night at Lower.com Field. The Crew are still without Gyasi Zardes, and his absence was noticed as Columbus looked off the pace and lacking […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. New York City FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. New York City FC

Columbus Crew picked up their first win at the new Lower.com Field on Saturday night with a tense 2-1 victory over conference rivals, New York City FC. With Gold Cup call ups and injuries still taking their toll on the Crew squad, it was a welcoming sight to see goalkeeper Eloy Room back, and the […]

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Photos: Doo Dah Parade 2021

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Doo Dah Parade 2021

Editor’s Note: Columbus got to celebrate its weird as the DooDah Parade returned to the streets of Short North in 2021. Take a peek at some of the fun, festive outrageousness from the July 4 parade. For more information, visit doodahparade.com. All photos by Matt Ellis Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution

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

It was the beginning of a new era on Saturday, July 3 as Columbus Crew opened up their fancy new Downtown stadium, yet it was another display of the same never-say-die attitude that’s held this team together in recent years as the black and gold fought back from two down to draw 2-2 against the […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

It was a special scoreline on a special evening as the Columbus Crew said farewell to over 20 years of cheers and tears inside Crew Stadium with one more 2-0 result, as Chicago Fire FC became the final team to fall at 1 Black & Gold Blvd. A packed crowd of 20,064 created a glorious […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION