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Photos: Coheed and Cambria & The Used at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Coheed and Cambria & The Used at Express Live!

New York prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria brought their guitar-fueled, sci-fi metal to Express Live! on Saturday night for another massive co-headlining show with fellow rock veterans, The Used. The highly impressive, and very energetic, Meet Me @ The Alter opened the show before The Used lit up the packed crowd with singer Bert McCracken leading […]

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Photos: Violent Femmes and Flogging Molly at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Violent Femmes and Flogging Molly at Express Live!

The mid-pandemic co-headlining tour trend hit Columbus once again on Wednesday evening, as alternative rock pioneers Violent Femmes and Irish/American Celtic punks, Flogging Molly belted out their classic hits on the outdoor stage at Express Live! Joining the two vintage headliners were the kings of punked up classic covers, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, […]

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Photos: Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival 2021

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival 2021

The Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival made a triumphant return this past weekend as the lawn at CAS hosted three stages of music and thousands of happy people that came to drink, dance and bake under a scorching hot late summer sun. There was a little something for everyone’s musical tastes as both local and […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati

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

After weeks of very forgettable results, Columbus finally got a game to remember as the Crew came back in dramatic fashion to beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 at the first ‘Hell is Real’ derby at Lower.com Field on Friday evening. It was a game Columbus really couldn’t afford to lose and the team looked nervy during […]

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Photos: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid at Express Live!

The ‘Boston to Berkeley II’ tour rolled into town on Monday night as veteran rockers Rancid and Dropkick Murphys served up a hearty batch of crank-it-to-11 air-punching punk anthems on a rather toasty evening outdoors at Express Live! Los Angeles shouty band The Bronx opened the show to the small but lively crowd that arrived […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Ouch. This one hurt. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory and a reminder of how cruel football can be as Columbus Crew once again tasted defeat. This time at the hands of the Seattle Sounders. The Crew came into the game on the back of five straight defeats, confidence within the team looking low […]

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Photos: Hella Mega Tour

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Hella Mega Tour

One song into their headline set and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong yells, “We’ve been waiting so long to be together. Now, is our opportunity for all of us to be together! We get to scream together; we get to dance together!” And that’s exactly what happened. As the monster alt-rock event of the summer, […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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