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Review: Bad Books

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: Bad Books

Bad Books played the Newport Music Hall on Saturday night and showed the always welcoming Columbus audience that playing music with your friends is an absolute blast and a treat for anyone lucky enough to be in attendance. Bad Books is the side project of Manchester Orchestra front man Andy Hull and indie singer-songwriter Kevin […]

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Show Review: CD102.5 Holiday Show

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Show Review: CD102.5 Holiday Show

The LC played host to this years annual Cd102.5 Holiday show on Sunday night. Featuring a handful of up and coming bands and the fuzz-rock powerhouse Silversun Pickups. The evening started early, so early that I missed opening band Cloud Nothings who I’m told put on a splendidly frantic jam rock set – sorry! The […]

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Show Review: Matt & Kim at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Show Review: Matt & Kim at The LC

  Brooklyn based indie-party-dance-pop due Matt & Kim made a joyous return to Columbus on Wednesday night with a riotously infectious set that could bring a smile to even the most morbid of skeptics. If you’ve ever been around someone that really really loves their job, then you can appreciate the Matt & Kim live […]


Crew Beats Toronto in Chilly Wet Season Finale

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis

Frederico Hiquain scored twice as the Columbus Crew finished off the 2012 MLS season with victory over Toronto FC under winter like conditions of wind and rain at Crew Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Hiquain picked up his first goal of the game in the first half, neatly slotting the ball into the net after a […]


Photos: Highball Halloween 2012

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Highball Halloween 2012

Thousands of revelers took to High Street last night for the year’s annual Highball Halloween event. Highball includes drinking, dancing, music, performances and of course… costumes! Below are photos of some of the great costumes from this year’s event. Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus […]

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Show Review: Jack White at The LC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Show Review: Jack White at The LC

Dipping into his vast catalog of material from an ever growing collection of bands and projects, Jack White served up a highly enjoyable, if somewhat uneven performance on a chilly Ohio fall evening on the LC’s outdoor stage. Drenched in moody blue lighting and backed by the all male version of his band, White opened […]


Columbus Crew Tie Kansas City in 1-1 Home Game

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis

Eddie Gaven’s late equalizer gave the Columbus Crew a point in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Kansas City, but it was two points lost as the Crew remain just outside the post-season playoff positions. C.J. Sapong scored early for Kansas City, capitalizing on some poor defending by Columbus. Ghosting beyond the Crew back line, the KC […]

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