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Photos: Thunderpussy at the Basement

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Thunderpussy at the Basement

Seattle’s 70s-inspired retro-rockers, Thunderpussy brought their “Beyoncé meets Led Zeppelin” live show to the tight and cozy confines of the Basement on Wednesday evening. The band, consisting of Whitney Petty, Molly Sides and Leah Julius, are currently out on tour promoting their guitar-fueled, self-titled debut album. Hollis Brown and Columbus’ own Boy Shorts were also […]

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Photos: Crew v Montreal

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew v Montreal

Columbus Crew SC finally snapped out of their miserable two-month winless streak on Saturday night, as Josh Williams and David Accam scored to give Crew SC a 2-1 victory over Montreal Impact at MAPFRE Stadium. Williams opened the scoring early in the first half when he beat Montreal ‘keeper Evan Bush to a Wil Trapp free kick and […]

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Photos: Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World at Express Live!

Nineties and naughties alt-rock radio mainstays Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World stopped by Columbus on Tuesday evening, as freak rainstorms and sing-along songs you’d almost forgotten you knew took over a nostalgia soaked outdoor stage at Express Live! Ra Ra Riot opened the evening before Jimmy Eat World hit the stage to belt out back-to-back fan favorite […]

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Photos: Crew v Seattle Sounders

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew v Seattle Sounders

A second half, sucker punch goal from Seattle Sounders brought more misery onto Columbus Crew SC, as they suffered another loss. The game finished 1-2 at a rainy MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday evening. Pedro Santos gave the home fans something to celebrate early in the first half, when he converted the penalty kick he’d just won after being clipped […]

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Photos: Doo Dah Parade 2019

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Doo Dah Parade 2019

The 36th annual Doo Dah Parade took place on Thursday, July 4th, featuring the irreverent sense of humor it has long been known for. Parades and marchers took to the streets in fashion, and CU was on hand to to capture the magic. Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the […]

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Photos: Twenty One Pilots at Nationwide Arena

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Twenty One Pilots at Nationwide Arena

Two years on from Columbus natives Twenty One Pilots massive sold-out hometown shows, the two-piece returned for another round of mega-shows on Saturday and Sunday evening as the Bandito Tour hit Nationwide Arena. With their cult-like fandom still flocking to their shows, Twenty One Pilots, comprised of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, brought fire, balaclavas […]

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Photos: Crew SC v Orlando

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew SC v Orlando

An emotional half-time celebration for former Columbus Crew SC manager, Sigi Schmid, culminated with the induction of the late 2008 MLS Championship winning Schmid into the Crew Circle of Honor in front of Sigi’s family. Around 17,000 Crew fans showed their appreciation on a hot and humid Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. There was also […]

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