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Go West to Franklinton for Art, Music and More

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson Go West to Franklinton for Art, Music and More

“Go west, young man, and grow up with the country.” Scratch that. This Saturday, the Franklinton Development Association invites everyone to Go West (West Broad Street, that is) and grow up with the city. Go West is Franklinton’s annual art and music block party, and everyone is welcome. For the third consecutive year, downtown Franklinton […]


Scotland Invades US: Biffy Clyro at The Basement

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson Scotland Invades US: Biffy Clyro at The Basement

Let’s play a game. I say a word and you say what comes to mind. Ready? Ok. Here we go. Scotland I hear you…kilts, Braveheart, haggis, Sean Connery, scotch tape (who said that?), and the Loch Ness Monster… I’m thinking music, and I’m not talking about bagpipes. Unbeknownst to many, Scotland has been a breeding […]

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Preview of Sharon Van Etten at The Wexner Center

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson

Sharon Van Etten’s path to musical success has been a journey of many miles. No seriously. I’m not being trite. I checked Google maps. And I figure it’s in the ballpark of one thousand eight hundred and eighty six miles… not accounting for detours to see the world’s biggest Rubik’s Cube or drive-thru pit stops. […]


Old Hundred Releases First Album on Saturday

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson

Old Hundred is insanely awesome. Go see them and buy their new album. The end. I suppose you want me to write more than that. I suppose you might feel jilted if I didn’t elaborate further. But fans of this amazing local modern folk foursome would agree that there’s little more that needs to be […]


Kopaz Releases Final Album, Rocks Rumba Tonight

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson

Once upon a time, a wise person suggested that good things come to those who wait. The old adage encouraging patience is sound advice in life, love, and tomato-based condiment selection. But that nugget of wisdom holds true in the music world as well. For Kopaz fans, your patience is soon to be handsomely rewarded […]

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Parking Lot Blowout’s Fifth Birthday Bash

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson

Would you think I’d gone mad if I told you coolest place to be this weekend is at a five-year-old’s birthday party? What if I told you we’d traded in the pony rides, creepy clowns, and frosting-crazed children for eight kickass local bands, a truck full of Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a parking lot full […]


Mike Wojniak Releases Dreamy Second Album

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson

Before last month, I had no idea who Mike Wojniak was. I’ll admit it. So when he emailed and asked if I’d check out his new album Memento Vivere, I was intrigued. And after one spin through the ol’ CD player, I was definitely impressed. Memento Vivere is his second album actually, and it’s inspired […]


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