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Photos: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Ace of Cups

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Ace of Cups

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets were at Ace of Cups on Monday. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are a bit trippy. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets sound a bit like Tame Impala. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are Australian. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets also put on a great live show, as a packed house witnessed Psychedelic Porn Crumpets filled the room with fuzzy riffs […]

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Photos: Bastille at EXPRESS LIVE!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Bastille at EXPRESS LIVE!

London-based indie pop band Bastille returned to Columbus on Sunday evening as Dan Smith and company lit up the EXPRESS LIVE! outdoor stage. Due to the storms and rain delays, I sadly wasn’t able to catch openers Joywave, but I did arrive in time to see Smith and friends work the crowd up to a […]

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Photos: PUP at the Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: PUP at the Newport

Canadian punkers PUP made their long-awaited return to Columbus on Friday night as the quartet delivered a how-to in power-chord punk rock with a scintillating performance at the Newport Music Hall. Openers Potty Mouth set the tone for the evening with a hugely enjoyable set jam packed with infectious punk-pop from a charismatic four-piece who […]

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Photos: GWAR

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: GWAR

Blood-slinging, intergalactic thrash-rockers GWAR stopped by Columbus on Thursday night as the long-running, pantomime-horror collective covered the Newport Music Hall in red for their ‘Use Your Collusion’ tour. Once again, nothing is off limits for a GWAR show as bodies are ripped apart, a beheaded man splattered the welcoming crowd, Caitlyn Jenner was given a […]

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A&F Challenge on Track to Raise Record Funds

Grant Walters Grant Walters A&F Challenge on Track to Raise Record Funds

A&F Co. will host its 18th annual charity music festival and fundraiser at its New Albany corporate campus on Friday night

New Albany-headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. kicks off its 18th annual A&F Challenge music festival and fundraiser on Friday night, during which it will welcome over 5,000 attendees to its corporate campus. Tickets for this year’s event recently sold out, as expected. Those fortunate enough to have them in hand will have access to performances […]

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Artist-Run Festival Creates a City Within a City

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Artist-Run Festival Creates a City Within a City

Summer in Columbus has included weekend after weekend of festivals, from the new and obscure to decades-long veterans. You may consider it festival overload or a much-needed change of pace. Regardless, residents having so many festivals to choose from can make it hard for organizers to stand out from the rest. Cloud City, an inaugural […]

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Photos: BrewDog’s Annual General Mayhem Festival

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: BrewDog’s Annual General Mayhem Festival

Editor’s Note: For the first time in its four-year history, BrewDog opened its Annual General Mayhem (AGM) Festival to the public. The Canal Winchester Brewery played home to two stages for live music featuring both local and national acts. Get a recap of Saturday’s action below and learn more about the festival here. All photos […]

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