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Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Cancelled

Brent Warren Brent Warren Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Cancelled

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, the Rock on the Range replacement that was to take place at Mapfre Stadium on May 15-17, has been cancelled. Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents made the announcement yesterday. The company is also cancelling two other spring concerts – Epicenter in North Carolina and Welcome to Rockville in Florida, […]

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Photos: The Glorious Sons at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Glorious Sons at Newport Music Hall

Canada’s finest five-piece rock-and-rollers, The Glorious Sons popped by the Newport Music Hall on Friday evening for a night of sing-along alt-rock. Thanks to a string of solid singles often heard on CD102.5, the Sons, consisting of Brett and Jay Emmons, Chris Koster, Adam Paquette and Chris Huot, just about sold out the Newport as […]

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Photos: The Blue Stones at A&R Music Bar

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Blue Stones at A&R Music Bar

Canadian two-piece blues rockers The Blue Stones stopped by Columbus on Friday night for a sold-out gig inside the A&R Music Bar. Originally scheduled for downstairs in the Basement, the show was bumped up due to demand coming off of local radio support that’s been spinning recent release “Shakin’ Off the Rust” on fairly high […]

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Photos: Saint Motel at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Saint Motel at Newport Music Hall

I’ll tell you what, I do enjoy a good visual live music show! And on Tuesday night we got just that and more as L.A.-based funky indie-rockers Saint Motel stopped by the Newport in support of currently released The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1. Spawned out of film school in the late noughties, it […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Illiterate Light

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Illiterate Light

Following their recently-released debut album for Atlantic Records, the Virginia-based mutli-instrumentalists stop by The Basement tonight

“It’s really, really cool to be able to have this album out,” guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Jeff Gorman explains of Illiterate Light’s eponymous debut release that arrived in October.  The Virginia-based duo, which also includes drummer and songwriting partner Jake Cochran, have woven a fascinating career path that led them from an organic farm they […]

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PromoWest Announces 2020 Bunbury Music Festival Lineup

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman PromoWest Announces 2020 Bunbury Music Festival Lineup

PromoWest Productions has announced the lineup for Bunbury Music Festival, June 5-7, 2020. The annual festival takes place along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. Performances this year include hometown favorites Twenty One Pilots, Marshmello, The Avett Brothers, Kane Brown, Melanie Martinez, Angels & Airwaves, Cousin Simple and more. Nearly forty acts will perform on […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

Last month, when Sarob released “Fear & Impermanence,” he announced it by saying, “I hope this work speaks to you.” And while there’s clearly a message to be taken from the album, it isn’t a hollow PSA or soundtrack to an after school special, so much as his troubles laid bare. Sarob says the album […]

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