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Damn The Witch Siren Talk New EP, East Coast Tour

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Damn The Witch Siren Talk New EP, East Coast Tour

In early February, Damn The Witch Siren released Red Magic, the follow up EP to their 2015 album Back To Dreaming. On Red Magic, DTWS explores self love, positive views on sexuality and feminist themes in a much more grandiose way than ever before. In this interview with band members Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf, the self-described “witch […]

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Music Review: Starcrawler

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Music Review: Starcrawler

Every now and then, my network of spies informs me of bands that I just have to check out — bands sitting on the cusp of greatness but still flying slightly under the radar, yet somehow tasked with carrying the great weight as the new saviors of rock and roll. The hyperbole is always strong, […]

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Photos: Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves and Irontom

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves and Irontom

A triple-hitter of cd102.5 spun alt-rock bands hit the Express Live! stage on Saturday night as Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves and Irontom swung through Columbus. Exuberant indie-rock act with bits of Awolnation, Irontom opened the night with an enjoyable set, while England’s Nothing but Thieves delivered a fairly no-thrills collection of radio-ready rock numbers. Silhouetted, […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Little Big Town

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Little Big Town

The three-time Grammy Award winners, who picked up their latest trophy last month, make a stop on 'The Breakers Tour' tonight at the Schottenstein Center

If you haven’t heard Little Big Town’s The Breaker, you’re missing out on one of the best country albums of the past year. Actually, it’s unfair of me to narrow it down to a single genre, because while there are enough moments on the record to satiate its purists, there are just as many places where […]

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Local Spotlight: Earwig Re-Releases “Gibson Under Mountain”

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Spotlight: Earwig Re-Releases “Gibson Under Mountain”

Columbus' own alt-rockers re-release their excellent 2011 studio album and give CU's readers an exclusive live video debut

Today, Columbus’ indie-rock sons Earwig are re-releasing their 2011 album, Gibson Under Mountain.  Perhaps one of Earwig’s least-known recordings, the album, which followed 2006’s Center of the Earth and preceded their most recent release, 2016’s Pause for the Jets was, by the band’s own admission “criminally under-promoted” when it initially arrived. “We released what I think is […]

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Photos: Nothing More at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Nothing More at Express Live!

San Antonio hard-rock band Nothing More stopped by Express Live! on Wednesday to attempt to shake away the ice and warm everyone up with an evening of loud guitars, screaming vocals and a little bit of steam punk machinary. Along for the ride were fellow Texans, Big Story, and Indianololis’ prog-metal band with a seeming […]

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Lineup Announced for Athens’ 16Fest

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lineup Announced for Athens’ 16Fest

The lineup for the Athens-based college music festival #Fest (Number Fest) has released the lineup for its 16th year. The two-day festival is coming back on April 20 and 21. Boasting some big names in hip-hop, rap and EDM, this year’s #Fest will feature Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, RL Grime and Rezz as headliners, with […]

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