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Best Columbus Festival of 2008: Comfest

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Columbus is home to dozens of annual festivals that draw millions of visitors out to experience art, music, food, people watching, and more. Comfest was at the top of our reader survey and takes home the title of Columbus Underground’s “Best Festival of 2008”. This year’s Comfest saw some Saturday rain, but attendance was still […]


Best Local Band of 2008: Brainbow

Walker Evans Walker Evans

After years of live shows, local band Brainbow finally released their critically-praised debut album in 2008. While many local bands go without too many mentions on Columbus Underground, Brainbow’s fanbase has seen a steady increase here and named them as our “Best Local Band of 2008”. Brainbow is actually playing a show tomorrow night at […]


Best Album of 2008: Viva la Vida by Coldplay

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Coldplay ends up with two music awards this year from Columbus Underground as they managed to get both best song as well as “Best Album of 2008” with Viva la Vida. Other albums highly praised by Columbus Underground regulars include Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut, Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie, Stay Positive by The […]


Best Local DJ of 2008: DJ Jondy

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe nightlife scene in Columbus has gone through many changes over the years. Nightclubs come and go, but DJ Jondy is here to stay. With over a decade of entertaining Columbus crowds under his belt, his nomination as Best Local DJ of 2008 comes as no surprise. Jondy was […]


Best Song of 2008: Viva la Vida by Coldplay

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Music is a topic frequently discussed on Columbus Underground, and a wide range of music is always represented. When we decided to include the survey question for “Best Song” of 2008, we didn’t think any one particular track would end up standing out above the rest, but we actually ended up seeing Coldplay just barely […]


More Voices Podcast: Zachary Allan Starkey

 Zachery Allan Starkey

The WexBlog wrote More Voices Podcast: Zachary Allan Starkey November 12, 2008 In conjunction with the printed Gallery Guide that will be on hand for visitors to our Other Voices, Other Rooms exhibition, from time to time we’ll be posting written or spoken takes on Andy Warhol in a blog area we’re calling More Voices. […]


Columbus Jazz Orchestra profiled in UWeekly

Walker Evans Walker Evans

UWeekly wrote Columbus Jazz Orchestra October 15, 2008 By Brett Pohlman Oh, remember the good ole days of flappers, speakeasies, and the Charleston. Times were carefree, and Americans still listened to the radio for most of their entertainment. Of course, none of us really “remember” the 1920s, because we did not exist; nevertheless, we know […]

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