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Photos: Silversun Pickups at the Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Silversun Pickups at the Newport Music HallSilversun Pickups took the stage at the Newport Music Hall Monday night - All photos by Matt Ellis
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Los Angeles alt-rockers, Silversun Pickups returned to Columbus on Monday night at the Newport Music Hall with a best-of set pulled from the band’s 20 years of fuzzy-guitar led radio-rock hits.

Hitting the stage at the early time of just after 8 p.m., the band (guitarist/singer Brian Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, drummer Christopher Guanlao and keyboardist Joe Lester) jumped straight into a collection of fan favorites and older cuts such as “Well Thought Out Twinkles,” “Panic Switch” and set closer “Lazy Eye” while the quartet’s usual spectacular lighting design flooded the stage.

The band haven’t released any new music since 2019’s Widow’s Weeds, and this, the weather and the unexpectedly early stage time likely contributed to a moderate yet welcoming crowd. Although, those that were there were treated to a highly enjoyable evening of songs you might not of heard in a while.

Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus Crew MLS team. More about Matt can be found on his Instagram.

All photos by Matt Ellis

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