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Goodale Park Music Series Returns This Weekend

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The Short North Sunday Jazz series has become a well known outdoor summer music event in Goodale Park. But funding was cut from the Columbus Department of Parks & Recreation who hosted the event, and it was forced to be cancelled for 2009. Thankfully, community leader Alexandra Kelley decided that she would volunteer her time, […]

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Stop And Smell The Rosehips

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Some bands act sweet and frilly. Others come off brash and jaded. Rosehips just wants to rock your face off. Named after one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C, Rosehips is an all-female band formed by Cassie Lewis and Danielle Kelly in 2005. Cassie sings and plays lead and rhythm guitar; Danielle plays […]

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The Shazzbots Launch Space-Age Kids Rock

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Columbus parents, you can finally eject those Raffi and Wiggles CD’s — a new band just landed its interstellar Winnebago ready to rock the planet with cool kids music. Formed by Ian Hummel, The Shazzbots blend folk, swing, rock, and jazz with lively theatrics reminiscent of Sesame Street and The Electric Company. The galactic ensemble […]

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Trains Across the Sea Makes Comfest Debut

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Time to break out your flip-flops and apron tops; the Columbus summer extravaganza otherwise known as Comfest is just days away. For many local bands getting into Comfest is the ultimate rite of gig passage. Trains Across the Sea frontman Andy Gallagher is so fired up about his first Comfest appearance that you may see […]

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Time To Get Big Nasty

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After hearing Columbus band Big Nasty I’ll say this: They smacked me upside the head with their music and I liked every second of it. Fierce and wickedly unapologetic, this bass and drums duo plows through songs like an F-15 in a daisy field. If you’re ready to shatter your sonic barriers, this could be […]

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Wing & Tusk Wants To Show You A Story

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A lot can happen in one year. Since the members of Columbus band Wing & Tusk formed last May they’ve weathered the ups and downs of songwriting, performing, recording, filmmaking, and not wanting to kill each other. “We all feel pretty lucky to have come as far as we have in a single year,” said […]

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Eating On The Fly – A Restaurant Review

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Dragonfly has been my favorite restaurant for years. Giddy, happy feelings envelop me every time I enter that space. It must be a combination of the hypnotic atmosphere and the splendiferous organic vegan food. My boyfriend and I recently tried On The Fly, Dragonfly’s six-month-old casual “Counter + Carryout” eatery located next to the restaurant. […]

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