If your roots spent any time steeped in 90s alt-rock, it was hard not to bask in the guitar-buzzed glow of the Weezer & Pixies double bill last Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center. A respectable number of ticketholders showed up at seven o’clock to check out the opening act – the Ipswich, England-reared rock quintet, Basement. Opening […]
For the alt-rockers poised to gain an even greater national following in 2019, Columbus is a place they're proud to call home
On a cloudy fall afternoon before their most recent show in Columbus, local alt-rock trio The Orphan The Poet and I huddled around a little table at Upper Cup Coffee Co. on Parsons Avenue, exchanging chatter above the loud din of clinking spoons and espresso machine whooshes. My first question focused on the video for […]
Sunrise Reset will be celebrating the release of their first full length LP “WESTWARD” along with The Lost Revival and The Up All Nights by playing a whole bunch of songs LIVE and IN PERSON! Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your moms, bring your uncles, bring your dancin shoes. Listen to “WESTWARD” on Bandcamp, […]
Date: September 22, 2018 $5 donation for entry • Benefitting Music Loves Ohio Location: Traxler Printing Parking Lot (3029 Silver Dr, Columbus, OH 43224) Band Lineup: 5:00-5:45 FireSauce (90’s Covers) 6:00-6:45 Shurtz & Pantz (Americana/Country/Rock Covers) 7:00-7:45 Zayne Harshaw (Blues Rock/Soul/Funk Covers) 8:00-845 Mookie Blaylock (Covering Pearl Jam) 9:00-9:45 Lackluster (Covering Nine Inch Nails) GET […]
The Canadian alt-rock veterans visit the InkCarceration Festival on Saturday night in Mansfield in support of their ninth studio album, "Somethingness"
“Why-e-i-e-i-eee…yeeaaaaaaahhh…Superman’s dead!” Our monolithic concrete bunker of a residence hall at Simon Fraser University had surprisingly thin walls, which meant that my next door neighbor’s new obsession with Toronto alt-rockers Our Lady Peace also became an integral part of my life – usually when I didn’t want them to be. “Superman’s Dead,” the lead single […]
On the cusp of releasing "Mixed Reality," their first studio album in eight years, the Arizona alt-rockers join Tonic and Vertical Horizon tonight at Express LIVE!
If you thought for a fleeting moment you might have seen Gin Blossoms lead singer Robin Wilson out and about in Columbus over the past couple of days, your eyes may not have been deceiving you. “It’s really awesome to be in Columbus,” he offers immediately as we begin our phone interview. “This town has […]
With two decades of hits in their rear-view mirror and new music on the horizon in 2019, the alt-rock trio performs in Columbus on Wednesday night with road mates Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon
My interview with Tonic’s frontman Emerson Hart wasn’t the first that began with a discussion about hockey, but the Nashville resident and avid Predators supporter uttered a symphony of words that are enough to make a Jets fan weep with joy. “I tell you what, man, I was really impressed,” he exclaims during a phone […]