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Photos: Queen with Adam Lambert

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Queen with Adam Lambert

British rock band Queen are once again finding themselves in the popular spotlight, thanks to last years “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie, and the band, along with Adam Lambert, stopped by Columbus on Tuesday night to bring a celebration of classic rock to Nationwide Arena. Original members, Brian May and Roger Taylor — both now in their […]

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Photos: Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall – The Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall – The Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour

From start to finish, the Columbus stop on The Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour Wednesday at Express LIVE! was a raucous school bus on its way to field day, and its drivers — the Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall — each joyfully took a turn at the wheel. Shortly after 7 p.m., […]

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Photos: Radnor & Lee at A&R Music Bar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Radnor & Lee at A&R Music Bar

If Josh Radnor and Ben Lee have retained any sense of surprise about the success of their independent music collaboration Radnor & Lee, the full house at A&R Music Bar on Sunday night — a hometown crowd for Bexley-born-and-raised Radnor — should have done nothing but further cement their confidence in their journey. Performing with […]

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Photos: St. Vincent at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: St. Vincent at Express LIVE!

Awash in vibrant hues and strobes, the acclaimed singer-songwriter played to a full house at Express LIVE! last Wednesday night

Packed in tightly on both levels of the venue, St. Vincent’s Columbus fans buzzed as the talented multi-instrumentalist tackled an impressive 22-song set list at Express LIVE! last Wednesday night. The Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter recently released her fifth studio album, Masseduction, in mid-October to wide critical and commercial acclaim. The set became her first top 10 album on […]

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Concert Review: The Struts at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: The Struts at Express Live!

British hook-heavy guitar band The Struts brought their shamelessly retro-fetishist glamour-rock to Express Live! on Friday night for an evening of good time over-the-top frontman lead rock and roll. Despite a fairly undersold Express Live! crowd, The Struts, and particularly the never stationary lead singer and perma-smiling Luke Spiller cranked up the energy as the […]

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Photos: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

The pit inside Newport Music Hall was fit to bust when Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness took the stage just after nine o’clock on Wednesday night. Seated at a grand piano adorned with an astronaut’s helmet and a cityscape diorama – a nod to the cover art of the band’s latest album Zombies On Broadway […]

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Concert Review and Q&A: Tongues Unknown at The Shrunken Head

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Concert Review and Q&A: Tongues Unknown at The Shrunken Head

Brooklyn, NY's One-Man Show Makes Columbus Debut

In his live form, an eight-armed, four person show, the one-man monster behind Brooklyn, New York’s Tongues Unknown was a creature of incredible comfort this Thursday night at Shrunken Head. Although, this should have come as no surprise, as Connor Grant is no stranger to the accompaniment of a full band on stage. Playing alongside […]

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