Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2010 – Vol. 15

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2010 – Vol. 15

The Final Downtown Summer Concert happens tonight with The Spikedrivers. Keep an eye out for the Jeni’s Bajaj! The Friends of Goodale Park is having a fundraiser for the new fountain tonight at Park St. Cantina. St. James Tavern and Fusion Cafe have combined forces for a Flying Dog cask event. Clayspace is hosting an open […]

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Stone Temple Pilots Reclaim Thunderous ’90s Sound

 Josh Fitzwater

As I scampered into the LC Pavilion for Tuesday night’s astonishingly awesome Stone Temple Pilots tour stop in Columbus, I happened to notice something peculiar. The crowd, for the most part, was stuck. They were stuck in an early ’90s rock-limbo – somewhere in-between 1992 and 1995. They were in a constant Guns N’ Roses-meets-Pearl […]


The Black Keys: Rock and Roll’s Great Hope

 Josh Fitzwater

It’s a bit disconcerting how rock and roll has changed over the last 20 years. Slowly becoming an amalgamation of frivolous power chords, meaningless lyrics, and auto-tuned vocals, rock today is generally uninspired and churned out for mass consumption. With the birth of musical nomenclatures like indie-rock, alternative, folk-rock, roots-rock, post-punk, and Britpop, the meaning […]


Summerfest Serves as Andyman’s Final Goodbye

 Josh Fitzwater

CD101’s annual sweltering rock ruckus, Summerfest, was a marvelous group therapy session for the City of Columbus and its devoted music following. From local indie-bubblegum rockers, Karate Coyote to quirky alternative powerhouse, Spoon, the night’s bill was understandably overshadowed by CD101 DJs, the audience, and even the bands themselves giving the prolific late local DJ […]


The National: Carried to Ohio in a Swarm of Fans

 Josh Fitzwater

Dressed in all black, summoning his signature deep baritone vocals – which live, sound remarkably like Ian Curtis of Joy Division – The National’s Matt Berninger dedicated their indie-hit “Bloodbuzz Ohio” to the late John Andrew “Andyman” Davis, citing all the tremendous good he did for the band and Ohio music as a whole. The […]


311 Reminds Columbus: 1995 was a Good Year

 Josh Fitzwater

There are a few select songs that encapsulate a precise moment in your life. Ones that, at the time you devotedly listened to them, defined you as a person. 311’s “All Mixed Up” is one of those songs for me. I was an angsty 15-year-old when 311’s self-titled album was released. The album was, and […]


Concert Review: Concrete Blonde at The Newport

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Friday, June 11th, 2010 at The Newport Photos by Ryan Reeves of Front Stage Photography When Michael Stipe of R.E.M. suggested the name Concrete Blonde for a relatively unknown band called Dream 6 back in 1986, I wonder if he realized the almost clairvoyant accuracy of this title?

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