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For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

The xx's third album exhibits enormous growth, delivers

You’re getting down and swaying across the dance floor in an elaborately lit underground club in the U.K., sweating profusely with your friends. Are you really there, or did you just throw on The xx’s new album I See You in your living room? Let’s go with the latter. If the London-based trio hadn’t already established […]

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Photos: Blitzmas 2016

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Blitzmas 2016

The 2016 edition on Blitzmas barged its way into Express Live! on Thursday night as the last of the season’s radio Christmas shows brought four bands to town to festively yell at microphones, batter some drums and swing around guitars while a sold-out crowd wildly raised their hands in salute to those that certainly came […]

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Concert Review: The Struts at EXPRESS LIVE!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: The Struts at EXPRESS LIVE!

105.7 may no longer be the X radio station, but that didn’t ruin the Christmas party for the four bands that brought some high energy rock and roll to the Express Live! stage on a wintry Friday evening. Opening the show were local band Daymare — who I unfortunately missed. Iowa four-piece Holy White Hounds […]

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Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

The post-grunge veterans and Buffalo natives are in town Saturday at Express LIVE! to support their eleventh studio album "Boxes"

Robby Takac, bassist and vocalist for the Goo Goo Dolls, has a balanced take on the band’s likely permanent association with 1990s nostalgia. “You never want to be thought of as something that’s from a past age,” he says during a phone call from Los Angeles last week. “But at the same time, there’s no […]

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Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

The rising blue-eyed-soul diva raised glasses and sang loudly with her Columbus fans on Friday night

Just a few weeks after her excellent opening stint for the Dixie Chicks at Nationwide Arena, Elle King returned to her once-hometown of Columbus on Friday night for her very own headlining show at Express LIVE! Austin, Texas export Paul Cauthen served as King’s opener, playing several tracks off of his just-released debut album, My […]

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Photos: Tegan and Sara at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Tegan and Sara at Express Live!

While baseball dominated the bars and restaurants of Columbus, Canadian indie-pop-rock twins Tegan and Sara brought an alternative to bats and balls to town with almost two decades worth of infectious radio-friendly genre-hopping synth ‘n roll to the indoor Express! Live stage on Tuesday night. The band are currently touring “Love You to Death”, released […]

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Interview: Tegan and Sara

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Tegan and Sara

The Canadian-born singers, songwriters, and activists continue the second leg of their world tour to support their new album "Love You to Death" with a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! on October 25th

As sonic landscapes go, the distance between the Calgary, Alberta-born duo Tegan and Sara’s debut album, 1998’s Under Feet Like Ours, and their recently-released Love You to Death, couldn’t be wider. The looser, neo-folk jams of their earliest records seem half a world away from the precise synth-driven sharpness of new cuts like “Boyfriend” and […]

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