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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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Concert Photos: Korn at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Photos: Korn at Express Live!

An early fall chill may be in the air, but that didn’t stop the nu metal sounds of rock veterans Korn from burning up a near sold-out Express Live! on Friday night as the band, along with fellow hard-rock artists Breaking Benjamin, stopped by Columbus for their co-headline Nocturnal Underground tour. To view more upcoming […]

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Concert Preview: Lotus at EXPRESS LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lotus at EXPRESS LIVE!

The electro-rock specialists will visit Columbus on February 20 in front of a new album release

Lotus’ latest single, “Eats the Light”, begins with a futuristic trilling synth loop – then launches into a drum-and-bass combo that flings the track a couple of decades backward. Contributing lead vocals is Pan Astral’s Gabriel Otto, whose effervescent tenor bounces on top of the rhythm section’s frazzled pace. Drawing comparisons to early 80s Talking […]

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LC Pavilion Rebranding to Express Live!

Walker Evans Walker Evans LC Pavilion Rebranding to Express Live!

The concert venue formerly known at the LC Pavilion will officially become Express Live!, as a new branding, signage and lighting package officially received approval from the Downtown Commission this morning. Dan Hanes, a representative from the local offices of architectural firm HOK, presented the plans to the commission, who had not previously seen the plans […]


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