Franklin Presents

Franklin Presents is a concert review series provided by The Franklin University Plaza at the LC Pavilion. For more information about shows that Josh and the Franklin crew will be attending and for chances to win tickets to concerts all year long, visit us on Facebook.

Avett Brothers ring in the outdoor concert series with a bang and a banjo

 Stephanie Garber Avett Brothers ring in the outdoor concert series with a bang and a banjo

Not many bands can be described as combining bluegrass, country, folk, rock, honky tonk, ragtime and pop melodies, but that’s how the Avett Brothers make music. And that’s what the crowd heard when Scott, Seth and crew rolled into C-Bus this past Saturday to kick off the official outdoor summer season at the LC and […]

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WHO’S BAD brings fun and funk to the Newport

 Stephanie Garber WHO’S BAD brings fun and funk to the Newport

There’s no denying the legacy and impact of Michael Jackson’s music – it’s a timeless mark on our society. So there will always be an audience for a good MJ tribute band. Case in point: Saturday at the Newport with“Who’s Bad?” The excitement was palpable as the crowd waited for Michael to appear, soaking up […]

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FUN lives up to its name at the LC

 Stephanie Garber FUN lives up to its name at the LC

New York indie pop band Fun. exploded onto the stage at the LC with what can only be described as “youthful zest.” Under happy, Jolly Rancher-colored lights, they hopped and bopped continuously with pure, undulated glee, weaving together their Queen-like harmonies and starting their set with “One Foot.” Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format, offered […]

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Kasabian’s Worth the Wait at CD101 Days Side A

 Stephanie Garber Kasabian’s Worth the Wait at CD101 Days Side A

Very few words can explain the experience that took place at the LC Pavilion on Saturday, March 31, during CD101 Day Side A. But If I were to sum it up in just a few words, I’d use these — energetic, loud and potentially life-threatening while I was being tossed around in a mosh pit […]

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Noel Gallagher’s “Birds” Fly High

 Justin Powell Noel Gallagher’s “Birds” Fly High

In this era of text messages and Twitter, I know most of you don’t like reading anything longer than 25 words. With that in mind, I’ll start this review of the Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds concert March 29 at the LC Pavilion with some quick “highlights” and “lowlights.” Highlights The Birds’ wall of sound. This […]

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Franklin Concerts’ Top 10 Albums of the Year

 Josh Fitzwater Franklin Concerts’ Top 10 Albums of the Year

As Columbus prepares to be holed-up in a wintery tomb of Midwestern sleet and gray, drab skies for the next two months, let’s review the albums that will get you through another winter and made 2011 a melodic triumph. 10. Eddie Vedder | Ukulele Songs Vedder has always worn his dismayed romanticism and poetic political […]

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Arctic Monkeys Play it Cool at LC

 Josh Fitzwater Arctic Monkeys Play it Cool at LC

Every few years there is a British invasion that wrecks havoc on the US. The Beatles and the Stones in the 60s, The Smiths and the Clash in the 80s, Oasis in the 90s, more recently, the brilliantly troubled Amy Winehouse and the mega-anthem making Coldplay, and let’s not forget about the actual British invasion […]

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