The acclaimed singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist - the first woman to ever appear on the cover of 'Bass Player' magazine - will play a sold-out show on Friday night at The Wex in support of her latest album, 'Ventriloquism'
Ventriloquism, the 13th album from iconic singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, is the most crave-worthy kind of covers record, one that deconstructs an essential collection songs and puts them back together in a way that re-imagines their fabric without completely stripping them of the emotional textures that appealed to the listener in the […]
The three-time Grammy winner will join music legend Lyle Lovett on stage at Ohio University's Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday night as part of their 'Together on Stage' tour
I spent most of the 90s in college, tussling interchangeably with work, money, relationships, and whatever hopes and dreams I still clung to as a 20-something that hadn’t yet escaped the academic bubble. Most nights, I’d abscond the warm glow of the computer screen in my boxy residence hall room to walk our perpetually rainy […]
The three-time Grammy Award winners, who picked up their latest trophy last month, make a stop on 'The Breakers Tour' tonight at the Schottenstein Center
If you haven’t heard Little Big Town’s The Breaker, you’re missing out on one of the best country albums of the past year. Actually, it’s unfair of me to narrow it down to a single genre, because while there are enough moments on the record to satiate its purists, there are just as many places where […]
Columbus' own alt-rockers re-release their excellent 2011 studio album and give CU's readers an exclusive live video debut
Today, Columbus’ indie-rock sons Earwig are re-releasing their 2011 album, Gibson Under Mountain. Perhaps one of Earwig’s least-known recordings, the album, which followed 2006’s Center of the Earth and preceded their most recent release, 2016’s Pause for the Jets was, by the band’s own admission “criminally under-promoted” when it initially arrived. “We released what I think is […]
Veteran stand-up comedian and winner of season four of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Josh Blue sold out a five-show engagement this past weekend at the Columbus Funny Bone, the very same club at which he’d first appeared as a headliner early in his career. Blue’s exceptionally funny set during his first performance on Friday night wove […]
The winners of Groove U's 2017 Instaband competition are gaining traction as an emerging Columbus success story
Cousin Simple took the stage on an oppressively hot August afternoon at the Columbus Food Truck Festival, playing through an hour-long set that was mostly inclusive of what was at the time their still-forthcoming debut album. I marveled at their energy in spite of the swelter, leaping around and savoring every square inch of the […]
The "Last Comic Standing" winner comes to Columbus this weekend for a special five-show engagement at the Funny Bone.
Like much of the country, I became acquainted with Josh Blue as his humble, disarming humor propelled him into the national spotlight as winner of season four of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His affability and winsome wit made him easy to root for, and he would eventually best an impressive list of comedians who auditioned for […]