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Spacebar to open Mid-September in Former KOBO Space

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Spacebar to open Mid-September in Former KOBO Space

When the announcement of Kobo’s “last show” made it through the grapevine of Columbus, the city-folk were sad to see a beloved bar rest in peace. Another one bites the dust, huh? Once a local bar that housed insane rock shows and affordable booze, Kobo’s grunge, unique bathrooms, vinyl-covered countertops and comprehensive energy will be […]

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Review: The Orphan, The Poet at Kobo Live

Miranda Rife Miranda Rife Review: The Orphan, The Poet at Kobo Live

The Orphan, The Poet, a rock band from Dayton performed Saturday night at Kobo Live. It was an early show, with a lot of bands on the docket. True North kicked the night off at 6:30pm, followed by History’s History, Yellowson, Oceanspeak, and The Orphan, The Poet headlined. Oceanspeak is a local Christian rock group, […]

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Preview: The Cliks at Kobo tonight

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: The Cliks at Kobo tonight

Releasing themselves from hiatus, The Cliks have progressed from poppy and catchy to music with more soul and blues. After gender reassignment surgery, Lucas Silveira remains the lead singer of The Cliks, and was voted “The Sexiest Canadian Man” in 2010 by Chart Attack. While the struggles of gender identity seemingly only came to light […]

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Show Review: Scale the Summit at Kobo

Briana Henry Briana Henry Show Review: Scale the Summit at Kobo

Last night, Scale the Summit played Kobo. Accompanied on the bill were: Today I Caught The Plague, Bless The Child, Shall Be The Conqueror, and From Another Planet. I was there early enough to catch a few minutes of hardcore, metal band and Hilliard residents, Bless the Child. I never thought some dudes from Hilliard […]

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Kobo Celebrates Second Anniversary with a Week Full of Entertainment

Briana Henry Briana Henry Kobo Celebrates Second Anniversary with a Week Full of Entertainment

Kobo, the old Oldfield’s, as its sometimes called, has quickly established itself as a venue where unique local and national bands come to perform for those eager to see new artists or old favorites. I asked co-owner, Jacob Wooten, a few questions about a bar that myself and the majority of my friends frequent. Wooten […]

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Preview: St. Patrick’s Day at Kobo

Briana Henry Briana Henry Preview: St. Patrick’s Day at Kobo

The bill is full, the beer and whiskey will be a-flowin, and weird times are sure to be had this Saturday at Kobo. The show, hosted by The Lost Revival (also performing), features Columbus bands that have been around the block a few times. Blues on Red, The Up All Nights, Japanese B-Sides, and The […]

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Review: Cadaver Dogs at KOBO

Briana Henry Briana Henry Review: Cadaver Dogs at KOBO

After a short hiatus, Cadaver Dogs snarled back on the scene as one of two opening bands for North Carolina rockers Valient Thorr. Before starting the set, the trio took a shot of whiskey, which seemed to be the equivalent of a battery energy pack to the Energizer Bunny. The mellowed band I spoke to […]

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