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New Live Music Venue Opening Next Week in Short North

Susan Post Susan Post New Live Music Venue Opening Next Week in Short North

New live music venue Standard Live is set to make its debut in the Short North on Wednesday, September 1. Standard Live takes over the former home of Short North Food Hall, 1112 N. High St., which ended its three-year run in May 2021. At the time of its closure, owner One Hospitality (formerly Corso […]

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Photos: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid at Express Live!

The ‘Boston to Berkeley II’ tour rolled into town on Monday night as veteran rockers Rancid and Dropkick Murphys served up a hearty batch of crank-it-to-11 air-punching punk anthems on a rather toasty evening outdoors at Express Live! Los Angeles shouty band The Bronx opened the show to the small but lively crowd that arrived […]

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Photos: Hella Mega Tour

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Hella Mega Tour

One song into their headline set and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong yells, “We’ve been waiting so long to be together. Now, is our opportunity for all of us to be together! We get to scream together; we get to dance together!” And that’s exactly what happened. As the monster alt-rock event of the summer, […]

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Photos: Band of Horses at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Band of Horses at Express Live!

Veteran indie-rock quintet Band of Horses returned to Columbus on Wednesday evening, July 28 as the doors opened once again on the indoor stage at Express Live! Formed way back in 2004, the Band, now consisting of Ben Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett, Matt Gentling and Ian MacDougall, were able to pull out a solid […]

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Photos: The Avett Brothers at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Avett Brothers at Express Live!

It’s been a loooooong 16 months of cancelled tours, live streams, socially distanced shows and the occasional drive-in experience. Yet, for PromoWest it’s been total silence across the company’s ever-growing list of venues since lockdown put the breaks on most touring bands. Thankfully, those 16 months of silence came to an end on Friday evening […]

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Serious Fun! The A&F Challenge Returns for 2021

Grant Walters Grant Walters Serious Fun! The A&F Challenge Returns for 2021

A&F Co.'s annual fundraising festival benefiting SeriousFun Children's Network resumes in-person and virtually on September 24

Central Ohio-headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently announced the return of its yearly festival and fundraising event, The A&F Challenge, after it was paused last summer at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Challenge supports SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of thirty camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, […]

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Photos: Fitz and the Tantrums at the Westland Mall Drive-In

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Fitz and the Tantrums at the Westland Mall Drive-In

It’s Friday night in Columbus and after a six month starvation from live music there’s an actual national touring act playing in front of actual humans on an actual stage. Is the world finally fixed? Can we get within 6 feet of each other again? Well, sadly, no. But, thanks to Prime Social Group and […]

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