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Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

CD92.9 FM owner and president Randy Malloy discusses how the 'local gem' evolved from a startup to a singular slice of Columbus culture.

Growing up in the ’80s and becoming an adult in the early ’90s, much of what I learned about music and the industry came from the airwaves. I was the only teenager I knew who ran to HMV once a week to read the latest singles and albums charts in Billboard magazine so I could […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Emily & The Complexes

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Local Music Spotlight: Emily & The Complexes

Emily & the Complexes: Four well-groomed men, tastefully melancholic, who write DIY singer/songwriter tunes. Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Folk, Road-rock, Indie-grit Fresh off of their two week, Summer 2014 tour, Emily & the Complexes took a seat with me and guided me through their journey as Columbus musicians. Tyler “Lyrical Messiah” Verhagen – Vocals, lyrics, guitar Tom “Band […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Turtle Island

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Local Music Spotlight: Turtle Island

Meet the band. Turtle Island: Five manic boys who play music and have a psychedelic intuition into outer space. Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental, Space rock, Progressive rock, Dream-pop Dallin “Shrek to Your Donkey” Stevenson – Vocals, guitar Nick “Johnny Utah” Gerden – Drums Andy “Chorizo Grill Master” Sullivan – Bass Joel “Yu-Gi-Oh Fanatic” Blaeser – Keyboard […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Yellow Paper Planes

Briana Henry Briana Henry Local Music Spotlight: Yellow Paper Planes

Joshua P. James and the Paper Planes are dead. But, from their smoldering ashes, Yellow Paper Planes arose to take their place. Sipping on beer at a local tavern, Joshua P. James enlightened me on the demise of his former band and gave life to Yellow Paper Planes and their modern rock and roll sound. […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Jargon of the Future

Briana Henry Briana Henry Local Music Spotlight: Jargon of the Future

Columbus born and bred, pop-punk trio, Jargon of the Future, (pronounced “Yargon”) will release their album tonight at A&R Bar.  Whilst sitting in a bar in German Village, I caught up with the three members of the band, and spoke of MTV, just who/what Jargon is, and sadly… Ace of Base. Jargon of the Future: We’re […]

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Local Music Spotlight: The Dirty Biscuits

Briana Henry Briana Henry Local Music Spotlight: The Dirty Biscuits

In my ongoing quest to soothe my thirst for new bands, I actually stumbled upon The Dirty Biscuits before they opened for Nashville, TN rockers, Turbo Fruits. To say the least, I was completely impressed. Under the haze of too much whiskey, I chalked it up as a band I would never see again. I, […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Ryan McFadin

Briana Henry Briana Henry Local Music Spotlight: Ryan McFadin

Not too long ago, Ryan McFadin, his fiancé Melanie, and myself met a coffee shop in the Short North to discuss his transition from being in the blues punk band, The Muddy River Reverends to his new venture of indie folk songs that faintly remind me of Modest Mouse, but with a blues kick. Briana […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION