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Photos: Portugal. The Man at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Portugal. The Man at Express Live!

Alaska’s greatest alternative-rock export, Portugal. The Man stopped over in Columbus on Sunday evening, and while many in the city were up at the north end of town enjoying the neck-pain inducing festivities of Rock on the Range, the Express Live! stage played host to a captivatingly enjoyable evening of indie psychedelic rock, an epic […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

It won’t be remembered as a classic Crew encounter, but Gyasi Zardes’ 53rd-minute game-winning goal was enough to see Columbus Crew SC pick up another win in this young season, this time over a lackluster Philadelphia Union on Wednesday evening at MAPFRE Stadium. A fairly uneventful first half came and went with only one real moment of […]

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PHOTOS: Wolf Alice at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PHOTOS: Wolf Alice at Newport Music Hall

London alt-rock darlings Wolf Alice have stopped by Columbus quite a few times since they broke onto the scene with their brilliant debut album ‘My Love is Cool’ just three years ago. Since then the four-piece have racked up massive critical acclaim and a whole bunch of new fans. On Monday night, they returned to […]

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Music Review: Starcrawler

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Music Review: Starcrawler

Every now and then, my network of spies informs me of bands that I just have to check out — bands sitting on the cusp of greatness but still flying slightly under the radar, yet somehow tasked with carrying the great weight as the new saviors of rock and roll. The hyperbole is always strong, […]

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Photos: Japandroids and Cloud Nothings at the Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Japandroids and Cloud Nothings at the Newport

Japandroids are the kind of band that want their fans up close and personal — close enough that they can reach out and touch them, and definitely close enough that they can leave their ears ringing with the deafening sound of classic guitar rock-infused punk that the Canadian two-piece have become known for. For the […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC

Columbus Crew SC made another night to remember as the play-off run continued with a 4-1 walloping over a stunned New York City FC in the first leg of the Eastern Semifinals at a feisty MAPFRE Stadium. With #SavetheCrew dominating the stands, a healthy attendance turned the stadium into a cauldron of noise as fans […]

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Photos: Phoenix & Lo Moon at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Phoenix & Lo Moon at Express Live!

Indie poppers Phoenix kicked off their two-month North American tour on Tuesday night with a stop at Express Live! as the French four-piece embark across our lands to promote their recently released fifth album, Ti Amo. Offering support for the evening were Los Angeles’ dreamy electro-pop band Lo Moon. Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer […]

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