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Photos: Lovelytheband Sells Out Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Lovelytheband Sells Out Newport Music Hall

Los Angeles’ indie pop newcomers lovelytheband stopped by Columbus on Friday night for the band’s first headlining tour that saw the Billboard chart topping three-piece performing at a sold-out Newport Music Hall. Originally scheduled for the Basement, Popular demand and heavy radio support across the country and locally on CD102.5 for their catchy single “Broken” […]

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Photos: Game of Thrones Concert Experience

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Game of Thrones Concert Experience

Unless you’ve been living in a pop-culture black hole for the past few years, it’s pretty likely you’ve heard of Game of Thrones, HBO’s sprawling TV series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. It’s gripped fantasy fans for the past seven years with it’s tales of conquering, betrayal, […]

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Photos: Nothing But Thieves’ Sold Out Show At Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Nothing But Thieves’ Sold Out Show At Newport Music Hall

Brit-rock five-piece Nothing But Thieves stopped by Columbus on Tuesday night for a sold-out show at the Newport Music Hall. Support for the evening came from the grubby garage rock of fellow Brits Demob Happy and the politically charged lyrics and rap-rock sounds of Grandson. Nothing But Thieves are currently out on tour with their […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC Play Philadelphia Union in Goalless Game

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew SC Play Philadelphia Union in Goalless Game

A half-time reunion of the Columbus Crew’s 2008 MLS Cup winning team was the highlight of the evening, as Crew SC were held to a fairly lacklustre, goalless draw by Philadelphia Union as the push continues towards this years MLS play-offs. Crew SC could’ve put some breathing room between themselves and the visiting Union with […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC’s Win Against Colorado Rapids

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew SC’s Win Against Colorado Rapids

Goals from Gyasi Zardes and Federico Higuain were enough for Columbus Crew SC, as the home side held off a 10-man Colorado Rapids 2 to 1 on a very fall-like night at MAPFRE Stadium. Columbus dominated for most of the first half and created several chances, yet couldn’t get the ball past ex-USMNT ‘keeper Tim […]

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Photos: Chicago-Based Local H Hit A&R Music Bar

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Chicago-Based Local H Hit A&R Music Bar

I first arrived in this land I now call home in the late 90s, during the inescapable alt-rock radio revolution that pushed all other musical genres to one side as bands like Bush, Everclear, Lit, No Doubt and The Offspring (to name just a few) had their many days in the sun. It was during […]

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Photos: FIDLAR Return to Columbus to Rock Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: FIDLAR Return to Columbus to Rock Newport Music Hall

California rockers FIDLAR made a long overdue return to Columbus on Monday night as they hit the Newport Music Hall stage. It was a night packed with mosh-pit-ripe guitar-punk and weirdly infectious songs about drug and alcohol abuse. Along for the ride were a double hitter of some outstanding talent from Canada in the forms […]

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