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Photos: Chvrches at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Chvrches at Express Live!

It’s pretty hard to believe it was seven years ago when I last covered Scottish indietronica synth-pop band Chvrches at their massive outdoor LC show, yet here we are, three UK Top Ten albums and countless hours of local radio spins later for another massive show, this time on the indoor stage at Express Live! […]

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Photos: Silversun Pickups at the Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Silversun Pickups at the Newport Music Hall

Los Angeles alt-rockers, Silversun Pickups returned to Columbus on Monday night at the Newport Music Hall with a best-of set pulled from the band’s 20 years of fuzzy-guitar led radio-rock hits. Hitting the stage at the early time of just after 8 p.m., the band (guitarist/singer Brian Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, drummer Christopher Guanlao and […]

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Photos: Alkaline Trio & Bad Religion at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Alkaline Trio & Bad Religion at Express Live!

2021 has already had a handful of top-notch co-headlining tours, and on Wednesday evening, another big one came to town with a double dose of American punk-rock pioneers in the shape of Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio. While COVID and construction kept many shows outside, we were back inside on the Express Live! stage as […]

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Photos: Wolf Alice at the Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Wolf Alice at the Newport Music Hall

Now, let’s be honest. We’re pretty spoiled in Columbus when it comes to live music when on any given night you can see a fantastic local band at the Rumba, a mega-massive-pop-star at Nationwide, or like on this Tuesday evening you can go to the Newport Music Hall and see Mercury Prize winners, UK number […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

A third win in a row to close out the 2021 MLS Season wasn’t enough to make up for a poor summer as Columbus Crew said farewell to a disappointing year with a 2-0 win over Chicago Fire at Lower.com Field on Sunday afternoon. While not mathematically eliminated prior to kick-off, the Crew’s chances of […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC

Columbus Crew continued their last gasp push for a play-off spot on Wednesday evening when an awe inspiring Lucas Zelarayan goal capped off a successful 3-2 win over Orlando at Lower.com Field. Miguel Berry opened the scoring in the 20th minute after a fairly lacklustrer start to the game before Derrick Etienne Jr doubled the […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Inter Miami CF

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew vs. Inter Miami CF

The Columbus Crew are still in the playoff hunt after a Saturday evening at Lower.com Field saw the Crew demolish the visiting Inter Miami 4-0 and earn head coach Caleb Porter his 100th career MLS regular-season victory. The Crew opened the scoring towards the end of a largely uneventful first half when Gyasi Zardes latched […]

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