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Photos: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Ace of Cups

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Ace of Cups

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets were at Ace of Cups on Monday. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are a bit trippy. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets sound a bit like Tame Impala. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are Australian. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets also put on a great live show, as a packed house witnessed Psychedelic Porn Crumpets filled the room with fuzzy riffs […]

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Photos: Bastille at EXPRESS LIVE!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Bastille at EXPRESS LIVE!

London-based indie pop band Bastille returned to Columbus on Sunday evening as Dan Smith and company lit up the EXPRESS LIVE! outdoor stage. Due to the storms and rain delays, I sadly wasn’t able to catch openers Joywave, but I did arrive in time to see Smith and friends work the crowd up to a […]

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Photos: PUP at the Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: PUP at the Newport

Canadian punkers PUP made their long-awaited return to Columbus on Friday night as the quartet delivered a how-to in power-chord punk rock with a scintillating performance at the Newport Music Hall. Openers Potty Mouth set the tone for the evening with a hugely enjoyable set jam packed with infectious punk-pop from a charismatic four-piece who […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

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

Two goals, a 41-minute half time and a wedding proposal. It wasn’t your typical final home game of the year, but it sure turned out to be a good one as Columbus Crew SC ended on a high with a 2-0 win over top-seed chasing Philadelphia Union. A goalless first half of few chances and […]

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Photos: GWAR

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: GWAR

Blood-slinging, intergalactic thrash-rockers GWAR stopped by Columbus on Thursday night as the long-running, pantomime-horror collective covered the Newport Music Hall in red for their ‘Use Your Collusion’ tour. Once again, nothing is off limits for a GWAR show as bodies are ripped apart, a beheaded man splattered the welcoming crowd, Caitlyn Jenner was given a […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire

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

Columbus Crew SC’s slim play off hopes took a major knock on Saturday night as a last minute equalizer saw points dropped to Eastern rivals Chicago Fire, as the game ended 1-1 at MAPFRE Stadium. Pedro Santos gave the home side the lead midway through the first half with a driven shot that beat Chicago […]

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Photos: BrewDog’s Annual General Mayhem Festival

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: BrewDog’s Annual General Mayhem Festival

Editor’s Note: For the first time in its four-year history, BrewDog opened its Annual General Mayhem (AGM) Festival to the public. The Canal Winchester Brewery played home to two stages for live music featuring both local and national acts. Get a recap of Saturday’s action below and learn more about the festival here. All photos […]

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