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Sick Weekend Returns to Ace of Cups This Weekend

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Sick Weekend Returns to Ace of Cups This Weekend

Even for those of us with acute festival fatigue, there’s still a place for a targeted – for lack of a better word – well-curated lineup. At their best, these smaller festivals provide a refreshed look at one’s own scene and a gathering of the tribes that recalls our earliest show going experiences. The best […]

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New Music Extravaganza Tutti Festival Returns to Denison through Feb 11

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford New Music Extravaganza Tutti Festival Returns to Denison through Feb 11

Every two years since 2004, Denison University’s School of Music hosts a veritable buffet for fans of contemporary chamber music: the Tutti Festival. The musical term tutti means “all together, ” and this festival brings in composers (and world premiere compositions), ensembles, and soloists from near and far. Since its founding by Ching-chu Hu, the Tutti […]

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Music Preview: Ymusic Bring Entrancing Chamber Music to ThirtyOne West

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Ymusic Bring Entrancing Chamber Music to ThirtyOne West

No one plumbs the intersection of classical and popular music more adroitly than NYC’s ensemble Ymusic, and they do it without pandering to the fans in either camp. Much of Columbus remembers their opening for and backing Ben Folds on recent trips to our town, but the greater Columbus area is lucky enough to host […]

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Music Preview: A Resurrected Bash and Pop Take Big Room Bar by Storm

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: A Resurrected Bash and Pop Take Big Room Bar by Storm

There are very few pure rock and roll bass players as good as Tommy Stinson. Helping found The Replacements at 11; he’s spent the last 35 years bringing his magic to other bands on stage and record and periodically making time for his own songs. Every bass player I know cites him as a major […]

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Music Preview: Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Comes to Natalie’s

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Comes to Natalie’s

With two new Grammy nominations under his belt, one of America’s finest singer-songwriters, Robbie Fulks, returns to Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza on Sunday, January 15 (tickets and more info found in the link). Fulks grew up in North Carolina, still fodder in some of his best songs, proving correct the Flannery O’Connor quote about surviving childhood. After […]

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FiggyFest Celebrates Sixth Year of Irreverent Punk Rock Merrymaking

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford FiggyFest Celebrates Sixth Year of Irreverent Punk Rock Merrymaking

Sometimes jokes take on a life of their own. Sometimes they even do some good. When we met for lunch last week, one of the first things David Banbury, the ringleader of by now beloved tradition FiggyFest, said was “I’ll try not to talk about those Scrooges too bad. We shan’t work together again. But we […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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