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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: Nothing More at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Nothing More at Express Live!

San Antonio hard-rock band Nothing More stopped by Express Live! on Wednesday to attempt to shake away the ice and warm everyone up with an evening of loud guitars, screaming vocals and a little bit of steam punk machinary. Along for the ride were fellow Texans, Big Story, and Indianololis’ prog-metal band with a seeming […]

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For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher For The Record: The xx’s “I See You”

The xx's third album exhibits enormous growth, delivers

You’re getting down and swaying across the dance floor in an elaborately lit underground club in the U.K., sweating profusely with your friends. Are you really there, or did you just throw on The xx’s new album I See You in your living room? Let’s go with the latter. If the London-based trio hadn’t already established […]

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Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

The rising blue-eyed-soul diva raised glasses and sang loudly with her Columbus fans on Friday night

Just a few weeks after her excellent opening stint for the Dixie Chicks at Nationwide Arena, Elle King returned to her once-hometown of Columbus on Friday night for her very own headlining show at Express LIVE! Austin, Texas export Paul Cauthen served as King’s opener, playing several tracks off of his just-released debut album, My […]

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Review: Joywave at A&R Music Bar

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Review: Joywave at A&R Music Bar

All dressed up and ready for a night of fun, my sisters were kind enough to attend a concert of a band they had never heard of last Friday. Thinking that there would be no issues standing in our way, we arrive to the concert to realize that it was sold out. That was quite […]

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Concert review: Albert Hammond Jr. at The Basement

Lauren Verhage Lauren Verhage Concert review: Albert Hammond Jr. at The Basement

As Albert Hammond Jr. came on stage at The Basement on Friday, a mutual feeling of joy and contentment rushed over the eager crowd. Hammond, who is well known as the Strokes guitarist and son of Albert Hammond, recently came out with his new solo album Momentary Masters and performed a great deal of it […]

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Review: 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Review: 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival

The Nelsonville Music Festival is simply one-of-a-kind. The festival grounds are secluded amongst extraordinary lush greenery, subtly inhabiting amongst archaic cabins and barns, and yet, only a short walk away from Hocking College. Existing since 2005, Nelsonville has eloquently managed to facilitate a family-friendly environment, fostering an effortlessly convenient festival for 10 years. The quaint, […]

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