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To the Victor Go the Spoils: Tokyo Police Club

 Josh Fitzwater

“So tell me, it’s good to be back,” rasped Tokyo Police Club’s bookish indie-rock frontman Dave Monks during Sunday’s quick-hitting, lots-of-oomph performance at the Newport Music Hall. For the grew-up-too-fast youngsters from Ontario, it is so good to be back. Tokyo Police Club is no stranger to the great flat plains of Columbus; however, Sunday’s gig […]

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Drinking Made Easy: Q&A with Zane Lamprey

Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson

Zane Lamprey has a better job than you. No, I’m totally serious. He’s been a writer, producer, comedian, actor, and director. But most notably he’s been the host of Three Sheets, a show that takes him around the globe to mix and mingle and get drunk. And I’m a super big fan of that. I […]


K’naan, Wale and John Forte Take Over the Newport

Walker Evans Walker Evans

(Photos by Seif Al-Din) If your hip-hop knowledge begins and ends with the bottom-of-the-barrel nonsense that’s featured on commercial urban radio nowadays, you should do yourself a favor and get hip to K’naan.  The Toronto-based emcee (who originally hails from Somalia) headlined a bill that included John Forte and Wale on April 14th at Newport […]


PromoWest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This Week News ran an article yesterday highlighting the 25 years that PromoWest Productions has been in the local live music business. The company owns and manages The LC, The Newport, The Basement, and the new A&R Music Bar where they host over 400 shows per year. [Read More]


Canadian indie pop band plays sold-out show

 Submitted News

If there’s one thing I’ve realized from attending a Metric show, it’s that Emily Haines is nothing short of an indie pop goddess. The Canadian quartet, headed by singer and keyboardist Haines, played a sold-out show Monday night at Newport Music Hall that was worth well more than the $5 door price. The boys of […]

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OSU’s “Big Free Weekend” – May 13-16

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The lineup for OSU’s “Big Free Concert” was just announced, and in 2009 it includes multiple artists over the span of four days for a “Big Free Weekend” for students. The event kicks off on Wed May 13th with The Ark Band. On Thursday night, The Cool Kids and Kid Cudi will be performing at […]


Girl Talk’s Sunday Night Show – Photos & Review

 Belinda Heiman

You may ask yourself what and who is this Girl Talk and what is all the rage about? There is only one answer… it is all about raging. Girl Talk is a one-man performance that breathes entertainment. This DJ mixes popular songs to entertain a young crowd eager to dance the night away. Sunday marked […]


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