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Photos: ComFest 2019

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: ComFest 2019

ComFest 2019 kicked off on Friday, June 28, marking the 47th iteration of the annual community festival. This year’s festivities saw loads of vendors and nonprofits, beer and wine tents, food trucks, musical performances, and endlessly entertaining people-watching opportunities. Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus […]

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Photos: New Found Glory at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: New Found Glory at Newport Music Hall

Venerable Late 90’s pop-punkers New Found Glory stormed into town Saturday as the “From The Screen to Your Stereo to Your Town Tour” hit the Newport Music Hall. Opening up the evening were the hugely impressive all female rock band, Doll Skin, who quickly got the early attendees on side with an enjoyable set packed with huge vocals and […]

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Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2019

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2019

The 38th annual Pride Festival took place Downtown this weekend, which included the annual parade on High Street. Thousands gathered as floats, marchers and entertainers paraded between the Short North and Downtown Columbus. — Editor’s Note by Walker Evans. For more information, visit www.columbuspride.org/parade/. All photos by Matt Ellis.

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Photos: L7 at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: L7 at Express Live!

Legendary punk-metal power-chord rockers L7 played a surprisingly undersold Express Live! on Wednesday night for the first time since their reformation. The once trailblazing all-female four-piece knocked out cuts from their long history to a slightly well aged, yet enthusiastic audience. Reunited since 2014 after a long hiatus, long time members Suzi Gardner, Donita Sparks, Jennifer Finch and Demetra […]

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Photos: “Yes, There will be Vegan Options” Event

Megan Green Megan Green Photos: “Yes, There will be Vegan Options” Event

An evening of sample bites supporting a vegan lifestyle were abundant on Friday, April 26 at the Hills Market Downtown for the”Yes, There will be Vegan Options” event. The sold out party offered 100 guests the opportunity to enjoy a vegan-friendly meal, completely free from animal products. Mushroom bites, chick pea sandwiches, cheese-free spinach and […]

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Photos: Weezer & Pixies at the Schottenstein Center

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Weezer & Pixies at the Schottenstein Center

If your roots spent any time steeped in 90s alt-rock, it was hard not to bask in the guitar-buzzed glow of the Weezer & Pixies double bill last Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center.  A respectable number of ticketholders showed up at seven o’clock to check out the opening act – the Ipswich, England-reared rock quintet, Basement. Opening […]

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Construction Roundup: East Side, South Side & Grandview

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: East Side, South Side & Grandview

While it may seem like most of High Street is under construction through Downtown and the Short North, there’s quite a bit of new development occurring throughout traditionally quieter areas throughout the central city. This update includes a new look at projects throughout Olde Towne East, The King-Lincoln District, The Brewery District, Parsons Avenue Corridor, […]

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