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Diamond in the Rough

In another life I reviewed concerts for The Columbus Dispatch. My typical workday began at 4 p.m. and ended sometime after the 11:30 p.m. to midnight deadline. I’d go to the show, gather the experience,…

Photo by Nathan Ward

Class of 2017: Mungbean

In pursuit of this year’s class, we originally courted the mysterious Turtle Island—a quirky, scuffed band of psych misfits making tunes akin to locals Way Yes or Animal Collective. It was a group full of…

Photo by Shino Omura

Class of 2017: Corbezzolo

You might be inclined to describe Noah Demland and Marie Corbo as the quiet, lone wolves in any social situation. But, there’s a certain alchemical transformation that happens when you combine the powers of two…

By Zane Osler

Class of 2017: Sarob

No sense in lying—I know about as much about hip-hop as I know about astrophysics, and I might even know a little bit more about astrophysics… I’m not completely ignorant; I know when I like…

Photo: Brad Heaton

94 Days of Fun

Your can’t miss-events in a jam-packed 614 summer Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 6.7 at the Schottenstein Center 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the year Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers got together. They’ve already…

By Kate Sweeney

One Step Beyond

The Floorwalkers—Doc Robinson is one step beyond Chances are, if you’ve been to an outdoor festival or an open-air stage in Columbus, Ohio in the past few years, you’ve witnessed the work of both Nick…

Hip-Hop in Four Acts

A few of Columbus’ most talented artists are vying for stardom under the same umbrella It’s a weekday night up in The Sugarshack. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, you’re not supposed…

Photo by T.J. Hansen

Liner Notes: Topher James

Chris Shaw is the first to admit there isn’t a damn thing about soul music and video games that go together. But, hey, if a veteran multi-instrumentalist can reinvent himself as a shiny-suit-wearing, falsetto-crooning soul…

No Echo Chamber

Google “Vince Staples” and you’re likely to be fascinated by the headlines for hours: “Vince Staples to retire in 2017” “Vince Staples started gangbanging to kill people.” Click a couple pages in and “Vince Staples…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Liner Notes: Trey Pearson

It’s been 8 months since a chance Uber ride with Trey Pearson and (614) Editor-in-Chief Travis Hoewischer kicked off an incredible narrative of hope and courage and led to a globally viral story about the…

Come Together

Thank God for TimeHop. Save for a handful of first-gen smartphone photos taken in a dimly lit Tree House in 2010, we wouldn’t have much proof of the first Beatles Marathon. Now that it’s turned into…

Basement Tapes

There was a time when “disc jockey” was atop my list of future professions. Fifth grade, I wanted to be Casey Kasem: host America’s Top 40, play Prince and Janet Jackson. But college radio, while…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Rising Like the Phoenix

Moxy Martinez doesn’t give two shits about the norm. She’s anti-box—actually anti-anti—a breath of fresh air when you need a thoughtful perspective, and the anger you need when you feel like everything’s hopeless. She’s also…

Tower of Babel

Skateboarding was the reason Winston Hightower and I were talking over the phone. Lost in the translation of bad reception in my living room, I then realized we weren’t speaking in person at the end…

Built to Last

Indie rock innovators Built to Spill retains relevance after all these years In Cincinnati earlier this year, hundreds of fans chatter and stir before Built to Spill takes the stage. Onstage an unassuming balding man…

Photo by Kathryn Sykes

Reality Bites

Tattoos. Lydia Loveless has a handful. Most of her upper right arm is embossed with an intricate tattoo of Joseph Merrick, aka the Elephant Man. It’s striking. As one who has zero tattoos and fears…

A Whole New Animal

In the classic scenario, going to see your co-worker’s band is a dicey proposition at-best, especially when that co-worker is the relatively soft-spoken Mary Lynn Gloeckle. “People I work with come to my shows and…

Clark Wilson, CAPA Organist poses for a portrait Saturday June 18, 2016 at the Ohio Theatre. The Organ Wilson plays during the CAPA Summer Movie Series is called the 'Mighty Morton' and was installed in the theatre in 1928. Powered by a 25-horsepower turbine-type blower beneath the stage, the organ is raised and lowered by a screw-driven, enabling it to be “hidden” during other performances. and is comprised of more than 2,500 pipes. (© James D. DeCamp | http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366)

The Swell of Summer

When the Mighty Morton organ first comes alive, it sounds like a house furnace turning on. Somewhere in the basement of the Ohio Theater, a 25-horsepower turbine blower gains speed, thrusting wind up through the…

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