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Howlin’ For You

A funny thing happened along the way to one of the city’s best rock and roll clubs also becoming homebase for Columbus’s most popular dance parties. We stopped dancing to rock and roll. Just down…

by Johnathan Photo

Right On Time

Back in May, Jay Swifa hosted a listening party for his debut album and it seemed like it was finally his moment. Fans—young and old—packed the eastern tip of Blockfort, a newly-opened Downtown art gallery…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Long Playing

Inside Musicol, one of the only one-stop vinyl record shops in the USA. Do you know where your records come from? Sure, maybe you bought them new at Used Kids or Lost Weekend or Spoonful…

Class of 2018: QNTN

And just like that, Kendrick Lamar is two generations of Hip-Hop ago. Fans may believe the Grammy-winning emcee is among the newest wave of rap music. He certainly isn’t an OG by any stretch and…

Blue Eyed Blues

When Garrett Dutton was eight years old, it was the Beatles who prompted him to take up the guitar. After learning to fingerpick “Blackbird” and adding a harmonica to the mix, by fifteen he was…

Class of 2018: CAAMP

While assembling this year’s Class of 2018, there was an inherent professionalism that formed a common thread throughout the picks. Not exactly manufactured bands, or sell-outs for that matter, as much as the bands were…

Photo by Collins Laatsch

Kyle and the Gang

Any local fan of vinyl has no doubt spent some time digging through the crates of Lost Weekend Records. And anyone who has spent time digging through the crates of the store has been audience…

Heir Apparent

Despite the general consensus, the Lost Revival, the decade-old Columbus rock band led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Collins, never broke up. You couldn’t even really call it hibernation, as they are a collective of…

Sweet Sixteen

Everyone remembers their Sweet Sixteen birthday party—the one where your body is really starting to bloom and everyone wants to put their mouth on everything. Well, the hormones are really starting to rage down at…

Print on Film

I’ve always been a firm believer that it’s better to be great at being myself than to be average at trying to be something that I’m not… This, is Al “Blueprint” Shepard boiled down his…

Down to the Roots

Sam Rothstein’s musical background is a lot different from others in Columbus. I guess everyone has their own story, but his certainly doesn’t start too … hip-hop-ity. Actually, I guess it does. If the culture’s…

bu Dustin Goebel

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…

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