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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…

Independents’ Day photo by karl J. francis

A Grand Festifall

In 2011, the Columbus Italian Club created the world’s largest meatball at the Italian Festival. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the final weight—after three days of cooking—tipped the scales at 1,110.5 pounds,…

Nerd Moon Rising

Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, nerds – as a collective – have won. It was a long, weezing struggle up the ladder, but in the end, we were triumphant. Hollywood drops more money on comic…

Bluestone, 2012 Photo by David Heasley

Kings of Queen

The greatest arena rock band of all time was formed in 1970, at London’s Imperial College. The greatest arena rock cover band in Columbus history was formed just outside of a college bar, in an…

Credit: Kara Smarsh

Mega Music Summer

Twenty One Pilots September 4-5, LC Pavilion One of the most successful bands to emerge from Columbus in recent years, the pair returns for a rare two-night stint at the LC, which will likely sell…

Old Soul

It’s a Wednesday night outside of Carabar on Parsons Avenue. Inside, several patrons enjoy cheap beers and video bowling. At this early hour the stage sits empty. All the action seems to be taking place…

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