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Pop Evil founder and lead singer Leigh Kakaty is one rockstar that brings the word multifaceted to an entirely different level.  I sat down with Leigh in Lancaster, Ohio (about 30 minutes south of Columbus) , right in the heart of Buckeye Country.  Not only is Kakaty a Michigan...

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Sunday night at the Newport Music Hall proved one thing. The the guys in the group Bone Thugs and Harmony know how to do is throw a party As soon as the show started we had the pleasure of hearing the extremely talented DJ Drew, not only was he...

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Saturday night at the Newport Music Hall, CD101 brought a pair of rising stars in the music world to Columbus. Headliners, Young the Giant along with Walk the Moon gave a taste of indie rock to those in attendance. This show gave fans a great way to relax and...

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Blake Shelton, Justin Moore and Dia Frampton brought the Well Lit and Amplified tour 2012 to Nationwide Arena on Friday night. The greater Columbus country crowd descended upon the arena district to enjoy a night of beer drinking and country music. From the first artist to the last, nationwide...

O.A.R. came back to their hometown with one purpose: to give their loyal fans a show that truly says, “My friends are here. A couple years I’ve spent, I found I have a second home.” Their Wednesday night show at the LC brought them back to the city that...

Friday night at the LC, Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel brought the Earth on Hell Tour to our front door. At a packed show with fans eagerly anticipating the start, mosh pits erupted to background music, head banding and singing all happening before the first band even started; Columbus...

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Wednesday night, Rubblebucket brought it’s perfectly blended musical concoction to the Basement, where if your feet weren’t dancing your heart certainly was.The opening act was an electro-pop group from Michigan called Stepdad.  Unfortunately, they played to maybe 10 people.  The lack of attendance dumbfounded me because I know a...

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Swedish progressive metal band Opeth and fellow Swedes Katatonia graced the stage at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH on September 26th, 2011. Katatonia opened the set with their own brand of dark, gloomy metal. They had a great following in the crowd, and delivered their set with...

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Sam Bradley started the night out playing solo.  In a thick English accent he told the crowd that it was his first time ever in Columbus and he was excited to be there.  Maybe because he was performing without his band, The Men, but he seemed a little nervous on that...

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It was perfect weather for a fantastic concert lineup! Just cool enough for everyone to rock their favorite bands t-shirts and comfortably pack the outdoor stage area of the LC Pavilion. Opening act Drive A told the cluster that had already gathered “It’s time to get rowdy!” and they...

One thing is for certain. The Dropkick Murphys know how to put on a show. And why not? The band has been around since 1996. I was, however, slightly skeptical of some of the earlier bands slated to play during the inaugural Shamrock-N-Roll Festival which consumed the Lifestyle Communities...

The Under the Skin of Angels Tour with Saliva and headliner Filter were placed in The Basement Thursday night in Columbus.The night began with Heart-Set Self Destruct and Anew Revolution in the A&R Bar.  Hailing from Chicago, Heart-Set Self Destruct played a set of hard rock that balance soaring...

Shortly after 9pm, Letlive was acting like a bunch of 5-year-olds, and the crowd was recovering from this sad display. Just then, the lights went out and the crowd screamed with excitement. Time of Grace was about to embark on the last show of their current tour. As the...

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Remember when released and six months later that band explodes into the stratosphere?  Since forming in 2004, Young the Giant have stormed through the “rock band checklist” to place themselves on the cusp of being one of those bands.  Worked tirelessly playing local...

Mötley Crüe’s Glam-A-Geddon Tour, with Poison and the New York Dolls, brought all the explosions, titillation, and special effects of a Mad Max movie to the Schottenstein Center last night. With Mötley Crüe and Poison celebrating their 30th and 25th anniversary respectively, there is a certain nostalgia to their...

Seventeen year rock veterans Sevendust where nice enough to stop by Newport Tuesday to rattle some heads. Along with them came Adelitas Way, Seven Day Sonnet, and Violence to Vegas. “Turn the G*d ****n lights off,” yelled the lead singer of Violence to Vegas, while the sunlight peered through...

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