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Popular Ska band, Reel Big Fish brought the Summer of Ska 2012 Tour to the Newport on Sunday night. The show included support from Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends and The Maxies. An energetic, festive feeling could be felt throughout the Newport, fans in attendence knew...

80s rock icons REO Speedwagon performed in Huntington Park Thursday in a concert benefiting Buckeye Ranch, a charity that provides mental health treatment for children and their families. The show wasn’t all about the good cause, however, and lead singer and guitarist Kevin Cronin made it a point to...

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Chevelle will be bringing their heavy tone to Rock on the Range, Saturday, May 19th. Has it really been over ten years since the Chicago trio, Chevelle, hit the airwaves with Point #1?  It doesn’t seem that long when Chevelle released the Steve Albini produced album, with the single...

On May 19th, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators hit up Rock on the Range at Crew Stadium. As a sheltered freshman at a new school, back in 1987 (Yes, I realize I’m dating myself), I went to my first class party.  Halfway through the night, there was...

It’s been almost three years since Manson has graced a stage Columbus, Ohio.  That drought will end on May 20th when Manson plays the mainstage at the annual Rock on the Range at Crew Stadium. Time can be a blessing or a curse for an artist.  Take too much...

Breathe Carolina takes over the Newport with co-headliner The Ready Set on April 26th. To label the Denver duo as electronic-rock seems a little simplistic.  With what they throw in together to expand their sound, it makes it difficult to label let alone pigeon hole.  Take their latest album,...

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It is written in the texts of the ancients, that in the year 2012, two Titans will rise.  One Titan shall be formed in the East of thunder and the blackest diamond.  The other will be birthed from decadence in the City of Angels.  During the hotter than hell...

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On February 16th, The Heartless Bastards return to Ohio to showcase Arrow, their newest album.The first thing becomes apparent listening to Arrow is that the swamp which permeated The Heartless Bastards’ last three albums has been replaced with the open road.  Beginning with the lilting guitar strums of the...

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Korn smashed into the scene in 1994, blowing away fans with their heaviness and originality. Nearly twenty years later they continue to prove why they are unlike any other band with their tenth album, The Path to Totality. This is the perfect title for an album that showcases Korn’s continued...

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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Since 1996 Switchfoot has been cranking out albums at an alarming rate.  Their latest, Vice Verses, is the eighth album the band has released in less than a decade.  As the name suggest, the album is all about life’s duality. “It’s an album of polarity,” says front man Jon...

Inevitable change is a theme of I’m With You,the tenth studio album by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is illustrated perfectly by the inevitable change to their sound over nearly three decades of creating music. While some have criticized that they have lost the roughness of the work...

Next week, fans in Central Ohio will be able to view a real treat and an awesome show by one of the finest and hardest working bands in the world. Founded in 1970 by Panozzo, his late brother John and Dennis DeYoung, Styx hit the ground running and has...

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...

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...