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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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Blue October took the stage on Thursday, April 12 at Newport Music Hall and came to Columbus ready to give their fans exactly what they wanted. They gave a performance that hit every emotion along with every note. The rock band from Houston, Texas hung a Texas flag on...

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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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As P.O.D is gearing up for a nationwide tour and the release of their upcoming album we were so stoked they took time out of their busy schedule to talk with us.  P.O.D has entertained literally thousands upon thousands.  They have released seven studio albums and sold over 10...

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The day-by-day line-up for the massive sixth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE is now be revealed.  Incubus, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and Slash lead the Saturday bill and Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson,Megadeth and Anthrax close out Sunday (the full schedule for this potent lineup covering the rock spectrum is below).  This year, ROTR will be hosted by hard rock aficionado Jose Mangin of Sirius XM and “Headbangers Ball.” Hard rock music fans will also now have the chance to purchase single-day...

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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Dulcet hard rockers Shinedown originate from Jacksonville, Florida, which is what might give their hard rock that sound of sunshine that differentiates them from the pack. The band originally featured vocalist Brent Smith, guitarist Jasin Todd, bassist Brad Steward, and drummer Barry Kerch. Atlantic Records noticed them in the...

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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Three-time Grammy Award nominees, P.O.D. will be among the 30-plus bands featured at this year’s annual Rock On The Range festival May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and more will be at event which is now in its...

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...

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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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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 ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 atColumbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth,Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more. “Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year.  We’ll see y’all in Columbus,”...

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An up and coming star in the Christian music world, Kari Jobe displays her phenomenal voice following up her self-titled album with“Where I Find You”. Staying true to her convictions, Kari is able to create a musically sound album with a peaceful flow and constant message throughout. “Ultimately, it’s...

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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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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...

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...