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Kemba Live, Columbus, September 8

It didn’t matter that after their tour launch at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was cut short by weather, the Breeders played their first

Nelsonville Music Festival
Nelsonville, July 21–23

Another year and another Nelsonville Music Festival are in the books. What was most apparent this time around were the tweaks and constant tinkering of

Ace of Cups, Columbus, June 30

Asheville, North Carolina quintet Wednesday, barrelled into Columbus’ modestly sized Ace of Cups in a veritable cloud of buzz. Mentioning the size of the

The Brightside, Dayton, February 24

There was no way. I was very contrarian when this all started up again. Sure, an event celebrating the music upon release of the 2019

Disq and Ducks Ltd.
The Basement, Columbus, November 25

The verdict is still out as to how the Toronto, Canada cheekily named quartet, Duck Ltd. (pictured above), will be remembered a

Iron Maiden
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, October 7

Iron Maiden is approaching 50 years as a band. You would think that on this, the first Columbus show Iron Maiden has played in quite

Nelsonville Music Festival
Nelsonville, September 2–4

We should be living by the mantra of Nelsonville Music Festival 2.0 that was posted around the festival site: “Watch your step! Uneven ground!”

Rumba Cafe, Columbus, August 2

On this particular late-summer Tuesday night, the field felt abuzz. Regardless of where you place the needle in our current timeline—still in a


Martin Fry of ABC

Martin Fry, the voice and sole remaining member of ABC, is a man of no regrets. The affected schmaltz, the gold lamé suits, the saxophones, and the earnest odes to Motown were all parts of the grand design envisioned when the group evolved out of Vice Versa in 1981. While Vice Versa featured minimal electronics and obtuse lyrics in keeping with other Sheffield bands of …

Wet Leg
A&R Music Bar, Columbus, March 5

If generating hype was a sport, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, the Isle of Wight duo known as Wet Leg, would be World Cup

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