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Nelsonville Music Festival
Nelsonville, July 21–23

July 31st, 2023  |  by  |  published in What's the Rumpus? | Leave A Comment »

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

Wednesday
Ace of Cups, Columbus, June 30

July 10th, 2023  |  by  |  published in What's the Rumpus? | Leave A Comment »

Wednesday 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

Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, and Bully
KEMBA Live, Columbus, June 12

June 30th, 2023  |  by  |  published in What's the Rumpus? | Leave A Comment »

Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, and Bully KEMBA Live, Columbus, June 12 Having endured torrential rains and five-plus hours of driving to see The Cure at the Blossom Music Center near Cleveland just the night before, I wasn’t sure I was

Brainiac
The Brightside, Dayton, February 24

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Brainiac 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

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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

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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

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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!”

Spoon and Interpol
Kemba Live, Columbus, August 30

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Spoon and Interpol Kemba Live, Columbus, August 30 Despite sharing the same label (Matador Records), the pairing of Spoon and Interpol would seem to make for strange bedfellows, let alone a

Horsegirl
Rumba Cafe, Columbus, August 2

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Horsegirl 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

The Cult
Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, July 15

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The Cult Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, July 15 Surveying the crowd gathered for The Cult’s stop on its We Own the Night Tour in Huber Heights, Ohio, it was clear that the band’s