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Concert Reviews

Tank and the Bangas exceed expectations at Spacebar

On a sweltering Friday evening, I made my way over to Spacebar in Old North Columbus for the biggest event the young venue has ever hosted. Pretty much everyone reading this article probably knows that Tank and the Bangas won the NPR Tiny Desk contest and have a vague idea of what their sound is. Shoot, if you know the ...

Bunbury Music Festival Brings the Heat: Photo Gallery and Recap

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Bunbury, a now PromoWest Production has been around for 5 years now and has now hosted hundreds of performances. This was actually my first year attending Bunbury so I was super excited to check it ...

Photos and Review: City and Colour & Noah Gundersen take on Columbus

Review and photos by Chris Bowman Photography Newport Music Hall owns the title of “America’s Longest Continually Running Rock Club” and it never fails to provide an incredible atmosphere to see a live show. When I saw that City and Colour was coming to town and bringing Noah Gundersen along with them, I knew that I ...

Columbus Attendees of U.S. Tour Walk Away Eager for New Franz Ferdinand

It’s been a long time coming, but Scottish alt.-rockers Franz Ferdinand are back in the States for a month or so, playing gigs and festivals across the country before heading home to record their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action. One of the first stops that the Glasgow natives ...

SPRING FLING REVIEW +CHASE HUGLIN INTERVIEW

One of my favorite things about the summer are festivals. I try to attend as many as I can. It doesn’t matter if they are one day, multi-day, small local ones, or nationally known ones. I just love festivals. For the past 6 years, I have had one event “kick-off” my festival season. This year that festival did not have ...

Concert Review + Photos: Mac DeMarco’s North American Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week, I had the insane pleasure to check out Mac DeMarco for his sold out show at the House of Blues in Cleveland. He had great support from the duo Tonstartssbandht. Tonstartssbandht opened the show to the extremely packed venue. The duo consists of Andy White (guitarist for Mac ...

Concert Review + Photos: Say Anything & Bayside Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin I was fortunate enough to check out Say Anything & Bayside's co-headliner tour at the House of Blues in Cleveland. They had some great support from the band Reggie and The Full Effect. Reggie and The Full Effect opened up the show to a packed crowd. I personally had not listened ...