Month: November 2015

Show’s On, Tune In, Get Out: 11/12 – 11/14

Musicians, music appreciators, and night life junkies, here is your weekly guide to the Columbus music scene. Whether you’ve got a rock n’ roll heart or a craving for heavy EDM drops, there is something for you. Check out what Columbus has to offer you this weekend. FRIDAY SHOWS (13TH) Suspect Earth Suspect Earth has an album called Hard To Drag. The album opens with a pounding riff and a guttural yell. This is the only heavy metal show on my radar for this weekend so suit up and get out there if you’re a rocker. This is also not to mention that the show is in The Basement which is a killer venue for a rock show. Details: Doors: 7:00 PM @ The Basement – 391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 614-461-5483 Playing to Vapors, The Wet Darlings, Nick D, The Believers Playing to Vapors is headlining the night with a similar musical range to that of Manchester Orchestra. They go from slow psychedelic rock to heavier alternative sounds. Opening for them is The Wet Darlings. The Wet Darlings share the same vibe and aesthetic in their as the Pixies. Details: Doors: 7:00 PM @ A&R Music Bar – 391 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43215 614-461-5483 Ryn Weaver Weaver is a performer who plays in the same field as Lana Del Rey and Lorde. She leans heavily on...

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Why don’t Columbus venues book nostalgic ’80s metal bands?

                          Have to admit, it was pretty exciting to see two recent concert announcements – Prong at Ace of Cups and Voivod at A&R Music Bar. These are the types of shows that typically wind up being booked in Cleveland (at the Agora) or Dayton (Oddbody’s). It got me wondering … Why don’t Columbus venues book nostalgic ’80s metal bands? This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but in the last year Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Armored Saint, Saxon, and Fates Warning have played shows in Cleveland or Dayton. Warrant, Firehouse, Trixter, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Bulletboys and Winger have played in the burbs of Cincinnati, Cleveland and in Versailles (huh? Where’s THAT?). You’d think that any one of these shows would have done well at the Alrosa Villa, the (former?) haven for bands on the nostalgia circuit. Seems to me that in the aftermath of the Dimebag Darrell murder, the Alrosa decided to get out of booking these types of bands. Sure, maybe every 2 or 3 years a Pretty Boy Floyd or Lillian Axe might show up, but not with the regularity that they used to. These days, I check out the Alrosa site somewhat regularly but never see any acts I’m interested in which is too bad since I live about 8 minutes from the...

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Show’s On, Tune In, Get Out: 11/6 – 11/8

Musicians, music appreciators, and night life junkies, here is your weekly guide to the Columbus music scene. Whether you’ve got a rock n’ roll heart or a craving for heavy EDM drops, there is something for you. Check out what Columbus has to offer you this weekend. FRIDAY SHOWS (6TH) Albert Hammond Jr. As one of the members of The Strokes, you already know that this is going to be a great show. He is the son of Albert Hammond who is also a successful musician. You can hear that familiar Strokes vibe shine through Hammond Jr.’s music. Rock fans are all but required to make it to this show to see a talented member of an iconic group in an intimate setting at The Basement. Details: Doors: 7:00 PM @ The Basement – 391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 614-461-5483 Robert DeLong Robert DeLong in on his way up in the pop circuit. His particular brand of electronic music made him a radio hit with the song “Long Way Down” off the album In The Cards. Take the opportunity to see him in the intimate setting of the A&R Music Bar before he graduates to the next level because it’s certainly “in the cards for him.” Details: 8:00 PM @ A&R Music Bar – 391 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43215 614-461-5483 Local Artist Showcase Skully’s wants you to...

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