Month: May 2016

Wednesday: Night Riots, Charming Liars, Harriet at The Basement

Alright Columbus, don’t let me down – sell this show out. $12 for three touring bands, all of whom have either already topped alt-rock radio stations of the satellite variety or should be soon. Harriet was a late add to the bill and put out one of my favorite albums of 2016 (so far). In the new issue of Big Takeover magazine (coincidentally, hitting store shelves this month), I wrote, “There’s something almost criminal in how easy a new-ish band delivers poignant tunes with unexpected R&B flair – a white boy from California shouldn’t be able to just casually...

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Tommy Victor, Victorious: Prong Frontman Discusses the Power of Longevity

The classic thrash/industrial/metal band Prong played Ace of Cups Tuesday night – their ferocious riffs and speedy, tight rhythms shaking the venue to its core. Many metal bands are out there trying to make it, but Prong’s finesse and continually evolving sound (while still staying true to their roots) have stood the test of time. I had an opportunity to sit down and talk to founder, singer and guitarist Tommy Victor before the show.     Welcome to Columbus– thanks for this cool opportunity! My husband’s downstairs, he’s a huge fan – he saw you with Mind Over Four back in...

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Photos: Head Wound City @ Ace of Cups

Head Wound City, a supergroup including members Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato from The Blood Brothers, Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian from The Locust, played at Ace of Cups last week. The internet describes their sound as “mathcore.” I’ll let you imagine...

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Free show alert: 3 Pill Morning at On the Rocks (Dublin) – Tuesday night

Want to pre-game for Rock on the Range coming later this week without having to overpay for beer or parking? How about checking out a FREE show by a band that’s shared stages with the likes of Hollywood Undead, In This Moment, Theory of a Deadman, Sevendust and Pop Evil? Minnesota’s 3 Pill Morning will unleash some heavy alt-metal on Tuesday night at On the Rocks (5815 Karmic Square, Dublin). The Fairweathered kick things off at 8:30 and for those heading to work Wednesday morning, you should be in bed at a decent hour. Who knows, maybe your next chance to...

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