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Author: Chip Midnight

Interview: Sam Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet

Let’s get this out of the way – there’s no denying that Greta Van Fleet’s sound pays homage to ’60s and ’70s rock, particularly Led Zeppelin. It makes sense when you learn that the Kiszka brothers (Josh – vocals, Jake – guitars, Sam – bass/keyboards) grew up listening to their parents’ classic rock and blues albums. Joined by drummer Danny Wagner, Greta Van Fleet’s the type of band that many are hoping will save rock and roll and considering the fact that the guys range in age from 18 to 21, there’s a bright future ahead. After a run of...

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Thursday: The Rocket Summer at Skully’s

These anniversary tours are a funny thing – bands go out and perform all the songs from a particular album from their past and, often, some of these songs are being played live for the first time. In an interview with Billboard.com this week, The Rocket Summer’s Bryce Avary said the Do You Feel 10th anniversary tour – which makes a stop at Skully’s on Thursday – features the live debut of some of the songs as well as a second set of songs pulled together from the rest of the band’s discography. Nostalgia’s a wonderful thing and The...

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As Seen in Columbus: Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) hanging at Little Rock

Last night, after delivering an EMOtional set at Express Live, members of Dashboard Confessional (and, possibly, the other bands on the bill – All-American Rejects and The Maine) made their way to Little Rock Bar on 4th Street to participate in a little karaoke. Little Rock owner Quinn Fallon reports that Dashboard Confessional lead singer Chris Carrabba sang a few Dashboard Confessional songs as well as joined in with others (such as Lydia Loveless) on songs he didn’t write. Fallon also says that Carrabba told Jessica Wabbit (The Girls) that this was the first time he had ever done karaoke. When Fallon asked...

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Just Announced: Sunflower Bean at Rumba Cafe, Oct. 5

Taking advantage of a travel day between Pittsburgh and Detroit while on tour with the Pixies, Sunflower Bean’s going to make a quick pitstop in Columbus for a show at Rumba Cafe with locals Hello Luna. The NYC trio’s dreamy pop sound harkens back to early ’90s 120 Minutes (think: Madder Rose, Spirtualized, My Bloody Valentine, Darling Buds) with elements of fuzzy/dirty guitars and ethereal vocals. Check out Annalisa’s photos from Sunflower Bean’s April 2016 show at Rumba Cafe and don’t delay in picking up a ticket as this show will most likely sell...

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Hair Metal Summer

Fans of ’80s hair metal have a lot to look forward to this summer. While most of these shows aren’t within the 270 loop, nothing is more than a 2-drive from Columbus. Guitarist Tracii Guns, founding member of LA Guns, left his own band in 2003 to work on other projects like Brides of Destruction while singer Phil Lewis and drummer Steve Riley carried on. In 2006, Guns started his own, competing version of LA Guns which, as you can imagine, led to much confusion among fans, especially when promoters advertised the wrong version. In late 2016, Lewis announced...

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