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Author: Chip Midnight

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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5 Bands I Wish Weren’t Playing Rock on the Range

Rock on the Range returns to Mapfre Stadium this weekend and pretty much every hard rock/metal band is on the bill. The 3-day fest is a great thing for Columbus and a great thing for music fans – if you were able to score a ticket before it sold out. But, along with Rock on the Range comes a radius clause in the contract that the high profile bands sign which prohibits them from playing a headlining show in Columbus or surrounding areas (typically 150 miles) for a certain amount of time (both before and after the ROTR date)....

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Micah Schnabel releases new song

There’s some artists that write big choruses with throwaway verses. Micah Schnabel is not one of those artists. As both the co-founder of Two Cow Garage and as a solo artist, Schnabel’s songs are stories that the listener needs to pay attention to from start to end. I don’t know if every single word of every single song that Schnabel writes are auto-biographical but the delivery is done with such honest conviction that I can easily envision the young Micah as he sings “When I was 13 / I taught myself to play the drums / In the basement...

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Interview with Split Single’s Jason Narducy

On Thursday night, Jason Narducy’s Split Single will play at Rumba Cafe with R. Ring (Kelley Deal of The Breeders) and longtime local favorites Bicentennial Bear. Friends were¬†recently talking about the show and¬†they mistakingly thought that R. Ring and Bicentennial Bear were having a split single release party! When I mention this to Narducy in an email, he says that he isn’t aware of people making this mistake in any other situation. Narducy’s been performing in bands since he was a pre-teen and Dave Grohl has said that seeing a 12-year-old Narducy perform with his punk band Verboten provided...

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