Anchored by Happy Chichester, there were a few different Howlin Maggie lineups throughout the years. Most probably remember the Honeysuckle Strange lineup (Andy Harrison on guitars, Jim Rico on bass, Jerome Dillon on drums) since that debut album featured the band’s biggest hits, “Alcohol” and “I’m a Slut“. The follow up to Honeysuckle Strange took 5 years to come out and featured a revamped lineup (Lance Ellison, Christian Hurd, Carlton Smith), but Hyde was a great – if under-appreciated – release by one of the bands from the ’90s that made it off High Street.

So, here’s the deal … Happy’s label PopFly Music is celebrating its 15th year as a label and throwing a little party featuring Howlin Maggie playing two dates – one in Cincinnati and one in Columbus. While focusing on playing Hyde from front to back, Howlin Maggie (Happy, Jim Rico, Carlton Smith, Lance Ellison – with some help from Joey Hebdo) expect to hear songs from Honeysuckle Strange as well.

Check out MY favorite song from Hyde and wonder, along with me, why this song isn’t played at stadiums across the nation.

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If you “like” our Facebook page (You don’t? Maybe you should), you may have seen the flurry of posts earlier today as concert announcements were coming out left and right. Hope you saved up some holiday cash – or have paid off your credit cards so you can start using them again – because there are some great shows coming to Columbus this year. Thanks Promowest, Celebrity Etc, Bravo Artist, Starwood Presents and all the other local bookers who continue to keep the concert calendars full.

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Pretty big announcement by CD102.5 this afternoon as they revealed their two-day Summerfest lineup taking place July 23 and 24.

Thursday, July 23 – Cake, surprise guest (TBA), Bear Hands, Glass Animals and Civil Twilight.

Friday, July 24 РWeezer, Atlas Genius, Saint Motel, Pop Etc.

Tickets are on sale this Friday ($39.50/per show) at 10am and are sure to be snapped up quickly so don’t hesitate.

Swervedriver’s first Columbus show since June 10, 1998 (those of you who I know personally have most likely heard my story about missing that Little Brothers show due to a friend’s Bachelor party and a watch with a dead battery) has just been announced. Touring in support of their excellent comeback album¬†I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, Swervedriver will perform at Skully’s on September 2 with special guest Gateway Drugs. Tickets ($18) are on sale this Friday.