Author: Chip Midnight

Tickets on Sale: Manchester Orchestra, Nebula, Sleater-Kinney, more

(Pictured above: Nebula) Lots of recent concert announcements with tickets now on sale: The Brewdog Annual General Mayhem festival featuring Manchester Orchestra, CAAMP, Waxahatchee, Diet Cig and Kevin Devine takes place on August 24 at BrewDog USA (96 Gender Road, Canal Winchester). General admission tickets can be purchased for $30. Stoner rockers Nebula play their only Ohio date at Ace of Cups with special guest Sasquatch on September 8. Tickets for this gig can be purchased for $15. There are a number of upcoming Promowest shows that have recently gone on sale: Sleater-Kinney at the Newport Music Hall on November 1 (tickets $35), Wallows with Remo Drive at the Newport Music Hall on September 7 (tickets $24), Magic...

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Saturday: Mystic Braves @ Ace of Cups

The Echo Park, Los Angeles band Mystic Braves sounds like the hip psychedelic music your dad (or grandpa) may have been groovin’ to in their wood-paneled, shag-carpeted basement crash pad circa 1967. And, they’ve got the facial hair and wardrobe that will make you think the Ace of Cups front door is a time machine that has transported you back some 50 or so years. It’s nice to hear exotic instruments that aren’t so common in today’s computer-generated pop world – you’ll hear an organ, tambourine, Mellotron keyboard and sitar sprinkled into Mystic Braves’ music along with the traditional...

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Tuesday: Circles Around the Sun @ Woodlands Tavern

Photo by Matthew Mendenhall If you didn’t know better, you might think the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is a Grateful Dead tribute band with the amount of touring they do and number of both studio albums and live releases that come out every year. So it makes sense that, while already feeling the jammy vibe, CRB guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall have put together an instrumental side project, along with bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy, playing music heavily inspired by the Dead. While working on the 2018 release, Let it Wander, Public Enemy’s Chuck D stopped...

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Hair Metal Summer – 2019 Edition

If you’re like me and set the VCR to record Headbanger’s Ball every Saturday night in the late ’80s, you’ve GOT to be excited about some of the bands headed to Columbus (and the surrounding burbs) this summer. Here’s a look at who’s coming and my take on the 2019 version of the band. July 6 – Alice Cooper – Express Live (Columbus) Info here It wouldn’t be summer outdoor concert season without a stop by the original shock rocker, Alice Cooper. Fans of his ’70s work are likely clamoring for an original lineup tour but Cooper’s current band...

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Who We’re Seeing at the Sonic Temple Festival

Whether you paid hundreds of dollars for a 3-day pass or took advantage of the $1 per day flash sale (I picked up Saturday and Sunday tickets for a grand total of $2 … no service charges, no taxes!), there’s a ton of great artists to check out. While Rock on the Range tended to favor hard rock and metal bands, Sonic Temple’s a little more of a mixed bag. Sure, the lineup is pretty full of bands that make up the 99.7 playlist, but there’s a decent number of bands that are more likely to be earning spins...

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