Author: Keith Adams

Peter Murphy and David J Perform Bauhaus Classics at Columbus Athenaeum

Photos by Rachael Barbash 40 years is a long time. 40 years of a musical partnership is not only a long time, but most impressive. So even if the Bauhaus name wasn’t on the marquee, the Ruby Celebration that Bauhaus bassist David J and frontman Peter Murphy brought to the Columbus Athenaeum Thursday night, the history of their musical partnership and the band’s vast influence was felt everywhere. The musical legacy of the now defunct Bauhaus could be visually seen on the black t-shirts of the audience members. Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Type O Negative, etc. While some of the audience no...

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Peter Murphy and David J to celebrate “40 Years of Bauhaus”

As winter in the Midwest continues to grind on, Peter Murphy and David J are prepared to provide the perfect soundtrack to a mid-winter’s gloom next Thursday at the Columbus Athenaeum theater. The former members of now defunct classic post punk group Bauhaus are currently on tour performing their seminal 1980 classic album In the Flat Field in it’s entirety. The appearance of frontman Peter Murphy along  with bassist David J  marks your first chance to hear them performing their classic goth tunes since a reformed (and now since once more defunct) Bauhaus performed in Columbus at the now demolished Polaris Amphitheater...

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Show Review: Band of Skulls

Sometimes playing to the right room can make all the difference in the world. That was my first thought after leaving last Friday’s excellent Band of Skull’s show at Skully’s Music Diner. I had seen the band before, on their last visit to town at Newport Music Hall two years ago. It was a really good show. But the cozier confines of Skully’s, and perhaps the energy the more confined space brought, made all the difference in the world. Opening with the brooding almost title track In Love By Default from their excellent new LP “By Default”, eased the band and audience...

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Band of Skulls at Skully’s Music Diner

As temperatures continue to remain scorchingly hot, so does the concert scene in Columbus, with a number of noteworthy upcoming shows selling out in recent days. The Lydia Loveless record release show at Ace of Cups is sold out! Sturgill Simpson at Express Live is sold out! And that just announced Green Day show at the Newport Music Hall probably sold out in the time it took you to read this. But fear not concert goer, there’s an excellent show taking place Friday night at Skully’s Music Diner that hasn’t sold out yet, Band of Skulls. The band will...

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Promowest Fest Wrap Up

It’s been a couple weeks since the inaugural Promowest Fest wrapped up, and we’ve had some time to digest the performances, the setting and the overall experience. As folks would inevitably ask how it was, I had a lot of things to say. Performances I wanted to tell them about (“Brand New killed it!”), how McFerson Park proved to be an excellent setting for a large event, how easy it was to manage and navigate. But as I got a little distance from the weekend, I keep returning to one thought: it felt like a real festival. When Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds took the stage around 6:30 Friday to a sparsely populated park, I was a little concerned. While that might mean you could easily get a great view of the stage, but it’s not goingto represent our city well to the performers. But as it turns out, it might have just been early on a work day, because by the time the Flaming Lips took the stage later that night with their elaborate stage show, the crowd had filled in, and it began to feel like Promowest Fest had found it’s footing. Here was Wayne Coyne and company, entering to “Race for the Prize” and immediately dumping what felt like a hundred multicolored balloons on the audience. Their lasers and high production, while well worn on the...

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