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Concert Reviews

Franz Ferdinand Makes Indianapolis Debut a Night to Remember

I saw Franz Ferdinand for the first time when they played the legendary Newport Music Hall in Columbus last May, just before the Scots headed into the studio to finish recording Always Ascending, and I was blown away by their live performance. In the 16 years of their existence, and the 14 years since their esteemed debut, ...

Rambunctious Trio Bring The Fever To Fort Wayne’s Newest Concert Venue: Review + Photo Gallery

(Photos courtesy of Grace Crume for Sliced Photography. All rights reserved.) When letlive. announced they had parted ways a little over a year ago, many fans were unaware that frontman Jason Aalon Butler already had another project in the works. Almost overnight, he resurfaced with The FEVER 333, a fiercely political trio ...

Pales Waves and Inheaven Bring the Vibes on a Tuesday

Pale Waves could easily be written off as the effect from a trickle down effect of The 1975 fandom. But on a Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio they proved they can hold their own. Skully's Music Diner has become the primary spot in town to see bands that are little too big for the dive bars but not quite big enough for the ...

Photo Gallery: Mat Kearney’s CRAZYTALK Tour

(Photos courtesy of C. Castle Photography. All rights reserved.) Last weekend I was given the opportunity to cover Mat Kearney on his CRAZYTALK tour with Andrew Belle, which made a stop at Old National Centre's Egyptian Room in Indianapolis. I was able to team up with photographer Claire Castillo, who has previously worked ...

PHOTO GALLERY+ REVIEW: LIGHTS’ We Were Here Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin As always, it was wonderful to see the talented LIGHTS perform (this would be my fourth time), but her stop on Saturday at Newport Music Hall in Columbus for her “We Were Here” Tour took things to a new level. With a crowded venue and a production that was absolutely top-tier, it was ...

Concert Photography: The Story So Far & Turnstile at Skully’s

Words and photos from Michael Buchsieb Earlier this month, Pop Punk and Hardcore heavyweights The Story So Far and Turnstile were wrapping up a fall tour. Stopping in Columbus for a sold out show at Skully’s. With both headliners on the verge of releasing new albums, the anticipation for this show was very ...

Concert Review: Knuckle Puck with Movements and more at Skully’s

Two nights ago I witnessed what may have been the pop punk show of the year for me. The sad part is I almost didn’t go as I had to pack for a trip the next morning. I am really glad I did, as it was one heck of a show. The night started with Jetty Bones. They were added to the last three dates as a replacement and what a ...