15 January 2014
When the Temptations pull into Columbus on Thursday, Otis Williams will be continuing to keep a promise he made to former bandmate Melvin Franklin some 50 years ago. When the two were teenagers, Williams and Franklin vowed they’d remain a...
15 January 2014
The band's picture on the flyer turned me off: I smelled Stone Temple Pilots. The dead-on angle of the lead singer whispered 'Scott Wyland' which in my world is a term for “asshole.” Besides the face, the vest too bespoke of one of the...
09 January 2014
Issa Israel broke down for me the vision of Dirty Triff: “It was a term I coined while making music with B-Banga. I wanted to use a word to describe the lifestyle that I felt that the young artists of the city were going through while...
09 January 2014
Everything I know about jazz I've learned from watching Treme on HBO. That fact not withstanding, I spent the evening of Wednesday December 18th, 2013 at the Brothers Drake Meadery and Bar absorbing the Ben Johnson Quartet. This experience...
09 January 2014
Guess what Joe Peppercorn's 12-hour Beatles tribute at the Bluestone the last Saturday of 2013 took me back to? My Beatles-loving childhood? Well, of course. But that wasn't the biggest--or best--surprise of the night. The music?...
19 December 2013
Christina C. (aka DJ ORORO) spins Funky/Disco/Soulful/Deep House. DJ Ororo is one of four people who, along with all their house heads, form ReStart, which they do at a lovely little spot called Brothers Drake. It's located at 26th E. 5th...

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