Black and white photo of room with lots of guitars and a banjo hanging on the wall and other musical instruments
06 February 2019

One month ago, I moved from my beloved Arcadia Avenue to the suburban paradise of Upper Arlington. I had my reasons, and I don’t regret the decision. But I do miss the noise and life of the city. There has also been something of a...

Two guys on stage one playing guitar
04 February 2019

The Offense Book of Books Release event at Ace of Cups allowed me to think about music writing within context. The book is a compilation of The Offense post punk zine published from 1980 to 1982 curated by Tim Anseatt.

 I first...

Young white man with both arms up in the air singing at a mic
02 January 2019

Man of the Year 2018: Joe Peppercorn, purveyor of our annual dozen-hour Beatles Marathon at the Blue Stone, an event of such precise performance by him and his merry band of precision players I could've sworn I was in Liverpool's The...

Black and white photo of young dark haired man singing into a mic on a stage
01 January 2019

The inaugural Columbus Covers Columbus (CCC) festival, held in January of 2018, was based on a unique idea. The two-day festival would feature Columbus musicians playing cover sets comprised entirely of the music of other local acts....

Black and white photo of bald black man smiling and singing into a mic with a flowered shirt on
27 December 2018

Not to imply you were concerned. But I notice if a different gas station clerk is working during my routine. I notice if gas prices decrease. Maybe you noticed I haven't written in the Columbus Free Press a few months. There...

Smiling black man standing in a suit on a stage holding up a huge pair of women's undies that are white with two red harts on them
05 December 2018

How to put it politely? Naughty-naughty-naughty 85-year-old blues bandleader and singer Bobby Rush and his two equally naughty female dancers emphasized nothing but their chakras related to sexual intercourse at his Woodlands Tavern...


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