A look of pure joy, mixed with bouts of intense concentration, shone across the face of Joshua Ostrander, aka Mondo Cozmo, throughout his band’s show at The Basement. This was Mondo Cozmo’s second appearance in Columbus, having previously played CD102.5 Day Side A back in March, and it’s difficult to say who was having a better time, Ostrander or the crowd packed into the pit at The Basement. Having just released their debut album, Plastic Soul, at the beginning of August, th
The last time Wolf Alice was in Columbus, they debuted a brand new song, “Yuk Foo,” one of the band’s hardest rocking tunes to date. A little over a year later, the UK quartet was back, treating the sold-out crowd at The Basement to more than a few new songs from their forthcoming sophomore album, Visions Of A Life, which is set to be released on September 29. This was the first ever CD102.5 “Trust Us” Series show, where the headliner was not revealed until the show sold out.
As fans were filing into The Basement on June 25, I had the chance to catch up backstage with the members of The Greeting Committee: Addie Sartino (lead vocals, guitar), Brandon Yangmi (lead guitar), Pierce Turcotte (bass, saxophone, vocals), and Austin Fraser (drums). Currently on tour opening for MisterWives, the band had an off night, and played a headlining show in Columbus as part of CD102.5 and PromoWest's $10.25 Series. Check out our review of the show and more photos
After playing a short set back in April at CD102.5 Day Side B, The Regrettes brought their insanely fun and fresh garage pop-punk back to Columbus for a headlining show at The Basement. The Regrettes’ songs are everything that you could want them to be - catchy, high energy, honest, relatable - and their live show was just plain rock ‘n’ roll fun. The band clearly has a great time playing together, and that excitement and joy is immediately infectious to the crowd. The band k
The Greeting Committee clearly feel right at home in Columbus, and rocked The Basement like it was a hometown show of a band that had been away for too long. Although they hail from Kansas City, thanks to the support from CD102.5 and the fans here in the Capital City, the band declared several times throughout the night that Columbus has felt like their second home. This was the band’s third show in Columbus within the past year, having previously headlined at The Basement la
White Reaper, along with opener No Parents, made it a night full of raw, intense, rock ‘n’ roll at The Basement last night. White Reaper, the Louisville, Kentucky based garage punk/rock band, was back in Columbus for the first time since the release of their second full-length album, The World’s Best American Band (released April 7). While the new album offers a more slightly more polished and mature sound than the band’s 2015 debut, White Reaper Does It Again, White Reaper i
Maggie Rogers told the sold-out crowd at The Basement last night that all she ever wanted to do was to be able to perform music for people. Well, it doesn’t look like her dream is going to end anytime soon. Prior to this show at The Basement, the sixth stop on her Winter Tour, Maggie Rogers had only officially released three songs. She shot to fame last summer after recording artist and producer Pharrell heard her song “Alaska” during a Masterclass he was critiquing at NYU. A
Wow, 2016 was a great year for concerts! I set a personal record this year as I went to 43 separate shows, including seven CD102.5 Big Room performances, seeing a total of 88 different bands along the way (some of them multiple times). Below, I’ve listed my favorite headliners, and, because I’m someone who always gets to shows earlier to see the opener, I’ve also listed a few of those that really impressed me. My favorite headlining shows were: 1. Green Day (September 26, New