Wolf Alice is the best rock band in the world right now, proving it once again with an absolutely killer show at in Columbus at the venerable Newport Music Hall. So count yourself lucky if you were at the Newport last Monday night, as we were treated to a truly epic performance by Ellie Rowsell (lead vocals/guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums). Last summer, when Wolf Alice was in Columbus, they played a sold-out show at The Basement, but that
Where do you find new music? Maybe on the radio, certainly online through Spotify, Soundcloud, or blogs, at a concert where a band you weren't very familiar with just blows you away, or maybe one of your all-time favorite acts finally drops something new and you fall in love with them all over again. Whatever the source, great new music has a way of exciting us, helping us get through the day, and eventually becoming part of the soundtrack of our day, week, month, year, and m
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.
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