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April 1, 2017

Columbus’ locally owned and operated alternative rock station, CD102.5, know’s how to throw a party its listeners will love. Every CD102.5 Day, Holiday Show, Summerfest, and Fallfest are filled with alt-rock mainstays and great up and coming acts. This Saturday’s CD102.5 Day Side A at EXPRESS LIVE!, was no exception, with headliners Cold War Kids (pictured above), along with The Shelters, Mondo Cozmo, Hembree, and local band, Personal Public. Each of these bands are have been part of the station’s recent playlists, and Cold War Kids have been a CD102.5 staple for just over a decade.

The show kicked off with Personal Public. The Columbus alt-rockers won the right to open the show, and definite...

January 6, 2017

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, Newport Music Hall)

Green Day last played in Columbus in 2005 at the Schottenstein Center, so after an 11 year wait, it made it that much more incredible to see them perform in the Columbus music treasure that is the Newport...

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