June 14, 2018

Columbus isn't just a great city in which to live, it's also the home of so many great bands and artists, So to celebrate the fake, but important, holiday known as 614 Day, we put together a little playlist that features some of our favorite songs from Columbus' own. By no means an exhaustive list, the playlist features tracks from newer acts like RADATTACK, The Cordial Sins, Effee, Booty&theKidd, and Souther, as well as more venerable bands like Watershed, New Bomb Turks, Red Wanting Blue, and Saving Jane. 

Check out our playlist below, and let us know what your favorite music to come out of the Capital City is!

January 14, 2018

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 maybe eventually our whole lives. 

Over the last couple of years, I've made it a priority to seek out new music from anywhere I can find it, and then keeping track of my favorites each quarter, my only requirement bei...

November 22, 2017

Effee, the new solo project of Columbus musician Fran Litterski, played their first live full-band show, with a fantastic set, opening for Hazel English at the Big Room Bar. The set was energetic, diverse, and definitely more polished than one might expect from a band’s first live show. However, given Litterski’s extensive experience as a member of Kid Runner, Fields & Planes, and as a touring member of Magic Man, it shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise. The band for Effee’s debut show was rounded out by Kurt Keaner (guitar/synth), Scott Griffin (Ableton Push, drums), and Austin Nill (drums), all members of Kid Runner, but playing a somewhat different configuration of instruments in Ef...

November 13, 2017

Effee is the new solo project of Columbus' Fran Litterski. Already busy as a part of Columbus bands Kid Runner and Fields & Planes, and as a touring member of Magic Man, we sat down with Fran to discuss how she is now stepping into the spotlight with her very own indie electro-pop, alt-rock tunes. Having now released two songs, "Lying" and 'Work It Out," as well as being featured on the collaboration "Not You" with Detroit producer Nydge, Fran is preparing for her first full-band live show as Effee, where she will be opening for Hazel English at the Big Room Bar on Thursday, November 16th.
 

Sean O'Connor, Listen LIVE Columbus: Why did you decide the time was right for you to start this...

October 12, 2017

The third quarter of 2017, from July through September, saw a ton of new music released from some of my favorite artists, including the Foo Fighters, The National, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Killers, and more. Therefore, big acts dominate this quarter's list more than usual. Still, plenty of lesser known and more indie artists/bands have made the list. I'm particularly excited about the debut single from Effee, which is the new solo project of Fran Litterski from Columbus, who plays in Kid Runner and Fields & Planes, and is also a touring member of Magic Man. Mondo Cozmo just dropped his debut album, which is excellent, and I'm really enjoying the new tracks from Australian band Tired Lion...

May 2, 2017

As advertised, it was an evening of poignant piano ballads and refreshingly catchy pop tunes with Fran Litterski at the Bexley Public Library last night. Fran, playing solo on this night, is involved  in no shortage of musical projects these days. She serves as co-lead vocalist, playing keys/ukulele for Columbus indie band Fields & Planes, provides keys/ukulele and vocals for indie pop-rock band Kid Runner, and is a touring member of national act, Magic Man, playing keys and singing backing vocals.

But this night was all Fran, in the spotlight, with just a piano and ukulele, playing and talking about her songs in an intimate setting, much different than the venues her bands usually play. She...

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