The National & Local Natives @ the LC


This is where the Columbus Clippers once played.

Cooper Stadium, now overgrown with weeds, sits dormant on the West Side of Columbus until the site is turned into a racetrack and automotive-technology center.

Photos by Dispatch photographer Adam Cairns

Public Service Announcement

Watching Grizzly Bear play outside in literally perfect evening weather is an extraordinarily pleasant experience.

Columbus breweries | Drink Up Columbus

Columbus breweries | Drink Up Columbus

Connections  |  ”Alternative Nation”  |  Tough City EP




Poster by Clinton Reno, of course. Details of the anniversary shows here.


Poster by Clinton Reno, of course. Details of the anniversary shows here.


The Walkmen & Father John Misty @ Newport.

Dispatch kills The Other Paper ⇢


The Other Paper’s final issue will come out January 31, 2012. (via Donewaiting)

This doesn’t come as a huge surprise. When the Dispatch bought The Other Paper last year, it was pretty apparent that they did so in order to squash the Alive’s competition. In their press release, the Dispatch says it in a way that doesn’t make them look like the bad guys … 

“In viewing the research of who reads the two publications, and after hearing from the local advertising community, it became more and more obvious that one publication would better serve our readers and advertisers,” said Michael Fiorile, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dispatch Printing Co.

On the surface, this makes sense but as anybody who picks up the two papers every week will note, Alive never takes on any in-depth news stories - it’s a fluffy arts-and-entertainment paper where you can find out important information like which bar serves the coldest beer in Columbus.

R.I.P. The Other Paper. Your voice will be missed in Columbus.

Envelope & Jacoti Sommes feat. The Catalyst | “We’re All Gonna Die Together”

Music video of the year from where I’m sitting. Recommended if you like claymation Biggie Smalls.

(And topical for today, too!)

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