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Best Indie & Rock Jul 1 - 31

in Columbus

August 2024

Shrek Rave at Newport Music Hall

Shrek Rave

But he might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, so you know what to say when he asks what you're doing in his swamp. Fancy some swampy green cocktails while livin' la vida loca? You're in the right place for that, and like they say, it's dumb just come have fun, cool is dead. Awesome DJs will play the most swamp-worthy sets in between performances to keep your rave spirit alive. Make the most of the night and dress up as your favorite character, just don't skimp out on the gumdrop buttons or the classic Farquaad hair. And the morning after? Make sure you have some waffles!

Alabama at Ohio Expo Center

Alabama

Alabama can rightly claim to be the band who made country music what it is today. Formed by three cousins in 1969, the band hit their peak in the 1980s with their blend of southern rock and twangy country balladry, a formula that everyone from Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan has built upon in the subsequent years. Now for Alabama are back on the road to celebrating over 50 years of making music!

Stone Temple Pilots at Ohio Expo Center

Stone Temple Pilots

One of the OG grunge bands, Stone Temple Pilots became staples of the genre - and of rock in general! - with their hit 1992 album 'Core.' The album sold over 18 million copies in the US alone, was certified 8 platinum and helped cement their place in rock and roll history. The band are also Grammy and Billboard Award winners, and still touring strong after forming way back in 1989.

Taking Back Sunday at KEMBA LIVE!

Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday are hitting the road in 2024 in support of their eighth studio album '152', their first full-length album in seven years. You'll get the opportunity to see the band paying tribute to their catalog along with full album performances for you and fans to enjoy. Hailing from Amityville, NY, Taking Back Sunday have been familiar names on the emo-punk rock scene since the early 2000s, don't miss your chance to see them live with rock band Citizen as support!

The Japanese House at Newport Music Hall

The Japanese House

The Japanese House AKA London-based indie singer-songwriter Amber Bain hits North American shores, after five years, to promote her 2023 critically-acclaimed album 'In the End It Always Does'. The album includes previously released singles "Sunshine Baby," "Sad To Breathe" and "Boyhood." Don't miss your chance to see her live this year!