1870 Mag

The Weekend Lineup

Ah, the weekend is finally here. It’s time to kick back, sip on a few of your favorite alcoholic beverages, and enjoy your two day break from reality.

While spending your weekend in a drunken stupor at the bar is always a classic and reliable way to celebrate not being at work, it’s not like that bar is going anywhere. Let’s say you decided to go grab dinner at a fancy restaurant beforehand, those dollar bombs you crave will still be offered all night. Perhaps, it’s not the dollar bombs you crave, rather the entertainment that ensues with them.

It’s time for a change in your regularly scheduled routine. Sure, road trips are fun, but they are often overplayed and you need a lot of money to support the travel. Instead of traveling to Indiana because it’s the only trip you can afford, stay in Columbus and check out one of the bands coming through the heart of Ohio. Haven’t heard of one of the bands in our list? All the more reason to go. The best things can happen when we least expect it.

Fri 7.14


Location: EXPRESS Live!

Admission: $35

Surely if you have ever been inside a Hot Topic you have heard the works of AFI and CIRCA SURVIVE. With these two bands featuring a gothic/emo rock vibe that was so popular in the early 2000s, this concert promises to be the edgy release you need after a long week of work. While CIRCA SURVIVE got its start in 2004 during the prime years of emo rock, AFI has been producing music for the last 26 years. Lace up your Chucks extra tight, grab your favorite concert buddy, and prepare to push, shove, and mosh the night away.

Sat 7.15

Failure Anthem

Location: The Basement

Admission: $10

Hey, these guys got their start in 2013, but just because they are new doesn’t mean they don’t know how to rock. Failure Anthem is a heavy rock band from North Carolina and you can expect some guitar shredding, drum banging, and bass slapping during this show. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful way to spend your Saturday evening, you should probably keep looking because this is a band even your uncle who is obsessed with Metallica would listen to.

Sat 7.15

Famous Dex with Lil Pump & Friends

Location: Newport Music Hall

Admission: $35

What happens when you combine Lil Uzi Vert’s flow with Takeoff’s hairstyle? Apparently, it’s Famous Dex. The new trap rapper, Famous Dex, is bringing his choppy flow and catchy beats to the Newport this weekend along with Lil Pump and some of his friends. If the interest in new, up-and-coming trap rappers wasn’t enticing enough, the ambiguity of “Lil Pump & Friends” has us wondering who else might show up. Hopefully, this show doesn’t end like a XXXtentacion concert and no one gets punched in the face while performing.

Mitch Hooper

Mitch Hooper


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