Author Archives: Cary Whitt

Photos: Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold in Columbus

Joanna Newsom with Robin Peckhold
Southern Theater | Columbus, OH
March 29, 2010

Joanna Newsom

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Photos: Puscifer in Columbus

March 28, 2010
LC | Columbus, OH


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Photos: Phoenix at the Newport Dec. 9 in Columbus

Photos by Cary Whitt, words by Adriana Mundy

Walking into a packed, sold-out house at the Newport last night was rather incredible. There was an intensely electric buzz that I was sure would progress into quite the charismatic show. Though I was a bit let down to find out The Drums would in fact not be opening (the product of a miscommunication mishap between the promoter and tour), I was pleased to finally catch a set by local band Afortiori. One might call them the kings of the Newport as they seemed to breathe, sleep and eat up all of their time there. Even Phoenix members Deck D’Arcy and Laurent Brancowitz stepped out into the crowd to catch a couple songs before being recognized by members of the crowd and retreating backstage.

The excitement heightened during the break as the “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” banner was dropped as a public announcement of what was to come.

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