Independents’ Day Guide: 15 music acts you shouldn’t miss

The tagline is simply “This is Independent,” but perhaps a more specific and accurate one for this weekend’s festival is: “This is Columbus’ Best Music Festival.” Not quite as punchy, sure, but it fits. Other festivals might feature bigger acts or are more well-known as a place to party and socialize. But if you’re looking for a (free) festival featuring the best independent music Columbus (and the region) has to offer, this is the one.
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Q: Who's your favorite female rock star?

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Kathleen Hanna, Shirley Manson, Alison Mosshart, St. Vincent, etc., etc.

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Mary J. Blige leave blood on the stage — the definition of rock star


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