Bassnectar delivers a “sonic boom” at Mapfre Stadium while Dave Chappelle draws impressive star power to Dayton for benefit

The Columbus Crew stormed into Cincinnati to take the second game in the intrastate Hell Is Real rivalry by a final score of 3-1. This follows a home tie earlier this month, helping the Crew capture a 1-0-1 season record against its new Ohio rival.

“We showed the type of football that we can play and a bit of the vision moving forward of what we want it to look like,” Head Coach Caleb Porter said.

The win stands as a highlight in what has been a largely forgettable season for the team.


Bassnectar closed out Breakaway Music Festival on Saturday with a performance the Dispatch described as “a sonic boom,” which seems apt considering the noise complaints residents living near the soccer stadium registered on social media over the weekend.


While Breakaway certainly attracted its share of star power, particularly Friday headliners Future and Young Thug, it couldn’t compare with the wattage comedian Dave Chappelle attracted to nearby Dayton for his “Gem City Shine,” a benefit for victims of the mass shooting in the city’s Oregon District that took place Sunday. Performers and speakers included Kanye West (who conducted one of his “Sunday Services” early in the day), Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and Talib Kweli, who took a break from feuding with randos in Alive’s Twitter mentions for his turn on the stage. (Kweli is in Columbus tonight for a show at Skully’s.)