Local Rock/Soul Band Have Explosive Downtown Show

The Floorwalkers.  *Taken from their Facebook Page

The Floorwalkers
  *Taken from their Facebook page

There’s no chance you’ll leave a Floorwalkers show disappointed. Not a chance. The Columbus band with Cleveland roots closed the 2013 Downtown Live Concert Series at Columbus Commons last Thursday. Spot-on vocals, lively stage presence, a sneak peek at their next album and a fireworks finale made for a memorable night.

I first heard of The Floorwalkers about three years ago when I was interning for SoHud Music Collective. How cool of an internship to get to work with local bands… and get into shows for free?! I discovered a lot of great bands during those three months. More on that to come.

This recent article in The Lantern pretty much sums up The Floorwalkers’ awesomeness.

A smart social media presence, a nearly constant touring schedule and sheer talent led to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fans raised over $8,000 to fund the recording and release of the band’s sophomore album to be released later this year. The Floorwalkers have also appeared on Daytrotter where Troof favorite, Drew Davis, will perform September 23.

If being voted best band for three consecutive years by (614) Magazine doesn’t convince you they’re worth a listen, maybe 10K Facebook Likes and a recent show with Mumford & Sons can encourage a listen? Stream their first album, The Natural Road, below then buy it on iTunes or CD Baby. Yes, CD Baby still exists.

Can we agree?

The Greats

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For a refresher on my feelings toward Lebron and Lebron haters, click here.

The Greatest Ever? Don’t Hate.

King James in celebration mode via Yahoo! News

King James in celebration mode via Yahoo! News

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Lebron James won his second title at the NBA Finals last week (check out his MVP performance in this GIF). I’ve never been a fan of a team, just a fan of the league and couldn’t be happier for a guy from Ohio. I’m sure much of the state feels differently after Lebron left Cleveland for South Beach a long 3 years ago. I believe that Lebron earning his second ring is good for the NBA.

With comparisons to Michael Jordan for nearly all of his career, he has now passed or tied MJ in most major statistical aspects of the game at the same point in each others’ careers. It would be nonsense to think that this won’t continue as long as Lebron is still playing.

When everything is said and done, Lebron will leave the court surpassing most anyone on any statistical category in basketball. This excludes Most Points in a Single Game and quite possibly excludes the Assists category either. I’m proud to call Lebron an Ohioan, just like me.

Hater's gon' hate.

Hater’s gon’ hate.