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Zak Kolesar

Zak Kolesar is the executive editor at In The Record Store, Columbus' go-to destination for local music coverage. Helping launch the blog and magazine wings of ITRS, Zak has been covering local music since he enrolled at Ohio State to study journalism in 2015. Graduating in 2017, Zak has since stayed on with ITRS as the brand grows across Columbus. Zak spends most of his free time attending shows, both local and national, throughout the city and loves promoting positive music.

Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in February

Columbus will love you, baby! Love is undoubtedly in the air this month, but we’re not here today to help you with your date plans for Valentine’s Day; that’ll be for another post. We are here, however, to provide you with a list of live local music…

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10 Columbus Musical Acts to Know in 2020

Almost a year and a half ago I published my first local music blog post on Experience Columbus, a list denoting 10 Columbus bands to know with local household names like MojoFlo, Damn the Witch Siren and Electric Orange Peel representing the talented…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in January

With a new year upon us, it’s always a good time to set some goals for the next set of 365 or so days. If personal happiness is part of your plan, you may want to start by penciling in some dates for live music. Science says so. While you may not be…

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Six Columbus Concerts to Ring in 2020 With

Columbus is never dry on things to do when it comes to New Year’s Eve plans, especially in the department of live music. 2019 seems different, however. For starters, one of the biggest bands to be associated with our city that’s not named twenty one…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in December

Since the decade is coming to a close and we get to hit a new big refresh once the year turns over, it’s time to let loose and have some fun in the meantime. What better way to do so than indulging in the best music Columbus has to offer? Starting…

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Seven Local Music Things To Do On Black Friday

While some may enjoy the rat races that take place at malls, shopping centers and Walmarts across the country on Black Friday, others try to avoid the racket altogether. Luckily for Columbus music enthusiasts, there is actually quite a lot to do if…

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Craft & Vinyl Has Everything Music Lovers Need

Depending on when you were born, your first steps into Craft & Vinyl — located at 1806 W. 5th Ave. — may seem reminiscent of those times when your parents took you to the candy or toy store as a child. After the initial steps into the business, you…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in November

Over the past year, the Columbus music scene has witnessed tremendous growth. From the continuous slew of new music festivals that popped up throughout the summer to the recognition of local acts on national television, the city’s scene is both…

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