Music in Motion Columbus

"The only truth is music." ~ Jack Kerouac


Our company motto is simple: #SupportLocalMusic

It may only be three words… but those words say it all.
When you distill everything in that statement down to its essence, there is only one conclusion.

We love music.

With myriad genres, and an infinite supply of sub-genres, we don’t subscribe to the theory that a band, musician or artist needs to be pigeonholed into one category. To us, if it’s good music… it is simply good music.

Our mission is simple: cover the local music scene like no one else does.

We want to be the place you turn to to read and hear about your favorite bands, whether that’s an in-depth interview, a review of their latest live show or a track-by-track review of their newest album.

But, we also want to be the place where you discover new music. We’ll do our best to give honest reviews of all bands and artists, so that you can make an informed choice as to whether you want to spend your hard-earned scratch on buying this new EP/album, or go see that band live.

We are striving to become Columbus’ voice on local music; bands and artists from around Ohio playing in Columbus, and national touring acts that visit our city. Our goal is to showcase the amazing amount of music coming from within the hidden gem that is Columbus, OH.

At the end of the day, all you have to remember is this: #SupportLocalMusic

Who is Music in Motion Columbus?

Rick Gethin (Founder/Managing Editor) – Rick has been involved with music in many capacities since 1989. He brings prior experience in terrestrial radio (on-air/show producer/news & sports/commercial production), live music (touring bands – bass guitar tech/lighting/sound/staging), digital radio and journalism (Fox Sports/Comcast/AP and various other sites) to the Music in Motion Columbus website, with an extremely strong belief in local music.

Susanne Spires (Staff Reporter) – Susanne has been a member of the Columbus music scene in many capacities, either as a spectator and fan or player since her teenage years. Playing in bands since high school, she busked on sidewalks, performed at open mic nights, and played venues of all capacities (mostly small… very small). Later, she joined Golden Tone Productions to collaborate on the film scoring of a web series and documentary, as well as a few independent projects.

Jesse “The Jester” Clendenin (Staff Reporter) – In early 2005, Jesse attended his first local Columbus show. Beginning at that point in time, it was his mission to promote the local scene as much as possible. He ran a local promotions company (Jester Promotions) until 2008. He has played in a few bands of his own, most recently Sub Assembly Disaster. His passion for local music stretches beyond Central Ohio, and he frequently travels outside of the 614 to find the best music from within the state.

Jacob Thompson (Staff Photographer) – From the young age of 13 when he saw his first local gig, Jacob knew he had found something truly miraculous. It wasn’t long after that first show that he found an old camera and had fallen in love with the craft of photography. Over the last twelve years, he has photographed countless musicians, including Dr. Dog, The Head and the Heart, Blind Pilot, Sharon Van Etten, The Receivers and more. He uses his abstract outlook to capture music in its most pure form.


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