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Concert Preview: Tony Lucca

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Tony Lucca

Celebrating twenty years as an independent singer-songwriter, the Detroiter-turned-Nashvillian plays Rumba Café on Saturday night.

I didn’t share this with Tony Lucca when I interviewed him a few weeks ago, but I tried to replicate his hairstyle after seeing him on The Mickey Mouse Club when I was in high school. After exhausting a full tub of Dep firm-hold gel to no avail, I instead settled on a Luke Perry-inspired […]

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Photos: Dan Cummins at Columbus Funny Bone, September 14, 2017

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Dan Cummins at Columbus Funny Bone, September 14, 2017

The Columbus Funny Bone brought in acclaimed comedian Dan Cummins last week for a six-show engagement. His smart, accessible storytelling easily won over the club’s Thursday night crowd – especially as he waxed about relationships, family, and the indiscretions of strangers during his brisk one-hour set. His fifth comedy album, Don’t Wake The Bear, was released […]

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Comedy Preview: Dan Cummins

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Dan Cummins

A fixture on late night television, the nationally renowned comedian and podcast host will be at the Columbus Funny Bone this weekend for a limited engagement

Relatability is a comedian’s ace, which is so much of what makes Dan Cummins’ stand-up a joy to watch. I had just recently viewed a bit he recited on Conan in late 2015 about the unfortunate new discovery he’d made about his “side gut,” and how men of a certain age (read: my age) become […]

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Concert Preview: Bastille

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Bastille

Crossing the Atlantic for a very good cause, the burgeoning British indie stars will perform to benefit the A&F Challenge on Friday night

British indie rockers Bastille will be in New Albany on Friday night, where they’ll take the stage to close out the 2017 A&F Challenge, an annual fundraiser hosted by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. at their headquarters featuring headlining bands, local food and drink, and activities for all ages. This year, all Challenge proceeds benefit SeriousFun […]

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Photos: Lee DeWyze’s “Live At Shawshank,” August 27, 2017

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Lee DeWyze’s “Live At Shawshank,” August 27, 2017

Armed only with an acoustic guitar and his distinctive voice, the acclaimed singer-songwriter staged a memorably personal concert at the Ohio State Reformatory on Sunday evening

In the amber shadows cast by five small book lanterns placed strategically around its old wooden pulpit, the chapel at the Ohio State Reformatory looked more like a glowing Roman ruin than it did a decaying prison vestry. It was by far the most unusual concert venue I’d ever experienced — haunting is probably an […]

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Concert Preview: Lilly Hiatt

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lilly Hiatt

With her excellent fourth studio album "Trinity Lane" having been released for mere hours, the Nashville-raised singer-songwriter will showcase her new work this Sunday at Rumba Cafe

“Oh, man,” singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt exclaims dolefully as we start off our phone interview discussing her latest single, “The Night David Bowie Died,” and its obvious inspiration. “Well, I think for me…first of all, I think David Bowie’s got this sort of celestial kind of aura about him. So having a guy like that leave…you […]

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Photos: Better Than Ezra & The Wallflowers – August 10 at Columbus Zoo

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Better Than Ezra & The Wallflowers – August 10 at Columbus Zoo

New Orleans alt-rock veterans Better Than Ezra took the stage just after 8 p.m. on a beautiful summer night at Columbus Zoo’s Water’s Edge Events Park. Kicking off their hour plus set with the appropriately titled “King of New Orleans,” lead vocalist Kevin Griffin, bassist Tom Drummond, drummer Michael Jerome, and keyboardist James Michael Payne […]

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