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Will Hoge at Skully’s Music-Diner

Grant Walters Grant Walters Will Hoge at Skully’s Music-Diner

Re-energizing his career with acclaimed album "Anchors", the Nashville-based singer-songwriter will be on stage at Skully's Music-Diner tonight with guests Augustana and Dan Layus

The making of Will Hoge’s latest album, Anchors, was an exercise in partially deconstructing a career that had given him almost two decades of progressive success. Before inking a songwriting deal with BMG Nashville and taking his talents to Music Row in 2012 to write for other artists, he and his band had released seven […]

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Comedy Preview: Jen Kirkman

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Jen Kirkman

With twenty years of stand-up in her arsenal, the Boston-born comedian brings her "All New Material, Girl" tour to Woodlands Tavern on Friday night

In doing research for my interview with veteran stand-up comedian and author Jen Kirkman, I came across a blog post she wrote just over two years ago called “Hot Tips on How to Interview a Comedian.” Much like the rest of Kirkman’s work, it was honest, smart, and insightful. As someone who writes for a […]

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Comedy Preview: Marc Price

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Marc Price

The TV and stand-up veteran will perform with local comedy troupe Hashtag Comedy this Wednesday as part of his ongoing "Legends of Sitcom" tour

Family Ties was one of the first TV shows I remember consciously following when I was a kid, hoping that someday I’d evolve into the Winnipeg version of Alex P. Keaton: sharp-tongued, well-dressed, quick-witted, confident — pretty much most of the things I wasn’t when I was 7 or 8. In reality, my path more […]

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Concert Preview: Ethan Gruska

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Ethan Gruska

With music from his outstanding debut album, "Slowmotionary" in tow, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter shares the stage with Ray LaMontagne at the Palace Theatre on Wednesday night

There’s something patently special about Ethan Gruska’s debut album, Slowmotionary, that immediately surfaces in the first few notes of compressed upright piano on the set’s stark opening track “The Valley.” Plenty of artists have crafted records that contain songs akin to Gruska’s beautifully understated little movements. But yet, it’s been awhile since an album has appealed […]

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Concert Preview: LANY

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: LANY

With their personal brand of electropop on the rise across the digital music landscape, the Los Angeles-based trio brings their "Super Far" tour to Columbus Thursday night

Los Angeles-based alt-rock trio LANY is cashing in on their quickly-rising stock with their ambitious 35-city Super Far North American tour, which will stop by Newport Music Hall in the University District on Thursday night. Band mates Paul Jason Klein (lead vocals, keyboards, guitars), Jake Clifford Goss (drums), and Les Priest (keyboards, guitar, backup vocals) […]

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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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