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Haunted Fest 2017 Lineup Announced!

Walker Evans Walker Evans Haunted Fest 2017 Lineup Announced!

This year’s Halloween-themed Haunted Fest bash will take place across four cities in two days, including a big lineup for local fans in Columbus. Event producers Prime Social Group announced this afternoon that Columbus would be getting headliners Hardwell, Kungs, VANIC, Parker and Corrupt on Friday, October 27. The three other cities included in the festival are […]

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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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Music Lineup Announced for Final Independents’ Day Festival

Walker Evans Walker Evans Music Lineup Announced for Final Independents’ Day Festival

The upcoming tenth and final Independents’ Day festival has officially unveiled its musical lineup, featuring a large list of local and regional bands and entertainers for the two day event. Performers include Soul Position, Company of Thieves, Counterfeit Madison, Watershed, R. Ring, Miranda Sound, Forest & the Evergreens, Earwig & Friends, The Worn Flints, Joey Aich, Maza […]

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Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet at The Basement

 Matt Ellis Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet at The Basement

“This is going to be historic!” exclaims an overly-excited middle-aged man to me just moments before Michigan classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet took to the stage for their first headlining show, while a trio of 50-somethings in front of me excitedly take photos of the stage and set list, and a young woman bounces […]

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Concert Preview: TLC

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: TLC

With their fifth and final studio album returning them to the spotlight, the best-selling female group in American music history will take the stage as part of "90s Fest" on Saturday night

I reserve almost all of my singing for the safe and judgment-free confines of my Volkswagen. Because a 41-year-old man belting out the bridge of TLC’s “Red Light Special” in falsetto — with pitch-perfect conviction, I’ll add — is something that really should be enjoyed by an audience of just himself in complete isolation. While […]

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