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Concert Preview: Better Than Ezra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Better Than Ezra

Still enjoying the momentum from their most recent album, "All Together Now," and with new music due next year, Better Than Ezra comes to Columbus with The Wallflowers for an outdoor show at the Columbus Zoo

It would be really easy for me to start this article with some sort of journalistic capitalization on the title of Better Than Ezra’s 1995 breakthrough single, “Good.” So I’m not going to. Rather, I’ll tell you that the Baton Rouge-born, New Orleans-raised alt-rock quartet is on the cusp of its thirtieth anniversary as a […]

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Photos: Switchfoot & Lifehouse’s “Looking For Summer Tour” at EXPRESS LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Switchfoot & Lifehouse’s “Looking For Summer Tour” at EXPRESS LIVE!

West coast alt-rock exports Switchfoot and Lifehouse stopped by EXPRESS LIVE! in the Arena District last Wednesday night on their double-billed Looking For Summer tour. After a strong opening from Boston newcomer Brynn Elliott, which featured her latest single “Might Not Like Me,” Switchfoot kicked off their half of the show with the title track […]

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9 Concerts & Bands You Won’t Want to Miss in August

Walker Evans Walker Evans 9 Concerts & Bands You Won’t Want to Miss in August

The summer concert season is in full swing in August with some big names landing in Columbus. If you’ve not yet blown your entertainment budget for the season, and if tickets are still available, here are nine upcoming concerts that you won’t want to miss this month: Blink 182 — These California pop-punk rockers return […]

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Artist Spotlight: The Shadowboxers

Grant Walters Grant Walters Artist Spotlight: The Shadowboxers

With rhythmic energy, tight harmonies, and a batch of new songs in hand from their studio sessions with Justin Timberlake, the rising Atlanta pop-smiths played The Basement Saturday night.

Atlanta-derived pop outfit The Shadowboxers descended on Columbus Saturday night for a much-anticipated show at The Basement in the Arena District. Founding members Adam Hoffman (vocals and guitar), Matt Lipkins (vocals and keyboards), and Scott Schwartz (vocals and guitar) met while they were first-year students at Emory University in 2008 as each sought an outlet […]

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The Confluence Cast: Composer Mark Lomax, II

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Composer Mark Lomax, II

Music is many things to many people but Mark Lomax would argue that it’s not enough. The Columbus-based composer and drummer has some ideas for how we should hear music, incorporate it in to our lives, and why artists will define the future of Columbus. http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/43_marklomax.mp3 Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode is […]

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Concert Preview: Switchfoot

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Switchfoot

Sharing the bill with west coast colleagues Lifehouse, the California alt-rockers bring their inspired catalog with them to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage tonight

Along with co-headliner Lifehouse, San Diego alt-rock outfit Switchfoot will take the outdoor stage tonight at EXPRESS LIVE! Brothers Jon (lead vocals and guitar) and Tim (bass and backing vocals) Foreman and drummer Chad Butler founded the band in 1996, adding guitarist/keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas and guitarist Drew Shirley to the mix later on. Over the next […]

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Concert Preview: Lifehouse

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lifehouse

Catapulted to success by their iconic debut single "Hanging By A Moment" seventeen years ago, Lifehouse brings their co-headlining tour with Switchfoot to Columbus on Wednesday night in support of their new "Greatest Hits" compilation

If you were listening to the radio in 2001, Jason Wade’s arresting, sabulous wail was essentially everywhere. With their very first single, “Hanging By A Moment,” Lifehouse ascended to heights of commercial success that most music veterans only dream of. It was named the number one song of the year by Billboard, one of only three […]

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