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Interview: Lily & Madeleine

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Lily & Madeleine

The Indianapolis-based sister act is in Columbus to support their newest album, "Keep It Together," at Rumba Café Thursday night

Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkewicz have a vocal blend that is so close that you could almost mistake it for the most precise and mechanical double-tracking of a singular singer. Even among other sibling groups, their tonal parity is jaw-dropping – and decadently rich and achingly beautiful. As recording artists, they’ve been exceptionally prolific – […]

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18 More Bands Added to 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans 18 More Bands Added to 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival Lineup

If you’re headed to the Nelsonville Music Fest this year, you already know that you’ll be enjoying Ween, Emmylou Harris, Parquet Courts and a whole bunch of other previously announced bands and musicians. Today, the festival’s organizers announced their second round of entertainers, which includes Conor Oberst, Cloud Nothings and a whole lot more. The […]

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Interview: KT Tunstall

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: KT Tunstall

Supporting her latest album, "KIN," the Scottish-born singer-songwriter will kick off her world tour at A&R Music Bar Wednesday Night

KT Tunstall doesn’t at all seem to mind that her ubiquitous 2005 single, “Suddenly I See,” has become her career-defining opus – at least thus far. “It’s been amazing – it’s been phenomenal,” she confirms during a phone conversation we had in early January. “It’s sort of like creating this little creature that travels around […]

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Concert Review: The Lumineers at The Schottenstein Center

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: The Lumineers at The Schottenstein Center

Denver's folk-Americana trio proved their readiness as arena rockers on Saturday night at a near sell-out show

I’ll admit to being surprised that The Lumineers had the cachet to fill an arena, but there they were on Saturday night playing at a near-brimming Schottenstein Center. “This is a pretty special night for us. I think this is the biggest venue we’ve played this whole tour,” lead singer and principal songwriter Wesley Schultz […]

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Concert Preview: Griffin House

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Griffin House

The Ohio native, touring in support of his tenth studio album "So On And So Forth," returns to Columbus for a headlining show on Friday night.

It’s always nice to find a little common ground when you’re interviewing someone. As it turns out, Springfield-born singer-songwriter Griffin House and I both spent some formative years – albeit at much different stages in our lives – on campus at Miami University. House’s story is slightly more interesting given that his time in the […]

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The Athens #Fest Announces 2017 Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Athens #Fest Announces 2017 Lineup

Prime Social Group, the producers of the #Fest in Athens, officially announced their 2017 concert lineup this afternoon, which features Young Thug and Jauz as headliners. The popular electronic and hip-hop music festival drew over 20,000 people last year, and returns on April 21st and 22nd for its fifteenth installment. “I’m humbled by our beginnings and […]

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Ween & Emmylou Harris to Headline 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ween & Emmylou Harris to Headline 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival

The 13th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival is fast approaching, and the organizers announced today the initial round of musicians that will take the stage. On Saturday, June 3rd, alt-rockers Ween will headline the night, and on Sunday, June 4th, singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris will wrap up the event. Additional acts announced today include Rodriguez, Son Volt, Parquet […]

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