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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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New Music Extravaganza Tutti Festival Returns to Denison through Feb 11

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford New Music Extravaganza Tutti Festival Returns to Denison through Feb 11

Every two years since 2004, Denison University’s School of Music hosts a veritable buffet for fans of contemporary chamber music: the Tutti Festival. The musical term tutti means “all together, ” and this festival brings in composers (and world premiere compositions), ensembles, and soloists from near and far. Since its founding by Ching-chu Hu, the Tutti […]

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Festival Preview: First Annual Winter Werk Out Kicks Off At The Bluestone

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Festival Preview: First Annual Winter Werk Out Kicks Off At The Bluestone

The Werks will be hosting the first annual ‘Winter Werk Out’ music festival this Friday and Saturday at the Bluestone. The festival will follow suit of their annual summer ‘Werk Out Music and Arts Festival’ drawing on the edm and jam-tronica vibes seen at Thornville, Ohio’s outdoor Legend Valley venue. Playing alongside The Werks will […]

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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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Music Preview: Ymusic Bring Entrancing Chamber Music to ThirtyOne West

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Ymusic Bring Entrancing Chamber Music to ThirtyOne West

No one plumbs the intersection of classical and popular music more adroitly than NYC’s ensemble Ymusic, and they do it without pandering to the fans in either camp. Much of Columbus remembers their opening for and backing Ben Folds on recent trips to our town, but the greater Columbus area is lucky enough to host […]

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