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Concert Preview: Samantha Gibb

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Samantha Gibb

Carrying on in her family's musical tradition, the pure-voiced singer-songwriter brings her growing catalog to the stage at Galena Summerfest this Saturday

Singer-songwriter Samantha Gibb will join the main stage music line-up at the eighth annual Galena Summerfest on Saturday afternoon. If her surname didn’t immediately clue you in, Gibb comes by her musicianship rather honestly given that her family’s contributions to the industry has a six-decade-long reach. She is the daughter of the late singer, songwriter, […]

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Concert Preview: Brother Moses at Victory’s Live

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Brother Moses at Victory’s Live

The Arkansas indie rockers will preview their forthcoming EP, "Legends", during a free show at Victory's Live Friday night

Brewery District music spot Victory’s Live will bring in indie rock outfit Brother Moses for a free show on Friday night. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based quintet, featuring James Lockhart (lead vocal and guitar), Moses Gomez (guitar), Michael Seck (drums), Matthew Heckmann (bass), and John-Lewis Anderson (keyboards and guitar), are set to release their sophomore EP, Legends, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

 Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Columbus-based Latin jazz band Yumbambé has been performing in Columbus and beyond for more than 20 years. Led by Eric “The Fish” Paton, the group will be performing at Festival Latino 2016, the largest Latin event in Ohio, being held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at Bicentennial Park downtown. We caught up with […]

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Preview: FemFest 2016

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Preview: FemFest 2016

Columbus, like many towns our size and makeup, has a simultaneously very long and very short memory. One of the best ways this manifests itself is in grass-roots festivals that fill a need much of the city didn’t even realize it had. It’s a beautiful thing when artists come together with an audience hungry for […]

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The Confluence Cast: Counterfeit Madison

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Counterfeit Madison

The creative amalgam that is Counterfeit Madison inspires many in Columbus. We talk about her upcoming show, how the show came to be, how Counterfeit Madison came to be, the Columbus music scene, and other things around town that you should be checking out. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/3_counterfeit.mp3   Resources: What Happened Miss Simone on Netflix Nina, the Nina Simone biopic Counterfeit Madison […]

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Catching Up With The Rad Trads

Grant Walters Grant Walters Catching Up With The Rad Trads

The NYC-based conveyors of contemporary jazz feel-great fusion, who call Columbus a second home, are riding their reputation for good music and goodwill around the world this summer

It was a hot, muggy night in Columbus when I visited Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar last month to see The Rad Trads at the kind invitation of trombonist and founding member “Tall” Sam Crittenden. He and I had connected earlier in the year when I wrote a preview for a show featuring his other […]

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Review: Bush at Express Live

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Review: Bush at Express Live

It’s been almost twenty years since I first saw Bush, back when the band were widely disregarded by critics but adored by the American rock crowd for pushing out radio-friendly sing-along rock hits and fronted by the possibly the most handsome man to ever sling a guitar over his shoulder. Not much has changed since […]

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