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Concert Preview & Interview: Lee DeWyze

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Lee DeWyze

With a new EP, "Castles," forthcoming this fall, the singer-songwriter brings new music to an intimate show at Rumba Café on Thursday night

On October 25, singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze will release Castles – an EP follow-up to his most recent studio album, Paranoia.  One of Castles’ three tracks, the irresistibly airy ballad “Night and Day,” was released as a standalone single in April.  “’Night and Day’ for me is a song that sonically and lyrically walks the line […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Spencer Sutherland

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Spencer Sutherland

The Pickerington native brings his debut EP, "NONE of this has been about you," to a hometown tour stop at Express LIVE! on Sunday night

The R&B smolder of Spencer Sutherland’s debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, doesn’t exactly evoke the humble proclivity of suburban Columbus. But the Ohio native-turned-Los Angeleno received his formative musical education growing up in Pickerington, with much of the credit being owed to his family that insisted on spinning albums at home […]

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WonderBus Festival Aims to Spread Mental Health Awareness Through Music

Grant Walters Grant Walters WonderBus Festival Aims to Spread Mental Health Awareness Through Music

The Shipyard will launch its inaugural music and arts showcase on August 17-18 to benefit mental health programs at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center

With an impressive artist lineup that includes Walk The Moon, X Ambassadors, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Revivalists, Jenny Lewis, Bishop Briggs, Mt. Joy, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the inaugural WonderBus Music & Arts Festival will take place on August 17-18. WonderBus is the realized vision […]

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Interview: Chase Atlantic

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Chase Atlantic

The Australian alt-pop trio bring their dreamy new album, "Phases," to life on stage Thursday night at Newport Music Hall

I’ve long had an affection for Australian music and artists, and my phone conversation this week with Chase Atlantic rhythm guitarist and vocalist Christian Anthony reaffirmed how much I appreciate their characteristic candor and affability. But more than that, there is also an inherent, specific passion for their craft, and a genuine esteem in which […]

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Band Interview: Raven Black

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Raven Black

The dark metal foursome lands their first spot at the festival's second iteration this Saturday in Mansfield.

Los Angeles-based dark metal ensemble Raven Black, currently on a nationwide ticket with four other bands, Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13, and Dope, are en route to this weekend’s Inkcarceration Festival at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Self-branded as ‘a theatrical act influenced by gothic, classical, and carnival music,’ lead vocalist and principal songwriter Raven, […]

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Interview: New Kids on the Block

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: New Kids on the Block

After carving out their own place in pop music history more than three decades ago, the New Kids continue their lengthy legacy with "The Mixtape Tour"

“This tour has been an absolute blast. It’s been one of the most fun ones that we’ve done,” New Kids on the Block founding member Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez tells me over the phone during a day off in between shows in Des Moines and St. Paul. The Mixtape Tour, which kicked off on May 2 in Cincinnati, will stop […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

On the cusp of releasing their tenth studio album, "Blood," the Georgia alt-rockers are in Columbus with the Gin Blossoms on Saturday night

Every so often, our family would road trip to escape the wide open spaces of Winnipeg for…the wide open spaces of Minnesota. Shortly after you cross the U.S.-Canada border at Pembina, North Dakota, you could pick up a signal for Magic 96, the FM radio station that served up top 40 tunes to the bustling […]

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